Humans Need Not Apply

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

Humans Need Not Apply Book Excerpt:

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

Transhumanism and the Image of God

Transhumanism and the Image of God
Author: Jacob Shatzer
Publsiher: InterVarsity Press
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2019-04-09
ISBN: 0830865780
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Transhumanism and the Image of God Book Excerpt:

Examining the transhumanist movement, biblical ethicist Jacob Shatzer grapples with the potential for technology to transform the way we think about what it means to be human. Exploring the doctrine of incarnation and topics such as artificial intelligence, robotics, medical technology, and communications tools, he guides us into careful consideration of the future of Christian discipleship in a disruptive technological environment.

Cyber Physical Systems

Cyber Physical Systems
Author: Tushar Semwal,Faiz Iqbal
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 358
Release: 2022-03-03
ISBN: 100056259X
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cyber Physical Systems Book Excerpt:

A Cyber-Physical System (CPS) is an integration of cyber components with their physical counterparts. A cyber unit could be either a software or hardware. Physical components are those objects, which are governed by the law of physics. CPS have transformed how we interact with the physical world, ranging from sensing the environmental parameters to controlling a complex manufacturing industry. The current pandemic has had catastrophic implications people all across the world in terms of health and economy. This book presents the significance and practicality of CPS in a pandemic situation. It provides a strong foundation to the CPS while also incorporating the latest theoretical advances and practical applications to alleviate the state of a pandemic. The book covers... Theoretical background and application-oriented overview of the different CPS models Impact of COVID-19 and similar pandemics on the engineering aspects of various industries and organisations Exciting and impactful CPS based solutions to the different pandemic situations Security and privacy in CPS when applied to critical and sensitive pandemic affected environment Describes the government-funded projects and work using CPS in real-world scenarios The book provides a unique and fresh exposure to CPS employed in a pandemic situation. It brings together researchers, practitioners, academics, experts, and industry professionals from around the world to share their knowledge and experience.

Artificial Intelligence Robot Law Policy and Ethics

Artificial Intelligence  Robot Law  Policy and Ethics
Author: Nathalie Rébé
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2021-08-09
ISBN: 9004458107
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Artificial Intelligence Robot Law Policy and Ethics Book Excerpt:

In Artificial Intelligence: Robot Law, Policy and Ethics, Dr. Nathalie Rébé discusses the legal and contemporary issues in relation to creating conscious robots. This book provides an in-depth analysis of the existing regulatory tools, as well as a new comprehensive framework for regulating Strong AI.

Algo Bots and the Law

Algo Bots and the Law
Author: Gregory Scopino
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2020-10-15
ISBN: 1107164796
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Algo Bots and the Law Book Excerpt:

An exploration of how financial market laws and regulations can - and should - govern the use of artificial intelligence.

Only Humans Need Apply

Only Humans Need Apply
Author: Thomas H. Davenport,Julia Kirby
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2016-05-24
ISBN: 0062438603
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Only Humans Need Apply Book Excerpt:

An invigorating, thought-provoking, and positive look at the rise of automation that explores how professionals across industries can find sustainable careers in the near future. Nearly half of all working Americans could risk losing their jobs because of technology. It’s not only blue-collar jobs at stake. Millions of educated knowledge workers—writers, paralegals, assistants, medical technicians—are threatened by accelerating advances in artificial intelligence. The industrial revolution shifted workers from farms to factories. In the first era of automation, machines relieved humans of manually exhausting work. Today, Era Two of automation continues to wash across the entire services-based economy that has replaced jobs in agriculture and manufacturing. Era Three, and the rise of AI, is dawning. Smart computers are demonstrating they are capable of making better decisions than humans. Brilliant technologies can now decide, learn, predict, and even comprehend much faster and more accurately than the human brain, and their progress is accelerating. Where will this leave lawyers, nurses, teachers, and editors? In Only Humans Need Apply, Thomas Hayes Davenport and Julia Kirby reframe the conversation about automation, arguing that the future of increased productivity and business success isn’t either human or machine. It’s both. The key is augmentation, utilizing technology to help humans work better, smarter, and faster. Instead of viewing these machines as competitive interlopers, we can see them as partners and collaborators in creative problem solving as we move into the next era. The choice is ours.

