Podcast #44 Martin Ford: Rise of the Robots

By 17th June 2016 October 13th, 2016 No Comments

“A great many college-educated, white-collar workers are going to discover that their jobs, too, are squarely in the sights as software automation and predictive algorithms advance rapidly in capability.” – Martin Ford

In this episode, we speak with the New York Times bestselling author, entrepreneur and speaker, Martin Ford. Martin is the author of two books, most recently his take on the potential future of work in Rise of the Robots: Technology and the Threat of Mass Unemployment. We discuss how the development of robotics, machine learning and artificial intelligence will impact upon the professional lives of white collar workers around the world, and some solutions to counteract this.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • Why white collar workers around the world are affected by the developments occurring in the automation of work
  • How you can enhance your skills and mindset for the coming future
  • How the coming information technology revolution is far different from anything else that has preceded it

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Director & Founder at Digital Mindfulness
Dr. Lawrence Ampofo is a digital strategy and foreign policy professional, with over 10 years providing advisory on strategic digital change. As the Founder and Director of Digital Mindfulness and Semantica Research, Lawrence focuses on increasing the capacities of companies to implement digital strategy across major transformation programmes by promoting new ways of working and collaboration in an age of digital distraction and information overload.
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