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Will Artificial Intelligence Put My Job At Risk?

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June 18, 2014

6:30 pm

Prince Philip House, 3 Carlton House Terrace, St. James's, London SW1Y 5DG


Andrew Neil, chairman, The Spectator Magazine Group

Bryan Appleyard, journalist and author

Jamie Bartlett, director, Centre for the Analysis of Social Media, Demos

Nicola Smith, head of economic and social affairs, Trade Unions Congress

Andrew Blake, laboratory director, Microsoft


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, invited guests to join in the discussion. Click here for a full report on the discussion.