Anywhere Working and the Future of Work

Anywhere Working and the Future of Work
Author: Blount, Yvette,Gloet, Marianne
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 287
Release: 2020-09-04
ISBN: 179984160X
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Anywhere Working and the Future of Work Book Excerpt:

While the current workforce has pushed for the capability to work from home, it has been the natural disasters and pandemics that have emerged across the globe this past year that have pushed the matter to the forefront of conversation. More companies are seeing the benefits of having a workforce that can maintain business processes and keep organizations running from anywhere. Advances in technology continue to improve online collaboration tools and co-working centers, making working from anywhere a possibility. Anywhere Working and the Future of Work is a pivotal reference source that provides vital research on the current state of teleworking/telecommuting and how it can be used to achieve competitive advantage. While highlighting topics such as digital workforce, mobile technology, and accessibility, the book examines the trends, issues, and limitations that are informing the future of anywhere working. This publication also explores remote management practices as well as potential challenges such as increasing business automation applications that may require navigation in the future of work. This book is ideally designed for business professionals, managers, executives, government agencies, policymakers, academicians, researchers, and students.

Automation and Utopia

Automation and Utopia
Author: John Danaher
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2019-09-24
ISBN: 0674983408
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Automation and Utopia Book Excerpt:

Automating technologies threaten to usher in a workless future, but John Danaher argues that this can be a good thing. A world without work may be a kind of utopia, free of the misery of the job and full of opportunities for creativity and exploration. If we play our cards right, automation could be the path to idealized forms of human flourishing.

Psychology of Retention

Psychology of Retention
Author: Melinde Coetzee,Ingrid L. Potgieter,Nadia Ferreira
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 440
Release: 2018-08-30
ISBN: 3319989200
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Psychology of Retention Book Excerpt:

This book offers a contemporary review of talent retention from the viewpoint of human resource management and industrial/organisational psychology. With a practical and relevant perspective it enriches critical knowledge and insight in the psychology of talent retention. It offers interpretation of difficult factors facing organisations such as the conceptualisation of talent, the forecasting of talent demand and supply, external and internal factors that influence talent attraction, development and retention, the alignment between talent management and business strategy. Also covered is the implementation of human resource practices and strategies in response to the needs of different organisational contexts and workforce characteristics. The chapter contributions will not only enrich knowledge and insight in the complex phenomenon of talent retention, but also advance new original ways of thinking and researching this critically important area of inquiry. The book is intended for graduate students and researchers as an overview of the topic of talent retention, practitioners will also find it informative.

Artificial Intelligence and the Two Singularities

Artificial Intelligence and the Two Singularities
Author: Calum Chace
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 376
Release: 2018-04-20
ISBN: 1351254448
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Artificial Intelligence and the Two Singularities Book Excerpt:

The science of AI was born a little over 60 years ago, but for most of that time its achievements were modest. In 2012 it experienced a big bang, when a branch of statistics called Machine Learning (and a sub-branch called Deep Learning) was applied to it. Now machines have surpassed humans in image recognition, and they are catching up with us at speech recognition and natural language processing. Every day, the media reports the launch of a new service, a new product, and a new demonstration powered by AI. When will it end? The surprising truth is, the AI revolution has only just begun. Artificial Intelligence and the Two Singularities argues that in the course of this century, the exponential growth in the capability of AI is likely to bring about two "singularities" - points at which conditions are so extreme that the normal rules break down. The first is the economic singularity, when machine skill reaches a level that renders many of us unemployable and requires an overhaul of our current economic and social systems. The second is the technological singularity, when machine intelligence reaches and then surpasses the cognitive abilities of an adult human, relegating us to the second smartest species on the planet. These singularities will present huge challenges, but this book argues that we can meet these challenges and overcome them. If we do, the rewards could be almost unimaginable. This book covers: • Recent developments in AI and its future potential • The economic singularity and the technological singularity in depth • The risks and opportunities presented by AI • What actions we should take Artificial intelligence can turn out to be the best thing ever to happen to humanity, making our future wonderful almost beyond imagination. But only if we address head-on the challenges that it will raise. Calum Chace is a best-selling author of fiction and non-fiction books and articles, focusing on the subject of artificial intelligence. He is a regular speaker on artificial intelligence and related technologies, and runs a blog on the subject at www.pandoras-brain. com. Prior to becoming a full-time writer and speaker, he spent 30 years in business as a marketer, a strategy consultant, and a CEO. He studied philosophy at Oxford University, where he discovered that the science fiction he had been reading since boyhood was simply philosophy in fancy dress.

