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Martin Ford

“No one who cares about the future of human dignity can afford to skip [Rise of the Robots].”
-Jaron Lanier, author of You Are Not a Gadget.

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Martin Ford is the founder of a Silicon Valley-based software development firm. Explores the ways in which “robots” and other technological advances are outpacing humans in all kinds of sectors, from education to law to agriculture to healthcare to management and beyond. He offers a realistic view of what the future of work—and your place in it—will look like.

Ford has over 25 years of experience in computer design and software development, and holds a computer engineering degree from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and a graduate business degree from UCLA.

He is author of two books: New York Times bestselling Rise of the Robots: Technology and the Threat of a Jobless Future and The Lights in the Tunnel: Automation, Accelerating Technology and the Economy of the Future. Rise of the Robots received The Financial Times/McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award and was named one of Business Insider’s Best Business Books of the Year. It has also been translated into 19 languages.

Furthermore, he has written for publications including Fortune, Forbes, The Atlantic, The Washington Post, Project Syndicate, The Huffington Post and The Fiscal Times. He has also appeared on numerous radio and television shows, including programs on NPR and CNBC.

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