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Director of the Intelligent Robotics Laboratory, Osaka University; Winner best humanoid award four times in RoboCup; Named one of the top 100 geniuses alive in the world today
Astrobiologist, Jet Propulsion Lab, NASA; first female principal investigator on a Mars mission
Physician-scientist, inventor and innovator; Founder & Executive Director, Exponential Medicine; Medicine Track Faculty Chair, Singularity University; TED speaker
Leading expert on the robot revolution, artificial intelligence, job automation and the impact of accelerating technology on the economy and society; Author: Rise of the Robots
South Australian Scientist of the Year, Telstra Business Women of the Year, Prime Minister’s Malcolm McIntosh Prize for Physical Scientist of the Year
Computer scientist, futurist, award-winning author; Energy & Environmental Systems faculty member, Singularity University
Strategic transformation and disruptive innovation expert. Partner of Innosight and author of The Innovator’s Guide to Growth and The Little Black Book of Innovation
Professor at Bournemouth University and Universidad Camilo José Cela, Madrid; One of the most influential academics in the field of technology and education globally
Scientia Professor of Physics, University of New South Wales; Australian Research Council Laureate Fellow; NSW Scientist of the Year
Chairman of the Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Ltd and Coca-Cola Amatil Limited
Dr Finkel commenced as Australia’s Chief Scientist on 25 January 2016. He is Australia’s eighth Chief Scientist
The New York Times
In 2014, Chinese factories accounted for about a quarter of the global ranks of industrial robots — a 54 percent increase over 2013. According to the International Federation of Robotics, it will have more installed manufacturing robots than any other country by 2017.
Harvard Business Review
Robert J. Gordon, an economist at Northwestern University, has recently published an important new book, The Rise And Fall of Americal Growth which argues that the U.S. has entered a new age of stagnation in which our hopes for an ever more prosperous future will largely evaporate. While Gordon’s argument is often characterized as being the opposite of the one I have made in my two books about the impact of advancing automation technology on the job market (most recently, Rise of the Robots), there are many areas in which I think we would agree.?
Martin Ford: Concerns about artificial intelligence should be taken seriously. In the immediate future, the risk that you’ll lose your job to a machine is real. 47% of U.S. employment – well over 60 million jobs – could be automated in coming decades. How do we adapt to an economy where humans’ jobs are displaced by machines?
We’re entering a period of heightened volatility for leading companies across a range of industries, with the next ten years shaping up to be the most potentially turbulent in modern history. That is the conclusion of the latest Innosight study of companies on the S&P 500 list of most valuable public companies trading on the U.S. stock exchange.
Business leaders equipped to act in the face of uncertainty can build paths to grow what have not yet been imagined. This level of change and unpredictability requires approaching strategic decisions in a new way. Every disruptive threat creates an equal, if not greater, opportunity.