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Bill Press Show: The Future of Autonomous Labor

Dr. Rockeymoore stopped by the Bill Press Show to talk about the autonomous vehicle report and what driverless technology may mean for the workforce. We are not paying attention to the labor market impact: what this driverless technology will mean for human workers.

By |March 27th, 2017

The Root Op-ed: Will Driverless Vehicles Put Black People Out of Work?

Dr. Rockeymoore writes in a opinion piece that African Americans have a lot to lose if autonomous vehicles start to replace those who make their livings in the driving profession. With 4.23 percent of black workers employed in driving jobs, compared with 2.85 percent of all workers in these jobs, blacks rely on driving […]

By |March 26th, 2017

Media Advisory: 2017 Future of Wealth Summit Will Tackle Technology, Inclusion and Social Change

Big Data, Inclusion, FinTech, and the Future of Work Among Topics Contact: Simona Combi, 202-265-5111, T. Kevin Walker, 202-265-5111, Washington, D.C., March 21, 2017— “The 2017 Future of Wealth Summit: Technology, Inclusion and Social Change” will be hosted by the Center for Global Policy Solutions on April 26-28, 2017. Featuring a diverse array […]

By |March 21st, 2017

NewCo Shift Op-ed: The Gig is Up: Why Tech Must Prioritize the Safety Net

In an op-ed for NewCo Shift, Dr. Maya Rockeymoore states tech companies must move to protect workers who may be adversely affected by automation, even if lawmakers will not. If left unchallenged, Washington’s current direction will be disastrous not only for American workers but also for the tech sector. For the benefits of autonomous technology […]

By |March 19th, 2017

Philadelphia Tribune: Lawmakers not ready for talks on job losses from automation

In an article that explores the impact of automation on the future of work, The Philadelphia Tribune cites CGPS’s “Stick Shift: Autonomous Vehicles, Driving Jobs, and the Future of Work” report and quotes Dr. Rockeymoore. “Automation is happening very fast and, unfortunately, it’s happening at a time when Republicans in Congress and a Republican president […]

By |March 18th, 2017

WIRED Op-ed: Cutting Social Services Only Makes the Robotic Takeover Worse

In her WIRED opinion piece, Dr. Maya Rockeymoore called for an aggressive safety net to protect workers who may lose their jobs to automation. Expanding social insurance programs like Medicaid, unemployment insurance, and Social Security will also be vital for preventing undue hardship for displaced workers and their families. Medicaid and unemployment insurance, for example, should […]

By |March 14th, 2017

Press release for report on autonomous vehicles

Contact: Simona Combi, 202-265-5111, Charles Ellison, 301-526-2239, Over 4 Million Jobs Could Be Lost in Rapid Transition to Autonomous Vehicles Men, people of color and residents of North Dakota, Idaho, Wyoming, West Virginia, Mississippi, Arkansas, Iowa, and Indiana Are Most Likely to Be Affected Washington, D.C., March 13, 2017—Over 4 million driving jobs […]

By |March 13th, 2017

Fast CoExist — A Farewell to Truckers: Automation Will Make Driving Jobs All But Obsolete

Ben Schiller highlights the threat automation causes to the truck driving profession, projected by both the Obama White House and the Center for Global Policy Solutions, among others, and the policies we recommend to help deal with the job loss. The CGPS report calls for new policies to deal with the fallout including unemployment insurance, a […]

By |March 13th, 2017

Center for Global Policy Solutions Invites Innovators to Apply for the Inclusion Revolution Innovation Competition

The winner will be awarded a $10,000 grant WASHINGTON, March 10, 2017 – Today, the Center for Global Policy Solutions (CGPS) announced it is accepting proposals for the Inclusion Revolution Innovation Competition, which will be held as part of CGPS’s 2017 Future of Wealth Summit on April 28, 2017, in Washington, D.C. The competition, which […]

By |March 10th, 2017

Washington’s Big Risk: Ignoring the Rise of Automation

By Mitria Wilson, J. D. Last month, Tesla announced a partnership with the country of Dubai to put 200 driverless taxis on the road. The fact that Tesla and other Silicon Valley companies, like Uber and Google, are focusing heavily on research and development of artificial intelligence and automated technology comes as no surprise. Yet, […]

By |March 9th, 2017