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Jobs, Robots & Us: Why the Future of Work in New Zealand is in Our Hands

Jobs, Robots & Us: Why the Future of Work in New Zealand is in Our Hands
  

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... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781988545882
Release Date 10 May 2019 by Bridget Williams Books
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Salmon, Kinley
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ISBN-13 9781988545882
ISBN-10 1988545889
Stock Release date is 10 May 2019
Status Available for pre-order, ships once released
Publisher Bridget Williams Books
Imprint Bridget Williams Books
Release Date 10 May 2019
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Salmon, Kinley
Category Social Issues
Labour Economics
Office & Workplace
Working Patterns & Practices
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 240
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 228mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Management & Business: General
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code Not specified
Catalogue Code 975573

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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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Author's Bio

Kinley Salmon is a former strategy consultant and has also written for The Economist. He is originally from Nelson and now works as an economist in Washington DC. Salmon holds degrees in Social and Political Sciences and in Economics from the University of Cambridge and a Master of Public Administration in International Development from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

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