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The Rise of the Robots : Technology and the Threat of Mass Unemployment.

Author: Martin Ford
Publisher: Oneworld Publications, 2015.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Ford, Martin.
Rise of the Robots : Technology and the Threat of Mass Unemployment.
: Oneworld Publications, ©2015
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Martin Ford
ISBN: 9781780747507 1780747500
OCLC Number: 956124469
Description: 1 online resource (220 pages)
Contents: Title; Copyright; Contents; Introduction; Chapter 1 The Automation Wave; Chapter 2 Is This Time Different?; Chapter 3 Information Technology: An Unprecedented Force for Disruption; Chapter 4 White-Collar Jobs at Risk; Chapter 5 Transforming Higher Education; Chapter 6 The Healthcare Challenge; Chapter 7 Technologies and Industries of the Future; Chapter 8 Consumers, Limits to Growth & and Crisis?; Chapter 9 Super-Intelligence and the Singularity; Chapter 10 Toward a New Economic Paradigm; Conclusion; Acknowledgments; Notes; Index.

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Winner of the Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award 2015  Read more...

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'Required reading'. * GQ * 'Ford paints his prediction that "the robots are coming" with certainty and his case is backed up by significant research'. * Director Magazine * 'The Rise of the Robots Read more...

 
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