The Future of Work

For tens of thousands of years, man has been obsessed with making life easier for himself to avoid work. Ironically today, millenniums later, man finds himself caught in a struggle to find meaning in his career. “Take us away from our 9-5 and we don’t know what to do,” says Pepe Sepulveda, and in engaging fashion, he reimagines the role of work for the human being, painting a more utopian future where mankind finds the right balance with technology, robots and artificial intelligence.

Dr Jose Sepulveda, also known as Pepe, is the Director of the Applied Research and Technology for Infocomm Centre (ARTIC). At ARTIC, he focuses on producing translational technologies, and implementing strategies to bring them to the market. His background includes an MBA focused on innovation strategy and a PhD in Physics Data Analysis. A Physicist by training, he has worked all over the world focusing on a wide range of projects including, information technologies, video game design, e-learning, e-commerce, bioinformatics, biomedical data analysis, wearable devices, and the internet of things. He is now living in Singapore where he works on technologies applied to education and health.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at