How to Be Human in the Digital Economy

How to Be Human in the Digital Economy
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Author: Nicholas Agar
Pages: 232
ISBN: 9780262349161
Release: 2019-03-12
Editor: MIT Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

An argument in favor of finding a place for humans (and humanness) in the future digital economy. In the digital economy, accountants, baristas, and cashiers can be automated out of employment; so can surgeons, airline pilots, and cab drivers. Machines will be able to do these jobs more efficiently, accurately, and inexpensively. But, Nicholas Agar warns in this provocative book, these developments could result in a radically disempowered humanity. The digital revolution has brought us new gadgets and new things to do with them. The digital revolution also brings the digital economy, with machines capable of doing humans' jobs. Agar explains that developments in artificial intelligence enable computers to take over not just routine tasks but also the kind of “mind work” that previously relied on human intellect, and that this threatens human agency. The solution, Agar argues, is a hybrid social-digital economy. The key value of the digital economy is efficiency. The key value of the social economy is humanness. A social economy would be centered on connections between human minds. We should reject some digital automation because machines will always be poor substitutes for humans in roles that involve direct contact with other humans. A machine can count out pills and pour out coffee, but we want our nurses and baristas to have minds like ours. In a hybrid social-digital economy, people do the jobs for which feelings matter and machines take on data-intensive work. But humans will have to insist on their relevance in a digital age.

How to be Human in the Digital Age

How to be Human in the Digital Age
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Author: Nicholas Agar
Pages: 219
ISBN: OCLC:1102269599
Release: 2019
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

An argument in favor of finding a place for humans (and humanness) in the future digital economy. In the digital economy, accountants, baristas, and cashiers can be automated out of employment; so can surgeons, airline pilots, and cab drivers. Machines will be able to do these jobs more efficiently, accurately, and inexpensively. But these developments could result in a radically disempowered humanity. The solution, Agar argues, is a hybrid social-digital economy. The key value of the digital economy is efficiency. The key value of the social economy is humanness. A social economy would be centered on connections between human minds. We should reject some digital automation because machines will always be poor substitutes for humans in roles that involve direct contact with other humans. A machine can count out pills and pour out coffee, but we want our nurses and baristas to have minds like ours. In a hybrid social-digital economy, people do the jobs for which feelings matter and machines take on data-intensive work. But humans will have to insist on their relevance in a digital age.

How to Be Human in the Digital Economy

How to Be Human in the Digital Economy
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Author: Nicholas Agar
Pages: 232
ISBN: 9780262038744
Release: 2019-03-12
Editor: MIT Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

An argument in favor of finding a place for humans (and humanness) in the future digital economy. In the digital economy, accountants, baristas, and cashiers can be automated out of employment; so can surgeons, airline pilots, and cab drivers. Machines will be able to do these jobs more efficiently, accurately, and inexpensively. But, Nicholas Agar warns in this provocative book, these developments could result in a radically disempowered humanity. The digital revolution has brought us new gadgets and new things to do with them. The digital revolution also brings the digital economy, with machines capable of doing humans' jobs. Agar explains that developments in artificial intelligence enable computers to take over not just routine tasks but also the kind of “mind work” that previously relied on human intellect, and that this threatens human agency. The solution, Agar argues, is a hybrid social-digital economy. The key value of the digital economy is efficiency. The key value of the social economy is humanness. A social economy would be centered on connections between human minds. We should reject some digital automation because machines will always be poor substitutes for humans in roles that involve direct contact with other humans. A machine can count out pills and pour out coffee, but we want our nurses and baristas to have minds like ours. In a hybrid social-digital economy, people do the jobs for which feelings matter and machines take on data-intensive work. But humans will have to insist on their relevance in a digital age.

How Humans Judge Machines

How Humans Judge Machines
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Author: Cesar A. Hidalgo,Diana Orghiain,Jordi Albo Canals,Filipa de Almeida,Natalia Martin,Natalia Martín Cantero
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780262045520
Release: 2021
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"80 experimental scenarios help us understand how humans judge AIs as opposed to other humans in the same situation"--

The Human Edge

The Human Edge
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Author: Greg Orme
Pages: 296
ISBN: 9781292267890
Release: 2019
Editor: Pearson UK

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"This text has been prompted by the impact of technology, but it's not about microchips, databases and algorithms. It's about humans. Particularly, humans' response to how AI is transforming our world. The author offers a development path through this emerging landscape. In a world that's changing at a dizzying pace, the text encourages to become an even more human human"--

Digital Economy Complexity and Variety vs Rationality

Digital Economy  Complexity and Variety vs  Rationality
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Author: Elena G. Popkova,Bruno S. Sergi
Pages: 1055
ISBN: 9783030295868
Release: 2019-09-14
Editor: Springer Nature

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This proceedings book features selected papers from the 9th National Scientific and Practical Conference “Digital Economy: Complexity and Variety Vs. Rationality,” which took place on April 17–18, 2019, in Vladimir (Russian Federation). It presents the latest research in the field of the digital economy, discussing its role in the creation of advantages for the state, entrepreneurship, and society, as well as the emergence of new economic risks. The chapters address the following topics: the importance of economy’s digital modernization, tools for the formation of the digital economy in Russia, specific features and perspectives of digital modernization of the regional economy, an overview of the social consequences of transition to the digital economy, financial components of the digital economy, legal challenges regarding the digital reality for society and state, and the main challenges and threats to the profession of jurisprudence in the context of the digitization of the economy. Intended for representatives of the academic community and researchers interested in the formation of the digital economy and digital society as well as undergraduates, postgraduates, and masters of economic specialties, the book is also a valuable resource for companies that use or wishing to implement digital technologies into their economic practices; and public and government employees involved with monitoring, control, and regulation of the digital economy.

Human Resource Management in the Digital Economy Creating Synergy between Competency Models and Information

Human Resource Management in the Digital Economy  Creating Synergy between Competency Models and Information
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Author: de Juana-Espinosa, Susana
Pages: 445
ISBN: 9781613502082
Release: 2011-11-30
Editor: IGI Global

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Businesses worldwide are faced with major challenges related to the progressive (and many times unavoidable) incorporation of information technologies into their processes. Often, organizations don’t suitably react to the new requirements of these technologies, resulting in outdated policies, practices, and strategies. Human Resource Management in the Digital Economy: Creating Synergy between Competency Models and Information is a reference for both practitioners and academics that demonstrates how to implement e-management and competency models in companies. This book offers perspectives on the impact of integrated e-human resource policies and provides recommendations for addressing the shift from traditional human resource policies to new perspectives.

CODE

CODE
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Author: Rishab Ghosh
Pages: 358
ISBN: 0262250144
Release: 2006-09-08
Editor: MIT Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

How "open source" creative collaboration provides an alternative to commercially driven policies determining intellectual property rights. Open source software is considered by many to be a novelty and the open source movement a revolution. Yet the collaborative creation of knowledge has gone on for as long as humans have been able to communicate. CODE looks at the collaborative model of creativity—with examples ranging from collective ownership in indigenous societies to free software, academic science, and the human genome project—and finds it an alternative to proprietary frameworks for creativity based on strong intellectual property rights. Intellectual property rights, argues Rishab Ghosh in his introduction, were ostensibly developed to increase creativity; but today, policy decisions that treat knowledge and art as if they were physical forms of property actually threaten to decrease creativity, limit public access to creativity, and discourage collaborative creativity. "Newton should have had to pay a license fee before being allowed even to see how tall the 'shoulders of giants' were, let alone to stand upon them," he writes. The contributors to CODE, from such diverse fields as economics, anthropology, law, and software development, examine collaborative creativity from a variety of perspectives, looking at new and old forms of creative collaboration and the mechanisms emerging to study them. Discussing the philosophically resonant issues of ownership, property, and the commons, they ask if the increasing application of the language of property rights to knowledge and creativity constitutes a second enclosure movement—or if the worldwide acclaim for free software signifies a renaissance of the commons. Two concluding chapters offer concrete possibilities for both alternatives, with one proposing the establishment of "positive intellectual rights" to information and another issuing a warning against the threats to networked knowledge posed by globalization. Contributors Philippe Aigrain, Yochai Benkler, Boatema Boateng, David Bollier, James Boyle, John Henry Clippinger, Paul Allen David, Rishab Aiyer Ghosh, Cori Hayden, Tim Hubbard, Christopher Kelty, James Leach, James Love, Fred Meyers, Anthony Seeger, Richard Stallman, Marilyn Strathern

