Rise of the Robots

Technology and the Threat of a Jobless Future
CD - unabridged
Audio (8 discs)
Product Number: BN14001
Released: Jul 12, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781480574762
Narrator/s: Jeff Cummings
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Please log in to view pricing


A stark warning from an artificial-intelligence entrepreneur about what we must do to keep an automated economy from being a massively unjust one Simultaneous with the hardcover Author is a frequently called-upon expert on the subject and former software executive Hot-button issue Author's self-published book was mentioned in The Washington Post, the Associated Press, USA Today, The Atlantic, The Los Angeles Times, Forbes, Slate, and The Economist. Author has conducted more than two dozen radio and television interviews with NPR, CNBC, Canadian National Radio and a full half-hour Sunday talk show that aired on PBS stations, and has written a number of articles or op-eds for major media publications including The Washington Post, Forbes, Fortune, The Fiscal Times, Huffington Post, Project Syndicate and Fareed Zakaria's CNN-GPS blog. COMPARE TO: The Second Machine Age by Erik Brynjolffson (9780393239355); Alone Together by Sherry Turkle (9780465010219); The Shallows by Nicholas Carr (9780393072228)

All formats/editions

Author(s): Martin Ford
Product Number EB00700525
Released: Mar 15, 2017
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: #9781541698161

Professional reviews

"The robots are coming, but Ford shows that the future may not look like the dystopia or utopia one might expect if such a premise occurred in fiction. Narrator Jeff Cummings adds a level of confidence to Ford's explanations of how we got to now and how things are beginning to look. His lightly raspy voice has a genial quality that proves welcoming despite the sometimes dour challenges that Ford presents. Cummings's tone proves welcoming to listeners and encourages them to continue through the entire production. He himself moves well through the text, slowing down for the more complex passages while moving more quickly and less emphatically through the easier portions. L.E. © AudioFile 2015, Portland, Maine"

Sign up for our email newsletter