The Future of the Professions: How Technology Will Transform the Work of Human Experts

The Future of the Professions: How Technology Will Transform the Work of Human Experts

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This book predicts the decline of today's professions and describes the people and systems that will replace them. In an Internet society, according to Richard Susskind and Daniel Susskind, we will neither need nor want doctors, teachers, accountants, architects, the clergy, consultants, lawyers, and many others, to work as they did in the 20th century. The Future of the Professions explains how 'increasingly capable systems' - from telepresence to artificial intelligence - will bring fundamental change in the way that the 'practical expertise' of specialists is made available in society. The authors challenge the 'grand bargain' - the arrangement that grants various monopolies to today's professionals. They argue that our current professions are antiquated, opaque and no longer affordable, and that the expertise of the best is enjoyed only by a few. In their place, they propose six new models for producing and distributing expertise in society. The book raises important practical and moral questions. In an era when machines can out-perform human beings at most tasks, what are the prospects for employment, who should own and control online expertise, and what tasks should be reserved exclusively for people? Based on the authors' in-depth research of more than ten professions, and illustrated by numerous examples from each, this is the first book to assess and question the relevance of the professions in the 21st century.software like AutoCAD, Revit, and CATIA has replaced the traditional tools, and digital designs have substituted ... a great deal of architectural work remains bespoke, albeit in a digital settinga€”for example, architects manually click, drag, ... upside-down and zoomed in on, and there can be endless experimentation with different shapes and structures. ... David Ross Scheer, The Death of Drawing (2014).


Title:The Future of the Professions: How Technology Will Transform the Work of Human Experts
Author: Richard Susskind, Daniel Susskind
Publisher:OUP Oxford - 2015-10-09
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