Kevin LaGrandeur is Professor of English at the New York Institute of Technology (NYIT), and Director of Technical Writing Programs. Dr. LaGrandeur has written many articles and conference presentations on digital culture; Artificial Intelligence and ethics; and literature and science. His recent book on the premodern cultural history of AI is titled Androids and Intelligent Networks in Early Modern Literature and Culture (Routledge, 2012). His more recent conference presentations have been on transhumanism and the posthuman.
"Will a Robot Take Your Job?"
This talk reflects on technological unemployment and the potential impact of automation and computerization on its effects on the future of work, addressing questions such as: Is technology causing inequality? Are there occupations that are immune to technological change? What will be the macroeconomic effects of technological unemployment? We will also discuss what we can do to remedy technological unemployment.