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Robots & us: Harvard graduate Kinley Salmon on NZ's future

When Kinley Salmon was casting around for the opening words for his new book on the future of work, he reached for his maternal grandmother’s 1990 autobiography.

Salmon’s book, Jobs, Robots & Us: Why the Future of Work in New Zealand Is in Our Hands, examines employment in the face of technological advances, such as the effect of driverless vehicles on taxi and truck drivers, and what automated check-in kiosks mean for hotel workers. It is, he concludes, as did his grandmother, May Davis, a trade-off between economic maximisation and human meaning.

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