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How to thrive in the age of robots

Now there’s an interesting question.

What are the skills and qualities you will need to survive and thrive when robots are going to be taking all the best jobs?

Tech entrepreneur and author, Richard Newton, says the desired qualities will be the things robots can’t yet replicate: creativity, compassion, empathy, curiosity, emotional intelligence, playfulness.

“We are witnessing the end of meat machines and the rise of human beings,” he says. “And we are on the verge of a creative revolution. To be future proof in this world of constant, rapid change we must adopt the liberated, individual behaviour of artists, entrepreneurs and inventors.”

Richard speaks to me in the latest Virgin Podcast:

If you like what I do podcast-wise, please subscribe to the show. Here’s how.

You can either subscribe via iTunes or SoundCloud. Then you’ll get sent each episode as soon as it is uploaded.

Many people listen to podcasts through their iPhone or smartphone. Open the podcasts app, and then search for ‘Virgin podcast’. It will be the first name that comes up. Hit subscribe and then you will get each programme delivered to your phone as soon as it is uploaded.

Then you can listen when you’re on your daily commute, doing you’re daily exercise or doing the laundry – whenever it is you might listen to the radio.

The main themes of the show are the things you associate with Richard Branson and Virgin: business, tech, travel, social issues and self-improvement.

We’ve got some great interviews lined up for the autumn.

 

The Virgin Podcast

I have started a podcast in collaboration with Virgin, called – and it beats me how we think of these things – the Virgin Podcast.

I will post the first couple of episodes here, but would urge you all, if you like what I do podcast-wise, to subscribe – either at iTunes or via SoundCloud.

We have got some great interviews lined up – Alastair Campbell next week, Merryn Somerset Webb the week after and all sorts of interesting people scheduled in over the autumn. I mean, really interesting people.

The main themes of the show will be the things you associate with Richard Branson and Virgin: business, tech, travel, social issues and self-improvement.

If you have an iPhone (or any kind of smart phone), open the podcasts app, and then search for ‘Virgin podcast’. It will be the first name that comes up. Hit subscribe and then you will get each programme delivered to your phone as soon as it is uploaded. Then you can listen when you’re on your daily commute, doing you’re daily exercise or doing the laundry – whenever it is you might listen to the radio.

The first interview is with Luke Lang, co-founder of CrowdCube, one of the world’s leading crowdfunding investment platforms.

In the second episode I talk to Artificial Intelligence architect and author, George Zarkadakis.