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Martin Ford

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Futurist and leading expert on the Robot Revolution, Artificial Intelligence and job automation

Author of the New York Times bestseller 'Rise of the Robots: Technology and the Threat of a Jobless Future'

Founder of Silicon valley software development firm Genesis Systems LLC (USA)

Martin Ford is a futurist and the author of two books: The New York Times Bestselling Rise of the Robots: Technology and the Threat of a Jobless Future (winner of the 2015 Financial Times/McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award and translated into more than 20 languages) and The Lights in the Tunnel: Automation, Accelerating Technology and the Economy of the Futureas well as the founder of a Silicon Valley-based software development firm. He has over 25 years experience in the fields of computer design and software development.

He is a leading expert on the robot revolution, artificial intelligence, job automation and the impact of accelerating technology on workplaces, the economy, and society.

Martin holds a computer engineering degree from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and a graduate business degree from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Martin Ford has written about future technology and its implications for publications including The New York TimesFortuneForbes, The AtlanticThe Washington PostHarvard Business ReviewThe Guardian and The Financial Times. He has also appeared on numerous radio and television shows, including NPR, CNBC, CNN, MSNBC and PBS. Martin is a frequent keynote speaker on the subject of accelerating progress in robotics and artificial intelligence—and what these advances mean for the economy, job market and society of the future.

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