Centre for Employability Excellence launch series of virtual webinars

In a world where technology is evolving at a breakneck pace, the relationship between AI and employability has never been more critical. Is this the path to a utopian future, or are we hurtling towards a dystopian reality?

Following the successful launch of the Centre for Employability Excellence in June, the IEP will this week be hosting the first in our series of seminars providing opportunities for contributors to come together for thoughtprovoking and open discussion, sharing valuable insights and perspectives on the hot topics of today and of the future.
This Wednesday, 18th October, our first CfEE virtual seminar, AI in employability – Utopia or Dystopia? will delve into the ethical implications of AI in the context of employability, exploring its impact on employment programmes and the opportunities it provides for jobseekers.

We are thrilled to have an international audience registered from no less than 11 countries:

  • Australia
  • Canada
  • England
  • Estonia
  • Ireland
  • Pakistan
  • Poland
  • Scotland
  • Sweden
  • Spain
  • Wales

We have a stellar lineup of speakers and topics to discuss – view the full programme below:

8:30 Welcome and Introductions.

David Imber FIEP
Head of the Centre for Employability Excellence.


8:45 Artificial Intelligence (AI): Careers and Employability Guidance  The Coming Age of the RoboAdvisers.

Associate Professor Deirdre Hughes OBE,
University of Warwick IER & CoFounder CareerChat (UK)

9:00 Questions.

9:05 An AI decisionmaking tool that estimates the probability of getting a new job and the level of risk of becoming unemployed again.

Ms Karina Leinuste,
Chiefspecialist and Inhouse trainer, Eesti Töötukassa.


Mr Taavi Unt, Researcher,
Center of IT Impact Studies
University of Tartu.


9:20 Questions.

9:25 ‘Hard Choices and Hard Limits for Artificial Intelligence’.

Bryce Goodman
Department of Philosophy
Oxford University.

9:40 Questions

9:45 Further thoughts, questions, and contributions from the audience.

10:00 Thank you and close.

The seminar is free to attend for IEP Fellows, Centre for Employability Excellence (CfEE) contributors and anyone interested in getting involved in the further development of the CfEE. We look forward to welcoming our many colleagues and partners to come together and connect with likeminded professionals from around the world from the comfort of your own home or office!

So come prepared to ask lots of questions and share insights, grab your favourite breakfast treats (or dinner for those joining from Australia!) and join us for a morning/evening of lively and engaging discussion that looks to the future of our profession.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at cfee@iemployability.org.

To reserve your free place click here