Julia Kirby is the co-author of "Only Humans Need Apply: Winners and Losers in the Age of Smart Machines," which documents how nearly everyone is vulnerable to being replaced by artificial intelligence and machine learning, and was a Financial Times best book of 2016. Kirby talked to AFP Conversations host Ira Apfel about her book, co-authored with Thomas Davenport, and what treasury and finance professionals can do to prepare for the technological revolution.
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Julia Kirby: AI, Robotics and Winners and Losers in the Age of Smart Machines
Julia Kirby is editor at large at Harvard Business Review, a role that allows her to source and develop content on any topic of interest to managerial readers. She produces articles for HBR’s flagship magazine, books for Harvard Business Review Press and blog posts for www.hbr.org. Across thirteen years with HBR, she has helped hundreds of expert authors present their ideas clearly and compellingly, on a wide range of topics. The issues facing executive women have been a particular focus of her work. Kirby is co-author, with Christopher Meyer, of “Standing on the Sun: How the Explosion of Capitalism Abroad Will Change Business Everywhere.” Praised by The Financial Times as one of the best business books of 2012, it describes how capitalism will evolve as its center of gravity shifts to the fast-growing emerging economies, and outlines new rules for firms to thrive.