Ford is a futurist and the author of three books: Architects of Intelligence: The truth about AI from the people building it (2018), the New York Times Bestselling Rise of the Robots: Technology and the Threat of a Jobless Future (winner of the 2015 Financial Times/McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award) and The Lights in the Tunnel: Automation, Accelerating Technology and the Economy of the Future (2009), as well as the founder of a Silicon Valley-based software development firm. His TED Talk on the impact of AI and robotics on the economy and society, given on the main stage at the 2017 TED Conference, has been viewed nearly 3 million times.
Martin is also the consulting artificial intelligence expert for the new Robotics and AI ETF from Lyxor/SocieteGenerale(Ticker ROAI), which is focused specifically on investing in companies that will be significant participants in the AI and robotics revolution. He is a frequent keynote speaker on the subject of accelerating progress in robotics and artificial intelligence—and what these advances mean for the economy, job market and society of the future.
He continues to focus on entrepreneurship and is an active board member of Genesis Systems, a startup company that has developed a revolutionary atmospheric water generation (AWG) technology. Genesis will soon deploy automated, self powered systems that will generate water directly from the air at industrial scale in the world’s most arid regions.