Unemployment vs. Disemployment

Unemployment vs. Disemployment

I had the good fortune yesterday to attend a seminar in Palo Alto titled “How will Artificial Intelligence Change our Economic Future?” which featured two prominent authors/speakers on the topic of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and robotics: Jerry Kaplan and John Markoff. I say “good fortune” not only because it turned out to be a very good seminar (more of a conversation really) but also because had I not been casually browsing events on Eventbrite this past Tuesday, then I would have missed the event yesterday altogether. The “extra good fortune” for me being that I just finished reading Jerry’s book – “Humans Need Not Apply: A Guide to Wealth and Work in the Age of Artificial Intelligence” – only a few weeks ago so, again, very fortunate timing for me. (I have not read/listened to John’s book – “Machines of Loving Grace: The Quest for Common Ground Between Humans and Robots” – yet but it’s on my Audible “wish list” so I expect to be absorbing its contents soon enough.) Read More »