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Yes, You Will Lose Your Job to a Robot
March 19, 2023 @ 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Jonathan Salem Baskin, President of a Tech Communications Consulting Firm, will speak on the topic, Yes You Will Lose Your Job to a Robot. While we hear a lot about the latest advances in artificial intelligence (“AI”) there’s a dearth of conversation about how it will impact not only work but the way we define ourselves. Jonathan works and writes on the forefront of this tech revolution and will share his observations on how AI is already changing our lives and the ways it will soon challenge our longstanding notions of self-determination and individual achievement, not to mention our very definitions of consciousness and personhood. Will robots deserve rights? What about the rights of people to do fulfilling work? Be prepared for a thoughtful, entertaining, and overdue conversation.
Jonathan Salem Baskin has 40 years of experience as a communications consultant, writer, and artist. He leads a PR agency that advises multinational corporations on cutting-edge tech topics, has written nine books on brands and culture (and one collection of sci-fi short stories), and penned hundreds of essays on communications for Advertising Age and Forbes. Jonathan’s first musical, based on the Michelson-Morley experiments, debuted at Beloit College in 2019, and his latest creative project — a rock album that uses John Milton’s Paradise Lost poetry — will be performed live at SPACE in Evanston on February 28. He lives in Glencoe.