Robots and the Future of Work

Jul 18, 2017

Robots have been displacing human workers since the dawn of the industrial revolution, and that’s not about to change. If anything, says the futurist Martin Ford, the accelerating pace of tech innovation means that robots will be taking more jobs, including some we thought couldn’t be automated. White-collar workers like paralegals, journalists, even teachers, may soon find themselves replaced by artificial intelligence. Ford joins us Tuesday to explain what the rise of the robots means for the future of work.

Martin Ford is a futurist who studies the impact of rapid technological innovation on the economy, job markets, and society. He's the author of two books, including his latest, Rise of the Robots: Technology and the Threat of a Jobless Future [Independent booksellers|Amazon|Audible].