Are Droids Taking Our Jobs? : NPR

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  1. Radio Atlantic: Ask Not What Your Robots Can Do for You

    Our increasingly smart machines aren’t just changing the workforce; they’re changing us. Already, algorithms are directing human activity in all sorts of ways, from choosing what news people see to highlighting new gigs for workers in the gig economy. What will human life look like as machine learning overtakes more aspects of our society?

    Alexis Madrigal, who covers technology for The Atlantic, shares what he’s learned from his reporting on the past, present, and future of automation with our Radio Atlantic co-hosts, Jeffrey Goldberg (editor in chief), Alex Wagner (contributing editor and CBS anchor), and Matt Thompson (executive editor).

    https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2017/08/radio-atlantic-ask-not-what-your-robots-can-do-for-you/535929/

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  2. Can Robots Manage Your Money Better Than You? Startups Say Yes : All Tech Considered : NPR

    A handful of Silicon Valley entrepreneurs say it’s time to turn your finances over to bots. Algorithms can monitor a person’s financial behavior better than most advisers, they say, and aren’t biased by commissions or complex fee structures.

    http://www.npr.org/blogs/alltechconsidered/2013/12/30/257551881/can-robots-manage-your-money-better-than-you-startups-say-yes

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  3. Cory Doctorow: Podcast: Why it is not possible to regulate robots…

    Here’s a reading (MP3) of a my recent Guardian column, Why it is not possible to regulate robots, which discusses where and how robots can be regulated, and whether there is any sensible ground for “robot law” as distinct from “computer law.”

    http://mostlysignssomeportents.tumblr.com/post/119112072177/podcast-why-it-is-not-possible-to-regulate-robots

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  4. Are the robots waking up?

    http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/360/are-the-robots-waking-up3f/5352572

    Are we nearing the singularity, the point where philosophers say the computer programs we create will be smarter than us?

    Artificial intelligence is all around us. In phones, in cars, in our homes. Voice recognition systems, predicative algorithms, GPS. Sometimes they may not work very well, but they are improving all the time, you might even say they are learning.

    Come on an entertaining journey through the ethics of artificial intelligence or AI, the science behind intelligent computer programs and robotics. Some software engineers think about the philosophy of the artificial intelligence they are creating, others really don’t care.

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  5. Will Robots Take Your Job? | Economics for People with Ha-Joon Chang

    Automation is as old as capitalism itself. But new technology raises the question of whether robots will replace most—if not all—of our jobs. In this seventh lecture in INET’s “Economics For People” series, Ha-Joon Chang examines the history of automation, and whether current fears are well-founded.

    About “Economics for People”:

    “It is extremely important for our democracy to function that ordinary citizens understand the key issues and basic theories of economics.” – Ha-Joon Chang

    Economics has long been the domain of the ivory tower, where specialized language and opaque theorems make it inaccessible to most people. That’s a problem.

    In the new series “Economics For People” from the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET), University of Cambridge economist and bestselling author Ha-Joon Chang explains key concepts in economics, empowering anyone to hold their government, society, and economy accountable.

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