Power for All

Power  for All
Author: Julie Battilana,Tiziana Casciaro
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 218
Release: 2021-08-31
ISBN: 1982141654
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Power for All Book Excerpt:

Discover how to gain (and keep) power in any situation with this “remarkably insightful read on what power is, how it’s gained, and how it can be used for good” (Adam Grant, bestselling author of Think Again). Power is one of the most misunderstood—and therefore vilified—concepts in our society. Many assume power is predetermined by personality or wealth, or that it’s gained by strong-arming others. You might even write it off as “dirty” and want nothing to do with it. But by staying away from power, you give it up to someone else who may not have your best interest in mind. We must understand and use our power to have impact, and pioneering researchers Julie Battilana and Tiziana Casciaro provide the playbook for doing so in Power, for All. Battilana and Casciaro offer a “necessary” (Tarana Burke, creator of the #MeToo movement and bestselling author of Unbound) and “invaluable” (David Gergen, CNN political analyst) vision of power: the ability to influence someone else’s behavior. This influence is derived from having access to valued resources, and once you understand what those are, you can take action to improve life for yourself and others. With proven strategies of agitating, innovating, and orchestrating change, Power, for All shows how those with less power can challenge established structures to make them more balanced. The authors teach you how to power-map your workplace to find who can create real change at work, plan for and cause sustaining shifts, and understand the two basic needs all human beings share—safety and self-esteem—and the resources people seek to satisfy those needs: money and status, but also autonomy, achievement, affiliation, and mortality. They explore how these dynamics play out through vivid storytelling: as Donatella Versace successfully leads her brother’s company after his death—despite having a title, but little influence; what social movements can learn from youth climate activists and how they can go farther; and how a manager can gain the trust of skeptical employees and improve the workplace. Power, for All demystifies the essential mechanisms for acquiring and using power for all people.

Myths Narratives and Welfare States

Myths  Narratives and Welfare States
Author: Bent Greve
Publsiher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2020-12-25
ISBN: 1839107928
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Myths Narratives and Welfare States Book Excerpt:

This unique book explores the question of whether different myths and narratives have an impact on the development of welfare states. After discussing the various definitions of ‘myths’ and ‘narratives’, Bent Greve disentangles their relationship with the welfare state, referring also to debates on welfare chauvinism, deservingness and retrenchment.

Proceedings of MAC ETeL 2016

Proceedings of MAC ETeL 2016
Author: group of authors
Publsiher: MAC Prague consulting
Total Pages: 212
Release: 2016-08-04
ISBN: 808808508X
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Proceedings of MAC ETeL 2016 Book Excerpt:

Multidisciplinary Academic Conference on Education, Teaching and E-learning, Czech Republic, Prague (MAC-ETeL 2016)

Human decisions

Human decisions
Author: Netexplo (France)
Publsiher: UNESCO Publishing
Total Pages: 138
Release: 2018-03-05
ISBN: 9231002635
Category: Artificial intelligence
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Human decisions Book Excerpt:

Computers and Society

Computers and Society
Author: Ronald M. Baecker
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2019-04-18
ISBN: 0192571001
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Computers and Society Book Excerpt:

The last century has seen enormous leaps in the development of digital technologies, and most aspects of modern life have changed significantly with their widespread availability and use. Technology at various scales - supercomputers, corporate networks, desktop and laptop computers, the internet, tablets, mobile phones, and processors that are hidden in everyday devices and are so small you can barely see them with the naked eye - all pervade our world in a major way. Computers and Society: Modern Perspectives is a wide-ranging and comprehensive textbook that critically assesses the global technical achievements in digital technologies and how are they are applied in media; education and learning; medicine and health; free speech, democracy, and government; and war and peace. Ronald M. Baecker reviews critical ethical issues raised by computers, such as digital inclusion, security, safety, privacy,automation, and work, and discusses social, political, and ethical controversies and choices now faced by society. Particular attention is paid to new and exciting developments in artificial intelligence and machine learning, and the issues that have arisen from our complex relationship with AI.

Posthumanism

Posthumanism
Author: Alan Smart,Josephine Smart
Publsiher: University of Toronto Press
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2017-04-26
ISBN: 1442636440
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Posthumanism Book Excerpt:

Designed to explain posthumanism to those outside of academia, this brief and accessible book makes an original argument about anthropology's legacy as a study of "more than human." Smart and Smart return to the holism of classic ethnographies where cattle, pigs, yams, and sorcerers were central to the lives that were narrated by anthropologists, but they extend the discussion to include contemporary issues like microbiomes, the Anthropocene, and nano-machines, which take holism beyond locally bounded spaces. They outline what a holism without boundaries could look like, and what anthropology could offer to the knowledge of more-than-human nature in the past, present, and future.

