Episode 370: Automate This! The future of work in an artificially intelligent world

Machine learning technology is poised to disrupt sectors that seemed safe from automation just a few years ago. We reprise our series that examines how A.I. is changing the world of work.
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Welcome back to "Automate This!", our series on the future of work in an artificially intelligent world. 

From Hollywood to the surgical suite, machine learning technology is poised to disrupt sectors that seemed safe from automation just a few years ago.

By some estimates, machines are already capable of carrying out nearly half the tasks Canadians currently do at their jobs.

Check out our interactive online feature for all the reporting from the series — plus a chance to find out whether your own job could be at risk of automation.

               


                         

You'll hear from Krista Jones, who says algorithms and big data saved her life...

                   

Krista Jones was in and out of doctors offices for years with a rare form of cancer none of them seemed to be able to effectively treat it. 1:33

                

Philippe Pasquier, whose A.I. programs compose melodies that sound just like Chopin...

               

Day 6 - Chopin vs. computer 0:46

               

Rita Jew, a pharmacy director who uses robots to dispense pills and mix I.V. medications... 

             

Pharmacist Rita Jew says that while the machines have eliminated some jobs, current pharmacy technicians now have more stimulating work engaging with clients. 0:23

             

...and many others, including machine learning researcher Michael Osborne, Vanity Fair senior correspondent Nick Bilton, and Dr. Yuval Harari, acclaimed author of Homo Deus.

       

                       


To hear our series on the future of work in an artificially intelligent world, download our podcast, read the web feature or click the 'Listen' button at the top of this page.