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

The Second Machine Age  Work  Progress  and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies
Author: Erik Brynjolfsson,Andrew McAfee
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 306
Release: 2014-01-20
ISBN 10: 0393239357
ISBN 13: 9780393239355
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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

A pair of technology experts describe how humans will have to keep pace with machines in order to become prosperous in the future and identify strategies and policies for business and individuals to use to combine digital processing power with human ingenuity.

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

The Second Machine Age  Work  Progress  and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies
Author: Erik Brynjolfsson,Andrew McAfee
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2014-01-20
ISBN 10: 0393241254
ISBN 13: 9780393241259
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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

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.

The Second Machine Age

The Second Machine Age
Author: Erik Brynjolfsson,Andrew McAfee
Publsiher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated
Total Pages: 306
Release: 2016
ISBN 10: 9780393350647
ISBN 13: 0393350649
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Second Machine Age Book Review:

A pair of technology experts describe how humans will have to keep pace with machines in order to become prosperous in the future and identify strategies and policies for business and individuals to use to combine digital processing power with human ingenuity.

Machine Platform Crowd Harnessing Our Digital Future

Machine  Platform  Crowd  Harnessing Our Digital Future
Author: Andrew McAfee,Erik Brynjolfsson
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2017-06-27
ISBN 10: 0393254305
ISBN 13: 9780393254303
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Machine Platform Crowd Harnessing Our Digital Future Book Review:

“A clear and crisply written account of machine intelligence, big data and the sharing economy. But McAfee and Brynjolfsson also wisely acknowledge the limitations of their futurology and avoid over-simplification.” —Financial Times In The Second Machine Age, Andrew McAfee and Erik Brynjolfsson predicted some of the far-reaching effects of digital technologies on our lives and businesses. Now they’ve written a guide to help readers make the most of our collective future. Machine | Platform | Crowd outlines the opportunities and challenges inherent in the science fiction technologies that have come to life in recent years, like self-driving cars and 3D printers, online platforms for renting outfits and scheduling workouts, or crowd-sourced medical research and financial instruments.

More from Less

More from Less
Author: Andrew McAfee
Publsiher: Scribner
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2020-10-13
ISBN 10: 1982103582
ISBN 13: 9781982103583
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

More from Less Book Review:

From the coauthor of the New York Times bestseller The Second Machine Age, a paradigm-shifting argument “full of fascinating information and provocative insights” (Publishers Weekly, starred review)—demonstrating that we are increasing prosperity while using fewer natural resources. Throughout history, the only way for humanity to grow was by degrading the Earth: chopping down forests, polluting the air and water, and endlessly using up resources. Since the first Earth Day in 1970, the focus has been on radically changing course: reducing our consumption, tightening our belts, and learning to share and reuse. Is that argument correct? Absolutely not. In More from Less, McAfee argues that to solve our ecological problems we should do the opposite of what a decade of conventional wisdom suggests. Rather than reduce and conserve, we should rely on the cost-consciousness built into capitalism and the streamlining miracles of technology to create a more efficient world. America—a large, high-tech country that accounts for about 25% of the global economy—is now generally using less of most resources year after year, even as its economy and population continue to grow. What’s more, the US is polluting the air and water less, emitting fewer greenhouse gases, and replenishing endangered animal populations. And, as McAfee shows, America is not alone. Other countries are also transforming themselves in fundamental ways. What has made this turnabout possible? One thing, primarily: the collaboration between technology and capitalism, although good governance and public awareness have also been critical. McAfee does warn of issues that haven’t been solved, like global warming, overfishing, and communities left behind as capitalism and tech progress race forward. But overall, More from Less is a revelatory and “deeply engaging” (Booklist) account of how we’ve stumbled into an unexpectedly better balance with nature—one that holds out the promise of more abundant and greener centuries ahead.

Race Against the Machine

Race Against the Machine
Author: Erik Brynjolfsson,Andrew McAfee
Publsiher: Brynjolfsson and McAfee
Total Pages: 92
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 0984725113
ISBN 13: 9780984725113
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Race Against the Machine Book Review:

Examines how information technologies are affecting jobs, skills, wages, and the economy.

Theory and Design in the Second Machine Age

Theory and Design in the Second Machine Age
Author: Martin Pawley
Publsiher: Wiley-Blackwell
Total Pages: 189
Release: 1990
ISBN 10: 9780631158288
ISBN 13: 0631158286
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Theory and Design in the Second Machine Age Book Review:

A major figure throws down the gauntlet before his colleagues. Pawley, a European architectural critic and correspondent, points out the facts of postmodern built environments--pollution, resource depletion, urban paralysis, a global information network--and accuses architects of leaving the field to commercial interests. A sequel to Reyner Banheim's Theory and design in the first machine age (1960). Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Human Machine

Human   Machine
Author: Paul R. Daugherty,H. James Wilson
Publsiher: Harvard Business Press
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2018-03-20
ISBN 10: 1633693872
ISBN 13: 9781633693876
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Human Machine Book Review:

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. BOOK PROCEEDS FOR THE AI GENERATION The authors' goal in publishing Human + Machine is to help executives, workers, students and others navigate the changes that AI is making to business and the economy. They believe AI will bring innovations that truly improve the way the world works and lives. However, AI will cause disruption, and many people will need education, training and support to prepare for the newly created jobs. To support this need, the authors are donating the royalties received from the sale of this book to fund education and retraining programs focused on developing fusion skills for the age of artificial intelligence.

