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' THE SUNDAY TIMES
We stand on the edge of a new era that will bring change to our world on a par with the Industrial Revolution. 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. But while 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.
Engaging 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 digest - THE TIMES
A manifesto for future-proofing our jobs and prosperity . . . It might just save your life - and your children's lives - THE SUNDAY TIMES
An 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 disruption - FINANCIAL TIMES
The first book I've come across that ties together the two main forces shaping our world - globalisation and technological change - in an accessible way - THE BUSINESS POST
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.