Boss Bot

Boss Bot

By Rose Eveleth

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Today we travel to a future where you’re guaranteed a job, but there’s a catch: your job is assigned to you by an algorithm. 


Dr. Pavlina Tcherneva — professor of economics at Bard College, researcher at the Levy Economics Institute & author of The Case for a Job Guarantee. Dr. Kira Lussier — historian at the University of Toronto. Manish Raghavan — PhD candidate at Cornell University. Dr. Chris Gilliard — privacy scholar & Professor of English at Macomb Community College.

Voice acting:

Echo: Elena Fernández Collins

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Flash Forward is hosted by Rose Eveleth and produced by Julia Llinas Goodman. The intro music is by Asura and the outtro music is by Hussalonia. The episode art is by Matt Lubchansky.

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