Surviving the Machine Age

Author: Kevin LaGrandeur
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783319511658
Release Date: 2017-04-13
Genre: Social Science

This book examines the current state of the technologically-caused unemployed, and attempts to answer the question of how to proceed into an era beyond technological unemployment. Beginning with an overview of the most salient issues, the experts collected in this work present their own novel visions of the future and offer suggestions for adapting to a more symbiotic economic relationship with AI. These suggestions include different modes of dealing with education, aging workers, government policies, and the machines themselves. Ultimately, they lay out a whole new approach to economics, one in which we learn to merge with and adapt to our increasingly intelligent creations.

Yearbook of Varna University of Management

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Release Date: 2017-06-29
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Yearbook of Varna University of Management (http://www.vum.bg). It includes articles and reports from the 13th International Scientific Conference on „Modern Science, Business and Education”, July, 03rd-04th, 2017, Varna University of Management, Dobrich campus.

The Second Machine Age Work Progress and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies

Author: Erik Brynjolfsson
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393241259
Release Date: 2014-01-20
Genre: Business & Economics

A New York Times Bestseller. A “fascinating” (Thomas L. Friedman, New York Times) look at how digital technology is transforming our work and our lives. In recent years, Google’s autonomous cars have logged thousands of miles on American highways and IBM’s Watson trounced the best human Jeopardy! players. Digital technologies—with hardware, software, and networks at their core—will in the near future diagnose diseases more accurately than doctors can, apply enormous data sets to transform retailing, and accomplish many tasks once considered uniquely human. In The Second Machine Age MIT’s Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee—two thinkers at the forefront of their field—reveal the forces driving the reinvention of our lives and our economy. As the full impact of digital technologies is felt, we will realize immense bounty in the form of dazzling personal technology, advanced infrastructure, and near-boundless access to the cultural items that enrich our lives. Amid this bounty will also be wrenching change. Professions of all kinds—from lawyers to truck drivers—will be forever upended. Companies will be forced to transform or die. Recent economic indicators reflect this shift: fewer people are working, and wages are falling even as productivity and profits soar. Drawing on years of research and up-to-the-minute trends, Brynjolfsson and McAfee identify the best strategies for survival and offer a new path to prosperity. These include revamping education so that it prepares people for the next economy instead of the last one, designing new collaborations that pair brute processing power with human ingenuity, and embracing policies that make sense in a radically transformed landscape. A fundamentally optimistic book, The Second Machine Age alters how we think about issues of technological, societal, and economic progress.

Nature Inspired Intelligent Techniques for Solving Biomedical Engineering Problems

Author: Kose, Utku
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 9781522547709
Release Date: 2018-03-31
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Technological tools and computational techniques have enhanced the healthcare industry. These advancements have led to significant progress and novel opportunities for biomedical engineering. Nature-Inspired Intelligent Techniques for Solving Biomedical Engineering Problems is a pivotal reference source for emerging scholarly research on trends and techniques in the utilization of nature-inspired approaches in biomedical engineering. Featuring extensive coverage on relevant areas such as artificial intelligence, clinical decision support systems, and swarm intelligence, this publication is an ideal resource for medical practitioners, professionals, students, engineers, and researchers interested in the latest developments in biomedical technologies.

Institutional and Organizational Transformations in the Robotic Era Emerging Research and Opportunities

Author: Antonova, Albena
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 9781522562719
Release Date: 2018-08-17
Genre: Business & Economics

Scholars agree that change has become a staple in organizational life and will likely remain as such beyond the twenty-first century. As the rate of change continues to accelerate, organizations must strive to develop and implement new initiatives in order to obtain significant benefits for organizational survival, economic viability, and human satisfaction. Institutional and Organizational Transformations in the Robotic Era: Emerging Research and Opportunities is an essential reference source that explores some of the common characteristics of the recent technology transformations and the characteristics of the industrial revolutions. It analyzes recent changes in the global economy, providing evidence of expanding social issues that can undermine further sustainable development. This book is ideally designed for policymakers, academics, professionals, managers, administrators, and others interested in organizational change through technological advances.

Androids and Intelligent Networks in Early Modern Literature and Culture

Author: Kevin LaGrandeur
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136220739
Release Date: 2013-01-04
Genre: Literary Criticism

Awarded a 2014 Science Fiction and Technoculture Studies Prize Honourable Mention. This book explores the creation and use of artificially made humanoid servants and servant networks by fictional and non-fictional scientists of the early modern period. Beginning with an investigation of the roots of artificial servants, humanoids, and automata from earlier times, LaGrandeur traces how these literary representations coincide with a surging interest in automata and experimentation, and how they blend with the magical science that preceded the empirical era. In the instances that this book considers, the idea of the artificial factotum is connected with an emotional paradox: the joy of self-enhancement is counterpoised with the anxiety of self-displacement that comes with distribution of agency.In this way, the older accounts of creating artificial slaves are accounts of modernity in the making—a modernity characterized by the project of extending the self and its powers, in which the vision of the extended self is fundamentally inseparable from the vision of an attenuated self. This book discusses the idea that fictional, artificial servants embody at once the ambitions of the scientific wizards who make them and society’s perception of the dangers of those ambitions, and represent the cultural fears triggered by independent, experimental thinkers—the type of thinkers from whom our modern cyberneticists descend.

The Race for Work

Author: Bhoopathi Rapolu
Publisher: Bhoopathi Rapolu
ISBN:
Release Date: 2017-03-21
Genre: Business & Economics

Discover the secrets for thriving in a world being swept by automation! The rapid growth of technology and automation has changed the way we seek our work and find fulfillment—money, meaning and freedom. Those who don’t adapt are being trapped in the downward spiral of career stagnation, working harder and earning less, or losing their jobs altogether. People who understood how to win out over intelligent machines have found their dream jobs and career fulfillment. In this book you’ll learn: Why your job is more at risk than you think. Why being productive at your workplace does not help you succeed, and what you can do about it. Why today’s capitalistic industry structure is going to get rid of most of the traditional jobs. How to win the race against the intelligent machines that are taking our jobs. How the Big 3 Technologies are opening up millions of dream jobs. Why you are not an outsider to this party and how you can find your dream job irrespective of your current skills and experience. The proven step-by-step method through which you can find your career fulfillment. Who should read this book? Technology professionals in their 20s & 30s: Are you wondering why you are not able to grow your career as much as you thought you could? Professionals in business support functions (HR, Sales & Marketing, Procurement, Finance etc.): Do you feel like you are stuck in a company that is not growing enough and you don’t know how to get into a fast-growing company? Students: Are you considering getting another degree, as opposed to finding your dream job? Entrepreneurs: are you wondering if you made the right choice in developing your business idea? The tide has turned and emerging technologies are changing the face of business on a global scale. Will you ride the wave of change or be buried under it? Scroll up and get your copy now. Your success in life depends on it. An Author's Republic audio production.

Humility Is the New Smart

Author: Edward D. Hess
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
ISBN: 9781626568761
Release Date: 2017-01-16
Genre: Business & Economics

Humility Is the New Smart Your job is at risk—if not now, then soon. We are on the leading edge of a Smart Machine Age led by artificial intelligence that will be as transformative for us as the Industrial Revolution was for our ancestors. Smart machines will take over millions of jobs in manufacturing, office work, the service sector, the professions, you name it. Not only can they know more data and analyze it faster than any mere human, say Edward Hess and Katherine Ludwig, but smart machines are free of the emotional, psychological, and cultural baggage that so often mars human thinking. So we can't beat 'em and we can't join 'em. To stay relevant, we have to play a different game. Hess and Ludwig offer us that game plan. We need to excel at critical, creative, and innovative thinking and at genuinely engaging with others—things machines can't do well. The key is to change our definition of what it means to be smart. Hess and Ludwig call it being NewSmart. In this extraordinarily timely book, they offer detailed guidance for developing NewSmart attitudes and four critical behaviors that will help us adapt to the new reality. The crucial mindset underlying NewSmart is humility—not self-effacement but an accurate self-appraisal: acknowledging you can't have all the answers, remaining open to new ideas, and committing yourself to lifelong learning. Drawing on extensive multidisciplinary research, Hess and Ludwig emphasize that the key to success in this new era is not to be more like the machines but to excel at the best of what makes us human.

Life 3 0

Author: Max Tegmark
Publisher: Knopf
ISBN: 9781101946596
Release Date: 2017
Genre: Science

"This is a Borzoi Book published by Alfred A. Knopf."

Humans Need Not Apply

Author: Jerry Kaplan
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300216417
Release Date: 2015-08-04
Genre: Computers

After billions of dollars and fifty years of effort, researchers are finally cracking the code on artificial intelligence. As society stands on the cusp of unprecedented change, Jerry Kaplan unpacks the latest advances in robotics, machine learning, and perception powering systems that rival or exceed human capabilities. Driverless cars, robotic helpers, and intelligent agents that promote our interests have the potential to usher in a new age of affluence and leisure — but as Kaplan warns, the transition may be protracted and brutal unless we address the two great scourges of the modern developed world: volatile labor markets and income inequality. He proposes innovative, free-market adjustments to our economic system and social policies to avoid an extended period of social turmoil. His timely and accessible analysis of the promise and perils of artificial intelligence is a must-read for business leaders and policy makers on both sides of the aisle.

The Sentient Machine

Author: Amir Husain
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781501144677
Release Date: 2017-11-21
Genre: Computers

Explores universal questions about humanity's capacity for living and thriving in the coming age of sentient machines and AI, examining debates from opposing perspectives while discussing emerging intellectual diversity and its potential role in enabling a positive life.

The Age of Em

Author: Robin Hanson
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780191069666
Release Date: 2016-05-13
Genre: Computers

Robots may one day rule the world, but what is a robot-ruled Earth like? Many think the first truly smart robots will be brain emulations or ems. Scan a human brain, then run a model with the same connections on a fast computer, and you have a robot brain, but recognizably human. Train an em to do some job and copy it a million times: an army of workers is at your disposal. When they can be made cheaply, within perhaps a century, ems will displace humans in most jobs. In this new economic era, the world economy may double in size every few weeks. Some say we can't know the future, especially following such a disruptive new technology, but Professor Robin Hanson sets out to prove them wrong. Applying decades of expertise in physics, computer science, and economics, he uses standard theories to paint a detailed picture of a world dominated by ems. While human lives don't change greatly in the em era, em lives are as different from ours as our lives are from those of our farmer and forager ancestors. Ems make us question common assumptions of moral progress, because they reject many of the values we hold dear. Read about em mind speeds, body sizes, job training and career paths, energy use and cooling infrastructure, virtual reality, aging and retirement, death and immortality, security, wealth inequality, religion, teleportation, identity, cities, politics, law, war, status, friendship and love. This book shows you just how strange your descendants may be, though ems are no stranger than we would appear to our ancestors. To most ems, it seems good to be an em.

Human Machine

Author: Paul R. Daugherty
Publisher: Harvard Business Press
ISBN: 9781633693876
Release Date: 2018-03-20
Genre: Computers

AI is radically transforming business. Are you ready? Look around you. Artificial intelligence is no longer just a futuristic notion. It's here right now--in software that senses what we need, supply chains that "think" in real time, and robots that respond to changes in their environment. Twenty-first-century pioneer companies are already using AI to innovate and grow fast. The bottom line is this: Businesses that understand how to harness AI can surge ahead. Those that neglect it will fall behind. Which side are you on? In Human + Machine, Accenture leaders Paul R. Daugherty and H. James (Jim) Wilson show that the essence of the AI paradigm shift is the transformation of all business processes within an organization--whether related to breakthrough innovation, everyday customer service, or personal productivity habits. As humans and smart machines collaborate ever more closely, work processes become more fluid and adaptive, enabling companies to change them on the fly--or to completely reimagine them. AI is changing all the rules of how companies operate. Based on the authors' experience and research with 1,500 organizations, the book reveals how companies are using the new rules of AI to leap ahead on innovation and profitability, as well as what you can do to achieve similar results. It describes six entirely new types of hybrid human + machine roles that every company must develop, and it includes a "leader’s guide" with the five crucial principles required to become an AI-fueled business. Human + Machine provides the missing and much-needed management playbook for success in our new age of AI.

The Future of the Professions

Author: Richard Susskind
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 9780191022418
Release Date: 2015-10-22
Genre: Business & Economics

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, consultants, 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 the 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.

Rise of the Robots

Author: Martin Ford
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 9780465040674
Release Date: 2015-05-05
Genre: Business & Economics

Winner 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 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.