1st Edition

The Rise of Machines Future of Work in the Age of AI

    304 Pages 1 Color & 4 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Provides an in-depth look at the impact of artificial intelligence (AI) on the future of work. The rise of AI and automation is transforming the world of work, and the book explores the implications of this transformation on jobs and skills. It begins by introducing readers to the basics of AI technology and its various applications in the workplace. It then moves on to examine the impact of AI on jobs and skills, including the changing nature of work and the potential for job loss due to automation. It also delves into the ethical implications of AI in the workplace, including the moral and ethical questions that arise when AI is used to make decisions that affect people's lives.

    Besides exploring the impact of AI on the workforce, the book provides practical advice for preparing for the future of work in the age of AI. This includes the importance of reskilling and upskilling, as well as strategies for adapting to the changing world of work in the age of AI. It concludes with a future outlook, exploring the likely direction of the workforce in the years to come and the importance of preparing for the future with a proactive approach to AI and the workforce. This book provides a comprehensive and accessible look at the impact of AI on the future of work. It is ideal for anyone interested in understanding the implications of AI on the workforce and preparing for the future of work in the age of AI.

    Foreword. Preface. The Evolving Landscape of Artificial Intelligence: Insights and Narratives. From Turing to Transformers: A Comprehensive Review and Tutorial on the Evolution and Applications of Generative Transformer Models. Ethical Considerations for AI. Artificial Intelligence Societal Impact and Seizing Opportunities. Introduction to the Future of Work with AI. Effective Accelerationism and the Future of Artificial Intelligence: Navigating Ethical, Technological, and Societal Implications. Real World Applications—Artificial Intelligence in the Battle Against COVID-19: A Comprehensive Review. Intelligence Revolution-The Beginning of the End. Bibliography. Index.


    Adrian David Cheok AM is Full Professor at i-University Tokyo, Director of the Imagineering Institute, Malaysia, Visiting Professor at Raffles University, Malaysia, Visiting Professor at University of Novi Sad-Serbia, on Technical faculty “Mihailo Pupin”, Serbia, Faculty of Ducere Business School, and CEO of Nikola Tesla Technologies Corporation. He is Founder and Director of the Mixed Reality Lab, Singapore. He was formerly Professor of Pervasive Computing, University of London, Full Professor and Executive Dean at Keio University, Graduate School of Media Design and Associate Professor in the National University of Singapore. He has previously worked in real-time systems, soft computing, and embedded computing in Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs, Japan. In 2019, The Governor General of Australia, Representative of Her Majesty the Queen Elizabeth II, has awarded Australia’s highest honour the Order of Australia to Adrian David Cheok for his contribution to international education and research. 

    Chamari Edirisinghe is a multidisciplinary researcher with a diverse academic background and more than ten years of research experience. Her passion for human-centred design, participatory research, and cultural anthropology has fuelled her extensive contributions to the academic world. Having earned her PhD from the National University of Singapore, she has worked as a research fellow at a research lab in Malaysia, focusing on human-centred design, user experience, multisensory interactions and participatory design. Renowned for her extensive publications in international peer-reviewed journals and conferences, Chamari's recent work explored human-centred and responsible AI, ethical best practices, and the implications of these advancements on society. Her research sheds light on the intersection of technology and humanity, emphasizing the importance of ethical considerations in developing and implementing AI. In addition to her scholarly achievements, Chamari has imparted her knowledge and expertise as a lecturer at various state universities in Sri Lanka. Her years of experience in academia have not only enriched her own understanding of the subject matter but have also inspired countless students to explore and embrace the intricacies of her research interests.

    Mangesh Lal Shrestha is the Global Vice President (Growth & Artificial Intelligence) at Frost & Sullivan driving transformation, and Chief Executive Officer at Frost Digital Ventures. He carries with him over two decades wealth of experience in multiple diversified industries from Banking & Financial Institutions, ICT, ITES, Data Center, Cloud Technologies, Digital Transformation, Big Data, Fintech, International Business, Healthcare, Entrepreneurship Development, Startup, Distribution, Manufacturing, Telecommunication, Heavy Equipment, Research, Consulting, Economic Transformation, Artificial Intelligence etc. With BSc majoring in Computer-Mathematics-Statistic from Christ University, Bangalore, India; MSc in Business & IT, from Aston University, United Kingdom; The Corporate Entrepreneur: Driving Innovation & New Ventures from Stanford University, USA and MIT Sloan & MIT CSAIL Artificial Intelligence: Implications for Business Strategy from MIT, USA. He is Director of CAS Group of Companies (Nepal); Former Executive Committee Member of FNCCI & Chairman for ICT Development Committee. He is also founding member and past president of Nepalese young Entrepreneurs’ Forum and currently member of Advisory & Leadership Group; that empower and promote youth entrepreneurship. He is current life member of Confederation of Asia-Pacific Chamber of Commerce & Industry (CACCI); Former Chairman of the Young Entrepreneurs Group Asia Pacific (YEGAP) under CACCI and current Vice-Chair of Advisory Council of YEGAP. He is also former Vice-Chair of SAARC Young Entrepreneurs Forum (Under SAARC CCI).  He is also former board member of Young Presidents’ Organization – Nepal Chapter and current Member of YPO Nepal. He has been involved in projects and enterprises that promote his passion for youth & entrepreneurship development along with innovation to contribute and improve social-economic era.