Innovation

Tech books: The 10 best reads of 2015

he Future of the Professions: How Technology Will Transform the Work of Human Experts by Richard Susskind and Daniel Susskind

What will the new landscape be for workers? In The Future of the Professions, Richard and Daniel Susskind explore how automation will be influencing what kind of work we do. In one scenario, machines will be able to help employees out by performing tasks to alleviate tedious work––software that can help analyze data, for example. In the second, bleaker scenario, machines will replace skilled workers altogether. This, the authors argue, is more likely the case.

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By Hope Reese

Hope Reese is a writer based in Louisville, Kentucky, currently living in Budapest. Her work has appeared in the Atlantic, the Boston Globe, Vox, Vice and other publications.