Digital Transformation of the Economy Challenges Trends and New Opportunities

Digital Transformation of the Economy  Challenges  Trends and New Opportunities
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Author: Svetlana Ashmarina,Anabela Mesquita,Marek Vochozka
Pages: 717
ISBN: 9783030113674
Release: 2019-02-05
Editor: Springer

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This book gathers the best contributions from the conference “Digital Transformation of the Economy: Challenges, Trends and New Opportunities”, which took place in Samara, Russian Federation, on May 29–31, 2018. Organized by Samara State University of Economics (Samara), Russia, the conference was devoted to issues of the digital economy.Presenting international research on the impact of digitalization on economic development, it includes topics such as the transformation of the institutional environment under the influence of informatization, the comparative analysis of the digitalization development in different countries, and modeling the dependence of the rate of change in the economy on the level of the digitalization penetration into various spheres of human activity. It also covers business-process transformation in the context of digitalization and changes in the structure of employment and personnel training for the digital economy. Lastly, it addresses the issue of ensuring information security and dealing with information risks for both individual enterprises and national economies as a whole. The book appeals to both students and researchers whose interests include the development of the digital economy, as well as to managers and professionals who integrate digital solutions into real-world business practice.

Labor in the Global Digital Economy

Labor in the Global Digital Economy
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Author: Ursula Huws
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781583674635
Release: 2014-12-05
Editor: NYU Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

For every person who reads this text on the printed page, many more will read it on a computer screen or mobile device. It’s a situation that we increasingly take for granted in our digital era, and while it is indicative of the novelty of twenty-first-century capitalism, it is also the key to understanding its driving force: the relentless impulse to commodify our lives in every aspect. Ursula Huws ties together disparate economic, cultural, and political phenomena of the last few decades to form a provocative narrative about the shape of the global capitalist economy at present. She examines the way that advanced information and communications technology has opened up new fields of capital accumulation: in culture and the arts, in the privatization of public services, and in the commodification of human sociality by way of mobile devices and social networking. These trends are in turn accompanied by the dramatic restructuring of work arrangements, opening the way for new contradictions and new forms of labor solidarity and struggle around the planet. Labor in the Global Digital Economy is a forceful critique of our dizzying contemporary moment, one that goes beyond notions of mere connectedness or free-flowing information to illuminate the entrenched mechanisms of exploitation and control at the core of capitalism.

The Digital Economy

The Digital Economy
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Author: Edward J. Malecki,Bruno Moriset
Pages: 296
ISBN: 9781134154180
Release: 2007-12-07
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Information technologies (IT) shape economic space, but we have no clear map of the cyber economy since the "digital revolution" began in the early 1970s. The Digital Economy offers an up-to-date, critical synthesis that links the various aspects of the digital or cyber economy from the perspective of real firms. A geographic approach emphasizes how IT has made businesses less dependent on locational constraints, and the tangible effects on places and regions are placed at the core of the analysis. Case studies of companies, including Amazon, Dell, Li & Fung, and Volvo, demonstrate that the geography of digitally-driven production is the outcome of both dispersion and agglomeration dynamics. Global corporations are shown to have footprints that ignore – to some degree – distance and time, yet creative and coordinating activities remain anchored in urban innovative ecosystems such as Silicon Valley and Bangalore. These trends have been made possible by the development of a worldwide and integrated telecommunications network, whose unequal presence dictates the capabilities of places and communities to be connected to the global economy. However, the threat of the digital divide must not be overstated. In cities, rural areas, and emerging countries, local development is wrapped up in human capital, rather than technology. This engaging and accessible text describes and explains the patterns and dynamics of today’s digital economic space. The effects on places and regions and the people in them are at the core of the authors’ analysis, illustrated by many real examples. This book will be useful to anyone studying business and management, geography and information and communication studies.

