On this episode, Vivek Wadhwa (@wadhwa) stops by to talk about the future. What’s it going to look like? Are we prepared for it? Who is going to come out on top in the workforce? We dive deep into the role that artificial intelligence will play in our futures, especially when it comes to work, and also discuss what our future economic and education systems may look like in the time of exponential technological change.
As background, Vivek is an American technology entrepreneur and academic originally from New Delhi, India. Today, he is a Distinguished Fellow & Adjunct Professor at Carnegie Mellon’s School of Engineering at Silicon Valley, as well as a Distinguished Fellow at the Labor and Worklife Program at Harvard Law School. Throughout his long and esteemed career in academia, Vivek has also held appointments at Stanford Law, UC Berkeley, Emory University and Singularity University, where he is currently an adjunct faculty member.
In addition, Vivek is a prolific writer. Not only he is a globally syndicated columnist at the Washington Post, but he has also authored several excellent books, some of his most recent being Your Happiness Was Hacked and Driver in the Driverless Car, which made the Financial Times’ long list for business book of the year in 2017 and explored the role that our technological choices will play in shaping our global futures.