We are delighted to welcome you to the launch of a new report by Demos and the University of London, looking at how AI and other new technologies are transforming the labour market, and what this might mean for the future of universities. 

One of the main drivers behind the growth of universities in recent decades has been the expansion of the ‘knowledge economy’ which has created greater demand for skilled people across a range of professions. However, rapid technological developments are transforming the knowledge and skills that students will need to prosper, putting a new premium on ‘softer’ skills, including critical thinking, creativity, self-motivation, teamwork, and the ability to adapt to new technologies and ways of working. This in turn poses some fundamental questions about the role of universities, what and how they should teach and how they should operate. 

This event will bring together report author Richard Brown and expert respondents to discuss the report’s findings and recommendations.