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AI & the future of workw o r k & l i f e i n t h e a g e o f r o b o t s
Volker Hirsch
@vhirsch
Association for business p...
2001:Aspaceodyssey
2001:Aspaceodyssey
2001: A space odyssey, Stanley Kubrick, 1968
HAL 9000
2001:Aspaceodyssey
2001: A space odyssey, Stanley Kubrick, 1968
That’s right, 

19 bloody 68!!!
HAL 9000
Knowledge
workers!
http://images.akamai.steamusercontent.com/ugc/577947268901721458/B9CAD85EEFB9DC90256CB237BFEF7CC5E75A0B...
Sir Francis Bacon, 1561-1626
Knowledge
is power
18
exabyte
10
Libraryofcongress
Library of congress = largest in the world
all text content x 100,000 = 1 exabyte
Internet penetration. Source: Wikipedia
internet traffic 2016: 1,100 exabytes
knowledge In your pocket
Sir Francis Bacon, 1561-1626
Is Knowledge
still power?
You read all that?
Naaaahh…
http://gapingvoid.com
Sarah Connor, Terminator
What now?
Dystopia?
Meet your future workforce
Factory Worker
TESla factory, Fremont, California
http://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/styles/article_large/public/thumbnails/image/2016/05/25/16/foxconn.jpg
http://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/styles/article_large/public/thumbnails/image/2016/05/25/16/foxconn.jpg
$5/day ...
Amazon automated warehouse
warehouse logistics
shipping logistics
kalmar automated vehicles, Port of Los Angeles, California
Cleaner
Domestic help...
www.robotshop.com
Policeman
Boston Dynamics Wildcat
security guard
knightscope K5
Sniper
General Atomics, MQ-9 Reaper
Hadrian X
Builder
Pizza Delivery Guy
Flirtey Drone
Driver
Driver
Tesla Model S
Long-haul trucking
Kirobo Mini, Toyota
ride companion
$400
Kirobo, University of Tokyo, Toyota + JAXA
spaceship companion
Musician
Release date: February 2009 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emily_Howell
also on
Athlete
Tosy, Topio 3
Baxter
IBM Watson
Amazon Echo: your butler
order an uber to leave in half an hour
get me a Margharita from domino’s
what’s the weather on mo...
RIP. It was good while it lasted...
AI is fast becoming a commodity
Automation will take the jobs it can take
http://www.cgpgrey.com/
Massive Impact on the Workplace & Employment
Forbes, Feb. 2015
memory augmentation therapist
plant educator
nano-weapon specialist
diffractive optics modeler
New Jobs for you:
memory augmentation therapist
plant educator
nano-weapon specialist
diffractive optics modeler
New Jobs for you:
This was
...
Ray Kurzweil
MIT Whirlwind
Google Compute Engine
Gordon Moore
Moore’s Law
Moore’s Law in perspective
But it dies…
Quantum
Computing D Wave 2
Ray Kurzweil
Kurzweil TL;DR
Faster Computing -> faster
innovation -> faster solutions to
hard problems -> all diseases,
hunger, energy, etc solved ->
...
https://a.fastcompany.net/multisite_files/fastcompany/imagecache/1280/poster/2014/03/3028037-poster-p-1-how-paying-attenti...
Change alone is 

eternal, 

perpetual, 

immortal.
Arthur Schopenhauer, 1788-1860
http://blog.vanillaforums.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/change-cartoon.jpg
https://13c4.files.wordpress.com/2008/01/50-reason-notto2.jpg
http://www.torbenrick.eu/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Reactions-to-change.png
http://www.torbenrick.eu/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Reactions-to-change.png
Where is the path?
What is specifically HUMAN?
Passion
empathy
empathy?
Cirque de Soleil
Creativity
Critical Thought
Plato + Aristotle
Caveat

emptor
Deductive
Inference
Thank You!
@vhirsch
me@vhirsch.com
+44 7843 599 678
AI & The Future of Work - Work & Life in the Age of Robots
AI & The Future of Work - Work & Life in the Age of Robots
AI & The Future of Work - Work & Life in the Age of Robots
AI & The Future of Work - Work & Life in the Age of Robots
AI & The Future of Work - Work & Life in the Age of Robots
AI & The Future of Work - Work & Life in the Age of Robots
AI & The Future of Work - Work & Life in the Age of Robots
AI & The Future of Work - Work & Life in the Age of Robots
AI & The Future of Work - Work & Life in the Age of Robots
AI & The Future of Work - Work & Life in the Age of Robots
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The slides to my keynote at the annual conference for the Association of Business Psychology (ABP), held in London on 14 Oct 2016. It's a "shock & awe" take on what's coming and why we need to be alert to those changes.