The Machine Age of Customer Insight

The Machine Age of Customer Insight
Author: Martin Einhorn,Michael Löffler,Emanuel de Bellis,Andreas Herrmann,Pia Burghartz
Publsiher: Emerald Group Publishing
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2021-03-15
ISBN 10: 1839096969
ISBN 13: 9781839096969
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Machine Age of Customer Insight Book Review:

The Machine Age of Customer Insight demonstrates the impact of machine learning and data analytics, combining an academic state-of-the-art overview of machine learning with cases from well-known companies. These cases show the opportunities and challenges of the transformation process for business and for customer insights more specifically.

No Ordinary Disruption

No Ordinary Disruption
Author: Richard Dobbs,James Manyika,Jonathan Woetzel
Publsiher: PublicAffairs
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2016-08-30
ISBN 10: 1610397622
ISBN 13: 9781610397629
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

No Ordinary Disruption Book Review:

Our intuition on how the world works could well be wrong. We are surprised when new competitors burst on the scene, or businesses protected by large and deep moats find their defenses easily breached, or vast new markets are conjured from nothing. Trend lines resemble saw-tooth mountain ridges. The world not only feels different. The data tell us it is different. Based on years of research by the directors of the McKinsey Global Institute, No Ordinary Disruption: The Four Forces Breaking all the Trends is a timely and important analysis of how we need to reset our intuition as a result of four forces colliding and transforming the global economy: the rise of emerging markets, the accelerating impact of technology on the natural forces of market competition, an aging world population, and accelerating flows of trade, capital and people. Our intuitions formed during a uniquely benign period for the world economy—often termed the Great Moderation. Asset prices were rising, cost of capital was falling, labour and resources were abundant, and generation after generation was growing up more prosperous than their parents. But the Great Moderation has gone. The cost of capital may rise. The price of everything from grain to steel may become more volatile. The world's labor force could shrink. Individuals, particularly those with low job skills, are at risk of growing up poorer than their parents. What sets No Ordinary Disruption apart is depth of analysis combined with lively writing informed by surprising, memorable insights that enable us to quickly grasp the disruptive forces at work. For evidence of the shift to emerging markets, consider the startling fact that, by 2025, a single regional city in China—Tianjin—will have a GDP equal to that of the Sweden, of that, in the decades ahead, half of the world's economic growth will come from 440 cities including Kumasi in Ghana or Santa Carina in Brazil that most executives today would be hard-pressed to locate on a map. What we are now seeing is no ordinary disruption but the new facts of business life— facts that require executives and leaders at all levels to reset their operating assumptions and management intuition.

The Immigrant Exodus

The Immigrant Exodus
Author: Vivek Wadhwa
Publsiher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Total Pages: 106
Release: 2012-10-02
ISBN 10: 1613630204
ISBN 13: 9781613630204
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Immigrant Exodus Book Review:

A 2012 ECONOMIST BOOK OF THE YEAR Many of the United States' most innovative entrepreneurs have been immigrants, from Andrew Carnegie, Alexander Graham Bell, and Charles Pfizer to Sergey Brin, Vinod Khosla, and Elon Musk. Nearly half of Fortune 500 companies and one-quarter of all new small businesses were founded by immigrants, generating trillions of dollars annually, employing millions of workers, and helping establish the United States as the most entrepreneurial, technologically advanced society on earth. Now, Vivek Wadhwa, an immigrant tech entrepreneur turned academic with appointments at Duke, Stanford, Emory, and Singularity Universities, draws on his new Kauffman Foundation research to show that the United States is in the midst of an unprecedented halt in high-growth, immigrant-founded start-ups. He argues that increased competition from countries like China and India and US immigration policies are leaving some of the most educated and talented entrepreneurial immigrants with no choice but to take their innovation elsewhere. The consequences to our economy are dire; our multi-trillion dollar loss will be the gain of our global competitors. With his signature fearlessness and clarity, Wadhwa offers a concise framework for understanding the Immigrant Exodus and offers a recipe for reversal and rapid recovery.

