- Capa dura: 364 páginas
- Editora: OUP Oxford (22 de outubro de 2015)
- Idioma: Inglês
- ISBN-10: 0198713398
- ISBN-13: 978-0198713395
- Dimensões do produto: 23,9 x 2,8 x 16,3 cm
- Peso de envio: 717 g
- Avaliação média: 2 avaliações de clientes
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The Future of the Professions: How Technology Will Transform the Work of Human Experts (Inglês) Capa dura – 31 dez 2015
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Professor Richard Susskind OBE is an author, speaker, and independent adviser to international professional firms and national governments. He is President of the Society for Computers and Law, IT Adviser to the Lord Chief Justice of England, and Chair of the Advisory Board of the Oxford Internet Institute. His numerous books include the best-sellers, The End of Lawyers? (OUP, 2008) and Tomorrow's Lawyers (OUP, 2013), his work has been translated into more than 10 languages, and he has been invited to speak in over 40 countries.
Daniel Susskind is a Lecturer in Economics at Balliol College, Oxford, where he teaches and researches, and from where he has two degrees in economics. Previously, he worked for the British Government - in the Prime Minister's Strategy Unit, in the Policy Unit in 10 Downing Street, and as a Senior Policy Adviser at the Cabinet Office. He was a Kennedy Scholar at Harvard University.
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It is best read (I think) in 30-45 minute segments with pauses to digest what you’ve read and to reflect upon your own thinking.
The primary criticism of this book (and its predecessors) is that it represents “doom and gloom.” In some respects, that is true. The authors do indeed believe that a radical shift is coming and that the unprepared may not fare well if they don’t change how they think.
The book suggests that we need to “race with the machines” rather than fight against them (surely a losing battle). As the book notes, machines are becoming increasingly capable. There is an extensive discussion (fascinating) of the second generation of artificial intelligence (AI) which examines the ongoing development of IBM’s Watson and its deployment in a host of professions.
Is it a certain amount of work to read this book, which tackles a complex subject in great depth? Assuredly. But well worth the effort. The authors take great pain to leaven their research with colorful quotes and statistics from others and to translate the complex subjects into more digestible and sometimes humorous tidbits.
Any professional who is worried about the future would be well-advised to read this book thoughtfully.
My only beef with this book is the length. I think the overall argument could just as well been made with about 100 fewer pages.