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Talking talent and disruption in the motor city

The roundtable focused on the implications of automation for the board and audit committee; the promise and potential threat of artificial intelligence; and how government, business, and educators must work as one to reskill workers.

There is arguably no other city in America that so exemplifies the boom-and-bust cycle of manufacturing or the displacement of working- and middle-class workers than Detroit. In Birmingham, Michigan, on the outskirts of the Motor City, directors assembled in July for a morning roundtable on “Emerging Audit Committee Challenges,” co-hosted by KPMG’s Darrin Schultz and Philip R. Smith and the NACD’s Christopher Y. Clark.

The roundtable focused on the implications of automation for the board and audit committee; the promise and potential threat of artificial intelligence; and how government, business, and educators must work as one to reskill workers.

This article originally appeared in the September/October 2017 issue of NACD Directorship.

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