Living Without Working

FRI, MAY 29, 2020 (1:02:03)

International economist Daniel Susskind sits down to discuss his latest book, “A World Without Work: Technology, Automation and How We Should Respond.” Daniel was a policy adviser for the British prime minister’s strategy unit and a senior adviser in the Cabinet office of the British government. He is joined by Vikram Mansharamani, author of “Think for Yourself: Restoring Common Sense in an Age of Experts and Artificial Intelligence.” Vikram is a global trend-watcher and writer who is currently lecturing at Harvard University.

Mary Stack, director of Cambridge Forum, moderates the discussion.

+ BIO: Vikram Mansharamani

Vikram Mansharamani is a global trend-watcher who shows people how to anticipate the future, manage risk, and spot opportunities. He has been a frequent commentator on issues driving disruption in the global business environment. Vikram’s ideas and writings have also appeared in Bloomberg, Fortune, Forbes, and The New York Times.

Vikram is currently a lecturer at Harvard University, where he teaches students to use multiple perspectives in making tough decisions. Previously, he was a Lecturer at Yale University. In addition to teaching, he also advises several Fortune 500 CEOs to help them navigate the radical uncertainty in today’s business and regulatory environment. He has a PhD and two Masters degrees from MIT and a Bachelors degree from Yale University.

+ BIO: Daniel Susskind

Daniel Susskind explores the impact of technology, particularly artificial intelligence, on work and society. He is a Fellow in Economics at Balliol College, Oxford University, where he teaches and researches. He is the co-author of the best-selling book, ‘The Future of the Professions’, and the author of ‘A World Without Work’ (January 2020). His TED Talk, on the future of work, has been viewed more than 1.4 million times.

Previously he worked in the British Government — as a policy adviser in the Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit, as a policy analyst in the Policy Unit in 10 Downing Street, and as a senior policy adviser in the Cabinet Office. He was a Kennedy Scholar at Harvard University.

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