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Should we really be that threatened by robots?
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If you can't beat the robots, buy 'em

Apr 26, 2017
Plus, how to use artificial intelligence to tackle income inequality.
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Robot-Proof Jobs 3: Transcript

Apr 21, 2017
The final episode of a special three-part podcast series on automation and the economy.

Robot-Proof Jobs 3: Rewiring the future

Apr 21, 2017
The final episode of a special three-part podcast series on automation and the economy.
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How to close the tech-job gap for minorities and low-income earners

Apr 20, 2017
They have the highest risk of losing work to robots.
Seventy percent of LaunchCode’s students are making less than $30,000 a year.
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Former Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers says taxing robots makes no sense

Apr 19, 2017
The economist breaks down the flaws he sees in Bill Gates' proposal.
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Can Pittsburgh keep its workers from being replaced by smart machines?

Apr 19, 2017
The city is becoming a giant proving ground for automation and artificial intelligence.
A passenger looks on as he rides in a pilot model of an Uber self-driving car in Pittsburgh.
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What universal basic income could mean for the future of work

Apr 18, 2017
As tech advances, some ask whether jobs are really necessary anymore.
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Robot-Proof Jobs 2: Transcript

Apr 14, 2017
The second episode of a special three-part podcast series on automation and the economy.

Robot-Proof Jobs 2: The winners of tomorrow

Apr 14, 2017
The second episode of a special three-part podcast series on automation and the economy.
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