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Automating

Greg Goldberg

in Antisocial Media: Anxious Labor in the Digital Economy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781479829989
eISBN:
9781479898046
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479829989.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter examines popular and academic concerns that advances in digital technology are driving a new wave of automation, threatening the future of human labor. The chapter proposes that these ... More


Technology in the Social Sciences before World War II

Eric Schatzberg

in Technology: Critical History of a Concept

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226583839
eISBN:
9780226584027
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226584027.003.0010
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

From the turn of the twentieth century until World War II, the concept of technology gradually diffused throughout the social sciences. This diffusion did not, however, lead to a cohesive ... More


Artificial Intelligence and Its Implications for Income Distribution and Unemployment

Anton Korinek and Joseph E. Stiglitz

in The Economics of Artificial Intelligence: An Agenda

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780226613338
eISBN:
9780226613475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226613475.003.0014
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

Inequality is one of the main challenges posed by the proliferation of artificial intelligence (AI) and other forms of worker-replacing technological progress. This paper provides a taxonomy of the ... More


Planning for Mass Unemployment: Precautionary Basic Income

Aaron James

in Ethics of Artificial Intelligence

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780190905033
eISBN:
9780190905071
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190905033.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

What Keynes called “technological unemployment” is not yet upon us. Many agree that, if or when it is upon us, society will be forced to pay a basic income. This chapter argues that we shouldn’t ... More


Capital and Capacities: Using Capital to Create Economic Space for Capacities

C. W. M. Naastepad

in Creating Economic Space for Social Innovation

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780198830511
eISBN:
9780191868702
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198830511.003.0014
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

Marginalization has many dimensions. One significant dimension can be characterized as ‘credit marginalization’—lack of access to capital on terms that derive from circumstances of the user of ... More


The Future of Consumer Society: Prospects for Sustainability in the New Economy

Maurie J. Cohen

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198768555
eISBN:
9780191821912
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198768555.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare, Microeconomics

Consumer society in the United States and other countries is receding due to demographic ageing, rising income inequality, political paralysis, and resource scarcity. Simultaneously steady jobs that ... More


Artificial Intelligence and the Ethics of Self-Learning Robots

Shannon Vallor and George A. Bekey

in Robot Ethics 2.0: From Autonomous Cars to Artificial Intelligence

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190652951
eISBN:
9780190652982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190652951.003.0022
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

The convergence of robotics technology with the science of artificial intelligence is rapidly enabling the development of robots that emulate a wide range of intelligent human behaviors. Recent ... More


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