Some studies claim that nearly half of today's jobs will become automated in future, while others have found that far fewer will be replaced and many new ones will be created. Some claim that artificial intelligence will shock the labour market in unprecedented ways, while US data suggest that disruption in the job market today is, if anything, slow by historical standards.

During his visit to Australia, Chief Economist of the world's largest job site Indeed, Jed Kolko, joined experts from both the United States Studies Centre and the University of Sydney Business School to discuss the future of work in Australia and the United States, looking specifically at issues such as automation, innovation, changes to labour force participation, and the political impact of the changing nature of work.