AUTHOR: Nigel CAMERON
In an age of ever increasing technological change Nigel Cameron unpacks in an accessible way what these developments could mean for us as individual Christians, and for the Church as a whole. In the quest 'to make robots human' , what is beneficial to us and what is dangerous? What does it mean to be human in the twenty-first century? These questions are handled thoughtfully by Nigel, giving us even more food for thought.
AUTHOR: NIGEL CAMERON
The trend that began with ATMs and do–it–yourself checkouts is moving at lightning speed. Everything from driving to teaching to the care of the elderly and, indeed, code–writing can now be done by smart machines. Conventional wisdom says there will be new jobs to replace those we lose but is it so simple? And are we ready?
Technology writer and think–tank director Nigel Cameron argues it′s naive to believe we face a smooth transition. Whether or not there are "new" jobs, we face massive disruption as the jobs millions of us are doing get outsourced to machines. A twenty–first–century "rust belt" will rapidly corrode the labor market and affect literally hundreds of different kinds of jobs simultaneously.
Robots won′t design our future we will. Yet shockingly, political leaders and policy makers don′t seem to have this in their line of sight. So how should we assess and prepare for the risks of this unknown future?