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  • Rise of the Robots

  • Technology and the Threat of a Jobless Future
  • By: Martin Ford
  • Narrated by: Jeff Cummings
  • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,677
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,465
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,470

In a world of self-driving cars and big data, smart algorithms and Siri, we know that artificial intelligence is getting smarter every day. Though all these nifty devices and programs might make our lives easier, they're also well on their way to making "good" jobs obsolete. A computer winning Jeopardy might seem like a trivial, if impressive, feat, but the same technology is making paralegals redundant as it undertakes electronic discovery, and is soon to do the same for radiologists.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great content and this mechanization IS coming!

  • By Mike on 06-30-15

Beginner Info

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Reviewed: 08-14-17

touches the surfaces of topics. No one who knows what the singularity is will enjoy this especially since its way too long for the content included. if you don't know what the singularity is, you will love this book BUT I actually recommend reading Ray Kurzweil instead.

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  • Cloud Computing

  • The MIT Press Essential Knowledge Series
  • By: Nayan B. Ruparelia
  • Narrated by: Walter Dixon
  • Length: 5 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 46

Most of the information available on cloud computing is either highly technical, with details that are irrelevant to nontechnologists, or pure marketing hype, in which the cloud is simply a selling point. This book, however, explains the cloud from the user's viewpoint - the business user's in particular. Nayan Ruparelia explains what the cloud is, when to use it (and when not to), how to select a cloud service, how to integrate it with other technologies, and what the best practices are for using cloud computing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • End Cloud confusion! Upgrade yourself!

  • By Matthew PlattenFaust Stroul on 04-26-16

VERY VERY BASIC even though from MIT

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Reviewed: 05-12-17

If you have ever used a computer before then you know everything in this book.

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