Axios360: Smarter Faster Revolution at the University of Michigan

How will automation, tech companies, and the GOP tax plan affect soon-to-be college graduates? Axios’ Mike Allen discussed these questions at the Univeristy of Michigan Wednesday. He was joined by top CEOs and hundreds of students to explore the Future of Work.

The lineup:

  • Ms. Emma Kinery, former Editor in Chief, The Michigan Daily
  • Mr. Jim VandeHei, CEO and Co-Founder, Axios
  • Mr. Scott DeRue, Edward J. Frey Dean of Business, University of Michigan
  • Mr. Michael Barr, Dean of the Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan
  • Ms. Stacy Brown-Philpot, CEO, TaskRabbit
  • Mr. Jamie Dimon, Chairman and CEO, JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Mike kicks off the event with Ms. Kinery, The Michigan Daily’s former Editor in Chief. The two co-wrote an article earlier this week on the future of journalism. Robert Hall

Jim and Mike discuss how the collision of politics, tech, business, and media will shape the world that current students will lead one day. Robert Hall

Jim tells students: “The world you’re about to enter is so much more appealing than the world we entered […] You can do more of consequence at a younger age much faster than any of us could.”Robert Hall

Dean DeRue (left) discusses the importance of forcing yourself out of the echo chamber. “We need to train ourselves to seek out disconfirming information.”Robert Hall

Students getting so smart so fast. Robert Hall

On automation, Ms. Brown-Philpot says: “The easy answers will be solved by machines. The data scientists will be used to solve the deeper problems.”Robert Hall

News breaks when Mr. Dimon tells Mike that the GOP tax bill will create jobs. Robert Hall

They’re part of the revolution. You can be too: revolution.axios.comRobert Hall

Thank you JPMorgan Chase & Co. for sponsoring this event.

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