A White House conversation on automation and what it means for America’s future

On July 5, I’ll be participating in a conversation with White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough and Zipcar co-founder Robin Chase about robots and automation and what they mean for the future. The event will be live-streamed from the White House starting at 1:15 EDT.

Details are available on the White House blog.

Update: A video of the session can be seen here. Topics included potential for AI/robots to create unemployment, basic income as a solution, and even the potential threat of superintelligent AI.


46 thoughts on “A White House conversation on automation and what it means for America’s future

  1. Mr. Ford,

    Please make an effort to contact Senator Mark Warner (if you haven’t already). He has organized a group of Senators on “the future of work”, and he’s very thoughtful and serious about it. I think he will be more interested in your ideas than most any Member of Congress.

    Sam Bleicher

    Samuel A. Bleicher

    Adjunct Professor, Georgetown Law School


    “We, the people, still believe that our obligations as Americans are not just to ourselves, but to all posterity. We will respond to the threat of climate change, knowing that the failure to do so would betray our children and future generations. . . . The path towards sustainable energy sources will be long and sometimes difficult. But America cannot resist this transition; we must lead it.” – President Barack Obama, January 21, 2013

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