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.

He is the author of The Lights in the Tunnel: Automation, Accelerating Technology and the Economy of the Future (available from Amazon or as a FREE PDF eBook) and has a blog at

News and Articles

TV: Ideas in Action (shown on PBS) - "Will Robots Take our Jobs?"

Slate Magazine: Will Robots Steal Your Job?

The Economist: Artificial Intelligence / Luddite Legacy

NPR radio interview:The Dark Side of IBM's Watson

The Fiscal Times: The Robot Revolution: Your Job May be Next

Los Angeles Times:Automation Accelerates in Retail Sector

The Atlantic: Artificial Intelligence is the Next Killer App / CNNMoney (by M. Ford)

Huffington Post (by M. Ford) (by M. Ford)

Radio Interviews

FastForward Radio

ChangeSurfer Radio

KGNU Denver/Boulder -"It's the Economy"