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            An Optimist's Tour of the Future
             

            An Optimist's Tour of the Future (Paperback, Main)

            By Stevenson, Mark

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            The author has been to the future a few years ahead of the rest of us - and reckons it has a lot going for it. This book tracks one curious man's journey to find out what's in store.

            ISBN 9781846683572
            Released NZ 1 Sep 2012
            Publisher Profile Books Ltd
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            Language (English)
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            A World Without Work: Technology, Automation and How We Should Respond
             

            A World Without Work: Technology, Automation and How We Should Respond (Hardback)

            By Susskind, Daniel

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              21 Jan 20

            From the spinning jenny to the combustion engine to the first computer, new technologies have always led workers to panic about being replaced by machines, and yet these fears have always been misplaced. In the past, new technology has always complemented the work of humans. In A... World Without Work, award-winning economist Daniel Susskind shows why this time, with the rise of artificial intelligence, it will be different. The threat is real, but we haven't been asking the right questions about exactly what is at stake. Drawing on almost a decade of research into this topic, Susskind argues that a realistic vision of the future is not one in which machines do everything, but rather in which they do more. As they slowly, but relentlessly, take on more and more tasks, human beings will be forced to retreat to the shrinking set of activities that machines cannot do. And, as we move through the 21st century, the demand for the work of humans is likely to wither away. Yet Susskind reminds us that this technological progress will solve one of mankind's oldest problems - how to make the economic pie large enough for everyone to live on. The challenge now is to properly share out this new economic prosperity, constrain the burgeoning political power of Big Tech, and provide meaning in a world with less work. A World Without Work is an innovative, authoritative and optimistic guide to how we can rise to the challenge of automation. The task ahead, Susskind shows us, is to build a world where everyone can flourish.
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            ISBN 9780241321096
            Released NZ 21 Jan 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Road to Conscious Machines: The Story of AI
             

            The Road to Conscious Machines: The Story of AI (Hardback)

            By Wooldridge, Michael

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              17 Mar 20

            The long-held dream of artificial intelligence researchers is to build machines that are conscious and self-aware - the dream of creating life itself. While this remains a remote prospect, the AI floodgates have opened, and they are changing our world fundamentally. Yet the publi...c debate and media hype is still largely centred on elusive prospects such as sentient machines and dystopian robot takeovers. In this lively and clear-headed guide, Michael Wooldridge changes the narrative on AI, revealing how these anxieties distract us from the more realistic risks that this transformative technology poses, from algorithmic bias to fake news. He also shows us how they overlook the true life-changing potential of the field he loves. Instead, The Road to Conscious Machines gives us the real story of AI, through all its booms and busts, elucidating the discoveries of its greatest pioneers from Alan Turing to Demis Hassabis. It shows us what today's AI researchers actually think and do, and how they are ushering in a new era of real-time spoken word language translation, augmented reality tools, healthcare innovations and much more.
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            ISBN 9780241396742
            Released NZ 17 Mar 2020
            Publisher Penguin
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            Series Pelican books
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            The Rise of the Robots: Technology and the Threat of Mass Unemployment
             

            The Rise of the Robots: Technology and the Threat of Mass Unemployment (Paperback)

            By Ford, Martin

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            A commanding, gripping analysis of how increasing automation creates mass unemployment and vast inequality

            ISBN 9781780748481
            Released NZ 27 Jul 2016
            Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
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            What's Next: Predictions from 50 of America's Most Compelling People
              

            What's Next: Predictions from 50 of America's Most Compelling People (Paperback)

            By Buckingham, Jane

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            A collection of 50 wide-ranging essays, all asking those people at the top of their field what their predictions are for the future of their industry or area of interest.

            ISBN 9780061672910
            Released NZ 1 Mar 2009
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            The AI Does Not Hate You: Superintelligence, Rationality and the Race to Save the World

            The AI Does Not Hate You: Superintelligence, Rationality and the Race to Save the World (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Chivers, Tom

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            A Jon Ronson-esque deep-dive into the weird and wonderful world of Artificial Intelligence

            ISBN 9781474608787
            Released NZ 11 Jun 2019
            Publisher Orion Publishing
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Mind Set!: Eleven Ways to Change the Way You See--and Create--the Future
              

            Mind Set!: Eleven Ways to Change the Way You See--and Create--the Future (Paperback)

            By Naisbitt, John

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            Helps in processing information and experience and put those insights to use in decision making. This book lays out five Pictures of the Future that outline major global shifts.

            ISBN 9780061136894
            Released NZ 6 Mar 2009
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow

            Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow (Paperback)

            By Harari, Yuval Noah

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            In Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, the author envisions a not-too-distant world in which we face a new set of challenges. In this book, he examines our future with his trademark blend of science, history, philosophy and every discipline in between. It explores the projects..., dreams and nightmares that will shape the twenty-first century.
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            ISBN 9781784703936
            Released NZ 3 Apr 2017
            Publisher Vintage
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Wisdom Years: Unleashing Your Potential in Later Life

            The Wisdom Years: Unleashing Your Potential in Later Life (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Lanir, Zvi

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            The Wisdom Years is a practical, thought-provoking and life-changing read that reveals how we can reframe our mindset so that we live life based on our `functional age' rather than our `chronological age'. Be inspired by the message that life after retirement is to be enjoyed as ...a new, exciting and uplifting journey of personal evolution.
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            ISBN 9781925820232
            Published NZ 1 Nov 2019
            Publisher Exisle Publishing
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            The Uninhabitable Earth: A Story of the Future

            The Uninhabitable Earth: A Story of the Future (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Wallace-Wells, David

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            The signs of climate change are unmistakable even today, but the real transformations have hardly begun. We've been taught that warming would be slow-but, barring very dramatic action, each of these impacts is likely to arrive within the length of a new mortgage signed this year.... What will it be like to live on a pummeled planet? What will it do to our politics, our economy, our culture and sense of history? And what explains the fact we have done so little to stop it? These are not abstract questions but immediate and pressing human dramas, dilemmas and nightmares. In The Uninhabitable Earth, David Wallace-Wells undertakes a new kind of storytelling and a new kind of social science to explore the era of human history on which we have just embarked.
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            ISBN 9780241400517
            Released NZ 5 Mar 2019
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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