Robocalypse Now?

The advance of AI and robotics brings many challenges as well as huge opportunities – and public concern about changes in the labour market has been mounting in recent years.

But is our pessimism justified? Could we be viewing the AI debate in the wrong way?

Today we’re joined by Len Shackleton, the IEA’s Editorial Fellow and author of a recent report into robotics and the future of work.

Interviewed by Digital Officer Madeline Grant, Len examines whether we might be overstating our predictions of widespread job loss. They also evaluate some of the policies currently being proposed by politicians in response to these emerging technologies.

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Download Len’s new report, ‘Robocalypse Now’, for free here: