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              A World Without Work: Technology, Automation and How We Should Respond

              A World Without Work: Technology, Automation and How We Should Respond (Hardback)

              By Susskind, Daniel

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              From the spinning jenny to the combustion engine to the first computer, new technologies have always led workers to panic about being replaced by machines, and yet these fears have always been misplaced. In the past, new technology has always complemented the work of humans. In A... World Without Work, award-winning economist Daniel Susskind shows why this time, with the rise of artificial intelligence, it will be different. The threat is real, but we haven't been asking the right questions about exactly what is at stake. Drawing on almost a decade of research into this topic, Susskind argues that a realistic vision of the future is not one in which machines do everything, but rather in which they do more. As they slowly, but relentlessly, take on more and more tasks, human beings will be forced to retreat to the shrinking set of activities that machines cannot do. And, as we move through the 21st century, the demand for the work of humans is likely to wither away. Yet Susskind reminds us that this technological progress will solve one of mankind's oldest problems - how to make the economic pie large enough for everyone to live on. The challenge now is to properly share out this new economic prosperity, constrain the burgeoning political power of Big Tech, and provide meaning in a world with less work. A World Without Work is an innovative, authoritative and optimistic guide to how we can rise to the challenge of automation. The task ahead, Susskind shows us, is to build a world where everyone can flourish.
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              ISBN 9780241321096
              Released NZ 21 Jan 2020
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              The Future of the Professions: How Technology Will Transform the Work of Human Experts, Updated Edition
               

              The Future of the Professions: How Technology Will Transform the Work of Human Experts, Updated Edition (Paperback)

              By Susskind, Richard; Susskind, Daniel

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                16 Jul 20

              With a new preface outlining the most recent critical developments, this updated edtion of The Future of the Professions predicts how technology will transform the work of doctors, teachers, architects, lawyers, and many others in the 21st century, and introduces the people and s...ystems that may replace them.
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              ISBN 9780198841890
              Released NZ 16 Jul 2020
              Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
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              The Future of the Professions: How Technology Will Transform the Work of Human Experts
               

              The Future of the Professions: How Technology Will Transform the Work of Human Experts (Paperback)

              By Susskind, Daniel

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              The Future of the Professions predicts the decline of today's professions and introduces the people and systems that will replace them. In an internet-enhanced society, we will neither need nor want doctors, teachers, accountants, architects, the clergy, lawyers, and many others,... to work as they did in the 20th century.
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              ISBN 9780198799078
              Released NZ 9 Mar 2017
              Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
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              The Future of the Professions: How Technology Will Transform the Work of Human Experts

              The Future of the Professions: How Technology Will Transform the Work of Human Experts (Hardback)

              By Susskind, Richard E., OBE; Susskind, Daniel

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              Beyond the Professions predicts the decline of today's professions and introduces the people and systems that will replace them. In an internet-enhanced society, we will neither need nor want doctors, teachers, accountants, architects, the clergy, lawyers, and many others, to wor...k as they did in the 20th century
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              ISBN 9780198713395
              Released NZ 3 Nov 2015
              Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
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              A World Without Work: Technology, Automation, and How We Should Respond
                

              A World Without Work: Technology, Automation, and How We Should Respond (Audio CD / Audio)

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              From an Oxford economist, A World Without Work is a visionary look at how advances in artificial intelligence will erode employment across all types of occupations. For all the general anxiety about computers taking people's jobs, economists have long been optimistic about techno...logy's impact on employment. Historically, new inventions have always complemented human labor, helping rather than hurting workers. But as acclaimed economist Daniel Susskind demonstrates, advances in artificial intelligence mean that all kinds of work are increasingly at risk--as is the structure of the entire world economy. In a lively and approachable style, Susskind explains why this time really is different. Switching careers is increasingly difficult: truckers and taxi drivers thrown out of work by driverless cars, for instance, won't easily transition to become nurses or coders. At the same time, cerebral tasks that used to be far beyond the ability of computers, from diagnosing illnesses to drafting legal contracts, are now rapidly coming within their reach. Eventually, the economy might have no need for human labor at all. This is not necessarily a bad thing, Susskind emphasizes. Technological progress has the potential not just to upend the global economy but to bring about unprecedented material prosperity. Enjoying that prosperity, though, requires us to plan for dealing with the economic disruption--and finding meaning in a world where paid work no longer functions as the center of our lives.
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              ISBN 9781250263476
              Released NZ 14 Jan 2020
              Publisher Macmillan
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              The Future of the Professions: How Technology Will Transform the Work of Human Experts
                

              The Future of the Professions: How Technology Will Transform the Work of Human Experts (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged)

              By Susskind, Richard; Susskind, Daniel; Narrator Lee, John

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              This book predicts the decline of today's professions and describes the people and systems that will replace them. In an Internet society, according to Richard Susskind and Daniel Susskind, we will neither need nor want doctors, teachers, accountants, architects, the clergy, cons...ultants, lawyers, and many others, to work as they did in the 20th century. The Future of the Professions explains how increasingly capable systems from telepresence to artificial intelligence will bring fundamental change in the way that the practical expertise of specialists is made available in society. The authors challenge the grand bargain the arrangement that grants various monopolies to today's professionals. They argue that our current professions are antiquated, opaque and no longer affordable, and that the expertise of their best is enjoyed only by a few. In their place, they propose six new models for producing and distributing expertise in society. The book raises important practical and moral questions. In an era when machines can out-perform human beings at most tasks, what are the prospects for employment, who should own and control online expertise, and what tasks should be reserved exclusively for people? Based on the authors' in-depth research of more than ten professions, and illustrated by numerous examples from each, this is the first book to assess and question the relevance of the professions in the 21st century.
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              ISBN 9781511392716
              Released NZ 11 Oct 2016
              Publisher Audible Studios on Brilliance
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              A World Without Work: Technology, Automation, and How We Should Respond
               

              A World Without Work: Technology, Automation, and How We Should Respond (Hardback)

              By Susskind, Daniel

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              A down-and-out so-and-so gets more than he bargained for when a wave of automation sweeps him and his kind out to an oil-black, petroleum-stink sea of indolent excess and the promise of A WORLD WITHOUT WORK --

              ISBN 9781250173515
              Released NZ 14 Jan 2020
              Publisher Metropolitan Books
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