Post Human Futures

Post Human Futures
Author: Mark Carrigan,Douglas V. Porpora
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2021-04-13
ISBN: 135118993X
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Post Human Futures Book Excerpt:

This volume engages with post-humanist and transhumanist approaches to present an original exploration of the question of how humankind will fare in the face of artificial intelligence. With emerging technologies now widely assumed to be calling into question assumptions about human beings and their place within the world, and computational innovations of machine learning leading some to claim we are coming ever closer to the long-sought artificial general intelligence, it defends humanity with the argument that technological ‘advances’ introduced artificially into some humans do not annul their fundamental human qualities. Against the challenge presented by the possibility that advanced artificial intelligence will be fully capable of original thinking, creative self-development and moral judgement and therefore have claims to legal rights, the authors advance a form of ‘essentialism’ that justifies providing a ‘decent minimum life’ for all persons. As such, while the future of the human is in question, the authors show how dispensing with either the category itself or the underlying reality is a less plausible solution than is often assumed.

The Digital Matrix

The Digital Matrix
Author: Venkat Venkatraman
Publsiher: LifeTree Media
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2017-02-09
ISBN: 1928055214
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Digital Matrix Book Excerpt:

Is your business ready to win in the digital future—or destined to be disrupted? Ambitious digital-driven startups are now creating and cornering new markets in every sector. And yet, most legacy businesses continue to operate by old playbooks. Most are not keeping pace with the changes in their industry, let alone leading the way—what is yours doing? The Digital Matrix will help you understand the three types of players that are shaping the new business landscape; the three phases of transformation that every firm will encounter on its journey to business reinvention; and the three winning moves that will ensure your company’s success along the way. With The Digital Matrix, you will: Learn to navigate the world of digital ecosystems. Discover ways of competing and collaborating with other companies to create and capture value. Realize how powerful machines can amplify your company’s human talent. Learn to assemble the team to experiment with new ideas, re-examine your core beliefs, and reinvent your business rulebook for the digital future. The future of every industry is digital, and that future is closer than you think. Do you understand where your business fits into the bigger picture? Are you ready to maximize your opportunities? Packed with current case studies and practical experience-based advice, The Digital Matrix shows you how to rethink your business model from the outside in, assemble the right team for the journey ahead, and make bold strategic choices along the three phases of digital transformation. Your company's future depends on its ability to harness digital technology. Don't wait!

Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence
Author: Christina Ahmet
Publsiher: Shockwave Publishing via PublishDrive
Total Pages: 143
Release: 2018-11-20
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Artificial Intelligence Book Excerpt:

Currently, Artificial Intelligence (AI) lives amongst the human population. They reside in smartphones. They help people find content on the internet. They learn the behavior of their owners and put out relevant, interesting content to enhance their owner's experience while they are browsing on the internet. In this book you will learn all about Artificial Intelligence and how it will affect your life in the near future. Learn exactly what Artificial Intelligence is Machine Learning AI and The Internet Of Things Opportunities for Artificial Intelligence Intelligent IoT and much much more!

Carceral Capitalism

Carceral Capitalism
Author: Jackie Wang
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2018-02-23
ISBN: 1635900026
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Carceral Capitalism Book Excerpt:

Essays on the contemporary continuum of incarceration: the biopolitics of juvenile delinquency, predatory policing, the political economy of fees and fines, and algorithmic policing. What we see happening in Ferguson and other cities around the country is not the creation of livable spaces, but the creation of living hells. When people are trapped in a cycle of debt it also can affect their subjectivity and how they temporally inhabit the world by making it difficult for them to imagine and plan for the future. What psychic toll does this have on residents? How does it feel to be routinely dehumanized and exploited by the police? —from Carceral Capitalism In this collection of essays in Semiotext(e)'s Intervention series, Jackie Wang examines the contemporary incarceration techniques that have emerged since the 1990s. The essays illustrate various aspects of the carceral continuum, including the biopolitics of juvenile delinquency, predatory policing, the political economy of fees and fines, cybernetic governance, and algorithmic policing. Included in this volume is Wang's influential critique of liberal anti-racist politics, “Against Innocence,” as well as essays on RoboCop, techno-policing, and the aesthetic problem of making invisible forms of power legible. Wang shows that the new racial capitalism begins with parasitic governance and predatory lending that extends credit only to dispossess later. Predatory lending has a decidedly spatial character and exists in many forms, including subprime mortgage loans, student loans for sham for-profit colleges, car loans, rent-to-own scams, payday loans, and bail bond loans. Parasitic governance, Wang argues, operates through five primary techniques: financial states of exception, automation, extraction and looting, confinement, and gratuitous violence. While these techniques of governance often involve physical confinement and the state-sanctioned execution of black Americans, new carceral modes have blurred the distinction between the inside and outside of prison. As technologies of control are perfected, carcerality tends to bleed into society.