Rise of the Robots: Technology and the Threat of a Jobless Future by Martin Ford (Hardback, 2015)
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- DescriptionWinner of the 2015 FT & McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award A New York Times Bestseller Top Business Book of 2015 at Forbes One of NBCNews.com 12 Notable Science and Techlogy Books of 2015 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 invations of a new era. In Rise of the Robots, Silicon Valley entrepreneur Martin Ford argues that this is absolutely t the case. As techlogy 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 t been transformed by information techlogy. The result could well be massive unemployment and inequality as well as the implosion of the consumer ecomy 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 techlogical disruption, especially more training and education, aren't going to work, and we must decide, w, whether the future will see broad-based prosperity or catastrophic levels of inequality and ecomic insecurity. Rise of the Robots is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand what accelerating techlogy means for their own ecomic prospects--t to mention those of their children--as well as for society as a whole.
- Author BiographyMartin Ford, the founder of a Silicon Valley--based software development firm, has over twenty-five years of experience in computer design and software development. The author of The Lights in the Tunnel: Automation, Accelerating Technology, and the Economy of the Future, he lives in Sunnyvale, California. @MFordFuture
- PrizesWinner of Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award 2015.
- Author(s)Martin Ford
- PublisherThe Perseus Books Group
- Date of Publication21/05/2015
- SubjectEconomics: Professional & General
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintBasic Books
- Content Noteillustrations
- Weight571 g
- Width156 mm
- Height235 mm
- Spine30 mm
- Format DetailsCloth over boards
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