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RICHARD BALDWIN is a Professor of International Economics at the Graduate Institute in Geneva, Pr... Read More

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RICHARD BALDWIN is a Professor of International Economics at the Graduate Institute in Geneva, President of the Centre for Economic Policy Research in London, and Founder of the economic policy portal VoxEU.org. In addition to his research and teaching, he advises governments and international organisations around the world on globalisation and trade policy issues. In 1990-91 he served as a Senior Staff Economist for US President George Bush's Council of Economic Advisors, having completed his PhD in economics at MIT with Paul Krugman (with whom he has published a half dozen articles). He is the author of THE GREAT CONVERGENCE and THE GLOBOTICS UPHEAVAL.

Automation, artificial intelligence and robotics are changing our lives quickly - but digital disruption goes much further than we realize.

Richard Baldwin, one of the world's leading globalization experts, argues that the inhuman speed of this transformation threatens to overwhelm our capacity to adapt. When technology enables people from around the world to be a virtual presence in any given office, globotics will disrupt the lives of millions of skilled workers much faster than automation, industrialization and globalization disrupted lives in previous centuries. What measures will people and governments take in response to such a tectonic economic and cultural shift? How do we avoid the prospect of undermining the very foundations of prosperity?

Whilst the changes are now inevitable, there are strategies that humanity can use to adapt to this new world, employing the indispensable skills that no machine can copy: creativity and independent thought. The Globotics Upheaval will help each of us prepare for the oncoming wave of the advanced robotic workforce.

The Rise of the Robots for the masses. How to survive in a world of virtual globalisation.A manifesto for future-proofing our jobs and prosperity . . . It might just save your life - and your children's live . . . as good a summary as you'll read of the techno-revolution that is about to hit usAn important book that delivers a timely warning to the world's business elite . . . confirms [Baldwin's] place as one of the most important thinkers in this era of global disruptionOffers valuable insights into the long-term impact that globalization and AI will have on workers . . . Baldwin presents a compelling view of the future of work and the challenges ahead while there is still time to prepareThe first book I've come across that ties together the two main forces shaping our world - globalisation and technological change - in an accessible wayEngaging and informative . . . distils complex ideas into measured and understandable language that readers with no prior understanding of artificial intelligence and economics will be able to digestA provocative argument

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Title: TheGlobotics Upheaval
Author: Richard Baldwin
SKU: BK0440157
EAN: 9781474609029
Language: English
Binding: Paperback

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RICHARD BALDWIN is a Professor of International Economics at the Graduate Institute in Geneva, President of the Centre for Economic Policy Research in London, and Founder of the economic policy portal VoxEU.org. In addition to his research and teaching, he advises governments and international organisations around the world on globalisation and trade policy issues. In 1990-91 he served as a Senior Staff Economist for US President George Bush's Council of Economic Advisors, having completed his PhD in economics at MIT with Paul Krugman (with whom he has published a half dozen articles). He is the author of THE GREAT CONVERGENCE and THE GLOBOTICS UPHEAVAL.

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