Cyber Security Critical ICT Human Resource in the Digital Economy

Cyber Security Critical ICT Human Resource in the Digital Economy
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Author: Anonim
Pages: 11
ISBN: OCLC:1227686191
Release: 2012
Editor: Unknown

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Business Innovation Development and Advancement in the Digital Economy

Business Innovation  Development  and Advancement in the Digital Economy
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Author: Oncioiu, Ionica
Pages: 354
ISBN: 9781466629356
Release: 2013-02-28
Editor: IGI Global

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Digital technologies maintain an important tool in today’s business economy. As the economy continues to change, businesses seek out solutions in order to enhance and develop their organization. Business Innovation, Development, and Advancement in the Digital Economy highlights the competitive advantages on the emerging digital economy. Bringing together the classic economy theory and the developments of new technology, this book provides research on current innovations in the digital economy. It is vital resource for practitioners, researchers as well as graduate and undergraduate students.

Human and Technological Progress Towards the Socio Economic Paradigm of the Future

Human and Technological Progress Towards the Socio Economic Paradigm of the Future
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Author: Elena G. Popkova,Marina L. Alpidovskaya
Pages: 264
ISBN: 9783110632392
Release: 2020-08-24
Editor: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This book explores the social consequences of digitization. The authors determine the problems, substantiate the perspectives, and offer recommendations for determining the role of human in modern digital society. The scientific concept "homo digital" is developed, and the essence of its formation in the process of evolution of "homo economicus" is studied. The transition from the post-industrial to the information society is also considered. The authors show that in the context of the digital economy the problem of economization (commercialization) of non-economic (non-profit) spheres and types of economic activity become more urgent; they are analyzed through the prism of the theory of time in economics. Based on this, the increase of the influence of the consumer society on the modern social environment is shown. The key role of human capital in formation of a new quality of economic growth in the digital economic environment is substantiated, and transformation processes in the structure and practice of application of human capital are analyzed. The idea of social justice is reconsidered through the prism of digital society as a social environment with equal opportunities but different competences and motives. Attention is paid to the modern Russian practice of influence of the digital economy on society on the whole and each human. Scientific and methodological recommendations for indicative evaluation of quality of economic growth in the conditions of digitization of Russia’s economic system are offered, and the specifics of the problem of socio-economic differentiation of the Russian population in the conditions of technological progress are shown. Based on this, it is proved that the digital economy has a contradictory influence on society, increasing the accessibility of goods and services, in particular hi-tech ones, but also causing an urgent need for adapting to the new economic conditions. This adaptation is largely determined by capabilities of people, flexibility of their thinking, and ability for learning and development. Thus, instead of the expected provision of balance of society, its disproportions could grow in practice. Also, specific features of regional migration in modern Russia in the context of digitization are determined. The role of emotional intellect in formation of the critical thinking of a company’s employees is outlined. Due to this, it is shown that so called "human factor", which is traditionally treated as a source of economic risks and costs, acquires a new role in the conditions of the digital economy – a source of value creation and reduction of risks of technological progress, due to justified opposition to unfavorable changes. Informal labor relations based on digital communications, as the highest form of evolution of these relations that is achieved in the conditions of Industry 4.0, is considered. The central role of higher education in the process of social adaptation to the conditions of Industry 4.0 is outlined. The economic and legal issues of the digital economy are considered – in particular, the issue of democracy in the digital society in the conditions of e-government.

