Technological innovation is increasingly changing the nature of how we can access, organise and carry out work in many ways and forms. While advancing automatisation through AI and robotics will one day fundamentally redefine our working processes, we can already see today how innovative technologies are opening up new flexible economic opportunities.
Set across a macroeconomic backdrop of stagnant wages and persistent unemployment and underemployment in Europe, these technologies have the potential to especially benefit those that have been traditionally shut out or trapped in the labour market. However, in order to fully reap the benefits of this technological transition, policymakers and stakeholders need to work together to ensure that these new developments are also generating social progress.
Pilar del Castillo MEP and EIF Chair
Michal Boni MEP and EIF Steering Committee Member
Lucilla Sioli, Director, Digital Industry, DG CNECT, European Commission
Paul Hofheinz, President, The Lisbon Council
Guy Levin, Senior Public Policy Associate, Uber
Gianpiero Lotito, Founder and CEO, FacilityLive