TUCSON, Ariz. — In the next 10 years, an estimated 42% of jobs in Pima County could be displaced by automation. On Jan. 10, the University of Arizona, Making Action Possible for Southern Arizona and the Arizona Daily Star will present a future-focused event exploring how automation and artificial intelligence will impact education and the workplace.
Speakers will include University of Arizona President Robert C. Robbins, Eller College of Management's Economic and Business Research Center Director George Hammond and Arizona Regent Ron Shoopman, along with panelists from industry and education.
The event is open to everyone, including students, who can learn how to adjust their education strategy to thrive in an automated future; educators, who will be charged with preparing tomorrow's tech proficient workforce; and working adults, who can discover paths to retraining and re-engineering their career for the new workplace.
Tickets are $10 and are available at tucson.com/thefutureofwork, along with a full schedule of events. Light refreshments will be provided. Free parking will be available in Second Street Garage, 1340 E. 2nd Street, or Highland Garage, 1420 E. Helen St.
Additional event sponsors include the Eller College of Management, Southern Arizona Leadership Council, Arizona Public Media, Pima Association of Governments, Community Foundation for Southern Arizona and Sun Corridor.