Human Capacity in the Attention Economy

Human Capacity in the Attention Economy
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Author: Sean Lane,Paul Atchley
Pages: 223
ISBN: 1433832070
Release: 2020-06-15
Editor: American Psychological Association (APA)

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The rise of ubiquitous information technology--smartphones, unbridled Internet access, and various applications of these tools--has interacted with the ways we are wired to think, feel, and behave. This book provides a fascinating look at the impact of the Internet and technology through the lens of human capacity. Chapters examine what makes these technologies so addictive; their effect on emotional well-being, memory, learning, and driving; replenishing depleted cognitive reserves; and how to chart a way forward in the attention economy.

Legal Issues in the Digital Economy

Legal Issues in the Digital Economy
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Author: Valeria Filì,Federico Costantini
Pages: 177
ISBN: 9781527537866
Release: 2019-08-01
Editor: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

It is a matter of fact that technological innovation is deeply impacting on our culture, society, economy and labour market. The massive and widespread use of Artificial Intelligence and the strengthening of the collaborative economy (also known as ‘gig’ or ‘platform’ economy) are blurring the traditional legal categories and creating new requirements for protection for employed and self-employed workers. This book represents a tool to understand where we are and where we are going, focusing on old and new legal categories and labour market policies. The chapters included in this volume cover different disciplines, such as legal informatics, labour law, social security law, civil law, and tort law, in order to offer scholars and legal specialists an overall view of ongoing changes, challenges and opportunities from a European Union law perspective.

E Commerce and the Digital Economy

E Commerce and the Digital Economy
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Author: Michael J. Shaw
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781317472698
Release: 2015-05-15
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This volume in the "Advances in Management Information Systems" series offers a state-of-the-art survey of information systems research on electronic commerce. Featuring chapters by leading scholars and industry professionals, it provides the framework for understanding the business trends, emerging opportunities, and barriers to overcome in the rapid developments taking place in electronic business and the digital economy. Researchers, students, and practitioners - anyone interested in the current issues and future direction of electronic commerce, especially from the standpoint of information systems and information technology - will find this book to be an authoritative source of cutting-edge information. The volume is divided into four parts: Part I covers the fundamental issues of information technology standards and the transformation of industry structure; Part II focuses on B2B commerce; Part III investigates the management of mobile and IT infrastructure; and Part IV includes trust, security, and legal issues that undergird the success of e-commerce initiatives.

Handbook of Research on Global Information Technology Management in the Digital Economy

Handbook of Research on Global Information Technology Management in the Digital Economy
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Author: Raisinghani, Mahesh S.
Pages: 588
ISBN: 9781599048765
Release: 2008-01-31
Editor: IGI Global

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Includes the most important issues, concepts, trends and technologies in the field of global information technology management, covering topics such as the technical platform for global IS applications, information systems projects spanning cultures, managing information technology in corporations, and global information technology systems and socioeconomic development in developing countries.

OECD Digital Economy Outlook 2015

OECD Digital Economy Outlook 2015
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Author: OECD
Pages: 284
ISBN: 9789264232440
Release: 2015-07-15
Editor: OECD Publishing

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This book provides an integrated analysis of trends, indicators and policy developments in the expanding digital economy.

Managing Social Media Practices in the Digital Economy

Managing Social Media Practices in the Digital Economy
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Author: Alavi, Shirin,Ahuja, Vandana
Pages: 312
ISBN: 9781799821878
Release: 2019-12-27
Editor: IGI Global

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Social media platforms are powerful tools that can help organizations to gather user preferences and build profiles of consumers. These sites add value to business activities, including market research, co-creation, new product development, and brand and customer management. Understanding and correctly incorporating these tools into daily business operations is essential for organizational success. Managing Social Media Practices in the Digital Economy is an essential reference source that facilitates an understanding of diverse social media tools and platforms and their impact on society, business, and the economy and illustrates how online communities can benefit the domains of marketing, finance, and information technology. Featuring research on topics such as mobile technology, service quality, and consumer engagement, this book is ideally designed for managers, managing directors, executives, marketers, industry professionals, social media analysts, academicians, researchers, and students.