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Future of Work: Robots, AI, and Automation
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Darrell M. West
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Future of Work: Robots, AI, and Automation

Darrell M. West


Brookings Institution

Social issues & processes;
Social services & welfare, criminology;
Adult education, continuous learning;
Politics & government;
Artificial intelligence


175 pages

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Looks for ways to handle the transition to a digital economy. Looking past today's headlines, political scientist and cultural observer Darrell M. West argues that society needs to rethink the concept of jobs, reconfigure the social contract, move toward a system of lifetime learning, and develop a new kind of politics that can deal with economic dislocations.

By:   Darrell M. West
Imprint:   Brookings Institution
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 229mm,  Width: 152mm, 
ISBN:   9780815732938
ISBN 10:   0815732937
Pages:   175
Publication Date:   July 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Darrell M. West is vice president of the Governance Studies program at the Brookings Institution. He is the author of Megachange: Economic Disruption, Political Upheaval, and Social Strife in the 21st Century and Billionaires: Reflections on the Upper Crust.

There is little doubt humanity is on the precipice of massive change in how we work. The only question is whether it is a future of shared prosperity and leisure or one of mass unemployment and turmoil. The Future of Work offers a quick introduction to the basic concepts that underlie the debate.--New York Times The author provides an interesting glimpse at the latest innovations: nimble robots, sophisticated software, an Internet of Things through which everyday objects communicate with one another. He shows how these innovations might affect existing industries and spawn new ones, reducing the need for some types of jobs and increasing the need for others, as well as changing the way people work in whatever jobs they have.--Wall Street Journal The future of work is the future of the economy and how we live. No one knows in the age of AI what it will be, but this book is the best guide yet to come out.--Lawrence H. Summers, Harvard University If you want a concise, clear-eyed, evidence-based, and up-to-the-minute overview of the future of work, this is the book for you. It's an indispensable guide both to the deep changes that are occurring and to our best options for responding intelligently to them.--Andrew McAfee, Massachusetts Institute of Technology In The Future of Work, Darrell West explores how emerging technologies will change the way we live. He provides interesting insights on how to think about the future of AI, robotics, and the Internet of Things.--Steve Case, Chairman and CEO, Revolution, and Cofounder, AOL Darrell West crisply outlines the astounding leaps by which machines are replacing human workers, and warns of the devastating consequences that are likely to follow. But West also offers hope. We may be able to redefine work and renegotiate our social contract, if we make major reforms in our political system. Humans, plan ahead!--Benjamin I. Page, Northwestern University and author of Democracy in America?

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