Track / Overview

Since the 18th century and the industrial revolution, technology has constantly replaced workers with machines, destroying old jobs and creating new ones. While new technological innovations increased productivity, wages and living standards, they also brought their lot of social disruption. Today, fears are widespread that the current wave of technological change, linked with artificial intelligence and robots, will upset the jobs and lives of many workers in affluent countries. Our track discusses this fear on the basis of cutting-edge research and applications from academia, industry and government. It does so by bringing together scholars who assess the macro-impact of automation on employment with representatives of industry who work on micro-applications of AI in job search and political decision-makers who are designing employment policy for the years to come.

Track / Schedule

AI and the future of work

With Ekkehard Ernst

Technology & Jobs

With Anna Salomons

Resilience in the Labor Market

With Alexandra Spitz-Oener


Robotics and employment

With Christian Kemper

Improving Job Search

With Helene Benghalem

Yooture – Improving Recruiting Efficiency by Intelligent Matchmaking

With Camille Terrier, Kevin Zogg & Martin Scherrer

Ready for Change!

With Boris Zürcher

Track / Speakers

Christian Kemper

Head of Wealth Management Operations Europe, Deutsche Bank SA

Helene Benghalem

Post-doc, University of Lausanne

Anna Salomons

Professor, Utrecht University

Ekkehard Ernst

Chief Macroeconomic Policies and Jobs, ILO

Alexandra Spitz-Oener

Professor, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Martin Scherrer

Founder, Yooture

Kevin Zogg

Software Engineer, Yooture

Camille Terrier

Assistant Professor, HEC Lausanne

Boris Zürcher

Head of the Labour Directorate, State Secretariat for Economic Affairs

Track / Co-organizers

Daniel Oesch

Professor, University of Lausanne

Rafael Lalive

Professor of Economics, Universty of Lausanne

AMLD EPFL 2020 / Tracks & talks

AI & Climate Change

Lynn Kaack, Nikola Milojevic-Dupont, Nicholas Jones, Felix Creutzig, Buffy Price, Slava Jankin, Olivier Corradi, Liam F. Beiser-McGrath, Marius Zumwald, Eniko Székely, Max Callaghan, Soon Hoe Lim, Mohamed Kafsi, Daniel de Barros Soares, Matthias Meyer, Chris Heinrich, Emmanouil Thrampoulidis, Marta Gonzalez, Kristina Orehounig, David Dao, Bibek Paudel

13:30-17:00 January 2709:00-12:30 January 285ABC

AI & Humanitarian Action

Neil Davison, Max Tegmark, Carmela Troncoso, Alessandro Mantelero, Michela D'Onofrio, Francois Fleuret, Amina Chebira, John C. Havens, Marc Brockschmidt, Helen Toner, Dustin Lewis, Subhashis Banerjee, Rebeca Moreno Jimenez, Netta Goussac, Volkan Cevher, Anika Schumann, Nadia Marsan, Massimo Marelli, Anja Kaspersen

09:00-17:00 January 283A

AI & Cities 2020

Konstantin Klemmer, Shin Alexandre Koseki, Eun-Kyeong Kim, Nicholas Jones, Kamil Kaczmarek, Kiran Zahra, Roger Fischer, Doori Oh, Ran Goldblatt, Martí Bosch, Roman Prokofyev, Dmitry Kudinov, Camille Lechot, Ellie Cosgrave, Javier Pérez Trufero, Layik Hama, Hoda Allahbakhshi, Marta Gonzalez, Valery Fischer, Emmanouil Tranos, Jens Kandt, Yussuf Said Yussuf, Nyalleng Moorosi, Nick Lucius

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AMLD / Global partners