UPDATE: Thanks for the link, Glenn. I provide some background on Pistono’s views here, comparing them with some things Walter Russel Mead has written recently about the future of employment.
This week we revisit a topic that we have discussed before — the role that automation is playing in transforming our economy and, in particular, changing the employment landscape.
Our guest is here to tell us that most analysis on this subject doesn’t go nearly far enough, that technology is on the verge of creating what can only be described as an employment crisis, and that — in fact — robots are about to steal most of our jobs.
About Our Guest:
He writes on a variety of topics including science, technology, Internet communities and social media, artificial intelligence, and climate change.
Federico has a formal education in science and technology, with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the University of Verona, Department of Mathematical, Physical and Natural Sciences. He continued his studies by following courses at Stanford on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. In 2012 he was accepted to the Graduate Studies Program at Singularity University, NASA Ames Research Center, Silicon Valley.
His forthcoming book is entitled: Robots will steal your job, but that’s OK: how to survive the economic collapse and be happy
Join us live Wednesday February 15 at 10PM EST / 7 PM PST or access the show archive via the player above.
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