As computers and robotic machinery grow more sophisticated, there are concerns that automation is making it harder for human workers to compete. But others say robotic workers will lead to better jobs, more productivity, and even an age of leisure for humans. We’ll hear from the experts on how the rise of the robot may change the face of the workforce.
This program was originally broadcast on 8/21/14.
- Judith Donath – faculty fellow Harvard University’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society, and founder of the Sociable Media Group at the MIT Media Lab. She is the author of “The Social Machine: Designs for Living Online.”
- Teresa Fort – assistant professor of business administration at Dartmouth’s Tuck School. She researches how firms organize global production.
- Aaron Smith – senior researcher at the Pew Research Center. He is an author of the recent report, “AI, Robotics, and the Future of Jobs.”