2018 Book "The Future of Work:  Robots, AI, and Automation" (Brookings Press)

Robots, artificial intelligence, and driverless cars are no longer fantasy, but are with us today and will become increasingly common in coming years. As these tools advance deeper into everyday use, how will they transform society, the economy, and politics? In this book, West argues that society needs to rethink the concept of work, reconfigure the social contract, move toward lifetime learning, and develop a new kind of politics that can deal with economic dislocations.

Table of Contents and Preface

Advance Praise

Upskill with EdTech podcast, "Upgrading Job Skills through Adult Education," May 30, 2019, (17 minutes)

Brown University video "The Future of Work: Robots, AI, and Automation", April 29, 2019 (79 minutes)

Chile Digital Future, January 21, 2021 (17 minutes)

Alain Guillot podcast, "Will We Lose Our Jobs to Robots, AI, and Automation?", January, 2019 (30 minutes)

Ira Apfel, Association of Financial Professionals podcast, "The Ethics of Artificial Intelligence", Novemner, 2018 (30 minutes)

Cindy Han, Maine Public Radio interview, August 15, 2018 (50 minutes)

Bill Villano Workforce Today podcast, "Who Will Be Obsolete?", August 14, 2018 (30 minutes)

Oklahoman Book Review, August 12, 2018

Columbus Metropolitan Club, "AI, Robots, and Automation", August 1, 2018

USA Today column, "Trump Should Revive the Wealth Tax He Called For In 1999, July 31, 2018

Jill Schlesinger Better Off podcast, July 26, 2018 (29 minutes)

New York Times Book Review, July 15, 2018

Wall Street Journal Book Review, June 24, 2018

Providence Journal Book Review, July 7, 2018

Caroline Stokes Emotionally Intelligent Recruiter podcast, June 25, 2018 (30 minutes)

Vishal Kumar podcast, "Jobs of Future", May 30, 2018, (60 minutes)

Brookings Podcast, "How AI Will Change Future Of Work, May 18, 2018 (20 minutes)

Daily Mail, "Robots to Take Jobs by 2050", May 16, 2018

Brookings Book Video, May 15, 2018 (2 minutes)

Brookings Book Event, May 14, 2018 (59 minutes)

Australian Financial Review, "Robot-Related Job Losses Could Create Trumpism on Steroids", May 11, 2018

Fox Business News TV, "How Healthcare Technology Makes Rural America Feel Better", May 9, 2018 (three minutes)

Washington Tech podcast, The Future of Work, May 8, 2018

Education News, May 1, 2018

California Central Valley Business Times audio interview, April 27, 2018 (12 minutes)

TechTank Op-Ed, "Will Robots and AI Take Your Job?", April 18, 2018

NBC News Op-Ed, "Why Trumpism Will Outlast Trump," April 17, 2018

The Hill Op-Ed, "How the Government Will Operate in 2030", March 25, 2018