About: This book predicts the decline of today s professions and describes thepeople and systems that will replace them In an Internet society according to Richard Susskind and Daniel Susskind we will neither neednor want doctors teachers accountants architects the clergy consultants lawyers and many others to work as they did in the 20thcentury The Future of the Professions explains how increasingly capable systems from telepresence to artificial intelligence will bring fundamental change inthe way that the practical expertise of specialists is made available in society The authors challenge the grand bargain the arrangement that grantsvarious monopolies to today s professionals They argue that ourcurrent professions are antiquated opaque and no longer affordable andthat the expertise of the best is enjoyed only by a few In theirplace they propose six new models for producing and distributingexpertise in society The book raises important practical andmoral questions In an era when machines can out perform human beings atmost tasks what are the prospects for employment who should own andcontrol onlineexpertise 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 bookto assess and question the relevance of the professions in the 21stcentury This book predicts the decline of today s professions and introduces the people and systems that will replace them In an internet enhanced 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 technologies from telepresence to artificial intelligence will place the practical expertise of the finest specialists at the fingertips
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