Keynote address at the Workshop on the Changing Nature of Work

Keynote address "Job Design in the Age of Machines that Learn" by Jeff Nickerson, Professor and Associate Dean of Research, Stevens Institute of Technology, at the : Transforming Work with Digital Innovation, sponsored by the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) Technical Committee 9 Working Group 9.1 (IFIP 9.1 ICT and Work).

Abstract: Machines are rapidly increasing their capabilities with respect to cognitive tasks. Researchers can help design more interesting jobs that use learning machines. Higher human productivity and improved job satisfaction are the desired outcomes. The likelihood of achieving these outcomes can be increased by building a research network that spans disciplines, creates a vision, and strives for convergence. Convergence involves finding a common language for those in different disciplines to use, as well as identifying ways of benchmarking and sharing progress in multiple domains. Professor Nickerson is an investigator on an NSF convergence award dedicated to building a research network related to the changing nature of work, and his talk will discuss ways of involving workshop participants in the network and the research to follow

Sunday, December 10, 2017 - 13:45