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Rise of the Robots

Rise of the Robots
  • Author : Martin Ford
  • Publsiher : Basic Books
  • Release : 05 May 2015
  • ISBN : 0465040675
  • Pages : 352 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 6 ratings
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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.


Rise of the Robots

Rise of the Robots
  • Author : Martin Ford
  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Release : 05 May 2015
GET THIS BOOKRise of the Robots

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


The Rise of the Robots

The Rise of the Robots
  • Author : Martin Ford
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 03 September 2015
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Intelligent algorithms are already well on their way to making white collar jobs obsolete: travel agents, data-analysts, and paralegals are currently in the firing line. In the near future, doctors, taxi-drivers and ironically even computer programmers are poised to be replaced by ‘robots’. Without a radical reassessment of our economic and political structures, we risk the very implosion of the capitalist economy itself. In The Rise of the Robots, technology expert Martin Ford systematically outlines the achievements of artificial intelligence



Humans Need Not Apply

Humans Need Not Apply
  • Author : Jerry Kaplan
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release : 04 August 2015
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An “intriguing, insightful” look at how algorithms and robots could lead to social unrest—and how to avoid it (The Economist, Books of the Year). After decades of effort, researchers are finally cracking the code on artificial intelligence. Society stands on the cusp of unprecedented change, driven by advances in robotics, machine learning, and perception powering systems that rival or exceed human capabilities. Driverless cars, robotic helpers, and intelligent agents that promote our interests have the potential to usher in


The Lights in the Tunnel

The Lights in the Tunnel
  • Author : Martin Ford
  • Publisher : Acculant Publishing
  • Release : 25 February 2021
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A computer engineer from Silicon Valley employs a powerful thought experiment to explore the economy of the future. An imaginary "tunnel of lights" is used to visualize the economic implications of the new technologies that are likely to appear in the coming years and decades. Challenged are nearly all conventional views of the future and the danger that lies ahead if we do not plan for the impact of rapidly advancing technology is illuminated. It also offers unique insights into


The Robots Are Coming!

The Robots Are Coming!
  • Author : Andres Oppenheimer
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 30 April 2019
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Staying true to his trademark journalistic approach, Andrés Oppenheimer takes his readers on yet another journey, this time across the globe, in a thought-provoking search to understand what the future holds for today's jobs in the foreseeable age of automation. The Robots Are Coming! centers around the issue of jobs and their future in the context of rapid automation and the growth of online products and services. As two of Oppenheimer's interviewees -- both experts in technology and economics


Architects of Intelligence

Architects of Intelligence
  • Author : Martin Ford
  • Publisher : Packt Publishing Ltd
  • Release : 23 November 2018
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Book Description How will AI evolve and what major innovations are on the horizon? What will its impact be on the job market, economy, and society? What is the path toward human-level machine intelligence? What should we be concerned about as artificial intelligence advances? Architects of Intelligence contains a series of in-depth, one-to-one interviews where New York Times bestselling author, Martin Ford, uncovers the truth behind these questions from some of the brightest minds in the Artificial Intelligence community. Martin


Gearheads

Gearheads
  • Author : Brad Stone
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 01 November 2007
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In the early nineties, a visionary special-effects guru named Marc Thorpe conjured a field of dreams different from any the world had seen before: It would be framed by unbreakable plastic instead of cornstalks; populated not by ghostly ballplayers but by remote-controlled robots, armed to the steely teeth, fighting in a booby-trapped ring. If you built it, they'd come all right.... In Gearheads, Newsweek technology correspondent Brad Stone examines the history of robotic sports, from their cultish early years at


Against Automation Mythologies

Against Automation Mythologies
  • Author : J. Jesse Ramirez
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 02 June 2020
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Inspired by Roland Barthes’s practice of "semioclasm" in Mythologies, this book offers a "technoclasm"; a cultural critique of US narratives, discourses, images, and objects that have transformed the politics of automation into statements of fact about the "rise of the robots". Treating automation as an ensemble of technologies and science fictions, this book foregrounds automation’s ideologies, exaggerations, failures, and mystifications of the social value of human labor in order to question accepted and prolific automation mythologies. Jesse Ramirez


Rise of the Self-Replicators

Rise of the Self-Replicators
  • Author : Tim Taylor,Alan Dorin
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release : 26 September 2020
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Is it possible to design robots and other machines that can reproduce and evolve? And, if so, what are the implications: for the machines, for ourselves, for our environment, and for the future of life on Earth and elsewhere? In this book the authors provide a chronological survey and comprehensive archive of the early history of thought about machine self-reproduction and evolution. They discuss contributions from philosophy, science fiction, science and engineering, and uncover many examples that have never been


Rise of Automation

Rise of Automation
  • Author : Adidas Wilson
  • Publisher : Adidas Wilson
  • Release : 25 February 2021
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You probably have an idea how robots will affect human workers negatively. Chief players in the tech world like Bill Gates and Elon Musk have provided their solutions; universal basic income or robot tax. But amidst the serious warnings and the utter sci-fi utopias, the human pain that will follow future job loss seems to be forgotten. 15 years or so from now, the US economy will lose 38% of its jobs to automation. This rate is alarming. And yet, many people


The Robots are Coming

The Robots are Coming
  • Author : John Pugliano
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 16 May 2017
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HOW YOU CAN SURVIVE (AND EVEN THRIVE) DURING THE ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE-POWERED ROBOT TAKEOVER OF THE WORKPLACE Robots are coming for your job. Regardless of your profession, degree or experience, there is no escaping the automated future. However, you can take steps today that will guarantee you not only survive, but thrive in this new economy. The Robots Are Coming provides the first actionable guide to plan for and actually profit from these disruptive innovations. It offers an easy-to-understand overview of


Humans Are Underrated

Humans Are Underrated
  • Author : Geoff Colvin
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 04 August 2015
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As technology races ahead, what will people do better than computers? What hope will there be for us when computers can drive cars better than humans, predict Supreme Court decisions better than legal experts, identify faces, scurry helpfully around offices and factories, even perform some surgeries, all faster, more reliably, and less expensively than people? It’s easy to imagine a nightmare scenario in which computers simply take over most of the tasks that people now get paid to do.


The Future of Work

The Future of Work
  • Author : Darrell M. West
  • Publisher : Brookings Institution Press
  • Release : 15 May 2018
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Looking for ways to handle the transition to a digital economy Robots, artificial intelligence, and driverless cars are no longer things of the distant future. They are with us today and will become increasingly common in coming years, along with virtual reality and digital personal assistants. As these tools advance deeper into everyday use, they raise the question—how will they transform society, the economy, and politics? If companies need fewer workers due to automation and robotics, what happens to