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The Resource The second machine age : work, progress, and prosperity in a time of brilliant technologies, Erik Brynjolfsson, Andrew McAfee

The second machine age : work, progress, and prosperity in a time of brilliant technologies, Erik Brynjolfsson, Andrew McAfee

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The second machine age : work, progress, and prosperity in a time of brilliant technologies
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The second machine age
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work, progress, and prosperity in a time of brilliant technologies
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Erik Brynjolfsson, Andrew McAfee
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eng
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A hopeful view of the future as we enter a second machine age. Driverless cars and 3D printers are harbingers of a new era, argue MIT colleagues Brynjolfsson (Director/Center for Digital Business; co-author, Wired for Innovation: How Information Technology Is Reshaping the Economy, 2013, etc.) and McAfee (Principal Research Scientist/Center for Digital Business; Enterprise 2.0: New Collaborative Tools for Your Organization's Toughest Challenges, 2009, etc.). Some 200 years ago, the invention of the steam engine sparked massive amounts of mechanical power to drive factories and mass production in the first machine age. Now, computers and other digital advances are providing such "a vast and unprecedented boost to mental power" that technologies once found only in science fiction are becoming everyday realities. Drawing on research, including interviews with inventors, investors, entrepreneurs, engineers and others, the authors describe the forces driving the emerging age, notably the digitization of nearly everything, which increases understanding and fosters innovation, and an amazing exponential growth in improvements. We're now seeing "the emergence of real, useful artificial intelligence (AI) and the connection of most of the people on the planet via a common digital network." As machines complete cognitive tasks--as opposed to physical ones--engaging in pattern recognition and complex communication, AI will do more and more, for example, giving key aspects of sight to the visually impaired and restoring hearing to the deaf. Along with benefits, including greater amounts of individual choice, technological progress will bring economic disruption, leaving some people behind and workers without jobs. The authors describe the large differences that are already apparent among people in both income and wealth and explain how individuals can improve their skills to maintain healthy wage and job prospects. "Our generation has inherited more opportunities to transform the world than any other," they write. "That's a cause for optimism, but only if we're mindful of our choices." Valuable reading for policymakers.(Kirkus Reviews, January 1, 2014)
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Brynjolfsson, Erik
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303.483
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index present
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non fiction
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bibliography
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McAfee, Andrew
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  • Economic development
  • Progress
  • Social stratification
  • Information technology
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work, progress, and prosperity in the time of brilliant technologies
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The second machine age : work, progress, and prosperity in a time of brilliant technologies, Erik Brynjolfsson, Andrew McAfee
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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text
Contents
The big stories -- The skills of the new machines : technology races ahead -- Moore's law and the second half of the chessboard -- The digitization of just about everything -- Innovation: declining or recombining? -- Artificial and human intelligence in the second machine age -- Computing bounty -- Beyond GDP -- The spread -- The biggest winners : stars and superstars -- Implications of the bounty and the spread -- Learning to race with machines : recommendations for individuals -- Policy recommendations -- Long-term recommendations -- Technology and the future (which is very different from "technology is the future") -- Acknowledgments -- Notes -- Index
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000052356784
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
306 pages.
Isbn
9780393239355
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(hardcover)
Lccn
2013041204
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(OCoLC)867423744
Label
The second machine age : work, progress, and prosperity in a time of brilliant technologies, Erik Brynjolfsson, Andrew McAfee
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Contents
The big stories -- The skills of the new machines : technology races ahead -- Moore's law and the second half of the chessboard -- The digitization of just about everything -- Innovation: declining or recombining? -- Artificial and human intelligence in the second machine age -- Computing bounty -- Beyond GDP -- The spread -- The biggest winners : stars and superstars -- Implications of the bounty and the spread -- Learning to race with machines : recommendations for individuals -- Policy recommendations -- Long-term recommendations -- Technology and the future (which is very different from "technology is the future") -- Acknowledgments -- Notes -- Index
Control code
000052356784
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
306 pages.
Isbn
9780393239355
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2013041204
System control number
(OCoLC)867423744

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