Brad Smith ’81 S81 P15

Mar 1, 2018, 4:30 pm4:30 pm
Event Description

The Rise of Artificial Intelligence: Who Will Have Jobs in the Future?

A conversation with Brad Smith, President, Microsoft


On January 17 Microsoft released a new book, The Future Computed: Artificial Intelligence and its Impact on Society, by President Brad Smith and Executive Vice President of Artificial Intelligence and Research Harry Shum.

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?

The Future Computed: Artificial Intelligence and its Impact on Society is available as a free download at

AI Book cover