Intelligence Squared U.S.: Will Automation Crash Democracy?

Intelligence Squared U.S.: Will Automation Crash Democracy?

Sun, 06/24/2018 - 9:00pm - 10:00pm

Pictured: Intelligence Squared U.S., episode artwork

Technology is disrupting the workforce, with automation poised to displace humans in the fields of medicine, agriculture, and beyond.

Some argue that as people lose jobs to robots, distrust in democratic institutions grows, and populist ideas become more attractive to those who feel left behind. Others argue that automation drives higher productivity growth. Humans can pursue societal innovation, allowing more to feel fulfilled, and strengthening democracy on the whole. Intelligence Squared U.S.: Will Automation Crash Democracy? airs Sunday, June 24, 2018 at 9 p.m. on AM 1370.  

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