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Futureproof: 9 Rules for Humans in the Age of Automation

How can we be happy, successful humans in a world built by and for machines?

BOOK IMAGEIn Futureproof: 9 Rules for Humans in the Age of Automation,  award-winning technology columnist for The New York Times Kevin 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.

This event is co-sponsored by the Stanford Digital Economy Lab and the McCoy Center for Ethics in Society.




Kevin Roose

Award-winning technology columnist for The New York Times, and the New York Times bestselling author of three books

Erik Brynjolfsson

Erik Brynjolfsson

Jerry Yang and Akiko Yamazaki Professor and Director of Stanford Digital Economy Lab at HAI

Christie Ko

Christie Ko

Executive Director

Christie Ko is the executivedirector of the StanfordDigital Economy Lab (S-DEL). She works closely with Professor Brynjolfsson to lead the development of S-DEL's programs, activities and events.Prior to joining S-DEL, she was the Associate Director for the MIT Initiative on the Dig ...
Rob Reich

Rob Reich

Professor of Political Science, Faculty Director of the McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society, and the Marc and Laura Andreesen Faculty Co-Director of the Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society

"Stanford HAI gives philosophers and social scientists the opportunity to study the effects of AI in the world and to partner with scientists in developing technologies, so that the interdisciplinary collision of ideas produces new ways of thinking about AI."