Leading expert on AI and the robotics revolution Martin Ford offers both an exploration of this new technology and a call to arms to face its radical implications.
The world is being transformed by a profound technological revolution, dominated by digital – a second machine age.
Earlier this year the House of Lords select committee on digital skills reported that we have reached at a critical juncture – where dependent on the actions we take now, the new digital age could either make or break the UK.
Digital technology is changing all our lives, work, society and politics. Over the next two decades, some economists have estimated that 35% of current jobs in the UK could become automated.
It is clear that unless we radically reassess the fundamentals of how our economy and politics work, we risk a future of massive unemployment and inequality.
Former technology editor at Newsweek and co-producer and writer of HBO’s Silicon Valley Dan Lyons gives a unique insider’s perspective on the reality behind the tech start-up hype.
As rapid technological change makes increasing numbers of jobs obsolete, how are we to manage this profound shift in our work, lives and society? What can we do to avoid being left behind? Martin Ford analyses the radical implications of our automated future.