Washington Editor at Large, The Atlantic
Steve Clemons is Washington Editor at Large for The Atlantic and National Journal; and Editor in Chief of AtlanticLIVE. He is also an MSNBC contributor. At AtlanticLIVE, The Atlantic’s premium events division, Clemons develops concepts and editorial content and leads programs as an interviewer, moderator, and host. Clemons joined The Atlantic in June 2011 from the New America Foundation, a think tank devoted to pragmatic, nonideological policy innovation, and intellectual entrepreneurship. He helped launch the Foundation twelve years ago, served as its Executive Vice President for eight years, founded its American Strategy Program, and continues to serve there as a Senior Fellow. Clemons also served as Executive Vice President of the Economic Strategy Institute, as Senior Policy Advisor on Economic and International Affairs to Senator Jeff Bingaman (D-NM), and as the first Executive Director of the Nixon Center. He is also a member of the World Economic Forum Council on Geopolitical Risk. Clemons was one of Washington’s early political bloggers, publishing the widely read and influential Washington Note, now included in the family of blogs at TheAtlantic.com. He writes about topics related to foreign policy, defense, and international economic policy. Clemons’ work has appeared in many major op-ed pages, journals, and magazines around the world.
Technology has the potential to save many lives, limit environmental damage, and to increase productivity and living standards everywhere, if the gains are distributed equally. Yet, automation driven by artificial intelligence and machine learning is also expected to replace tens of millions of jobs currently generated by America’s economy within the next twenty years. This panel […]