Speaker

Martin Ford

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Martin Ford
Writer and Futurist

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"Ford is a researcher whose unique insights into the increased mechanization of work across various fields, and the rise of increasingly capable “information technology,” has shed new light on the nature of work and education and the value of “human” capabilities in the 21st century. He is also the consulting expert for Societe Generale’s new “Rise of the Robots” equity index, which is focused specifically on investing in companies that will be significant participants in the artificial intelligence and robotics revolution.

Ford is the founder of a Silicon Valley-based software development firm and the author of three books: Architects of Intelligence, the New York Times bestselling Rise of the Robots: Technology and the Threat of a Jobless Future, and The Lights in the Tunnel: Automation, Accelerating Technology and the Economy of the Future. He is also the consulting expert for Societe Generale’s new “Rise of the Robots” equity index, which is focused specifically on investing in companies that will be significant participants in the artificial intelligence and robotics revolution.

He has over 25 years of experience in computer design and software development and holds a computer engineering degree from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and a graduate business degree from UCLA. He has written for publications including Fortune, Forbes, The Atlantic, The Washington Post, Project Syndicate, The Huffington Post and The Fiscal Times. Ford has also appeared on numerous radio and television shows, including programs on NPR and CNBC."