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It's very exciting to finally see advance proofs (galleys) for my new book RISE OF THE ROBOTS: TECHNOLOGY AND THE THREAT OF A JOBLESS FUTURE  http://www.amazon.com/Rise-Robots-Technology-Threat-Jobless/dp/0465059996 
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many books you've made are translated into Italian?
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I have a Q & A about my new book at Wired.com...
Martin Ford   The robots haven’t just landed in the workplace—they’re expanding skills, moving up the corporate ladder, showing awesome productivity and retention rates, and increasingly shoving aside their human counterparts. One multi-tasker bot, from Momentum Machines, can make (and flip) a gourmet hamburger in 10 seconds and could soon replace an entire McDonalds crew.…
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A review of my new book RISE OF THE ROBOTS: TECHNOLOGY AND THE THREAT OF A JOBLESS FUTURE about #robots, #AI & #jobs by Kirkus Reviews 
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+Matthew J Price Thanks. Not sure if my publisher will sign up for Amazon Unlimited...I don't think most new releases are part of that.
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Good article!
I suspect the labor-cost savings must be much greater than 16% before new taxes will be able to cover Global Basic Income.
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Will robots cause unemployment or create new types of jobs and increased leisure time for humans? Expert opinion is divided…
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Mentions of the words "robots" and "artificial intelligence" in the New York Times since 1850. Not sure what was going on around 1875... #AI #robots
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I thought it was that machine that was supposed to play chess on its own but turned out to be a man down there. 
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Publication day for RISE OF THE ROBOTS!  
Now available in bookstores and online.

http://www.amazon.com/Rise-Robots-Technology-Threat-Jobless/dp/0465059996/ref=tmm_hrd_title_0
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Nice review in the NY Times.  I'll definitely acquire a copy.  (One might have thought the NYT would have led the way in covering this...)
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A robotic car has successfully driven 3400 miles across the U.S.
http://www.wired.com/2015/04/delphi-autonomous-car-cross-country/?mbid=social_twitter
Nine days, 15 states, and 3,400 miles after leaving San Francisco, Delphi's autonomous car arrived in New York City.
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Inside a Japanese factory where #robots work 24 hrs...replicating themselves
Japan’s Fanuc, which helps make iPhones and Teslas, decides it’s time to open its doors after long eschewing quarterly briefings and other investor contacts.
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How a Takeoff in Advanced Robotics Will Power the Next Productivity Surge
Robotics are quickly approaching an inflection point in usage and are being adopted in new industries. This deck highlights key findings from BCG's research the shifting economics of global manufacturing and the role that advanced robotics will play.
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Supposedly Binatix didn't need a second round of funding, they took their deep learning stock market bot live for everything else they needed.

http://recode.net/2014/09/10/introducing-binatix-a-deep-learning-trading-firm-thats-already-profitable/
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What does Bill Gates think about robots taking jobs and whether AI could threaten humanity? https://medium.com/backchannel/bill-gates-on-mobile-banking-connecting-the-world-and-ai-937f35c8a110
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Technology has been removing more jobs than creating for a long time.   The problem is in the definition of "jobs".

The linear trend of creating jobs has been securely behind the exponentially growing trend of removal since the 70's.  The problem is that this was hidden by 'fluff' jobs which are mindless substitutions for real work.  These are jobs that do things that people should be doing and used to do for themselves.  Or they are jobs that a productive society really shouldn't need.  At this point these fluff jobs (which pay less) began forcing families into two income situations to help hide the problem.  This is also the point where the banks swooped in to save the day with credit cards that let them effectively steal future wealth as opposed to just current wealth.  And now here we are with that option maxed out and there's no where left to turn.
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A frequent keynote speaker on the subject of accelerating progress in robotics and artificial intelligence—and what these advances mean for the economy, job market and society of the future.
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Author of "Rise of the Robots: Technology and the Threat of a Jobless Future" and "The Lights in the Tunnel" -- two books about the impact of accelerating technology--especially artificial intelligence and robotics--on the future economy and society.
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Martin Ford is the founder of a Silicon Valley-based software development firm and the author of the forthcoming book Rise of the Robots: Technology and the Threat of a Jobless Future (Basic Books, May 2015) and also The Lights in the Tunnel: Automation, Accelerating Technology and the Economy of the Future (Acculant Publishing, 2009). He has over 25 years experience in the fields of computer design and software development. He holds a computer engineering degree from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and a graduate business degree from the University of California, Los Angeles.

He has written for publications including FortuneForbes, The AtlanticThe Washington PostProject SyndicateThe Huffington Post and The Fiscal Times.  He has also appeared on numerous radio and television shows, including NPR and CNBC. Martin is a frequent keynote speaker on the subject of accelerating progress in robotics and artificial intelligence—and what these advances mean for the economy, job market and society of the future.

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  • University of Michigan
    Computer Engineering
  • UCLA Anderson
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