How A.I. Will Affect Jobs Barack Obama @ WIRED

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DgL32wtgeXQ

Insightful thoughts on the emergence of A.I. and it’s implication towards work, society and the values we hold.

Specially liked Obama talking about Dad’s that stay home and their value for society. They also touch on  aspects of the very singleminded factors used to measure value in society (like the GDP) but the main theme in this interview is automation and AI as an threatening aspect to many peoples livelihood. Obama has a moderate and hopeful standpoint towards the topic but is conscious about the changes that the world and our valuation system need to undergo to welcome it.

This interview is part of an series under the topic „Frontiers“. You can watch the other topics here.

Barack Obama

Barack Hussein Obama II ( (listen) bə-RAHK hoo-SAYN oh-BAH-mə; born August 4, 1961) is an American politician and attorney who served as the 44th president of the United States from 2009 to 2017. A member of the Democratic Party, Obama was the first African-American president of the United States. He previously served as a U.S. senator from Illinois from 2005 to 2008 and an Illinois state senator from 1997 to 2004. Obama was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, making him the first president not born in the contiguous United States. After graduating from Columbia University in 1983, he worked as a community organizer in Chicago. In 1988, he enrolled in Harvard Law School, where he was the first black person to be president of the Harvard Law Review. After graduating, he became a civil rights attorney and an academic, teaching constitutional law at the University of Chicago Law School from 1992 to 2004. Turning to elective politics, he represented the 13th district from 1997 until 2004 in the Illinois Senate, when he ran for the U.S. Senate. Obama received national attention in 2004 with his March Senate primary win, his well-received July Democratic National Convention keynote address, and his...
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