City Talks: The impact of automation

Andrew Carter was joined at the launch event of Cities Outlook 2018 by Marvin Rees, Gemma Tetlow and Naomi Climer to discuss the findings in the report.

Podcast published on 1 February 2018

This episode of City Talks was recorded at the launch of Cities Outlook 2018.  To discuss the findings contained in the report – which this year focuses on the impact of increasing automation – Andrew Carter was joined at the launch event by a diverse panel: Marvin Rees, mayor of Bristol, Gemma Tetlow, Economics Correspondent at the Financial Times and Naomi Climer, commissioner on the Future of Work independent commission and past President of the Institution of Engineering and Technology.

Some of the issues raised in the discussion were the fact that lifelong learning – currently a weak area for Britain – will become increasingly essential and that a Universal Basic Income may need to be introduced to help those left behind.

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