TEDxGreensboroSalon: The automated workforce revolution: Will we lose the "person" in "personnel"?



Is technology leading us to widespread joblessness? Will the self-driving car steer 3.5 million truck drivers to the unemployment line? Ever-improving algorithms are making it possible for machines to perform tasks not only in manufacturing sites, but in law firms and radiology labs. We face a paradoxical economy of abundant production with dwindling numbers of employed citizens able to consume its products. Join us to explore how the "rise of the robots" will affect us, and what we can do to meet the challenges of this new workforce revolution.

After viewing a thought-provoking TED Talk, David Horne will moderate participant discussion where you can share your thoughts and ideas. Horne is a member of the TEDxGreensboro planning team and the founder of Honestly, a collaborative product development and creative services company based in Greensboro, NC.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 in the UpStage Cabaret at Triad Stage

Doors open at 5:45 for cash bar and conversation. The program will be from 6:30 to 8:00. There is no charge for the salon but pre-registration is required. Enrollment is limited to 75.

Salons are smaller events that keep a TEDx community engaged between regular TEDx events. It’s a unique experience because you, the participants, are involved in the conversation. There will be questions, thoughts and ideas we will all ponder. Come to mix and mingle with other TEDx’ers and to talk about "ideas worth spreading".

Registration Note: You may register two individuals per transaction. Please provide the names of both participants (formatted the way they should appear on the name tags.) Please print and bring your ticket or load a code on your phone if you can. It will ease the registration process. However, if you are unable to do so, we will have a registration list to check in when you arrive.

Questions? Contact us at TEDxGreensboro@gmail.com

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Wed Apr 6, 2016
5:40 PM - 8:00 PM EDT
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Triad Stage

On sale until Apr 5, 2016, 5:00:00 PM

Venue Address
232 S. Elm Street, Greensboro, NC 27401 United States
You can enter Triad Stage from Elm Street or from Level C in the Greene Street Parking deck. There is no exit fee for parking in the deck.