TED Talk Discussion: How We’ll Earn Money in a Future Without Jobs
Machines that can think, learn and adapt are coming — and that could mean that we humans will end up with significant unemployment. What should we do about it? In a straightforward talk about a controversial idea, futurist Martin Ford makes the case for separating income from traditional work and instituting a universal basic income.
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- What is the Triple Revolution Report?
- Which worker has been left without employment as a result of automation?
- So I can ask a very _____________________ question: Is it possible that at some point in the future, a significant __________________ of the human workforce is going to be made __________________ in the way that horses were?
- Martin believes that the future of work will be full of machines that are very similar to what we have today?
- Martin believes the future will have machines that can copy what people can do?
- What is Google DeepMind and what can it do?
- Martin believes that only 10% of jobs can be automated?
- Martine believes jobs like financial analysts, radiologists, journalists, lawyers will have the jobs taken away by automation?
- How will automation change the economy?
- What does Martin refer to in order to tackle the economic problem with mass automation?
- A prominent report that was given to Lydon Johnson which describes the result of industrial automation.
- provocative, fraction, redundant.
- False. The machines of the future are going to be thinking, adapting, and learning. Far different from anything we have or had.
- Yes, because machines are beginning to encroach on human abilities, like adaptive learning and etc.
- It is a piece of software which can play the ancient game of Go.
- False, he believes that it can be half of all jobs.
- Yes, because newer machines are able to have thinking capabilities.
- If there are fewer jobs then there will be fewer customers and businesses will make less money.
- Universal Basic Income
- Do you think that machines and automation will change the structure of our society?
- Would you be in
favourof having an income without going to work to earn it?
- Will automation lead to dangerous consequences? What do you think will happen and why?
- Do we only get some meaning in our life through our work?
- Do people value money far too much?
- Can all work and by extension jobs be defined by our passions? For instance, would someone become a soldier, construction worker, plumber just because they enjoy the type of activity?
- Has technology become too powerful for us (as a society) to manage?
- What alternatives can there be to help people who cannot compete with machines?