The Fourth Industrial Revolution

The Fourth Industrial Revolution
Author: Klaus Schwab
Publsiher: Currency
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2017
ISBN 10: 1524758868
ISBN 13: 9781524758868
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Fourth Industrial Revolution Book Review:

Between the 18th and 19th centuries, Britain experienced massive leaps in technological, scientific, and economical advancement

The Great Rupture

The Great Rupture
Author: Viktor Shvets
Publsiher: Boyle & Dalton
Total Pages: 294
Release: 2020-06-24
ISBN 10: 9781633374102
ISBN 13: 1633374106
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Great Rupture Book Review:

Do we need to be free to be innovative, prosperous, or even happy? The lessons of the last five centuries were unequivocal--without freedom, there could be no prosperity or happiness. However, does this still hold true in the Information Age? Modern technologies are disrupting our societies, altering every facet of our lives, from the nature of work and what we intrinsically value, to how we are informed, entertained, and educated--it promises to be a far deeper disruption than Industrial Revolutions. Humanity is at a major turning point, and how we respond to the merger of technology and financialization will decide our future. Will it be capitalism or communism, feudalism or despotism? By learning from the past and projecting into the future, global market strategist Viktor Shvets explores the weakening nexus between freedom and prosperity and what that means for the future of humanity. From the birth of our modern world, pivotal events in human history have led to the collapse of non-Western civilizations--Mongol warriors sweeping across Eurasian steppes; the Black Death and a re-awakening of human spirit; Zheng He's voyages and the collapse of Novgorod republic; and finally, the ban on printing in Arabic. What can we learn from these events to better prepare ourselves for the future? As we hurtle toward that uncertain future, we must decide whether our cherished individual freedoms are still necessary for success and prosperity, or if in adapting to new technologies, non-Western civilizations are now better positioned for this new world, creating illiberal orders that might no longer suffer from stagnation of ideas. For the first time in at least five centuries, we have an opportunity and tools to build a different society and economy. Will we embrace the challenge?

The New Breed

The New Breed
Author: Kate Darling
Publsiher: Henry Holt and Company
Total Pages: 211
Release: 2021-04-20
ISBN 10: 1250296110
ISBN 13: 9781250296115
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The New Breed Book Review:

For readers of The Second Machine Age or The Soul of an Octopus, a bold, exciting exploration of how building diverse kinds of relationships with robots—inspired by how we interact with animals—could be the key to making our future with robot technology work There has been a lot of ink devoted to discussions of how robots will replace us and take our jobs. But MIT Media Lab researcher and technology policy expert Kate Darling argues just the opposite, suggesting that treating robots with a bit of humanity, more like the way we treat animals, will actually serve us better. From a social, legal, and ethical perspective, she shows that our current ways of thinking don’t leave room for the robot technology that is soon to become part of our everyday routines. Robots are likely to supplement—rather than replace—our own skills and relationships. So if we consider our history of incorporating animals into our work, transportation, military, and even families, we actually have a solid basis for how to contend with this future. A deeply original analysis of our technological future and the ethical dilemmas that await us, The New Breed explains how the treatment of machines can reveal a new understanding of our own history, our own systems, and how we relate—not just to nonhumans, but also to one another.

A Human s Guide to Machine Intelligence

A Human s Guide to Machine Intelligence
Author: Kartik Hosanagar
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2019-03-12
ISBN 10: 0525560890
ISBN 13: 9780525560890
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Human s Guide to Machine Intelligence Book Review:

A Wharton professor and tech entrepreneur examines how algorithms and artificial intelligence are starting to run every aspect of our lives, and how we can shape the way they impact us Through the technology embedded in almost every major tech platform and every web-enabled device, algorithms and the artificial intelligence that underlies them make a staggering number of everyday decisions for us, from what products we buy, to where we decide to eat, to how we consume our news, to whom we date, and how we find a job. We've even delegated life-and-death decisions to algorithms--decisions once made by doctors, pilots, and judges. In his new book, Kartik Hosanagar surveys the brave new world of algorithmic decision-making and reveals the potentially dangerous biases they can give rise to as they increasingly run our lives. He makes the compelling case that we need to arm ourselves with a better, deeper, more nuanced understanding of the phenomenon of algorithmic thinking. And he gives us a route in, pointing out that algorithms often think a lot like their creators--that is, like you and me. Hosanagar draws on his experiences designing algorithms professionally--as well as on history, computer science, and psychology--to explore how algorithms work and why they occasionally go rogue, what drives our trust in them, and the many ramifications of algorithmic decision-making. He examines episodes like Microsoft's chatbot Tay, which was designed to converse on social media like a teenage girl, but instead turned sexist and racist; the fatal accidents of self-driving cars; and even our own common, and often frustrating, experiences on services like Netflix and Amazon. A Human's Guide to Machine Intelligence is an entertaining and provocative look at one of the most important developments of our time and a practical user's guide to this first wave of practical artificial intelligence.

