The New York Times-bestselling guide to how automation is changing the economy, undermining work, and reshaping our lives Winner of Best Business Book of the Year awards from the Financial Times and from Forbes "Lucid, comprehensive, and ...
Author: Martin Ford
Publisher: Hachette UK
Category: Business & Economics
The New York Times-bestselling guide to how automation is changing the economy, undermining work, and reshaping our lives Winner of Best Business Book of the Year awards from the Financial Times and from Forbes "Lucid, comprehensive, and unafraid . . . ;an indispensable contribution to a long-running argument." -- Los Angeles Times What are the jobs of the future? How many will there be? And who will have them? As technology continues to accelerate and machines begin taking care of themselves, fewer people will be necessary. Artificial intelligence is already well on its way to making "good jobs" obsolete: many paralegals, journalists, office workers, and even computer programmers are poised to be replaced by robots and smart software. As progress continues, blue and white collar jobs alike will evaporate, squeezing working -- and middle-class families ever further. At the same time, households are under assault from exploding costs, especially from the two major industries-education and health care-that, so far, have not been transformed by information technology. The result could well be massive unemployment and inequality as well as the implosion of the consumer economy itself. The past solutions to technological disruption, especially more training and education, aren't going to work. We must decide, now, whether the future will see broad-based prosperity or catastrophic levels of inequality and economic insecurity. Rise of the Robots is essential reading to understand what accelerating technology means for our economic prospects-not to mention those of our children-as well as for society as a whole.
In a frightening tour of artificial intelligence's rapid advances, technology expert Martin Ford draws on a wealth of economic data from both the US and the UK to outline the terrifying societal implications of the robots' rise.
Robotics is poised for a surge in advancement. This could threaten jobs in the retail and service industries, which are core sectors of the current economy. 2. Technology's transformation of the modern economy has lowered wages and ...
Author: Swift Reads
Publisher: Swift Reads
Category: Study Aids
Rise of the Robots: Technology and the Threat of a Jobless Future (2015) by Martin Ford describes the ways automation and rapid advances in technology are shaping the global economy, as well as the profound consequences these technological changes will have for future workers. The role of technology in production has evolved. No longer a mere means of increasing the productivity of human workers, technology has developed methods for replacing workers entirely... Purchase this in-depth summary to learn more.
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Author: Jeff Lemire
Publisher: Image Comics
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
The first major DESCENDER event is here. This is what it has all been building to. The Robot Resistance rises up and tightens its iron grip in the universe as the origins of the Harvesters are finally revealed and the galaxy is thrown into all-out war! A new chapter of the sci-fi epic begins here by superstar creators JEFF LEMIRE and DUSTIN NGUYEN. Collects DESCENDER #22-26
It is experiencing an exponential progression that continues to wreak havoc along its path. Will we reach the breaking point? *Buy now the summary of this book for the modest price of a cup of coffee!
Author: Shortcut Edition
Publisher: Shortcut Edition
Category: Business & Economics
* Our summary is short, simple and pragmatic. It allows you to have the essential ideas of a big book in less than 30 minutes. *By reading this summary, you will learn more about the rise of work automation and the emergence of artificial intelligence: one of the most important and frightening issues in our history. Has the advent of Singularity (the moment when artificial intelligence will surpass human intelligence) arrived? Welcome to the not-so-distant future. *You will also learn that : advanced information technology differs from other technologies because it contributes to ever-increasing automation; all sectors of society are concerned; what the "technological singularity" is or how it works; nanotechnology is the next major technological revolution; several choices are available to Humanity to keep control of its destiny and decide on a new societal paradigm. *Any new so-called "disruptive" technology never comes without a stir. It impacts all sectors: science, economics, psychology, philosophy and the arts. The automation of employment through information technology is the biggest shock wave since the invention of electricity. It is experiencing an exponential progression that continues to wreak havoc along its path. Will we reach the breaking point? *Buy now the summary of this book for the modest price of a cup of coffee!
to Rise of the Robots, your likelihood of being replaced by a robot twenty-two years later was “High” at 69 percent. Why? Because your profession scored low in categories like “persuasion,” “social perceptiveness,” “assisting and caring ...
Author: David Ewing Duncan
Award-winning journalist David Ewing Duncan considers 24 visions of possible human-robot futures—Incredible scenarios from Teddy Bots to Warrior Bots, and Politician Bots to Sex Bots—Grounded in real technologies and possibilities and inspired by our imagination. What robot and AI systems are being built and imagined right now? What do they say about us, their creators? Will they usher in a fantastic new future, or destroy us? What do some of our greatest thinkers, from physicist Brian Greene and futurist Kevin Kelly to inventor Dean Kamen, geneticist George Church, and filmmaker Tiffany Shlain, anticipate about our human-robot future? For even as robots and A.I. intrigue us and make us anxious about the future, our fascination with robots has always been about more than the potential of the technology–it’s also about what robots tell us about being human.