New 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? If companies need fewer workers due to automation and new business models, what will happen to those who don't have job skills or who need health and retirement benefits? 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. It is imperative that we make major adjustments to prevent society from spiraling out of control.

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