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


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 of everyone, often at no or low cost and without face-to-face interaction. 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 their best is enjoyed only by a few. In their place, they propose five new models for producing and distributing expertise in society. The book raises profound policy issues, not least about employment (they envisage a new generation of ‘open-collared workers’) and about control over online expertise (they warn of new ‘gatekeepers’) – in an era when machines become more capable than human beings at most tasks. Based on the authors’ in-depth research of more than a dozen professions, and illustrated by numerous examples from each, this is the first book to assess and question the future of the professions in the 21st century.

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This ebook predicts the decline of as we speak’s professions and introduces the folks and methods that may exchange them. In an internet-enhanced society, in response to Richard Susskind and Daniel Susskind, we’ll neither want nor need docs, academics, accountants, architects, the clergy, consultants, attorneys, and lots of others, to work as they did within the 20th century. The Way forward for the Professions explains how more and more succesful applied sciences – from telepresence to synthetic intelligence – will place the ‘sensible experience’ of the best specialists on the fingertips of everybody, typically at no or low price and with out face-to-face interplay. The authors problem the ‘grand discount’ – the association that grants varied monopolies to as we speak’s professionals. They argue that our present professions are antiquated, opaque and not inexpensive, and that the experience of their greatest is loved solely by just a few. Of their place, they suggest 5 new fashions for producing and distributing experience in society. The ebook raises profound coverage points, not least about employment (they envisage a brand new technology of ‘open-collared staff’) and about management over on-line experience (they warn of latest ‘gatekeepers’) – in an period when machines turn out to be extra succesful than human beings at most duties. Primarily based on the authors’ in-depth analysis of greater than a dozen professions, and illustrated by quite a few examples from every, that is the primary ebook to evaluate and query the way forward for the professions within the 21st century.

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