Selected TV Appearances

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Will Amazon Robots Destroy American Retail?

“Humans Need Not Apply” Author Jerry Kaplan discusses the future for humanity in a world filled with robots with Tom Keene on “Bloomberg Surveillance.”

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Do labor-saving robots spell doom for American workers?

The onslaught of automation that’s replacing human workers — from golf caddies to bank tellers — may be putting us on a path to humanitarian crisis, says Jerry Kaplan, author of “Humans Need Not Apply.” As technology grows and jobs become obsolete, income inequality and poverty could follow for millions of Americans. Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports.

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Will artificial intelligence overtake humans in the workplace?

Kaplan said that in the next decade or two, driverless cars could put many of the more than three million licensed professional drivers around the country out of work. While automation long ago revolutionized the assembly line, advances in big data computing power could soon downsize the traditional white collar workforce as well.

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Why the Rise of Robots in the Labor Force May Spark an Inequality Crisis

The rise of artificial intelligence in the workplace is both positive and negative. It all depends on which side of the robot you stand, said Jerry Kaplan, author of ‘Humans Need Not Apply’. ‘If you are one of the people who owns the robots then things are going to be great because you are the owner of that automation,’ said Kaplan. ‘If you are the person whose job is being lost because the robot is doing the task that you used to do, then that’s a major problem.’

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Selected Radio Appearances


Engineering Intelligence

Despite the technological leaps made in the realm of artificial intelligence, people often object to the idea that the minds of machines can ever replicate the minds of humans. But for engineers, the proof is in the processing. Brooke talks with Stanford lecturer and entrepreneur Jerry Kaplan about how the people who make robots view the field of AI.

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Robot, You Can Drive My Car

After billions of dollars and fifty years of effort, researchers are finally cracking the code on artificial intelligence. In Humans Need Not Apply: A Guide to Wealth and Work in the Age of Artificial Intelligence, Jerry Kaplan examines the brave new world of robots: driverless cars, robotic helpers, and intelligent agents. Although these technologies have the potential to improve our lives, they could also leave many people without a job.

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Episode 15-37 Humans Need Not Apply …

On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with JERRY KAPLAN, whose early efforts include Lotus Agenda and the early embodiments of smart phones and tablets and founding co-founding GO corporation and OnSale. He’s here with his book “HUMANS NEED NOT APPLY:A Guide to Wealth and Work in the Age of Artificial Intelligence.”

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Robot, You Can Drive My Car

Lynn Ware Peek and John Wells talk with Jerry Kaplan, author of Humans Need Not Apply. After billions of dollars and fifty years of effort, researchers are finally cracking the code on artificial intelligence. As society stands on the cusp of unprecedented change, Kaplan unpacks the latest advances in robotics, machine learning, and perception powering systems that rival or exceed human capabilities.

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