Martin Ford There’s Going To Be Less Need For Human Workers (Techno Talk) Rise of the Robots: Technology and the Threat of a Jobless Future is a 2015 book by American futurist Martin Ford. Rise discusses the impact accelerating change and artificial intelligence will have on the labor market. His thesis is that there will be great social and economic disruption, as educated workers will no longer be able to find employment; unlike in previous technological revolutions, very few new jobs will be created in the course of the ongoing disruption.[1] While technological advances in the previous century mainly displaced more uneducated laborers, the 21st century is seeing technology increasingly threatening skilled workers’ jobs as well. Lawyers, radiologists and software designers have seen their work outsourced to the developing world. Ford believes that unlike previous centuries, the current emerging technologies will fail to generate new forms of employment; he predicts that new industries will “rarely, if ever, be highly labor-intensive”. Companies like YouTube and Instagram are based on “tiny workforces and huge valuations and revenues”.[2] Ford downplays the benefits of expanding education (“The problem is that the skills ladder is not really a ladder at all: it is a pyramid, and there is only so much room at the top”), and argues for a “dramatic policy response” such as a guaranteed basic income.[3] Many economists disagree with Ford’s thesis that the IT revolution is fundamentally different from previous technological revolutions.[4] Libertarian economist Robin Hanson argues that the recent ominous labor [More]
Pedro Uria-Recio is a senior marketing leader, highly experienced in data analytics, Artificial Intelligence, product marketing, and P&L management. As the head of Axiata Analytics, Pedro leads advanced analytics and AI across the operational companies of Axiata Group, a telecom and digital conglomerate in 11 Asian countries. With a cross-functional team of marketing specialists, data scientists and engineers as well as digital professionals, Pedro focuses on marketing analytics, digital growth hacking as well as new revenue streams. Pedro Uria-Recio is a senior marketing leader, highly experienced in data analytics, Artificial Intelligence, product marketing, and P&L management. As the head of Axiata Analytics, Pedro leads advanced analytics and AI across the operational companies of Axiata Group, a telecom and digital conglomerate in 11 Asian countries. With a cross-functional team of marketing specialists, data scientists and engineers as well as digital professionals, Pedro focuses on marketing analytics, digital growth hacking as well as new revenue streams. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx
Imagine a butterfly materializing in the palm of your hand out of thin air. Without truly existing this butterfly has impacted your world- changed your reality. The emerging field of Augmented Reality (AR) intersects art and technology.   Amir is a New York based Iranian-Canadian performance and new media artist. Baradaran’s praxis has inspired academic researchers, art professionals and technology developers alike for its articulation of visual vocabularies that use Augmented Reality (AR) technology around notions of interactivity, data-mining, failed utopias, infiltration and the ephemeral. Baradaran is the recipient of the International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality first place prize and UC Berkeley’s Artist Residency (from Center for New Media, Critical Theory & Race and Gender). The New York Observer, ARTNET, National Public Radio, BBC, Forbes, Art21, Euro-News, Dot429 and Miami New Times have reviewed his work. ARTINFO described his public-art installation, Transient (6,300 NYC taxicabs, 1.5M viewers), as “one of the most interesting urban interventions,” and Franchising Mona Lisa. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx
Laura Montoya is the Founder and Managing Partner of Accel Impact, including Accel.AI, a global Non-Profit Institute lowering the barriers to entry in engineering artificial intelligence, and LXAI (www.latinxinai.org) an initiative to create opportunity for Latinx in AI. She has been described as a natural and versatile leader with a passion for AI, Computer Science, Research, and Psychology. Her talk explores modeling AI algorithms for social impact through theory, applications, and correlations to real world experience. She describes concepts in reinforcement learning and deep learning, with analogies to evolution of the individual and societies. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx