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Manufacturing Talk Radio is a weekly Talk Radio Podcast broadcast to manufacturers of all sizes across the globe. Show host, Lew Weiss, and co-host, Tim Grady, present breaking manufacturing news and tackle business trends and economic forecasts in manufacturing for small, medium and large manufacturers across the globe.


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Episode 769: Manufacturing Think Tank: AI and Manufacturing

Artificial Intelligence and its potential implications for the manufacturing industry
Rob Seamans, Associate Professor at NYU’s Stern School of Business and a nonresident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, joins host Cliff Waldman for this episode of ‘Manufacturing Think Tank’ to talk about the AI phenomenon shaking the world. During the course of the interview, Rob discusses the big questions- labor market impacts, productivity impacts, changes in educational needs, supply chain impacts, and global competition impacts. 


Cliff Waldman

Certified Business Economist and member of the National Association for Business Economics (NABE). Go beyond the mainstream media headlines with Cliff Waldman throughout his series on Manufacturing Talk Radio where he focuses on forces that are catalyzing rapid structural changes in the companies and sectors that comprise the dynamic manufacturing industry.


Robert Seamans

 Robert Seamans

Director, NYU Center for the Future of Management

Associate Professor, NYU Stern School of Business

Robert Seamans (PhD, UC Berkeley) is an Associate Professor at New York University’s Stern School of Business and a nonresident Senior Fellow at Brookings. Professor Seamans teaches courses in game theory and strategy. His research focuses on how firms use technology in their strategic interactions with each other, and also focuses on the economic consequences of AI, robotics and other advanced technologies. His research has been published in leading academic journals and been cited in numerous outlets including The Atlantic, Forbes, Harvard Business Review, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and others. In 2015, Professor Seamans was appointed as the Senior Economist for technology and innovation on President Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers.

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