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May 21, 2018
Smart Talk with Dr. Robin Gaster

Resilience to technological disruption has always been a defining characteristic of advanced capitalist economies but are we prepared for the next one? – meaning, artificial intelligence and automation.

Alan Tonelson’s guest, Dr. Robin Gaster argues in this edition of Smart Talk that given the speed, depth and scope of the challenge, this time is really different. Not only are machines poised to take over many of our jobs, our social institutions have been unable to keep pace with the tremendous changes that are already altering labor markets.

Dr. Gaster is the President of Incumetrics, a Washington, D.C.-based economic and technology consulting firm whose clients have included the U.S. National Research Council,
the U.S. Census Bureau, the European Commission, and the Brookings Institution.