ISSUE – Jan. 22 | Barack Obama says Democrats need to get smarter about tech taking jobs

Barack Obama is taking a “quick vacation” after leaving office Friday. But before he handed over the keys to the Oval Office, he urged his fellow Democrats to pay attention to job automation.

For his last interview as president, Obama sat down Wednesday with Pod Save America, a podcast hosted by four of his former aides: Jon Favreau, Dan Pfeiffer, Jon Lovett, and Tommy Vietor. He told them that he expects advancements like “driverless Uber” will be followed by job automation “in office buildings across the country.” “We, I think, probably have to be more creative about anticipating about what’s coming down the pike,” Obama said. “Automation is relentless and it’s going to accelerate.” [ Re/code ]