Crosscut Talks

Poets, Plumbers and Robots: The Future of Work in America

October 1, 2019

Artificial intelligence and other forms of automation are on the horizon for a lot of different industries. From self-driving cars to robot factory workers, AI is coming, and it could have a huge impact on jobs in this country. That, combined with global trade and the changing face of the American labor union, creates a lot of uncertainty for the future of work. What does labor look like in 21st century America? For this episode of Crosscut Talks, we invited a panel of labor leaders, scholars and disrupters to offer insights and predictions. This conversation was recorded on May 4, 2019, at Seattle University as part of the Crosscut Festival.