The Future of the Professions

How Technology Will Transform the Work of Human Experts, Updated Edition

Richard Susskind, Daniel Susskind

The Future of the Professions

How Technology Will Transform the Work of Human Experts, Updated Edition

Richard Susskind, Daniel Susskind

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9780198841890

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Paperback

Published:

26 Jul 2022

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Description

This book predicts the decline of today's professions and introduces the people and systems that will replace them. In an internet-enhanced society, we will neither need nor want doctors, teachers, accountants, architects, the clergy, consultants, lawyers, and many others, to work as they did in the 20th century. The Future of the Professions explains how increasingly capable technologies - from telepresence to artificial intelligence - will replace the 'practical expertise' of the specialists and skilled professionals.  With a new preface exploring critical recent developments, this updated edition builds on the authors' groundbreaking research into more than a dozen professions, and questions their relevance in the 21st century.

Contents

Preface to the Updated Edition
Introduction
I: Change
1: The Grand Bargain
2: From the Vanguard
3: Patterns Across the Professions
II: Theory
4: Information and Technology
5: Production and Distribution of Knowledge
III: Implications
6: Objections and Anxieties
7: After the Professions
Conclusion: What Future Should We Want?

Authors

Richard Susskind , Honorary Professor, Faculty of Laws, University College London

Daniel Susskind , Fellow, Balliol College, Oxford

Professor Richard Susskind OBE is an author, speaker, and independent adviser to international professional firms and national governments. He is President of the Society for Computers and Law, IT Adviser to the Lord Chief Justice of England, and Chair of the Advisory Board of the Oxford Internet Institute. His numerous books include the best-sellers The End of Lawyers?: Rethinking the nature of legal services (OUP, 2008) and Tomorrow's Lawyers: An Introduction to Your Future (OUP, 2013). His work has been translated into more than 10 languages, and he has been invited to speak in over 40 countries. He was educated at the University of Glasgow and Balliol College, Oxford. Daniel Susskind is a Fellow of Balliol College, Oxford, from where he has two degrees in economics. Previously, he worked for the British Government - in the Prime Minister's Strategy Unit, in the Policy Unit in 10 Downing Street, and as a Senior Policy Adviser at the Cabinet Office. He was a Kennedy Scholar at Harvard University.