Rise of the Robots

Technology and the Threat of a Jobless Future

Author: Martin Ford

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0465040675

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

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The New York Times-bestselling guide to how automation is changing the economy, undermining work, and reshaping our lives "Lucid, comprehensive, and unafraid...;an indispensable contribution to a long-running argument."--Los Angeles Times Winner of the 2015 FT & McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award Top Business Book of 2015 at Forbes One of NBCNews.com 12 Notable Science and Technology Books of 2015 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.
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The Rise of the Robots

Technology and the Threat of Mass Unemployment

Author: Martin Ford

Publisher: Oneworld Publications

ISBN: 1780747500

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

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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 Rise of the Robots, technology expert Martin Ford systematically outlines the achievements of artificial intelligence and uses a wealth of economic data to illustrate the terrifying societal implications. From health and education to finance and technology, his warning is start - all jobs that are on some level routine are like to eventually be automated, resulting in the death of traditional careers and a hollowed-out middle class. The robots are coming and we have to decide – now – whether the future will bring prosperity or catastrophe.
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Summary of Martin Ford’s Rise of the Robots by Swift Reads

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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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Technology and the Threat of a Jobless Future

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ISBN: 9781530602155

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This is a summary of the original book Rise of the Robots by Martin Ford. What are the jobs of the future? How many will there be? And who will have them? We might imagine-and hope-that today's 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 "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. 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, aren't 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 prospects-not to mention those of their children-as well as for society as a whole. This summary is available in a variety of formats, and is aimed for those who want to capture the gist of the book but don't have the current time to devour all 352 pages. You get the main summary along with all of the benefits and lessons the actual book has to offer. It fills the gap, making you understand more while enhancing your reading experience. This is a summary that is not intended to be used without reference to the original book.
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Architects of Intelligence

The truth about AI from the people building it

Author: Martin Ford

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 178913126X

Category: Computers

Page: 554

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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 has wide-ranging conversations with twenty-three of the world's foremost researchers and entrepreneurs working in AI and robotics: Demis Hassabis (DeepMind), Ray Kurzweil (Google), Geoffrey Hinton (Univ. of Toronto and Google), Rodney Brooks (Rethink Robotics), Yann LeCun (Facebook) , Fei-Fei Li (Stanford and Google), Yoshua Bengio (Univ. of Montreal), Andrew Ng (AI Fund), Daphne Koller (Stanford), Stuart Russell (UC Berkeley), Nick Bostrom (Univ. of Oxford), Barbara Grosz (Harvard), David Ferrucci (Elemental Cognition), James Manyika (McKinsey), Judea Pearl (UCLA), Josh Tenenbaum (MIT), Rana el Kaliouby (Affectiva), Daniela Rus (MIT), Jeff Dean (Google), Cynthia Breazeal (MIT), Oren Etzioni (Allen Institute for AI), Gary Marcus (NYU), and Bryan Johnson (Kernel). Martin Ford is a prominent futurist, and author of Financial Times Business Book of the Year, Rise of the Robots. He speaks at conferences and companies around the world on what AI and automation might mean for the future.
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Permissionless Innovation: The Continuing Case for Comprehensive Technological Freedom

Author: Adam Thierer

Publisher: Mercatus Center at George Mason University

ISBN: 1942951248

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 214

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Will innovators be forced to seek the blessing of public officials before they develop and deploy new devices and services, or will they be generally left free to experiment with new technologies and business models? In this book, Adam Thierer argues that if the former disposition, “the precautionary principle,” trumps the latter, “permissionless innovation,” the result will be fewer services, lower-quality goods, higher prices, diminished economic growth, and a decline in the overall standard of living. When public policy is shaped by “precautionary principle” reasoning, it poses a serious threat to technological progress, economic entrepreneurialism, and long-run prosperity. By contrast, permissionless innovation has fueled the success of the Internet and much of the modern tech economy in recent years, and it is set to power the next great industrial revolution—if we let it.
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The Hands-On Life

