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The Future of Work

The future is here. Are you ready?

A looming wave of automation is about to hit the workplace, radically and profoundly changing how we work. Artificial intelligence, robotics, the blockchain, and other quickly advancing technologies will shift the roles humans play in the workforce, regardless of the field you work in. Reputable analysts are projecting that 40-50% of today’s jobs are at risk of automation; will you be “robot-proof”?

Steve Brown, also known as “The Bald Futurist”, will be speaking Thursday evening at Whitman College on how continuing advances in computing will create new opportunities and challenges. In his speech “The Future of Work”, he explores the implications of this forthcoming automation tsunami, as well as how best to navigate the transition and plan for the future. In a world of reimagined business operations where humans must compete with machines, a liberal arts education and the development of a broad set of skills is essential to remain valuable in a post-automation economy.

A former futurist and chief evangelist at Intel Corporation, Steve is an industry influencer and strategist with over 30 years of experience in leadership roles driving futuristic visions. Now an internationally acclaimed public speaker, Steve helps audiences understand the economic and societal impacts of new technologies and what they can do to prepare.

This event is free and open to the Walla Walla community. Steve’s visit is made possible thanks to generous support from the Hubbard Family Endowment, the President's Office, the Student Engagement Center, and the Sherwood Trust.

Thursday, November 1, 2018 at 7:00 pm

Olin Hall, 138
920 E Isaacs, Walla Walla, WA

Event Type



Faculty, Staff, Students, General Public


Student Engagement Center

Student Engagement Center
Event Contact Name

Noah Leavitt


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