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Jobs, robots & us : why the future of work in New Zealand is in our hands / Kinley Salmon.

By: Salmon, Kinley.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Wellington, New Zealand : Bridget Williams Books, 2019Copyright date: ©2019Description: 298 pages ; 23 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781988545882; 1988545889.Other title: Jobs robots and us.Subject(s): Technology -- Social aspects -- New Zealand | Industries -- Social aspects -- New Zealand | Labor supply -- New Zealand -- Effect of technical innovations on | Employees -- New Zealand -- Effect of technical innovations on | Work -- ForecastingDDC classification: 303.4834 Summary: "Could millions of jobs soon be eliminated by artificial intelligence and robots? From driverless cars to digital assistants, it seems the world of work is on the cusp of a technological revolution. But are the robots really knocking at the door? And what does all this mean for New Zealanders? In this far-sighted book, Kinley Salmon interrogates common predictions about a jobless future and explores what might happen to workers in New Zealand as automation becomes more widespread. He sketches out two bold alternative futures for New Zealand – and suggests what it might take, and what we might risk, to pursue each of them. Drawing upon interviews with key figures in New Zealand and abroad, including Lawrence Summers and Daron Acemoglu, this book delivers a deep and empowering assessment of the world ahead"-- Back cover.
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Could millions of jobs soon be eliminated by artificial intelligence and robots? From driverless cars to digital assistants, it seems the world of work is on the cusp of a technological revolution that is generating hopes and fears alike. But are the robots really knocking at the door? And what does all this mean for New Zealanders? In this far-sighted and lucid book, Kinley Salmon explores the future of work in New Zealand. He interrogates common predictions about a jobless future and explores what might happen to workers in New Zealand as automation becomes more widespread. This book also asks big questions about the power we have to shape technological progress and to influence how robots and artificial intelligence are adopted. It sketches out two bold alternative futures for New Zealand and suggests what it might take, and what we might risk, to pursue each of them. It is time, Salmon argues, to start debating and choosing the future we want for New Zealand.

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"Could millions of jobs soon be eliminated by artificial intelligence and robots? From driverless cars to digital assistants, it seems the world of work is on the cusp of a technological revolution. But are the robots really knocking at the door? And what does all this mean for New Zealanders? In this far-sighted book, Kinley Salmon interrogates common predictions about a jobless future and explores what might happen to workers in New Zealand as automation becomes more widespread. He sketches out two bold alternative futures for New Zealand – and suggests what it might take, and what we might risk, to pursue each of them. Drawing upon interviews with key figures in New Zealand and abroad, including Lawrence Summers and Daron Acemoglu, this book delivers a deep and empowering assessment of the world ahead"-- Back cover.