Mindless

Mindless
Author: Simon Head
Publsiher: Basic Books
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2014-02-11
ISBN 10: 0465069746
ISBN 13: 9780465069743
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mindless Book Review:

We live in the age of Computer Business Systems (CBSs)—the highly complex, computer-intensive management programs on which large organizations increasingly rely. In Mindless, Simon Head argues that these systems have come to trump human expertise, dictating the goals and strategies of a wide array of businesses, and de-skilling the jobs of middle class workers in the process. CBSs are especially dysfunctional, Head argues, when they apply their disembodied expertise to transactions between humans, as in health care, education, customer relations, and human resources management. And yet there are industries with more human approaches, as Head illustrates with specific examples, whose lead we must follow and extend to the mainstream American economy. Mindless illustrates the shortcomings of CBS, providing an in-depth and disturbing look at how human dignity is slipping as we become cogs on a white collar assembly line.

Rise of the Robots

Rise of the Robots
Author: Martin Ford
Publsiher: Basic Books
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2015-05-05
ISBN 10: 0465040675
ISBN 13: 9780465040674
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rise of the Robots Book Review:

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

Humans Need Not Apply

Humans Need Not Apply
Author: Jerry Kaplan
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 258
Release: 2015-08-04
ISBN 10: 0300216416
ISBN 13: 9780300216417
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Humans Need Not Apply Book Review:

An “intriguing, insightful” look at how algorithms and robots could lead to social unrest—and how to avoid it (The Economist, Books of the Year). After decades of effort, researchers are finally cracking the code on artificial intelligence. Society stands on the cusp of unprecedented change, driven by 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 AI expert and Silicon Valley entrepreneur Jerry 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. In Humans Need Not Apply, 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 promises and perils of AI is a must-read for business leaders and policy makers on both sides of the aisle. “A reminder that AI systems don’t need red laser eyes to be dangerous.”—Times Higher Education Supplement “Kaplan…sidesteps the usual arguments of techno-optimism and dystopia, preferring to go for pragmatic solutions to a shrinking pool of jobs.”—Financial Times

The Power of Pull

The Power of Pull
Author: John Hagel III,John Seely Brown,Lang Davison
Publsiher: Basic Books
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2010-04-13
ISBN 10: 0465021131
ISBN 13: 9780465021130
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Power of Pull Book Review:

In a radical break with the past, information now flows like water, and we must learn how to tap into its stream. Individuals and companies can no longer rely on the stocks of knowledge that they've carefully built up and stored away. Information now flows like water, and we must learn how to tap into the stream. But many of us remain stuck in old practices -- practices that could undermine us as we search for success and meaning. In this revolutionary book, three doyens of the Internet age, whose path-breaking work has made headlines around the world, reveal the adjustments we must make if we take these changes seriously. In a world of increasing risk and opportunity, we must understand the importance of pull. Understood and used properly, the power of pull can draw out the best in people and institutions by connecting them in ways that increase understanding and effectiveness. Pull can turn uncertainty into opportunity, and enable small moves to achieve outsized impact. Drawing on pioneering research, The Power of Pull shows how to apply its principles to unlock the hidden potential of individuals and organizations, and how to use it as a force for social change and the development of creative talent. The authors explore how to use the power of pull to: Access new sources of information Attract likeminded individuals from around the world Shape serendipity to increase the likelihood of positive chance encounters Form creation spaces to drive you and your colleagues to new heights Transform your organization to adapt to the flow of knowledge The Power of Pull is essential reading for entrepreneurs, managers, and anybody interested in understanding and harnessing the shifting forces of our networked world.

The Singularity Is Near

The Singularity Is Near
Author: Ray Kurzweil
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 672
Release: 2005-09-22
ISBN 10: 1101218886
ISBN 13: 9781101218884
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Singularity Is Near Book Review:

“Startling in scope and bravado.” —Janet Maslin, The New York Times “Artfully envisions a breathtakingly better world.” —Los Angeles Times “Elaborate, smart and persuasive.” —The Boston Globe “A pleasure to read.” —The Wall Street Journal One of CBS News’s Best Fall Books of 2005 • Among St Louis Post-Dispatch’s Best Nonfiction Books of 2005 • One of Amazon.com’s Best Science Books of 2005 A radical and optimistic view of the future course of human development from the bestselling author of How to Create a Mind and The Singularity is Nearer who Bill Gates calls “the best person I know at predicting the future of artificial intelligence” For over three decades, Ray Kurzweil has been one of the most respected and provocative advocates of the role of technology in our future. In his classic The Age of Spiritual Machines, he argued that computers would soon rival the full range of human intelligence at its best. Now he examines the next step in this inexorable evolutionary process: the union of human and machine, in which the knowledge and skills embedded in our brains will be combined with the vastly greater capacity, speed, and knowledge-sharing ability of our creations.