Futures Forum: Artificial Intelligence: is it humanity's greatest 'existential risk'?
Especially in its potential effects on the world of work:
Futures Forum: Artificial Intelligence: 'complements labor and increase its productivity'
Futures Forum: Technological unemployment and the Luddite fallacy
These same concerns were addressed in this week's Panorama:
BBC iPlayer - Panorama - Could A Robot Do My Job?
This reflects a lot of buzz in the media currently, with scientists voicing grave concern:
How safe can artificial intelligence be? - BBC News
Stephen Hawking: 'AI could spell end of the human race' - BBC News
... and the business world generally enthusing about its potential:
AI Will Help, Not Kill Us, Says Alphabet Chairman Eric Schmidt | Digital Trends
Intelligent Machines: What does Facebook want with AI? - BBC News
Uber CEO talks UberPool profitability and AI in well-coached interview | VentureBeat | Business | by Ken Yeung
Toyota Announces Major Push Into AI and Robotics, Wants Cars That Never Crash - IEEE Spectrum
Much of this seems to be the stuff of science fiction:
Futures Forum: Climate change... and 'Interstellar': degrading soil and running out of food
Futures Forum: Climate change... and 'Interstellar': 'Cli-fi' escapism?
Futures Forum: Climate Change: the film
The top 20 artificial intelligence films - in pictures | Culture | The Guardian
Intelligent Machines: The truth behind AI fiction - BBC News
The question is to what extent these technologies represent a real step-change - and whether they will affect how we work in a revolutionary way.
Here are a couple of articles which discuss the implications of new technologies on jobs and the economy:
Brynjolfsson and McAfee: The jobs that AI can't replace
Brynjolfsson and McAfee: The jobs that AI can't replace - BBC News
Intelligent Machines: The jobs robots will steal first
Intelligent Machines: The jobs robots will steal first - BBC News
Does "Creative Destruction" Only Help the Rich? | Foundation for Economic Education
And from a year ago:
Ludd vs. Schumpeter | Foundation for Economic Education
Will Robots Put Everyone Out of Work? | Foundation for Economic Education
Ex Machina and Human Action | Foundation for Economic Education
#45 – “Robots and Computerization Cause Unemployment” | Foundation for Economic Education