I spoke at Ignite Boulder 33 in September and it was awesome! Ignite’s tagline is “Enlighten us quickly. Short 5 minute talks about geeky passions hosted in Boulder, Colorado every few months.” My geeky passion is obviously 🤖 robots 🤖, so naturally that’s what I talked about.

There’s has been a lot of speculation about whether robots will take all our jobs in the next few years, so I thought I’d put my stake in the ground and make my position known. Spoiler: I don’t think we’ll see mass unemployment thanks to robots.

Robots In The News

If you’re interested in this debate, it’s been in the news a lot recently. Vox recently published, in my opinion, one of the better videos on the topic.

The Wall Street Journal’s opinion pages have been the site of a new article every month or so for years now. Rodney Brooks, co-founder of iRobot and Rethink Robotics, has a series of articles on the future of AI and robotics which discuss a bit the future of employment.

© Jack Morrison 2018

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