The "Dispensables": Automation, Humans and Brands
Tuesday, March 15
3:30PM - 4:30PM
110 E 2nd St
Gartner research says 1/3 of all Americans will be out of jobs by 2025 due to automation. Other reports cite similar results for other Western societies, with jobs in every industry at risk. So look to your right and your left. According to the values driving automation, one of you is "Dispensable."You're not just unemployed - you're void.
We need to envision scenarios where humans provide value in the algorithmic economy. Even if a Universal Basic Income keeps the "Dispensables" from poverty, we need to create a paradigm shift regarding how humans find worth beyond work. What does this mean for business? And specifically, what will be the challenges and opportunities for brands?
The Happathon Project
I'm the Founder of the H(app)athon Project, contributing writer for Mashable, HuffPo, The Guardian, and author of Heartificial Intelligence: Embracing Our Humanity to Maximize Machines (Penguin/Ran...Show the rest
I'm the Founder of the H(app)athon Project, contributing writer for Mashable, HuffPo, The Guardian, and author of Heartificial Intelligence: Embracing Our Humanity to Maximize Machines (Penguin/Random House: February, 2016) I do PR/marketing consultation for a small handful of clients and my current work focus is on Ethics for Artificial Intelligence and the Algorithm Economy.Hide the rest
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The Business Romantic Society
Tim is the founder of Leberecht & Partners, a strategy and marketing consulting firm, and the author of the book The Business Romantic (HarperCollins, 2015). Previously, he was the chief marketing ...Show the rest
Tim is the founder of Leberecht & Partners, a strategy and marketing consulting firm, and the author of the book The Business Romantic (HarperCollins, 2015). Previously, he was the chief marketing officer of NBBJ, a global design and architecture firm that helps organizations such as Amazon, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Boeing, Google, Samsung, Starbucks, and Tencent create meaningful experiences. From 2006-2013 he was the chief marketing officer of product design and strategy firm Frog Design, acclaimed for its work with Apple and many other Fortune 500 brands. Tim's writing has appeared in publications such as Harvard Business Review, Entrepreneur, Fast Company, Forbes, Fortune, Psychology Today, and Wired. He has spoken at venues including TED, The Economist Big Rethink, DLD, the Silicon Valley CEO Summit, New Cities Summit, Commonwealth Club, Yale University, Carnegie Mellon University, Remix, and the World Economic Forum. His TED Talk “3 Ways to (Usefully) Lose Control of Your Brand” has been viewed by almost a million people to date. Leberecht is the co-founder of the 15 Toasts dinner series. He serves on the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Values, the NationSwell Council, and on the board of Jump Associates, a strategy and innovation consultancy.Hide the rest