The Future of Work: Robots, AI, and Automation
Looking for ways to handle the transition to a digital economy
Robots, artificial intelligence, and driverless cars are no longer things of the distant future. They are with us today and will become increasingly common in coming years, along with virtual reality and digital personal assistants.
As these tools advance deeper into everyday use, they raise the question—how
Saviours: "The Future of Work: Robots, AI, and Automation" by Darrell M. West
Imagine the scene: It's 2025 and a school student is visiting their careers adviser.
Student: Hey there, so do you have any advice for me in choosing a career?
Adviser: Well, we've monitored your performance over the last 13 years of schooling, your interests and abilities and used our software to predict which roles you would be best suited to.
Student: Ok, so w ...more
- AI and automation will replace a lot work in the economy.
- When people lose job, they become social problems (unemployment, health, and drug abuse)
- There are ways to deal with the problem that we can see: universal minimum income, lifetime education, etc
- The current political climate does not make these sweeping changes likely — if possible at all.
- This is due to a small number of rich people holding enormous sway in people in off ...more
The explanation of AI, robotics, and automation is equivalent to what you can glean from skimming headlines. It is less than half of the book, and heavily padded with unrelated statistics. The author fails to identify how different types of jobs will be affected in any detail. While the author can't know the future, I expected some investigation.
The balance of the book is made up of the author's proposed solutions, which fall i ...more
I could easily relate as an AI- Robotics enthusiast as my postgraduate works were along these lines.
Darrell takes a good look at the nature of Work and how it is currently evolving.
The Author looks into Artificial Intelligence, Automation, machine learning, internet of things- IoT and how they are currently affecting work, life and living.
In a nutshell, work processes are already being automated, many peopl ...more
If you are interested or concerned about how technology, robotics and AI are going to affect our jobs, life and society this is a great book to start with. Packed full of relevant stats and research, I raced through my copy in 2 days and it was full of tape flags by the end.
Reviewed for The Oklahoman.