“Artificial intelligence, which is the technology that powers autonomous vehicles and robots, is one of the biggest themes of SXSW Interactive this year, Forrest said. AI has been referred to as the Fourth Industrial Revolution and it’s going to have far reaching impacts on every sector of the worldwide economy.
Automation will lead to massive changes in the workplace. And several speakers at SXSW including Ellen Shell, who wrote “The Job: Work and its Future in a Time of Radical Change” and Kate Crawford, co-founder and co-director of the AI Now Research Institute, will be talking about the future of the workforce.
‘A lot of the jobs we currently do are going to be digitized,’ Forrest said. ‘They are going to be outsourced.'”