Rise of the Robots

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

The New York Times-bestselling guide to how automation is changing the economy, undermining work, and reshaping our lives "Lucid, comprehensive, and unafraid...;an indispensable contribution to a long-running argument."--Los Angeles Times Winner of the 2015 FT & McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award 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.

The Rise of the Robots

Author: Martin Ford
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
ISBN: 9781780747507
Release Date: 2015-09-03
Genre: Business & Economics

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 itself. In Rise of the Robots, technology expert Martin Ford systematically outlines the achievements of artificial intelligence and uses a wealth of economic data to illustrate the terrifying societal implications. From health and education to finance and technology, his warning is start - all jobs that are on some level routine are like to eventually be automated, resulting in the death of traditional careers and a hollowed-out middle class. The robots are coming and we have to decide – now – whether the future will bring prosperity or catastrophe.

Education and Technological Unemployment

Author: Michael A. Peters
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9789811362255
Release Date: 2019-04-29
Genre: Education

This book examines the challenge of accelerating automation, and argues that countering and adapting to this challenge requires new methodological, philosophical, scientific, sociological, economic, ethical, and political perspectives that fundamentally rethink the categories of work and education. What is required is political will and social vision to respond to the question: What is the role of education in a digital age characterized by potential mass technological unemployment? Today’s technologies are beginning to cost more jobs than they create – and this trend will continue. There have been many proposed solutions to this problem, and they invariably involve an educational vision. Yet, in a world that simply doesn’t offer enough work for everyone, education is clearly not a panacea for technological unemployment. This collection presents responses to this question from a wide spectrum of disciplines, including but not limited to education studies, philosophy, history, politics, sociology, psychology, and economics.

15 min Book Summary of Martin Ford s Book The Rise of the Robots

Author: Great Books & Coffee
Publisher: GreatBooksAndCoffee | Book Reviews and Summaries
ISBN: 9781540122490
Release Date: 2018-04-30
Genre: Study Aids

Thinking about getting Martin Ford's book 'The Rise of the Robots - Technology and the Threat of Mass Employment' ? You definitely should! But first, take 15 minutes to read this review and make up your mind! This book summary is value-packed: -- A book overview to start with the BIG IDEAS. -- The main themes, questions and conclusions in bullet points to GET TO THE CORE IN NO TIME. -- The main arguments and ideas as developed in the book, so you can UNDERSTAND WHAT THE BOOK IS REALLY ABOUT. -- Some food for thought to conclude and help you go beyond. Also available: Politics, Society, Economics books: -- Book Summary of Hillary Clinton "What Happened" -- Book Summary of Klaus Schwab "The Fourth Industrial Revolution" -- And more! Business& Self-development books: -- Book Summary of Tim Ferris "The 4-Hour Workweek" -- Book Summary of Michael E. Gerber "The E-Myth Revisited" -- Book Summary of Chris Guillebeau " The $100 start-up" -- and more! About GreatBooks&Coffee: GreatBooks&Coffee is the ebook series of I Will Make You Think Smart, the literary blog of a thirty-something who loves books (and coffee) and reviews books that give readers great insights on a variety of topics, including politics, economics, innovation, society developments, but also business and personal development or culture. The aim is simple: give you access to books that will teach you something new, give you some background knowledge to help you grow your profile and gain in confidence when it comes to discussing those topics, whether at work or while having a smart drink. So... Are you looking for great books to learn something new? Are you looking for great books to think smarter and be smarter? Are you looking for great books on innovation, technology, business, and politics? These book summaries are made for you! The 15' Book Summaries Series: Did you know that most people never finish the books they begin? Knowledge is key and the books written by thought leaders are the best way to learn about a variety of very specific topics. Having said this, we all need more time and reading a complete book may be complicated. In reality, most people never finish the books they begin. The ebooks of The 15' Book Summaries Series aim at giving you a general overview of a book but they also explain the context behind it, with a step by step description of the various arguments developed by the author, with a summary of his main questions and conclusions. Note: The review and book summary should be used as an introduction to the book but will never replace the author's original work, which we invite you to acquire legally after reading this summary! Happy reading, Happy thinking! Book Summary | The Rise of the Robots - Book Review & Summary of Martin Ford's book 'The Rise of the Robots' in 15 Minutes!

