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How will robotics, AI and big data shape European societies?

Current technological innovations in robotics, artificial intelligence, data and computing power are nothing short of revolutionary. These developments invite many pressing societal questions. ​How will work change? Will jobs be destroyed? What new jobs will be created? What skills should we learn? Can everybody master these skills? How should they best be taught?

But also: who will benefit most from these technological developments? How do inequalities change? Are social groups affected differently? And, importantly, what can governments do to cushion technological inequalities?

TECHNEQUALITY brings together a multidisciplinary group of leading scholars from Europe's most renowned universities and research institutes to answer these questions and work with policy-makers to co-create policies that work.

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Technequality participates in the European Week of Regions and Cities

How to make a more cohesive, smarter, greener and more secure EU and what are the challenges of the digital transformation? October 2019, two researchers of the Tech...

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Technequality Kick-off meeting Januari 2019

Technequality project members from all partners and our EU Project Officer first met in Januari 2019 in Florence. Our guest was our Italian Partner the 'European Universi...

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Technequality Project Coordinator gave inaugural lecture on Friday 9 December 2019

Healthy bodies, skilled minds? Or how to prepare today's youth for tomorrow's labour market. Madam Rector Magnificus, highly educated professiors, dear colleagues, dear friend...

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01 The future of work in Europe

Automation technologies will have an important impact on the European labour market, but what exactly will this look like?   A growing literature suggests that the next wave of automation technologies will have an important impact in Europe...

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02 Understanding technological inequality

How are social inequalities related to tech innovations? Will classic predictors of social inequality still have the same influence on social mobility? It is probable that workers who cannot master the skills required to work with machines in their respec...

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03 Educating for tomorrow's labour market

Tech innovations will change the skills needed for the labour market. Are education systems in Europe prepared to provide us with these skills? Technological innovations continuously alter the skills needed in the labour market. This ...

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04 Reinventing social welfare

Welfare state solutions may ensure that tech revolutions don't lead to mass unemployment and inequality, but what are the consequences? More countries than ever before are showing interest in the idea of a basic income a...

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05 Understanding consequences for public finances

Across Europe, automation may lead to a fall in taxable wage income. What are the consequences for public finances at a local and regional level? In many European countries, income tax and collective contributions make up a considerable part of...

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06 Is this time really different?

Machines may go from being tools to workers. Will they then start to outcompete us? How do today's tech revolutions compare to previous ones?  Some predict that the impact of current waves of automation and robotics on the labour marke...

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07 Co-creating policies that work

How can we maximise the impact of our results and ensure that they are used for creating relevant political solutions? TECHNEQUALITY is designed to co-create theoretical understanding, empirical research and policy work between re...

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