Kevin Roose, award-winning technology columnist for The New York Times and New York Times bestselling author, joined us to discuss his latest work, Futureproof: 9 Rules for Humans in the Age of Automation.
In the book, Roose lays out a hopeful, pragmatic vision of how humans can thrive in the machine age. He shares the secrets of people and organizations that have survived technological change, and explains how we can protect our own futures. Roose rejects the conventional wisdom that in order to succeed in the age of intelligent machines, we have to become more like computers–hyper-efficient, data-driven workhorses. Instead, he says, we should focus on being more human, and doing the kinds of creative, inspiring, and meaningful things even the most advanced AI can’t do.
The event was co-hosted by the Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (HAI) and the McCoy Center for Ethics in Society.