How to Wake Yourself Up and Save The World

Author: Amy E. Weldon

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1532606672

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 254

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Stressed out? Swimming in a sea of screens? Worried about our beloved, endangered earth yet uncertain how to work for change? If this sounds familiar, you're not alone. In this intelligent guide to mindfulness in the digital age, writer and teacher Amy Weldon describes how practicing life as an artist can help you wake yourself up and take back control of your attention, your money, your time, and the health of our society and our planet. Traveling from farm to protest march to classroom, and engaging a range of thinkers from Hannah Arendt to George Orwell, John Keats, and Henry David Thoreau, The Hands-On Life is a book for students and for everyone who dreams of building a better world.
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On the Clock

What Low-Wage Work Did to Me and How It Drives America Insane

Author: Emily Guendelsberger

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0316508993

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

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The bitingly funny, eye-opening story of a college-educated young professional who finds work in the automated and time-starved world of hourly labor After the local newspaper where she worked as a reporter closed, Emily Guendelsberger took a pre-Christmas job at an Amazon fulfillment center outside Louisville, Kentucky. There, the vending machines were stocked with painkillers, and the staff turnover was dizzying. In the new year, she travelled to North Carolina to work at a call center, a place where even bathroom breaks were timed to the second. And finally, Guendelsberger was hired at a San Francisco McDonald's, narrowly escaping revenge-seeking customers who pelted her with condiments. Across three jobs, and in three different parts of the country, Guendelsberger directly took part in the revolution changing the U.S. workplace. ON THE CLOCK takes us behind the scenes of the fastest-growing segment of the American workforce to understand the future of work in America - and its present. Until robots pack boxes, resolve billing issues, and make fast food, human beings supervised by AI will continue to get the job done. Guendelsberger shows us how workers went from being the most expensive element of production to the cheapest - and how low wage jobs have been remade to serve the ideals of efficiency, at the cost of humanity. ON THE CLOCK explores the lengths that half of Americans will go to in order to make a living, offering not only a better understanding of the modern workplace, but also surprising solutions to make work more humane for millions of Americans.
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Re-Engineering Humanity

Author: Brett Frischmann,Evan Selinger

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108562256

Category: Law

Page: N.A

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Every day, new warnings emerge about artificial intelligence rebelling against us. All the while, a more immediate dilemma flies under the radar. Have forces been unleashed that are thrusting humanity down an ill-advised path, one that's increasingly making us behave like simple machines? In this wide-reaching, interdisciplinary book, Brett Frischmann and Evan Selinger examine what's happening to our lives as society embraces big data, predictive analytics, and smart environments. They explain how the goal of designing programmable worlds goes hand in hand with engineering predictable and programmable people. Detailing new frameworks, provocative case studies, and mind-blowing thought experiments, Frischmann and Selinger reveal hidden connections between fitness trackers, electronic contracts, social media platforms, robotic companions, fake news, autonomous cars, and more. This powerful analysis should be read by anyone interested in understanding exactly how technology threatens the future of our society, and what we can do now to build something better.
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System Upgrade V2.016

Solutions for a Failing Economy, Wealth Distribution, Declining Democracy, Climate Change, and Robots That Steal Jobs

Author: N.A

Publisher: Gris Anik

ISBN: 9780995675001

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Page: N.A

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The new industrial revolution - where machines, artificial intelligence, and automation are creating a huge disruption in the job market - is filling the news with headlines that spread fears and worries about the uncertain future of work. Robots and algorithms will make many occupations obsolete, leaving millions of people without jobs. For the first time in history, industry is not creating near enough new jobs to meet the number of jobs that will be lost. As a result, a huge number of people will be pushed into poverty, causing massive unrest. A recent development in narrow AI (artificial intelligence), especially in transport and healthcare, is the great testimony to this trend. But there is a hope. We can change the system. We can tweak the rules just a bit and yet achieve significant effects. Many issues we are experiencing now are rooted in the way we perceive the physical and social world around us. By changing the system, we will all change along with it. This book is a humble attempt to find answers for the challenges we are experiencing now and will face in the future. At the same time, this is an author's response to the books "Robots Will Steal Your Job, But That's OK," by Federico Pistono; "Rise of the Robots: Technology and the Threat of a Jobless Future," by Martin Ford; "The Moneyless Man," by Mark Boyle; "Race Against the Machine" by Andrew McAfee and Erik Brynjolfsson; and many others. Solutions presented in this book are intended to show that it is possible to live in a highly-automated society, without the need to revert to the Stone Age; that technology and the system, if done properly, can work with nature, not against it; and that humans can have high standards of living without a future economic crisis.
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