Hardback The second machine age : work, progress, and prosperity in a time of brilliant technologies / Erik Brynjolfsson, Andrew McAfee.
Publication year: 2014
Edition: First Edition.
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Company,
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9780393239355 (hbk.) :
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.
In recent years, computers have learned to diagnose diseases, drive cars, write clean prose and win game shows. Advances like these have created unprecedented economic bounty but in their wake median income has stagnated and employment levels have fallen. Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee reveal the technological forces driving this reinvention of the economy and chart a path towards future prosperity.
306 pages ; 25 cm