He arrives at some surprising and radical conclusions, which merit careful consideration."Hugh Pym, former chief economics correspondent, BBC News"The Economic Singularity is fascinating. I couldn't put this book down.
Author: Calum Chace
Publisher: Three CS
"Read The Economic Singularity if you want to think intelligently about the future." Aubrey de Grey Artificial intelligence (AI) is overtaking our human ability to absorb and process information. Robots are becoming increasingly dextrous, flexible, and safe to be around (except the military ones). It is our most powerful technology, and you need to understand it. This new book from best-selling AI writer Calum Chace argues that within a few decades, most humans will not be able to work for money. Self-driving cars will probably be the canary in the coal mine, providing a wake-up call for everyone who isn't yet paying attention. All jobs will be affected, from fast food McJobs to lawyers and journalists. This is the single most important development facing humanity in the first half of the 21st century. The fashionable belief that Universal Basic Income is the solution is only partly correct. We are probably going to need an entirely new economic system, and we better start planning soon - for the Economic Singularity! The outcome can be very good - a world in which machines do all the boring jobs and humans do pretty much what they please. But there are major risks, which we can only avoid by being alert to the possible futures and planning how to avoid the negative ones."
This book covers: • Recent developments in AI and its future potential • The economic singularity and the technological singularity in depth • The risks and opportunities presented by AI • What actions we should take Artificial ...
Author: Calum Chace
Publisher: CRC Press
The science of AI was born a little over 60 years ago, but for most of that time its achievements were modest. In 2012 it experienced a big bang, when a branch of statistics called Machine Learning (and a sub-branch called Deep Learning) was applied to it. Now machines have surpassed humans in image recognition, and they are catching up with us at speech recognition and natural language processing. Every day, the media reports the launch of a new service, a new product, and a new demonstration powered by AI. When will it end? The surprising truth is, the AI revolution has only just begun. Artificial Intelligence and the Two Singularities argues that in the course of this century, the exponential growth in the capability of AI is likely to bring about two "singularities" - points at which conditions are so extreme that the normal rules break down. The first is the economic singularity, when machine skill reaches a level that renders many of us unemployable and requires an overhaul of our current economic and social systems. The second is the technological singularity, when machine intelligence reaches and then surpasses the cognitive abilities of an adult human, relegating us to the second smartest species on the planet. These singularities will present huge challenges, but this book argues that we can meet these challenges and overcome them. If we do, the rewards could be almost unimaginable. This book covers: • Recent developments in AI and its future potential • The economic singularity and the technological singularity in depth • The risks and opportunities presented by AI • What actions we should take Artificial intelligence can turn out to be the best thing ever to happen to humanity, making our future wonderful almost beyond imagination. But only if we address head-on the challenges that it will raise. Calum Chace is a best-selling author of fiction and non-fiction books and articles, focusing on the subject of artificial intelligence. He is a regular speaker on artificial intelligence and related technologies, and runs a blog on the subject at www.pandoras-brain. com. Prior to becoming a full-time writer and speaker, he spent 30 years in business as a marketer, a strategy consultant, and a CEO. He studied philosophy at Oxford University, where he discovered that the science fiction he had been reading since boyhood was simply philosophy in fancy dress.
It may be remarked , as a singularity , that the net income yielded by properties in
possession , reckoned on the amount included in assets , is highest in Ireland ,
amounting to over 4 per cent . ; but there , too , some comparatively large ...
1 and 2 (London: Palgrave MacMillan, 2015); Calum Chace, The Economic Singularity: Artificial Intelligence and the Death of Capitalism, 2nd ed. (San
Manteo, CA: Three Cs, 2016); C. B. Frey and M. A. Osborne, “The Future of
Author: John Danaher
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Automating technologies threaten to usher in a workless future, but John Danaher argues that this can be a good thing. A world without work may be a kind of utopia, free of the misery of the job and full of opportunities for creativity and exploration. If we play our cards right, automation could be the path to idealized forms of human flourishing.
The Economic Singularity: Artificial Intelligence and the Death of Capitalism.
