A World Without Work: Technology, Automation and How We Should Respond,

Daniel Susskind, 2020

(Penguin) New technologies have always provoked panic about workers being replaced by machines. In the past, such fears have been misplaced, and many economists maintain that they remain so today. Yet in A World Without Work, Daniel Susskind shows why this time really is different. Advances in artificial intelligence mean that all kinds of tasks – from diagnosing illnesses to drafting contracts – are increasingly within the reach of computers. The threat of technological unemployment is real.

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A First Course in Network Science,

Fil Menczer, Santo Fortunato & Clayton A. Davis, 2020

(Cambridge) This intuitive and direct approach makes the book ideal for a first course, aimed at a wide audience without a strong background in mathematics or computing but with a desire to learn the fundamentals and applications of network science.

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Open: The Story of Human Progress

Johan Norberg, 2020

(Atlantic Books), arguing that the principles of openness that drove the development of the Internet have been key to human progress throughout history.

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