Stanford University

AI & the Future of Work Conference

Stanford Digital Economy Lab
October 27, 2020

What does the future of work look like?

The AI & The Future of Work Conference assembled a roster of visionary researchers, executives, and policy experts to examine and discuss the profound impact of AI and digital technologies on productivity, business, and policy.

“There’s an opportunity for AI to help democracies by removing bureaucracy and corruption.”

Condoleezza Rice

Denning Professor in Global Business and the Economy, Stanford Graduate School of Business


Tech and the Transformation of Work

Stanford Digital Economy Lab Director Erik Brynjolfsson talks with Reid Hoffman and James Manyika about how the digital economy is transforming the future of work.

Policy Challenges and Solutions

Panelists Condoleezza Rice, Mary Kay Henry, Susan Athey, and Mark Duggan discuss policy challenges surrounding AI and the digital economy. Moderated by Gillian Tett.

Fireside Chat: Hon. Gina Raimondo and Fei-Fei Li

Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo and Stanford HAI Co-Director Fei-Fei Li talk about equality and the future of work in the digital economy.

AI & Robotics Frontiers

Stanford University Professor Oussama Khatib and Rana el Kaliouby, CEO of Affectiva, discuss the future of human-robot collaboration.

Fireside Chat: Eric Schmidt and Erik Brynjolfsson

Stanford Digital Economy Lab Director Erik Brynjolfsson talks with Eric Schmidt, co-founder of Schmidt Futures and former executive chairman and CEO of Google.


Susan Athey

The Economics of Technology Professor, Graduate School of Business, Stanford University; Faculty Associate Director, HAI, Director of the Golub Capital Social Impact Lab

Erik Brynjolfsson

Director of the Digital Economy Lab; Senior Fellow, HAI; Ralph Landau Senior Fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research

Mark Duggan

The Trione Director and Senior Fellow, SIEPR; The Wayne and Jodi Cooperman Professor, Department of Economics, Stanford University

Rana el Kaliouby

CEO & Co-Founder, Affectiva

Mary Kay Henry

International President, Service Employees International Union

Reid Hoffman

Partner, Greylock Ventures; Co-Founder, LinkedIn

Oussama Khatib

Professor, Department of Computer Science, Stanford University; Director of Stanford Robotics Lab  

Christie Ko

Conference MC
Executive Director, Stanford Digital Economy Lab

Fei-Fei Li

Sequoia Professor, Computer Science Department; Denning Co-Director, HAI

James Manyika

Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company and Chairman of the McKinsey Global Institute

Gina Raimondo

Secretary of Commerce. Former Governor of Rhode Island

Condoleezza Rice

Tad and Dianne Taube Director and Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution

Eric Schmidt

Former Executive Chairman and CEO, Google; Co-Founder, Schmidt Futures

Marc Tessier-Lavigne

President, Stanford University

Gillian Tett

Chair of Editorial Board and Editor-At-Large, US, Financial Times

About us

The Stanford Digital Economy Lab is an integral part of the Stanford Institute for Human-Centered AI (HAI). We are the Institute’s primary hub for conducting research related to the economic implications of technology—a demonstration of HAI’s multidisciplinary approach to addressing complex problems. The Lab is co-sponsored by the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research.

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