Analysis of Work/Tech 2050 on World Futures Review
- Posted by Mara Di Berardo
- On 23 May 2022
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- Finland Node, MP study, Work Tech 2050, World Futures Review
Osmo Kuusi and Sirkka Heinonen, Finland Node Co-Chairs, have recently published the following paper on the World Futures Review Journal: “Scenarios From Artificial Narrow Intelligence to Artificial General Intelligence—Reviewing the Results of the International Work/Technology 2050 Study” (DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/19467567221101637).
The article introduces the Work/Technology 2050 study of the global Millennium Project and its main results. It highlights how (invited) experts from different countries see the development of work and technology until 2050 and how they assess the three featured scenarios based on these views. In terms of technology, the study focused on the potential effects of artificial intelligence, while the role of basic income was given special consideration in the development prospects of work. In connection with the scenarios, the study produced hundreds of proposals for action under five different themes. Besides presenting and evaluating these scenarios and proposals for action, the Finnish authors of the article provide their own reflections and some critical remarks.