Author’s Corner X Martin Ford: Rule of the Robots

Lavin welcomes futurist and bestselling author Martin Ford for an eye-opening Q&A about how artificial intelligence will change everything.



This is a story we all need to know if we’re to thrive in the 21st century.

Discover a prescient look at AI as it sculpts the post-pandemic world of tomorrow in Rule of the Robots, as McKinsey award-winning author, software entrepreneur, and TED mainstage speaker Martin Ford reveals how the true AI revolution is yet to come.

In this sequel to his prescient New York Times bestseller Rise of the Robots, Ford presents us with a striking vision of the very near future. He argues that AI is a uniquely powerful technology that is altering every dimension of human life, often for the better. For example, advanced science is being done by machines, solving devilish problems in molecular biology that humans could not, and AI can help us fight climate change or the next pandemic. It also has a capacity for profound harm. Deep fakes—AI-generated audio or video of events that never happened—are poised to cause havoc throughout society. AI empowers authoritarian regimes like China with unprecedented mechanisms for social control. And AI can be deeply biased, learning bigoted attitudes from us and perpetuating them.

In short, this is not a technology to simply embrace, or let others worry about. The machines are coming, and they won’t stop, and each of us needs to know what that means if we are to thrive in the twenty-first century.

Join us for a Q&A with Ford about Rule of the Robots and discover the essential guide to all of it—the future of our economy, our politics, our lives.

“Probably the most compelling single-volume book so far on AI’s advance and the opportunities and challenges associated with its multifaceted impact on the world.” —James Manyika, Chairman and Director of the McKinsey Global Institute

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Oct 13 2021


12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

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