October 6, 2020

Human Work in the Age of Smart Machines

A Virtual Book Launch

October 6, 2020 from 2:00 – 3:00 PM EDT

Join us for a virtual book launch with Lumina Foundation President and CEO Jamie Merisotis as we celebrate the October 6th release of his second book, Human Work in the Age of Smart Machines. Jamie will be joined by thought leaders to discuss his book’s key theme — human work as the work of the future. Be sure to follow @LuminaFound and @JamieMerisotis on Twitter for more updates, and use the hashtag #HumanWork to join the conversation!

Human Work in the Age of Smart Machines: A Virtual Book Launch.

The book arrives as we confront a time of upheaval and social unrest, with increasing threats to global health, democratic institutions, and the world’s economies. Behind the alarming headlines, however, is another issue that must be quickly addressed: the role of workers is being transformed—and often rendered obsolete—by automation and artificial intelligence.

In Human Work, Jamie, author of the award-winning 2015 book America Needs Talent, offers a roadmap for the large-scale, radical changes we must make in order to find abundant and meaningful work in the 21st century. His vision centers on developing our unique capabilities as humans through a lifetime of learning opportunities that are easy to navigate, deliver fair results, and offer a broad range of credentials—from college degrees to occupational certifications.

By shifting long-held ideas about how the workforce should function and expanding our concept of work, he argues that we can harness the population’s potential, encourage a deeper sense of community, and erase a centuries-long system of inequality.

Learn from Leaders in the Field
Jamie Merisotis
President and CEO, Lumina Foundation
Austan Goolsbee
Robert P. Gwinn Professor of Economics, University of Chicago Booth School of Business
Karin Kimbrough
Chief Economist, LinkedIn
Dr. Kim Hunter Reed, Ph.D.
Louisiana’s Commissioner of Higher Education
Francisco Marmolejo
Education Advisor, Qatar Foundation