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NC State Futurist Marshall Brain On 'The Second Intelligent Species' (Rebroadcast)


Aired on Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Siri, Cortana and Google Now have become part of most people’s lives. They’re digital assistants – artificial intelligence. In essence, robots. We have automated call centers that understand what you’re saying. Airports have ticket kiosks and cars will soon drive themselves. We are quickly developing a Second Intelligent Species, one Marshall Brain warns could soon eliminate jobs in startling numbers.

Marshall Brain– director of the Engineering Entrepreneurs Program at NC State University. He’s the founder of the popular website HowStuffWorks.com and the author of several books, including his latest “The Second Intelligent Species: How Humans Will Become as Irrelevant as Cockroaches” which is available for free on his website.

Originally aired: February 4, 2016

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