Big news! On May 22 I'll be hosting a live Google Hangouts discussion on "Robots in the Workplace: How artificial intelligence and automation are helping (and hurting) American workers." The event will feature Google's chief economist, Hal Varian, and scholars from the Wharton School and Worcester Polytechnic Institute. All Soonish listeners are invited to join.
To get the link for the online-only Google Hangout on May 22, register here. It's free!
If you're an MIT alumnus and you'd like to attend the live taping of the session in Newton, MA, register here.
The event is part of the Faculty Forum Online series produced by the MIT Alumni Association. I'll be moderating a panel of MIT alumni that includes:
Hal Varian, Chief Economist at Google and Professor Emeritus at the University of California
Mike Gennert, Professor, and Robotics Engineering Program Director for Computer Science and Electrical & Computer Engineering Departments, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Lynn Wu, Assistant Professor, Operations and Information Management, The Wharton School.
This will an audience-driven event. After introductions and a short initial discussion, I'll turn to questions sent in by Google Hangout participants. And I'll be counting on Soonish listeners to do their part to send in smart questions!
For more on the future of robots, jobs, and automation, check out Soonish Episode 1.04: Future Factories, With Workers Built In.