MBA Masterclass with Professor Michael Gibbs

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

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Michael Gibbs, clinical professor of economics, invites you to join him for an MBA Masterclass in London.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 
6:30–9 p.m.

Chicago Booth London Campus
Woolgate Exchange
25 Basinghall St
London, England
EC2V 5HA United Kingdom

6:00 p.m. Registration
6:30 p.m. Executive MBA information presentation
7:00 p.m. MBA Masterclass with Professor Michael Gibbs, followed by Q&A
8:00 p.m. Networking reception

Michael Gibbs

Labor Market Robot Apocalypse?

Technological change has had dramatic effects on labor markets for several hundred years. These information technology and telecommunications revolutions have significantly influenced job design and created demand for different types of skills. Are machines finally reaching the point where they can replace people in most types of work?

Recent advances in artificial intelligence are changing the situation once more. Machine-learning algorithms are rapidly increasing the ability for computers to perform some types of cognitive tasks, and also helping machines become better at performing physical tasks. These developments have caused many observers to worry that we have finally reached the age when technology will create mass unemployment.

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This Masterclass is not only an opportunity to hear some of his latest research, but also an opportunity to witness Chicago Booth’s unique approach to teaching and learning. The event will also include a short presentation on Chicago Booth’s top-ranked global Executive MBA Program. You’ll learn how our part-time Executive MBA in London attracts the best and brightest executives from around the EMEA region.

Join us for this timely talk about the future of labor markets.