Podcast | Poets, plumbers and robots: The future of work in America

With artificial intelligence on its way, a panel of experts considers the changing landscape of labor.

A crowd watches as panelists speak in a light-filled room.

GeekWire editor Monica Nickelsburg, left, moderates the conversation with, from left, Seattle University professor Meenakshi Rishi, the Manhattan Institute's Oren Cass, SEIU 775 President Emeritus David Rolf, and Caleb Weaver, public affairs manager of Uber throughout the western U.S. (Stephanie McGuire/Aowyn Photography)

Artificial intelligence and other forms of automation are on the horizon for a lot of different industries. From self-driving cars to robot factory workers, AI is coming, and it could have a huge impact on jobs in this country. That, combined with global trade and the changing face of the American labor union, creates a lot of uncertainty for the future of work. What does labor look like in 21st century America? For this episode of Crosscut Talks, we invited a panel of labor leaders, scholars and disrupters to offer insights and predictions. This conversation was recorded on May 4, 2019, at Seattle University as part of the Crosscut Festival.


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