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G.S. Beckwith Gilbert ’63 Public Lecture: Microsoft’s Brad Smith: The Rise of Artificial Intelligence: Who Will Have Jobs in the Future?

Thursday, March 1, 2018
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm


McCosh Hall 50

This event is free and open to the public, but we are asking everyone to register in advance so we can prepare for the crowd. Please plan your arrival with time to find on-street parking and to reserve your seat. Overflow seating will also be available.

A conversation with Brad Smith, Princeton ’81, President of Microsoft

On January 17 Microsoft released a new book, The Future Computed: Artificial Intelligence and its role in society, available for free at

Technology has fundamentally changed the way we consume news, plan our day, communicate, shop and interact with our family, friends and colleagues. Our world today was the stuff of science fiction only 20 years ago. What will our world look like in 2038? AI will enable breakthroughs in healthcare, agriculture, education, transportation and more. It’s already doing so in impressive ways.

New technology also inevitably raises complex questions and broad societal concerns. As we look to a future powered by a partnership between computers and humans, it’s important that we address these challenges head on. How do we ensure that AI is designed and used responsibly? How do we establish ethical principles to protect people? How should we govern its use? And how will AI impact employment and jobs?

What jobs will AI eliminate? What jobs will it create? How will work evolve? What strategies should be employed to ensure best outcomes?

Microsoft blog about the new book

For further information:
The G.S. Beckwith Gilbert ’63 Lecture Series

Sponsored by the Center for Information Technology Policy, Department of Computer Science, Woodrow Wilson School for Public and International Policy, and the Office of Corporate Engagement and Foundation Relations.