Hack for a cause!
The latest research on The Future of Work indicates that almost half of current workforce activities have the potential to be automated with today’s robotics and artificial intelligence technologies. Activities most susceptible to automation involve physical activities in highly structured and predictable environments, as well as the collection and processing of data.
The most automatable jobs in industries such as accommodation and food services, manufacturing and retail trade are those occupied by some of the most vulnerable in our communities including migrant workers, youth, low-income households and the aging.
The Future of Work is a fall 2017 hackathon programme featuring meetups, big, bold idea sessions and a capstone weekend-long hackathon on October 13-15 in Ottawa. It’s an opportunity to apply your creativity, coding, design, and data visualization skills to do good for your community.
We’re hacking The Future of Work to:
1) Identify, monitor and forecast the forces that are driving workforce changes, which workers will be impacted and how; and
2) Develop tech-based solutions to help the most at-risk and vulnerable workers in our community through these transitions (up-skilling, re-skilling, entrepreneurship etc.)