Book in Brief — What To Do When Machines Do Everything by Malcom Frank

We all see the world changing around us as intelligent machines devour data about us and everything we do to offer personalized services at a low cost and immense scale that was unimaginable 20 years ago. We are clearly on the cusp of a new economic age and this time knowledge workers and managers see their jobs on the line. What will the future of work look like? Are we destined to see tens or even hundreds of millions of people across the developed world wholly dependent on government to pay their bills? Will all the accountants be replaced by highly intelligent machines that do their job faster, more accurately and at far lower cost than the humans do it today?

This book offers up some very interesting answers as well as specific advice on how to help your company leverage systems of intelligence to lower operating costs, improve services and win this next wave. It offers an optimistic view of the future where intelligent machines become trusted assistants that allow humans to rise to new levels of performance. All of it is grounded in a pragmatic understanding of past economic transitions and how they impacted business and the work people do to earn a living.

I definitely recommend this book to anyone interested in how big data, AI and automation can transform a business. I also recommend the book to anyone engaged in knowledge work or thinking about entering almost any white collar field of work. You need to be ready for the future and this book will help get you thinking about what is required. Check it out on Audible.

Author: Tom Cabanski

Software Developer and Entrepreneur

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