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AI & The Future of Work - Work & Life in the Age of Robots

  1. 1. AI & the future of workw o r k & l i f e i n t h e a g e o f r o b o t s Volker Hirsch @vhirsch Association for business psychology London, 14 Oct 2016 2001:Aspaceodyssey
  2. 2. 2001:Aspaceodyssey
  3. 3. 2001:Aspaceodyssey 2001: A space odyssey, Stanley Kubrick, 1968 HAL 9000
  4. 4. 2001:Aspaceodyssey 2001: A space odyssey, Stanley Kubrick, 1968 That’s right, 
 19 bloody 68!!! HAL 9000
  5. 5. Knowledge workers! http://images.akamai.steamusercontent.com/ugc/577947268901721458/B9CAD85EEFB9DC90256CB237BFEF7CC5E75A0B60/ Hello,
  6. 6. Sir Francis Bacon, 1561-1626 Knowledge is power
  7. 7. 18 exabyte 10
  8. 8. Libraryofcongress
  9. 9. Library of congress = largest in the world all text content x 100,000 = 1 exabyte
  10. 10. Internet penetration. Source: Wikipedia internet traffic 2016: 1,100 exabytes
  11. 11. knowledge In your pocket
  12. 12. Sir Francis Bacon, 1561-1626 Is Knowledge still power?
  13. 13. You read all that? Naaaahh…
  14. 14. http://gapingvoid.com
  15. 15. Sarah Connor, Terminator What now? Dystopia?
  16. 16. Meet your future workforce
  17. 17. Factory Worker TESla factory, Fremont, California
  18. 18. http://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/styles/article_large/public/thumbnails/image/2016/05/25/16/foxconn.jpg
  19. 19. http://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/styles/article_large/public/thumbnails/image/2016/05/25/16/foxconn.jpg $5/day > technology
  20. 20. Amazon automated warehouse warehouse logistics
  21. 21. shipping logistics kalmar automated vehicles, Port of Los Angeles, California
  22. 22. Cleaner
  23. 23. Domestic help... www.robotshop.com
  24. 24. Policeman Boston Dynamics Wildcat
  25. 25. security guard knightscope K5
  26. 26. Sniper General Atomics, MQ-9 Reaper
  27. 27. Hadrian X Builder
  28. 28. Pizza Delivery Guy Flirtey Drone
  29. 29. Driver
  30. 30. Driver Tesla Model S
  31. 31. Long-haul trucking
  32. 32. Kirobo Mini, Toyota ride companion $400
  33. 33. Kirobo, University of Tokyo, Toyota + JAXA spaceship companion
  34. 34. Musician Release date: February 2009 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emily_Howell also on
  35. 35. Athlete Tosy, Topio 3
  36. 36. Baxter
  37. 37. IBM Watson
  38. 38. Amazon Echo: your butler order an uber to leave in half an hour get me a Margharita from domino’s what’s the weather on monday in hull? what is 1227 ./. the diameter of the moon? Is Jeff bezos a nice guy? who is arsenal playing this week? should i watch bourne? play my favourite miles tune Note: Alexa didn’t know the answer to about 2/3 of these questions… yet…
  39. 39. RIP. It was good while it lasted...
  40. 40. AI is fast becoming a commodity
  41. 41. Automation will take the jobs it can take http://www.cgpgrey.com/
  42. 42. Massive Impact on the Workplace & Employment Forbes, Feb. 2015
  43. 43. memory augmentation therapist plant educator nano-weapon specialist diffractive optics modeler New Jobs for you:
  44. 44. memory augmentation therapist plant educator nano-weapon specialist diffractive optics modeler New Jobs for you: This was last year…
  45. 45. Ray Kurzweil
  46. 46. MIT Whirlwind
  47. 47. Google Compute Engine
  48. 48. Gordon Moore
  49. 49. Moore’s Law
  50. 50. Moore’s Law in perspective But it dies…
  51. 51. Quantum Computing D Wave 2
  52. 52. Ray Kurzweil Kurzweil TL;DR
  53. 53. Faster Computing -> faster innovation -> faster solutions to hard problems -> all diseases, hunger, energy, etc solved -> immortality -> bodies become obsolete, people will only be minds -> one interconnected mind across mankind Kurzweil TL;DR
  54. 54. https://a.fastcompany.net/multisite_files/fastcompany/imagecache/1280/poster/2014/03/3028037-poster-p-1-how-paying-attention-can-change-your-career.jpg change
  55. 55. Change alone is 
 eternal, 
 perpetual, 
 immortal. Arthur Schopenhauer, 1788-1860
  56. 56. http://blog.vanillaforums.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/change-cartoon.jpg
  57. 57. https://13c4.files.wordpress.com/2008/01/50-reason-notto2.jpg
  58. 58. http://www.torbenrick.eu/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Reactions-to-change.png
  59. 59. http://www.torbenrick.eu/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Reactions-to-change.png
  60. 60. Where is the path?
  61. 61. What is specifically HUMAN?
  62. 62. Passion
  63. 63. empathy
  64. 64. empathy?
  65. 65. Cirque de Soleil Creativity
  66. 66. Critical Thought
  67. 67. Plato + Aristotle Caveat
 emptor
  68. 68. Deductive Inference
  69. 69. Thank You! @vhirsch me@vhirsch.com +44 7843 599 678

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