Watch "Shaping the Future Workforce"

March 12, 2019

On February 28, 2019 The Cooper Union and IEEE TechEthics presented "Shaping the Future Workforce: Transformative Impacts of Emerging Technologies," a free, public discussion on how artificial intelligence, and other technologies will increasingly replace functions currently filled by paid workers over the next decade. If you weren't able to be there, you can watch it here.

Speakers include

  • Birgitte Andersen (Big Innovation Centre)
  • Joanna Bryson (University of Bath)
  • Michael Chui (McKinsey & Company)
  • Vinicius Pinheiro (International Labour Organization)
  • Mark A. Vasquez ME'88 (IEEE; moderator)
  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.