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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 17 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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.

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    • Great content and this mechanization IS coming!

    • By Mike on 06-30-15

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Rise of the Robots

    • Technology and the Threat of a Jobless Future
    • By: Martin Ford
    • Narrated by: Jeff Cummings
    • Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    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.

    Regular price: $20.24

    • Economic Growth Isn’t Over, but It Doesn’t Create Jobs Like It Used To

    • By: Martin Ford
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Robert J. Gordon, an economist at Northwestern University, has recently published an important new book, The Rise and Fall of American Growth, which argues that the US has entered a new age of stagnation in which our hopes for an ever more prosperous future will largely evaporate. While Gordon’s argument is often characterized as being the opposite of the one I have made in my two books about the impact of advancing automation technology on the job market.

    Regular price: $3.95