Race Against the Machine: Upcoming Events

  • I promise I’ll eventually stop promoting our new book Race Against the Machine, but there’s a lot going on these days. And I’m tickled that it’s getting talked about at both ends of the political spectrum: Mother Jones to the AEI.

Here’s a rundown of recent and upcoming events:

  • Earlier today I was on Warren Olney’s show “To the Point,” which comes out of KCRW in LA. In a segment titled “Should We Blame Technology for High Unemployemnt?” Warren talked with me, Darrell West of Brookings, Harold Meyerson of the American Prospect, and Marshall Brain of HowStuffWorks.com. I thought it was a great discussion, and I learned a lot. You can download the audio or stream it here.
  • At 9 am on Monday, October 31 my co-author Erik Brynjolfsson and I are hosting a symposium at the MIT Media Lab titled “Race Against the Machine: The Future of Technology and Employment” As I discuss here, we will attain nerdvana. I’m moderating a panel on the cutting-edge digital technologies of today and tomorrow, Erik is hosting one on their economic implications, IBM Watson team leader Dave Ferrucci is keynoting, and it will be generally off the hook. It’s free to attend (thanks to the IBM and the MIT Center for Digital Business), but space is limited. If you’d like to attend, please email jtegos at mit dot edu. And then that same afternoon, a team of students from MIT Sloan is going to play Jeopardy! against Watson and a team from HBS. I boldly predict a second place finish for the Sloanies…
  • At 8 am on Tuesday, November 1 I’m giving my first public talk about Race Against the Machine at the Westin Copley Place in Boston. It’s sponsored by OpenText Social Workplace as part of their purpose-driven business series. If you’d like to attend (free, breakfast included!) please RSVP here.
  • At 10 am on Wednesday, November 2 Erik and I will be guests on Tom Ashbrook’s radio show On Point. I have no idea where this discussion will go, but I’m looking forward to it.