Global Art Forum 12: AM I STILL EMPLOYED: JOBS, JOYS, AND WHAT DO YOU DO by Art Dubai published on 2018-04-11T08:37:44Z Global Art Forum 12: "I Am Not A Robot" Head of Research, Dubai Future Foundation Jessica Bland with Shumon Basar For hundreds of years, new waves of technology have motivated fresh fears of automation of human labour. Some of this fear has been about loss of jobs. But that is wound together with worries about loss of personal identity. We now develop machines that can take on tasks deeply woven into our human identities – producing knowledge, decisions and, perhaps, intelligence. What kind of social order would remain in a world without economic status or knowledge work as hierarchy? Do Gulf nations have a head start in understanding what comes next?