In the 20th Century Humans were the Extension of the Machine – What about the 21st Century?

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Robots are taking all the jobs… or are they? The automation economy both destroys and creates jobs, and most of us will be “working side-by-side with robots” in the future. The extension of “man and the machine” is well recognized as the hallmark of the 20th Century. What the 21st Century offers is the integration of humans and the machine.

What does this all mean for us as a race as we go forward? What will work mean, and what will it look like? What kind of jobs will we be doing, and how will be learning? All important questions that will drive this century, which will be the most advanced and profoundly impactful on humanity in history. Join us this week as we talk with J.P. Gownder, VP and Principal Analyst at Forrester Research. We will be discussing the 10 key predictions for the evolution of automation in 2018 that everyone should know and prepare for.

J. P. Gownder is a vice president and principal analyst with expertise in devices and platforms. His research covers the role that technology innovations play in the workforce, employee experience, and the adoption of emerging technologies. He leads Forrester’s research into the impact artificial intelligence, automation, and robotics have on the future of the economy and the workforce. He also covers virtual and augmented reality, wearable computing, PCs, tablets, mobility, smartphones, and the devices and systems that power retail experiences. He also has expertise in operating systems, software, applications, and the digital platform wars. J. P. holds M.A. and B.A. degrees from Harvard University.

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