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Enhanced Humans, Robotics and the Future of Work

Enhanced Humans, Robotics and the Future of Work2016-2020 ARC Discovery Grant, Project ID: DP160100979

Project Team: Professor Anthony Elliott; Dr. David Bissell (University of Melbourne), Dr Thomas Birtchnell (university of Wollongong); Prof. John Urry, $429,401 

The aim of the project is to generate new and powerful understandings of the social consequences of robotics and artificial intelligence. The project aims to develop an understanding of technologically-mediated mobility processes and test their capacity to address such issues as social futures and the sorts of digital skills that Australians will require for future jobs. It plans to use social theory to explore technological scenarios and hypotheses concerning possible societal futures in Australia and beyond. Project outcomes may inform social science and contribute to worldwide efforts to solve global policy problems from work and unemployment to lifestyle change.

Read more about the project here