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Will artificial intelligence put my job at risk?

Artificial Intelligence is no longer science fiction – it is a reality. Today, from speech recognition to concept communication and robotics, the evolution of computing power is showing no signs of slowing down.

But now that computers are so sophisticated, what are humans good for? The onset of the digital age has already led to what some experts call a ‘hollowing out’ of the middle class, as machines do to the white-collar jobs what they did to blue-collar jobs in the 20th century. Who would hire a human when a computer can do the job just as well? Will artificial intelligence threaten your career?

The Spectator, in partnership with Microsoft, invites you to join us in this discussion.

 

 

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Speakers

Bryan Appleyard

Bryan Appleyard

Journalist and author

Jamie Bartlett

Jamie Bartlett

Director of the Centre for the Analysis of Social Media, Demos

Chair

Andrew Neil

Andrew Neil

Chairman of Press Holdings Media Group and presenter of BBC's Daily and Sunday Politics.

Nicola Smith

Nicola Smith

Head of Economic and Social Affairs, Trade Unions Congress

Andrew Blake

Andrew Blake

Laboratory Director, Microsoft

Venue

Prince Philip House, SW1