Western Nevada College Provost and Vice President of Finance Dr. J. Kyle Dalpe took part in a workshop titled “Future of Work at the Human-Technology Frontier” on Thursday presented by the National Science Foundation.
Dalpe and other panelists provided their perspectives on the big issues facing society as changes in employment and the workplace accelerates.
“Our state faces unique challenges when recovering from the recent economic downturn due to the pandemic,” Dr. Dalpe said. “The workplace as we have known is changing, and higher education is changing to prepare people for this new environment. These issues and challenges are being addressed as we work to move forward into the coming years.”
NSF’s study will inform the design of new technologies to augment human performance, illuminate the emerging socio-technological landscape, understand the risks and benefits of new technologies (especially artificial intelligence) for workers, and foster lifelong learning. Workshop participants from industry, academia, nonprofits and government will work together to map the key issues and challenges created by rapid technological change and develop a framework for future collaboration.