Humans need not apply: a guide to wealth and work in the age of artificial intelligence
This book talk is hosted by the Oxford Martin School and the Oxford Martin Programme on Technology and Employment

Humans Need Not Apply is a call to arms for the age of artificially intelligent machines. The robots are coming, but whether they will be working on behalf of society or a small cadre of the super-rich is very much in doubt.

Without adjustments to our economic system and regulatory policies, entrepreneur and technical innovator, Jerry Kaplan argues we may be in for an extended period of social turmoil. Widespread poverty against a backdrop of escalating comfort and wealth is not just the stuff of science fiction dystopias, but a very real risk for our future. Kaplan proposes innovative, free-market adjustments to our economic system and social policies to avoid an extended period of social turmoil, delivering a timely and accessible analysis of the promise and perils of artificial intelligence.

This book talk will be followed by a book signing and drinks reception, all welcome

This event will be live streamed on our YouTube channel
Date: 16 November 2015, 17:30 (Monday, 6th week, Michaelmas 2015)
Venue: Lecture Theatre
Speaker: Professor Jerry Kaplan (Stanford)
Organising department: Oxford Martin School
Organiser: Caroline Corke (University of Oxford, Oxford Martin School)
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Host: Oxford Martin School (University of Oxford)
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Audience: Public
Editor: Caroline Corke