An invigorating, thought provoking, and positive look at the rise of automation that explores how professionals across industries can find sustainable careers in the near future.Nearly half of all working Americans could risk losing their jobs because of technology It s not only blue collar jobs at stake Millions of educated knowledge workers writers, paralegals, assistaAn invigorating, thought provoking, and positive look at the rise of automation that explores how professionals across industries can find sustainable careers in the near future.Nearly half of all working Americans could risk losing their jobs because of technology It s not only blue collar jobs at stake Millions of educated knowledge workers writers, paralegals, assistants, medical technicians are threatened by accelerating advances in artificial intelligence The industrial revolution shifted workers from farms to factories In the first era of automation, machines relieved humans of manually exhausting work Today, Era Two of automation continues to wash across the entire services based economy that has replaced jobs in agriculture and manufacturing Era Three, and the rise of AI, is dawning Smart computers are demonstrating they are capable of making better decisions than humans Brilliant technologies can now decide, learn, predict, and even comprehend much faster and accurately than the human brain, and their progress is accelerating Where will this leave lawyers, nurses, teachers, and editors In Only Humans Need Apply, Thomas Hayes Davenport and Julia Kirby reframe the conversation about automation, arguing that the future of increased productivity and business success isn t either human or machine It s both The key is augmentation, utilizing technology to help humans work better, smarter, and faster Instead of viewing these machines as competitive interlopers, we can see them as partners and collaborators in creative problem solving as we move into the next era The choice is ours.
Only Humans Need Apply Winners and Losers in the Age of Smart Machines An invigorating thought provoking and positive look at the rise of automation that explores how professionals across industries can find sustainable careers in the near future Nearly half of all wor
If you are a student at Babson College, or an executive concerned about automation, then this book is for you It is written by two Boston business professors to explain to their students and consulting clients how to best upgrade their skills to benefit from automation It is an eminently practical volume for MBAs or large corporation knowledge workers.Authors are completely right on one essential point augmentation, not automation, is inevitable because it creates the most profit and scales to a [...]
The book deals with an interesting topic and an emergent future that might threaten jobs that humans look forward to because smart machines are coming Think Boston Dynamics and several Japanese companies why there s even some Indian companies looking for a piece of the pie that will create thinking machines that can replace human beings at several tasks in a variety of industrial scenarios And if you think labour is cheap in Asia, remember that industries in Asia are fast robotizing What then ar [...]
This book deals with the concern of losing jobs because of artificial intelligence They discuss the three eras of machines replacing humans First, machines relived humans of work that was manually exhausting and mentally enervating The second era of automation followed workers to the higher ground they d headed for when machines took the grunt work For the most part, this wasn t the realm of the dirty and dangerous any It was the domain of the dull And this brings us to Era Three, with automatio [...]
Ever since John Maynard Keynes published his works 100 years ago following the great depression, people have been concerned about job losses due to automation Davenport describes the current state of automation and data science in context with human employability This book is written for those impacted and managers who lead the change It provides insights for parents who help their kids to make better choices for their education and for educators telling them what skills are important to teach A [...]
The central points that Only Humans Need Apply advocates are important That workplaces should combine sophisticated machines and humans in partnership of mutual augmentation that knowledge workers should embrace and employers should pursue this augmentation for competitive reasons and that this human machine augmentation is something societies should encourage and enable.However, I think this could have been accomplished in a 20 to 30 page article as opposed to a 250 page book.
Would have been better as a magazine article, but contains a thorough and interesting analysis of the ongoing impact of smart machines Sober but not dystopian.
TAKE ACTION, OR BE SWEPT ASIDE BY AUTOMATIONONLY HUMANS NEED APPLY is a complicated book and even a little bit scary so plan on giving it some time First of all, note that this book is not just a theoretical book exploring some things that might happen in the future Rather, the author explores what is already happening around the world as automation displaces many workers Fortunately for the reader, the author provides specific action plans that you can take to protect your job I admit I was not [...]
If you want to position yourself on the winning side of the technology race in the Age of the Smart Machines, it is in your best interest to read this book.The core premise here is to avoid automation and to embrace augmentation Avoid jobs that are likely to become automated think bank teller and check out clerk and embrace the opportunity to automate those tasks in your current job that are routine and computers can do efficiently This will free you up to perform tasks where humans can add the [...]
I hope all elected government officials, public and private school administrators, teachers, and corporate executives read this book for clarity on augmentation vs automation as we anticipate major advances in automation and AI The last chapter is the most interesting in my view it speaks to increasing need for awareness and action in public policy, social policy, and early education to prepare us for a future of working with automation, emphasizing the importance of a mindset and macro approach [...]
Great analysis of the rapidly emerging AI augmented worldThe book offers a great analysis of the rapidly emerging AI augmented world and provides a well grounded discussion of the issues Most welcome is a comprehensive analysis of and suggestions for the ways forward the essential part that some hopelessly alarmist and therefore significantly less useful books on the subject fail to provide.
We will definitely need to work with robots and AI in future Just as it s silly to expect our supermarket clerk not to use the cashier machine to sum up our grocery bill, it is also silly not for us to make use of robots and AI They are simply tools No doubt this time is different as they are going to replace knowledge workers, who were previously thought to be irreplaceable.The author introduces 5 ways for us to have a job in future 1 Step Up become the person who decides where to use robots an [...]
Didn t like the book Super repetitive, it would have been better if it had been 75 pages Also his most important premise is the difference between augmenting vs automating one is good one is bad I don t buy it All are replacing humans in the workforce It is a problem and we need to figure out what to do about it.
I think I would have been much interested in the social and ethical implications which are touched on only briefly in the final chapter The business and tech impacts just aren t up my alley.
Enjoyed the ideas here about options to consider as automation advances into knowledge work Key idea is to find ways to combine the benefits of both smart machines and humans through augmentation.