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Open to Stanford faculty, students, staff, and visiting scholars. RSVP required by 5PM April 13. Location Ground Floor Conference Rm E008 Encina Hall 616 Serra St.Stanford, CA 94305-6055 Abstract: The robots are coming, but whether they will be working on behalf of society or a small cadre of the super-rich is very much in doubt. Driverless cars, robotic helpers, and intelligent agents that promote our interests have the potential to usher in a new age of affluence and leisure — but the transition may be protracted and brutal unless we address the two great scourges of the modern developed world: volatile labor markets and income inequality. Innovative, free-market adjustments to our economic system and social policies are likely to be necessary to avoid an extended period of social turmoil.   Speaker…


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