EUROPEAN COMMISSION INVITES
I just accepted an invitation from the European Commission to speak on June 4 2018 in Brussels, Belgium. The topic would be “The Changing Nature of Work”. In the invitation, the Commission noted “In view of your unique expertise and your perspective on innovation and job creation, we would like to invite you…” It is always great speaking in Washington DC and Brussels because they actually follow-up on good ideas.
European Commission has been working on many experiments on the best way to redesign its economy as technology restructures the way we work. Yes, if AI takes over many jobs, what would happen to people? Indeed, the forms of employment, career models, and labour organisational structures are changing.
I do hope Nigeria will begin that conversation. The EC Joint Research Center is also a model that the African Union should emulate as we move into the gray lizard of youth employment in Africa.