Soho Forum Debate: Martin Ford vs. Antony Sammeroff
January 6, 2020 Martin Ford vs. Antony Sammeroff Resolution: Robotics will soon lead to widespread joblessness and the concentration of wealth in the hands of a few. For the affirmative: Martin Ford is a leading expert on the Robot Revolution, Artificial Intelligence, job automation, and the impact of accelerating technology on workplaces, the economy, and society. He is the author of three books: Architects of Intelligence: the Truth about AI from the People Building It (2018), New York Times bestselling Rise of the Robots: Technology and the Threat of a Jobless Future (winner of the 2015 Financial Times/McKinsey Business Book of the Year award), and The Lights in the Tunnel: Automation, Accelerating Technology, and the Economy of the Future. He is a frequent keynote speaker at corporate, academic, and government sponsored events. His TED Talk on the impact of AI and robotics on the economy and society has been viewed more than 2 million times. For the negative: Antony Sammeroff serves as Spokesperson on Economics and Environment for The Scottish Libertarian Party. He authored the book Universal Basic Income – For and Against. He co-hosts the Scottish Liberty Podcast and has interviewed many prominent thinkers including Stefan Molyneux, Norman Finkelstein, Robert P. Murphy and Jeffrey Tucker. He has also been invited to appear as a guest on popular podcasts including The Tom Woods Show, The Innovation Show, School Sucks Podcast and Lions of Liberty. Antony’s other passion is personal development and he has authored two self-help books, Procrastination Annihilation and How to Make Small Talk. He hosts the Be Yourself and Love It! Podcast. Cash bar opens: 5:45pm Meeting convenes: 6:30pm Reception: 8:15pm Tickets must be reserved in advance.