EP 102: Futurist Martin Ford Asks "Can A Robot Take YOUR Job?"

August 11, 2016

Martin Ford is a prominent futurist, best-selling author, and leading expert on artificial intelligence and robotics and their potential impact on the job market, economy and society.  His new book Rise of the Robots: Technology and the Threat of a Jobless Future warns that rapid advances in robotics and artificial intelligence are going fundamentally disrupt the world economy and your job just might be a lot more replaceable than you think.  We talk about which jobs are most susceptible AI and Robotics and why it’s not going to be limited to just low-skilled manufacturing jobs. We discuss the ways it could fundamentally change our society and lead to mass uneployment, unrest, and a huge expansion of the government social safety net.

 

Special thanks to the Milken Institute for hosting parts of this interview during the 2016 Milken Global Conference. Visit www.milkeninstitute.org to learn more about their work in the areas of science, education and innovation.

If you liked this episode, then order Martin Ford's book Rise of the Robots: Technology and the Threat of a Jobless Future on Amazon or download the audio version for free at www.audibletrial.com/kickassnews Follow Martin Ford on Twitter @MFordFuture.

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