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Changing relationships between Europe and Africa in the face of technological development – can digitalisation, AI and the platform economy help bridge the gap?

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Date: March 27, 2019, 3:00 pm Topic: Digital economy and innovation

This invitation-only roundtable event will take place in London and is jointly organised by Bruegel and the Center for Global Development (CGD).

Advances in artificial intelligence (AI), robotics, and information and communications technology have the potential to transform a range of industries and services around the world. While they are challenging traditional paths to industrialisation, they may also offer new routes for development focused on services over goods. The platform economy in particular offers new opportunities for developing countries, yet challenges existing welfare models, especially in Europe.

We will discuss the future speed of the impact of automation and AI on labour markets in Europe and Africa, including the potential scale of the transition shock, as well as how technology change might affect the relationship between Europe and the developing world, and in particular Africa.

This is an invitation-only event. Registrations are only open to Bruegel members and a small number of selected invitees. For more information please contact [email protected]

Schedule

Mar 27, 2019

15:00-15:10

Welcome

Masood Ahmed, President of Center for Global Development (CGD)

15:10-15:50

Opening statements

Charles Kenny

Susan Lund, Partner at McKinsey & Company, Leader, McKinsey Global Institute

J. Scott Marcus, Senior Fellow

Amolo Ng’weno

15:50-16:50

Panel discussion followed by open discussion

14:50-17:00

Wrap-up

Guntram B. Wolff, Director

17:00

Reception

Speakers

Masood Ahmed

President of Center for Global Development (CGD)

Charles Kenny

Susan Lund

Partner at McKinsey & Company, Leader, McKinsey Global Institute

J. Scott Marcus

Senior Fellow

Amolo Ng’weno

Location & Contact

1 Abbey Gardens, Great College Street, London, SW1P 3SE

Matilda Sevon

[email protected]

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