Three Cs Publishing, 2016. Moore, G.E. Cramming More Components onto
Integrated Circuits'. Proceedings of the IEEE, 1998. Pickover, Clifford. The Math
Author: Aaron Bastani
Category: Business & Economics
Fully Automated Luxury Communism promises a radically new left future for everyone. New technologies will liberate us from work, providing the opportunity to build a society beyond both capitalism and scarcity. Automation, rather than undermining an economy built on full employment, is instead the path to a world of liberty, luxury and happiness. Solar power will deliver the energy that we need, while asteroid mining will deliver the necessary resources, allowing us to end the devastation of our environment. Innovations in AI, gene editing, food technology will leads us to new ways of living better lives. In his first book, radical political commentator Aaron Bastani conjures a new politics- a vision of a world of unimaginable hope, highlighting how we move to energy abundance, feed a world of nine billion, overcome work, transcend the limits of biology and build meaningful freedom for everyone. Rather than a final destination, such a society heralds the beginning of history.
Author: Jon-arild JohannessenPublish On: 1920-04-15
The author tackles the question of singularity from three distinct standpoints: technological singularity - the intelligence of machines compared to that of humans - which he argues will bring about a qualitatively new labour market; ...
Author: Jon-arild Johannessen
Artificial intelligence will not necessarily create a super-intelligent "human robot", however, it is very probable that intelligent robots and intelligent informats will bring about a form of super-globalization, in which money and goods are prioritized over people and democracy and where the widespread use of casual labour; that is, short-term contracts, will become the most common form of employment relationship. It is also very likely that artificial intelligence will bring about what is known as singularity. This term is used to describe a situation where intelligent robots, from a rational and logical perspective, are smarter than humans, i.e. the development of AI. This book explores the impact that these intelligent robots and intelligent informats will have on social and societal development. The author tackles the question of singularity from three distinct standpoints: technological singularity - the intelligence of machines compared to that of humans - which he argues will bring about a qualitatively new labour market; economic singularity - the consequences for work relationships, value creation and employment - which he asserts will promote full automation, result in precarious contracts with low salaries, and, in some countries, possibly lead to the introduction of a universal basic income; and social singularity - the consequences of technological and economic singularity for democratic processes, bureaucratic procedures for exercising authority and control, and the direction in which society will develop, in addition to the emergence of new social institutions - which Johannessen says will promote a transition from representative democracy to genuine democracy. The book will appeal to academics, researchers and students of economic sociology and political economy, as well as those focusing upon the emerging innovation economy. It will also find an audience among professionals and policymakers keen to understand the impact the Fourth Industrial Revolution will have on organizations, individuals and society at large.
The Quarterly Journal of the Royal Economic Society. direction will probably ...
Now most of our practical problems have this character of singularity ; every
burning question is a Phenix in the sense of being sui generis . We have laws
Contains papers that appeal to a broad and global readership in all fields of economics.
of the spill are less likely to be as severe located there an institution for on its
economy than on the other four persons with developmental Sound towns . The economic singularity disabilities , and a regional highway of the other
APPENDIX I. ADDRESS TO THE ECONOMIC SCIENCE AND STATISTICS
SECTION OF THE BRITISH ASSOCIATION . ... I will only premise that however
paradoxical I may appear , and however much I may seem to strain at singularity ,
Deals with research and scholarship in economic theory. Presents analytical, interpretive, and empirical studies in the areas of monetary theory, fiscal policy, labor economics, planning and development, micro- and macroeconomic theory, international trade and finance, and industrial organization. Also covers interdisciplinary fields such as history of economic thought and social economics.
One further economic singularity of Ukraine , which will influence realization of
the program in the military sphere , is its dependence on supplies of certain
strategically important types of raw material and energy . Thus the oil and gas
... supra - philosophical : ' The “ economy ” of literature sometimes seems to me
more powerful than that of other types of discourse ' ( SIL , p . 43 ) . Derrida
describes how he spent a whole seminar trying to Derrida : a pragmatics of singularity ...
Author: Timothy Clark
Publisher: Frontiers of Theory
Category: Literary Criticism
In this polemical book Timothy Clark focuses on the ways in which Martin Heidegger, Jacques Derrida, Maurice Blanchot and Hans-Georg Gadamer distinguish the poetic from literature more generally.
