What will ever more intelligent technology do to jobs and opportunity? Good times for all or worsening inequality? We feature three articles that capture this issue…
With the new Terminator film trailer and Stephen Hawking’s dire predictions for AI, mankind’s terrible doom at the hands of robots is back in the headlines. But rather than killer robots, the most likely humans lose scenario from the new tech revolution is economic doom….
Digitalisation is transforming the economic base and is creating unprecedented risk to business models and traditional market boundaries. So what do we do?
Will capitalism be overthrown in a revolution? The potential revolutionaries aren’t the usual suspects but in an ironic Frankenstein twist, it will the technology spawned by the uber capitalist entrepreneurs of Silicon Valley that’ll be storming the barricades.
We feature a really good documentary from the BBC hosted by Martin Wolf. It goes into the likely impact of technology on jobs, the economy and society in the future. It covers most sides of the debate about where we going and what we can do about it.
This week’s Brain Food features Mariana Mazzucato and her thoughts on how technology revolutions get funded. Who will fund the next revolution to get machines more intelligent than us? venture capitalists, Wall Street, existing billionaires? If the next revolution is similar to the last one, it’s most likely to be the government, specifically the US government!
Haven’t see all of our tweets? Don’t worry, here’s some of our favourite tweets from us last week; including robots vs humans jobs, what Obama’s NSA speech means and a profound piece on digital culture.