Anyone who reads the newspapers will regularly see scary headlines that predict that machines will take over their work. And indeed: the robot is coming. Even though automation has been going on for years, there are more and more machines that can also make decisions independently. So how will this affect the labour market? What kind of skills will be required of us in the future? How should people be retrained to adapt to this new labour market? How will this affect inequality?
These are some of the big questions explored by Mark Levels (Professor at Maastricht University’s School of Business and Economics and leader of the consortium TECHNEQUALITY) and Raymond Montizaan (research leader at Maastricht University’s School of Business and Economics). Together, they are leading the EU-funded research project TECHNEQUALITY. The goal of this project is to study how AI and automation will affect society and, together with policy makers, co-create solutions to ensure that our society is well prepared for the future.