Join us for a special RobotLab series when Oliver interviews Presidential Candidate Andrew Yang on the politics of robotics & automation. We are also privileged to have Assemblyman Clyde Vanel of New York State's Assembly join our discussion on the deployment of autonomous systems, AI, the future of organized labor, universal basic income, & more. Assembly member Vanel is recognized as one of the most tech savvy legislators in Albany with his proposed legislation on AI, Blockchain & Cybersecurity.
Andrew Yang is an entrepreneur & author running for President as a Democrat in 2020. In 2011 he founded Venture for America, a national entrepreneurship fellowship, & spent the last 6 years creating jobs in cities like Cleveland, Detroit, Baltimore, & Pittsburgh. When Andrew realized that new technology like artificial intelligence threatened to eliminate one-third of all American jobs, he knew he had to do something. In The War on Normal People (2018), he explains the mounting crisis & makes the case for implementing a universal basic income: $1,000 a month for every American adult, no strings attached.
Clyde Vanel was elected to the New York State Assembly on November 8, 2016. He serves the 33rd Assembly district of Queens, New York, encompassing the neighborhoods of Cambria Heights, St. Albans, Hollis, Queens Village, Bellerose & parts of Floral Park. Clyde Vanel is an attorney, entrepreneur, private pilot & community advocate from Cambria Heights, New York. He previously served as the Chief of Staff for New York State Senator James Sanders Jr. Clyde Vanel is the owner & operator of Vanel Law Firm, P.C. where he focuses on intellectual property law, business law & wills & estate planning. Clyde is also an Internet entrepreneur. He is the owner & operator of TrademarkReady.com which provides trademark filing & protection services. Additionally, Clyde was the owner & operator of Vanel on First; a restaurant, bar & lounge in lower Manhattan for five years. Clyde is the founder of the New York Metro chapter of the Black Pilots of America The organization trains & exposes the community & youth to the field of aviation. Through the organization, many youth & community members have been trained in pre-flight of an aircraft & aviation-related trainings. He holds a Juris Doctor from Boston University School of Law, where he served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Science & Technology Law.