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Martin Ford

Author, Silicon Valley entrepreneur, futurist and speaker

Martin Ford is 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 holds a computer engineering degree from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and a graduate business degree from the University of California, Los Angeles.<br /> <br /> He is the author of <a href="http://www.thelightsinthetunnel.com"><em>The Lights in the Tunnel: Automation, Accelerating Technology and the Economy of the Future</em></a> (available from Amazon or as a <a href="http://www.thelightsinthetunnel.com"><b>FREE PDF eBook</b></a>) and has a blog at <a href="http://econfuture.wordpress.com">econfuture.wordpress.com</a>.<br /> <br /> <strong>News and Articles</strong><br /> <br /> TV: Ideas in Action (shown on PBS) - <a href="http://www.ideasinactiontv.com/episodes/2011/10/automation-nation-will-robots-take-our-jobs.html" target="_blank">"Will Robots Take our Jobs?"</a><br /> <br /> Slate Magazine: <a href="http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/robot_invasion/2011/09/will_robots_steal_your_job.html" target="_blank">Will Robots Steal Your Job?</a><br /> <br /> The Economist: <a href="http://www.economist.com/blogs/babbage/2011/11/artificial-intelligence" target="_blank">Artificial Intelligence / Luddite Legacy</a><br /> <br /> NPR radio interview:<a href="http://www.npr.org/2011/02/20/133916058/the-dark-side-of-watson" target="_blank">The Dark Side of IBM's Watson</a><br /> <br /> The Fiscal Times: <a href="http://www.thefiscaltimes.com/Articles/2011/07/12/The-Robot-Revolution-Your-Job-May-Be-Next.aspx" target="_blank">The Robot Revolution: Your Job May be Next</a><br /> <br /> Los Angeles Times:<a href="http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-robot-retail-20110304,0,6578831.story" target="_blank">Automation Accelerates in Retail Sector</a><br /> <br /> The Atlantic: <a href="http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2011/02/artificial-intelligence-is-the-next-killer-app/71265/" target="_blank">Artificial Intelligence is the Next Killer App</a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://money.cnn.com/2010/06/10/news/economy/unemployment_layoffs_structural.fortune/index.htm" target="_blank">Fortune.com / CNNMoney</a> (by M. Ford)<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/martin-ford/the-truth-about-unemploym_b_428619.html" target="_blank">Huffington Post</a> (by M. Ford)<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.forbes.com/2010/04/08/unemployment-google-2020-technology-data-companies-10-economy.html" target="_blank">Forbes.com </a>(by M. Ford)<br /> <br /> <strong>Radio Interviews</strong><br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.blog.speculist.com/archives/002234.html" target="_blank">FastForward Radio</a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://ieet.org/index.php/IEET/more/csr20091024/" target="_blank">ChangeSurfer Radio</a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.thelightsinthetunnel.com/KGNUMartinFord20100819.mp3">KGNU Denver/Boulder -"It's the Economy"</a>