Future of Work in an Age of Automation, Artificial Intelligence and Technology

James Lau, Chief Legal Officer, NatSteel Holdings Pte. Ltd., A TATA Enterprise, Singapore

I wrote this article to create greater awareness of the interconnection between work and technology and as a small contribution towards the wider, collective efforts for a human-centric future with inclusive and shared prosperity. My article is divided into 5 sections : introduction in Section 1; revisiting the historical interconnection between technology and work as the guiding principle for the present and future use of automation, artificial intelligence and technology in Section 2; the insights gleaned from past technological unemployment which serve as guideposts on the changes needed to create a human-centric future with inclusive and shared prosperity Section 3; detailing my proposals for a human-centric future of work with inclusive and shared prosperity in Section 4 and my concluding remarks in Section 5.

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Singapore IT Industry July 2020 Vol.13, No. 52, Summer 2020

James Lau

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James Lau Chief Legal Officer with 25 years both contentious and non-contentious international cross-border transactional and dispute-resolution experience acquired through a combination of private practice at industry-leading law firms and in-house roles at Fortune 500 Multinational Corporations.

NatSteel Holdings Pte. Ltd., A TATA Enterprise

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NatSteel® Holdings Pte. Ltd. is well-known Singapore subsidiary of TATA® Steel Limited, a Fortune 500 Company. TATA® Group’s total revenue in financial year 2016-2017 was USD100.39 billion, of which 64.14% was from outside India. Its key companies are TATA® Communications Services Limited, TATA® Motors Limited (of which Land Rover and Jaguar are part), TATA® Power Limited and TATA® Steel Limited.

Singapore IT Industry July 2020 Vol.13, No. 52, Summer 2020
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