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Jay Richards on the Greatly Exaggerated Death of Human Jobs — Part I

Rumor has it, artificial intelligence and robotics will make humans obsolete. Larry L. Linenschmidt discusses artificial intelligence, job displacement, virtue, and machines with Jay Richards.

This interview is about Jay’s book, The Human Advantage: The Future of American Work in an Age of Smart Machines. This interview was originally aired by the Hill Country Institute and is included here in its entirety. This rebroadcast is offered with the permission of Larry L. Linenschmidt and the Hill Country Institute. This is Part 1 of 2 parts.

Other Larry L. Linenschmidt podcasts from the Hill Country Institute are available at HillCountryInstitute.org. We appreciate the permission of the Hill Country Institute to rebroadcast this podcast on Mind Matters.

Show Notes

  • 02:26 | Introducing Jay Richards, Research Assistant Professor in the Busch School of Business at The Catholic University of America
  • 08:43 | Technological improvements and the creation of jobs
  • 09:20 | Will artificial intelligence and robotics make humans obsolete?
  • 09:50| Examples from history of jobs that became obsolete
  • 12:06 | Virtue and the world of business
  • 13:04 | What makes people and machines different?
  • 13:26 | Five features of the information economy
  • 15:13 | Brad Morgan, founder of DairyDoo
  • 17:35 | The “Capitalism is greed” myth
  • 19:45 | Danielle Tate, founder of MissNowMrs

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Jay Richards on the Greatly Exaggerated Death of Human Jobs — Part I