What are the jobs of the future? How many will there be? And who will have them? We might imagineaand hopeathat todayas industrial revolution will unfold like the last: even as some jobs are eliminated, more will be created to deal with the new innovations of a new era. In Rise of the Robots, Silicon Valley entrepreneur Martin Ford argues that this is absolutely not the case. 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 agood jobsa 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 industriesaeducation and health careathat, 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. In Rise of the Robots, Ford details what machine intelligence and robotics can accomplish, and implores employers, scholars, and policy makers alike to face the implications. The past solutions to technological disruption, especially more training and education, arenat going to work, and 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 for anyone who wants to understand what accelerating technology means for their own economic prospectsanot to mention those of their childrenaas well as for society as a whole.driver of automated approaches to both teaching and grading. EdX, a consortium of elite universities founded to offer free online courses, announced in early 2013 that it will make its essay-grading software freely available to any educationalanbsp;...
|Title||:||Rise of the Robots|
|Publisher||:||Basic Books - 2015-05-05|