Policy Fellowship for Vinous Ali

Head of Policy, techUK (view profile)

Biography.

Vinous joined techUK as Head of Policy working to develop and deliver policies to make the UK the best place to start, scale and base tech businesses. She also works on wider issues around digital strategy, skills, data ethics and the future of work.

Prior to joining techUK Vinous worked as Adviser on Home Affairs and Justice in the UK Parliament and previously in European Union delegations in Morocco and Thailand where she worked on issues such as Human Rights and Democratisation.

Objectives.

• The impact of automation and new technologies on the future of work has sparked a great deal of debate – often driven by extremes of either utopian or dystopian futures based on the premise that ‘robots’ have taken all of our jobs/removed the need for them. Vinous’ overarching aim for the policy fellowship is to look beyond the short-term analysis of this issue and explore the moral and societal opportunities and challenges of automation.

• Automation and new technologies such as artificial intelligence have also raised a number of ethical questions that she would be interested to explore and gain a better theoretical understanding of frameworks within which these questions could be considered.

• Finally, Vinous would hope the policy fellowship would allow her to better understand the work happening in academia and cutting-edge research and thinking in this space.

Questions

  • 1. How have jobs and employment changed over the last 50 years, and can this tell us anything about changes we can expect in the next 50 years?
  • 2. What impact are technological changes likely to have on the type of jobs that exist and the labour market?
  • 3. What public policy changes will be required to manage and mitigate the impact of potential change?
  • 4. What are the implications for the education system. And how do we encourage a cultural shift to accepting lifelong learning amongst the public? How can government/industry incentivise this?
  • 5. Even if we can build a world without work, is it desirable to do so?
  • 6. What are the ethics of work and employment?
  • 13 Oct 2019 07:20 – 09:30

    Pembroke High Table Dinner with Dr Anil Madhavapeddy

    avsm2@cam.ac.uk

    Pembroke College Porters Lodge

  • 14 Oct 2019 08:45 – 09:00

    Meeting with Erica Pramauro, Policy Fellowships Coordinator

    e.pramauro@jbs.cam.ac.uk

    Pembroke College dining hall

  • 14 Oct 2019 09:10

    Taxi from Pembroke College Porters Lodge

    Pembroke College, Porters Lodge

    Directions to next meeting: CSaP to arrange taxi to pick up at 09:10.

  • 14 Oct 2019 09:30 – 10:30

    Meeting with Martin Clark, Deputy CEO, Allia

    martin@futurebusiness.co.uk

    Other attendees: Caroline Hyde,Future Business Centre division and Lorraine Morley, Agetech Accelerator

    Future Business Centre, King's Hedges Road CB4 2HY
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    Directions to next meeting: CSaP to arrange taxi to pick up at 10:45.

  • 14 Oct 2019 11:00 – 12:00

    Meeting with Professor Steve Evans, Director of Research in Industrial Sustainability, Institute for Manufacturing, University of Cambridge

    se321@cam.ac.uk

    Alan Reece Building, 17 Charles Babbage Rd CB3 0FS (ask at Reception)
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    Directions to next meeting: CSaP to arrange taxi to pick up at 12:10.

  • 14 Oct 2019 13:15 – 14:15

    Meeting with Sam Smith, Policy Lead, MedConfidential

    samsmithsemail@gmail.com

    "Cutting across the 1-3 and 6, we’ll probably focus on the fact that data is often a precursor to automation, and how the current policy issues of data inform the future of automation"

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  • 14 Oct 2019 14:30 – 15:30

    Meeting with Mark Smith (CJBS)

    m.smith@jbs.cam.ac.uk

    Cambridge Judge Business School (Reception) University of Cambridge Trumpington Street Cambridge CB2 1AG
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  • 14 Oct 2019 18:00

    Dinner with Julian Huppert

    jlh29@cam.ac.uk

    TBC

  • 15 Oct 2019 10:30 – 11:30

    Meeting with Dr Advait Sarkar, Postdoctoral Researcher, Microsoft Research Cambridge

    advait@microsoft.com

    Microsoft Research 21 Station Rd, Cambridge CB1 2FB

    Directions to next meeting: CSaP to arrange taxi to pick up at 11:30.

  • 15 Oct 2019 13:30 – 14:30

    Meeting with Dr Rob Doubleday

    rvld2@cam.ac.uk

    Centre for Science and Policy, 10 Trumpington Street CB2 1QA
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  • 15 Oct 2019 14:30 – 15:00

    Meeting with Erica Pramauro, Policy Fellowships Coordinator

    e.pramauro@jbs.cam.ac.uk

    Centre for Science and Policy, 10 Trumpington Street, Cambridge, CB2 1QA
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    Directions to next meeting: CSaP to arrange taxi to pick up at 15:00.

  • 15 Oct 2019 15:00

    Taxi to Cambridge Train Station

    Cambridge Train Station

  • 14 Oct 2021 15:30 – 16:30

    Meeting with Dr Kamal Munir, Reader in Strategy & Policy, Judge Business School, University of Cambridge

    k.munir@jbs.cam.ac.uk

    Judge Business School Trumpington Street Cambridge CB2 1AG
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  • 15 Oct 2021 11:45 – 12:45

    Meeting with Dr Christopher Markou, Leverhulme Early Career Fellow and Affiliated Lecturer

    cpm49@cam.ac.uk

    Faculty of Law (Foyer) 10 West Road Cambridge CB3 9DZ
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  • 15 Oct 2021 15:00 – 16:00

    Meeting with Dr David Connell, Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Business Research, University of Cambridge

    dc@davidconnell.org

    Centre for Business Research, Judge Business School, Trumpington Street CB2 1AG (meet at Reception) - please call 07712 002 466 just before arrival and David will come to meet you
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