Business Ethics

Author: Andrew Crane
ISBN: 9780198810070
Release Date: 2019-06

How can you be an ethical corporate citizen in an increasingly complex, multiple-stakeholder world? This is the most pressing question facing businesses today, small and large, local and global. Business Ethics, fifth edition, is a thorough yet accessible exploration of the main ethical theories and how these apply to major stakeholders facing this question.Written from a truly international perspective and supported by diverse and innovative learning features, this book provides the tools and concepts necessary to understand and effectively manage ethical challenges wherever you are in the world.NEW TO THIS EDITIONProfessor Laura Spence and Dr Sarah Glozer join the author team, bringing fresh perspectives and new expertisePractitioner Spotlights feature prominent businesswomen and men, discovering the ethical challenges they face at work and also the skills they employ to tackle themEthics in Action boxes have been substantially refreshed, with new examples exploring ethical considerations at organizations such as Nudie, Jeans Co., Brewdog, and indigenous Bangladeshi tanneries, as well as complex issues including digital currency, modern slavery, and Big DataNew Case Studies address the latest developments in the business environment, such as the sharing economy and sustainability.This title is available as an eBook. Please contact your Learning Resource Consultant for more information.

Fully Automated Luxury Communism

Author: Aaron Bastani
Publisher: Verso Books
ISBN: 9781786632654
Release Date: 2019-06-11
Genre: Political Science

A different kind of politics for a new kind of society--beyond work, scarcity and capitalism The first decade of the twenty-first century marked the demise of the current world order. Despite widespread acknowledgement of these disruptive crises, the proposed response from the mainstream remains the same. Against the confines of this increasingly limited politics, a new paradigm has emerged. Fully Automated Luxury Communism claims that 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. For everyone. 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. Fully Automated Luxury Communism promises a radically new left future for everyone.

The 80 Minute MBA

Author: Richard Reeves
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9780755364916
Release Date: 2013-03-28
Genre: Business & Economics

"Slick, short, funny and focused. And . . . more than 4,000 times cheaper than an MBA" -Independent The 80 Minute MBA is your short-cut to business brilliance. A traditional MBA is for either the time-rich, very wealthy or lucky few with a generous corporate sponsor. So what happens if you want to get a hit of high-quality business inspiration without spending two years back at school? The 80 Minute MBA is the gateway to fresh thinking, in less time than it takes a standard meeting to get past coffee and biscuits. Managers need the encouragement to think differently, not in the same straight lines. The 80 Minute MBA is an injection of inspiration, creative thinking and dynamic approaches which will help you see the world of business differently.


Author: Martin Ford
Publisher: Wayland
ISBN: 0750271906
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Fishing

SPORTS & OUTDOOR RECREATION. This exciting series features a range of sports and hobbies, offering all the information budding enthusiasts will need to participate. Each titles information such as clothing and equipment, step-by-step skills and techniques and information on how to take the activity further, either by joining clubs, entering competitions or signing up for lessons. Ages 9+

The Guide to Salt Water Fishing

Author: Martin Ford
ISBN: 0754806391
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Sports & Recreation

This comprehensive guide introduces two different skills - fishing from a boat and fishing from the shore. It catalogues the different fish that can be caught in sea waters, with advice on catching them, including information and equipment, baits and techniques.

Salt water Fishing

Author: Martin Ford
Publisher: Southwater Pub
ISBN: 184476303X
Release Date: 2006-07
Genre: Sports & Recreation

This text presents a comprehensive introduction to sea fishing of all types. It contains expert advice, tips and guidance for shore fishing and fishing from boats, as well as detailed illustrated sections on the preparation, use and suitability of natural and artificial baits and lures.

The Practical Guide to Salt Water Fishing

Author: Martin Ford
Publisher: Lorenz Books
ISBN: 0857230824
Release Date: 2014-01-01
Genre: Sports & Recreation

A concise resource for fishing from a beach, pier or boat provides coverage of everything from rods and reels to lines and tackle while discussing the practicalities of natural and artificial baits, in a guide that is complemented by visual profiles of major fish species.

Fishing Flies

Author: Martin Ford
Publisher: Anness Pub Limited
ISBN: 1859678904
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Fishing Flies offers an insight into the attraction of fishing on rivers, ponds and streams. Providing first-hand experience into the habits of game fish, this guide examines the secrets behind successful fly patterns and thus, rewarding angling.'

The Practical Guide to Fishing

Author: Martin Ford
Publisher: Lorenz Books
ISBN: 0754834794
Release Date: 2019-08-08
Genre: Sports & Recreation

A detailed and newly updated manual on tackle, fishing techniques and locations, shown in 950 step-by-step photographs.

The Practical Fishing Encyclopedia

Author: Tony Miles
Publisher: Lorenz Books
ISBN: 0754802833
Release Date: 2000-02-01
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Anglers of all ages and skill levels find much pleasure in the many variations upon the enduringly popular sport of fishing. The Practical Fishing Encyclopedia is a useful, comprehensive guide for both beginner and intermediate anglers that incorporates the three major types of fishing: coarse fishing, sea angling, and game fishing. This guide enables an angler to establish a strong body of basic knowledge about these fascinating sports; the volume details how, for example, to practice different styles of fishing, to identify which types of fish to look for, and to recognize prime locations in which to practice each sport.