The Economics of Singularities Lucien Karpik. circulation of incommensurable
entities and thereby restores a reality that has been overlooked . If singularities
look likely to be swallowed up by the market , independently of any examination
Author: Lucien Karpik
Category: Business & Economics
"With his economics of singularities, Lucien Karpik has given researchers even more than a masterpiece of economic sociology. He introduces new methods, new concepts, and new results. He shows how the differences between markets are more important than their similarities, and how our approach to markets should deal first and foremost with qualities. This book puts economics back on the road toward generality!"--Olivier Favereau, Universit� Paris X and Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique "Valuing the Unique is an exciting foray onto new ground for economic sociology. In studying markets of singularities, Lucien Karpik provides a wealth of fascinating examples of judgment devices whereby we value goods and services that are incommensurable. A singular achievement!"--David Stark, author of The Sense of Dissonance: Accounts of Worth in Economic Life "This is one of these rare books that reveals a new economic province. Far removed from the familiar domain of customary economics there lies the realm of singularities--goods and services for which the issue of quality lies beyond any question of price. By successfully integrating culture and market, and the politics of the market, Valuing the Unique has implications for general and theoretical sociology. It presents a most lively and useful read for those interested in the manner in which markets actually function."--Philippe Steiner, Universit� Paris-Sorbonne "Valuing the Unique is the most important book to be published in economic sociology in many years. Karpik develops a full-fledged sociological alternative to understanding the problem of singularities, and offers conceptual breakthroughs that make hitherto puzzling issues much easier to comprehend. No debates on the issue of the valuation of goods will be able to ignore Karpik's theoretical contribution."--Jens Beckert, director of the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies "This is a wonderfully stimulating book--evocative, provocative, ambitious, and certain to spark debate. It poses important questions and offers new conceptual tools for economic sociology. There is a lot to think about here."--Bruce Carruthers, Northwestern University
Like an overworked protocol, it was extended to areas unimagined by its creator
— predicting the economics of ... This future, according to Kurzweil and others,
leads to the Singularity, where societal, scientific and economic change is so fast
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The anger and satire focus on violations of the ideal : a cobbler who was worth
five hundred pounds violated the proper order of the commonwealth , as did a
patron who neglected to reward merit . At times Nashe comments on the economic ...
South Africa's economic singularity comes from an uneasy position between or
mixture of less - developed and developed economic characteristics . If
disaggregated , South Africa's low level of economic development hides a deeply
That was why the ancients denounced money as subversive of the economic and
moral order of things . Modern society which , when still in its infancy , pulled
Pluto by the hair of his head out of the bowels of the earth , acclaims gold , its
Critical outlooks on Techno and New Age often reduce them to functions or
expressions of larger socio - economic processes . Their practices ... economic singularity and commodification , reflexivity and fundamentalism , utopia and
Author: Anthony D'Andrea
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Category: Social Science
Global Nomads provides a unique introduction to the globalization of countercultures, a topic largely unknown in and outside academia. Anthony D’Andrea examines the social life of mobile expatriates who live within a global circuit of countercultural practice in paradoxical paradises. Based on nomadic fieldwork across Spain and India, the study analyzes how and why these post-metropolitan subjects reject the homeland in order to shape an alternative lifestyle. They become artists, therapists, exotic traders and bohemian workers seeking to integrate labor, mobility and spirituality within a cosmopolitan culture of expressive individualism. These countercultural formations, however, unfold under neo-liberal regimes that appropriate utopian spaces, practices and imaginaries as commodities for tourism, entertainment and media consumption. In order to understand the paradoxical globalization of countercultures, Global Nomadsdevelops a dialogue between global and critical studies by introducing the concept of 'neo-nomadism' which seeks to overcome some of the shortcomings in studies of globalization. This book is an essential aide for undergraduate, postgraduate and research students of Sociology, Anthropology of Globalization, Cultural Studies and Tourism Studies.
... what is reality is that the singularity of India ' s economic condition makes it
imperative that India should mobilize its resources for the development of cottage
industries in order to solve the mass endemic unemployment . It should be borne
As opposed to the singularity of a being ' s presentation , Derrida claims that
every trait derives from an economy of re - presentation , from the system of the
already - given and already - said . The question of truth emerges as a question of ...