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Episode.9 Season 2

The Kids are alright.

Published: May 11, 2023
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How do we prepare our kids for jobs that don’t exist? Studies show that technology is progressing at such a rapid pace that up to 85% of the jobs that will be available in 2040 have not been created yet. Will AI, ML, and hardware advancements create a society where careers we take for granted today won’t exist in the future?

In this episode featuring hosts Grace Ewura-Esi and Amy Tobey, Producer John Taylor puts a personal face on this idea through his 13-year-old daughter, Ella, who wants to be a chef when she grows up. Together, they explore this issue with Executive Chef-turned-Dell Computer Advocate Tim Banks, as well as employment attorney Michael Lotito, whose Emma Coalition seeks solutions to TIDE, the technologically induced displacement of Employment.

Between trips to fully-automated restaurants and the latest advancements in 3D food replication, we discover that Gen Z’s humanity may be their biggest asset in tomorrow’s job market.

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Show notes

The Emma Coalition is devoted to preparing America’s workforce for the workplace of tomorrow. Learn more about their mission.

Mezli operates their flagship automated restaurant at 601 Mission Bay Boulevard North in San Francisco. We suggest the Lemon Za’atar Chicken at $9.49. Their Executive Chef, Eric Minnich, also heads up the crew at the Michelin-stared restaurant Commissary in San Francisco.

Ella’s favorite type of food to cook is Pan-Asian. Here’s her favorite Gyoza recipe - she recommends substituting pork for the turkey in this recipe.

Tim Banks mentions being a world-renowned champion of Brazilian jiu jitsu. What exactly makes it Brazilian? Read all about it.

An image of a person in a pixelated format, with their head replaced by a retro television. On the screen is a painted smile.

Episode 9, Season 2 Original artwork