Humans Need Not Apply

  • by Jerry Kaplan
  • Narrated by John Pruden
  • 5 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

After billions of dollars and 50 years of effort, researchers are finally cracking the code on artificial intelligence. As society stands on the cusp of unprecedented change, Jerry Kaplan unpacks the latest advances in robotics, machine learning, and perception powering systems that rival or exceed human capabilities.
Driverless cars, robotic helpers, and intelligent agents that promote our interests have the potential to usher in a new age of affluence and leisure - but, as Kaplan warns, the transition may be protracted and brutal unless we address the two great scourges of the modern developed world: volatile labor markets and income inequality. He proposes innovative, free-market adjustments to our economic system and social policies to avoid an extended period of social turmoil. His timely and accessible analysis of the promise and perils of artificial intelligence is a must-listen for business leaders and policy makers on both sides of the aisle.


What the Critics Say

"This accessible and timely work is suitable for technology enthusiasts and those readers with an interest in the application of robotics and AI to the workforce of the future." ( Library Journal)


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Great book and insight into the future world of ai. Worth a listen if you wish to have a view of tomorrow and possible solutions
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 15-03-2016
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio