WATCH: CS Forum - Social Security in the age of AI and Robots
25 July CommonSpace Forum explored universal solutions to the Fourth Industrial Revolution
COMMONSPACE held its monthly forum last week [25 July] on Social Security in the Age of AI and robots.
Watch journalist Eve Livingston, Citizens Basic Income Network Scotland’s Cleo Goodman and enginner & technology writer Craig Berry discuss the issues.
The cybernetics of effective organisation: trade unions and technological change
Worldwide, trade unions are grappling with emergent technologies and their impact upon organised labour – what conclusions have been drawn, and what questions still need answered?
THE perception that organised labour exists at odds with technological change is not new.
Social Security and technological change - CS special week of coverage 22-26 July
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PREDICTED Scottish job losses from the new wave of technological change vary from the hundreds of thousands to the millions, but what is not in doubt is the profound economic disruption that is set to come from automation in almost every industry sector.
Summer CS Forums: Social security and automation; Richard Murphy on a Green New Deal for Scotland
Podcast: Is Scotland ready for the fourth industrial revolution?
Everyone is agreed the fourth industrial revolution will fundamentally change society and the economy – but how can Scotland adapt to it?
COMMONSPACE editor Ben Wray speaks to technology writer and engineer Craig Berry about his new report for Common Weal on automation, Disruptive Technologies: The Impact on Workers in Scotland.
Disruptive Technologies: The Impact on Workers in Scotland
Automation and other disruptive technologies are rapidly entering the global economy and could threaten up to 30% of jobs in Scotland by 2030. If we are to deliver an economy which is sustainable and inclusive of both people and technology, then we must focus on how we rebalance away from the current neoliberal model towards an investment-led growth model so that we can live in a world where the benefits of machines are felt by all people in our society; we just need to build the institutions which allow that.
WATCH: Why expropriating the Billionaire class is a social and ecological emergency
The wealthiest one per cent are personally responsible for 40 per cent of global carbon emissions
A NEW report by the bank UBS shows the billionaire class grew 20% richer in 2017, making 1.4 trillion, more than the GDP of Spain.
In this video, CommonSpace editor Ben Wray explains why if we continue to allow a global plutocracy to accumulate ever more power, we are heading for social and ecological catastrophe.
We have two possible futures - either a plutocratic climate dystopia, or a socialised climate revolution.
Craig Berry: We don't have to fear the AI revolution - we have to democratise it
Craig Berry, engineer and author of Common Weal reports on energy and space policy, says the report published by the Scottish Government and STUC last week on automation misses the mark – only by democratising artificial intelligence can the gains of technological change be accrued to the many
IN the 1960s, it was debated whether tankers would be replaced by robots. Through technical euphoria, it seemed a matter of time before tankers simple activity would be taken over by a mechanical successor, which would result in significant savings.
Will the robots take our jobs? 'Very difficult to tell', STUC and Scottish Government find
A new report by STUC and the Scottish Government has examined the impact automation will have on the Scottish labour market
IT IS “very difficult to tell” whether technological change will lead to a major disruption of employment in Scotland, but it is likely to increase inequality, a new report by the Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) and Scottish Government has found in a report to coincide with the beginning of STUC annual congress.