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Consequential

Dec 20, 2019

Over the last 9 episodes, we’ve presented a variety of questions and concerns relating to the impacts of technology, specifically focusing on artificial intelligence. To end season 1, we want to take a step back and lay out a policy roadmap that came together from the interviews and research we conducted. We will...


Dec 18, 2019

Don’t worry, your next doctor probably isn’t going to be a robot. But as healthcare tech finds its way into both the operating room and your living room, we’re going to have to answer the kinds of difficult ethical questions that will also determine how these technologies could be used in other sectors. We will...


Dec 11, 2019

If artificial intelligence can do certain tasks better than we can, what does that mean for the concept of work as we know it? We will cover human-AI collaboration in the workplace: what it might look like, what it could accomplish and what policy needs to be put in place to protect the interests of workers.

 


Dec 4, 2019

The World Economic Forum has found that while automation could eliminate 75 million jobs by 2022, it could also create 133 million new jobs. In this episode, we will look at how to prepare potentially displaced workers for these new opportunities. We will also discuss the “overqualification trap” and how the...


Nov 27, 2019

If you think about any piece of pop culture about the future, it takes place in a city. Whether we realize it or not, when we imagine the future, we picture cities, and that idea is all the more problematic when it comes to who benefits from technological change and who does not. This episode will look at how emerging...