Work Without The Worker

Author: Phil Jones
Editor: Verso Books
ISBN: 1839760435
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An accessible analysis of the new forms of work whose seismic changes will increasingly determine the future of capitalism Automation and the decline in industrial employment have lead to rising fears of a workless future. But what happens when your work itself is the thing that will make your job obsolete? In the past few years, online crowdworking platforms - like Amazon's Mechanical Turk and Clickworker - have become an increasingly important source of work, particularly for those in the Global South. Here, small tasks are assigned to people online, and are often used to train algorithms to spot patterns, patterns through machine learning those same algorithms will then be able to spot more effectively than humans. Used for everything from the mechanics of self-driving cars to Google image search, this is an increasingly powerful part of the digital ecomomy. But what happens to work when it makes itself obsolete. In this stimulating work that blends political economy, studies of contemporary work, and speculations on the future of capitalism, Phil Jones looks at what this often murky and hidden form of labour looks like, and what it says about the state of global capitalism.
Work Without the Worker
Language: en
Pages: 144
Authors: Phil Jones
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-10-05 - Publisher: Verso Books

An accessible analysis of the new forms of work whose seismic changes will increasingly determine the future of capitalism Automation and the decline in industrial employment have lead to rising fears of a workless future. But what happens when your work itself is the thing that will make your job
Work Without the Worker
Language: en
Pages: 144
Authors: Phil Jones
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-10-05 - Publisher: Verso Books

An accessible analysis of the new forms of work whose seismic changes will increasingly determine the future of capitalism Automation and the decline in industrial employment have lead to rising fears of a workless future. But what happens when your work itself is the thing that will make your job
Tadzhikistan Legal Texts:The Foundations of Civic Accord and a Market Economy
Language: en
Pages: 733
Authors: Tajikistan
Categories: Law
Type: BOOK - Published: 1999-01-15 - Publisher: Kluwer Law International B.V.

A collection of English translations (compiled, edited and translated by William E. Butler) of the main laws underlying the development of democracy and a market economy in Tajikistan.
The Routledge Companion to Latina/o Popular Culture
Language: en
Pages: 448
Authors: Frederick Luis Aldama
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-05-26 - Publisher: Routledge

Latina/o popular culture has experienced major growth and change with the expanding demographic of Latina/os in mainstream media. In The Routledge Companion to Latina/o Pop Culture, contributors pay serious critical attention to all facets of Latina/o popular culture including TV, films, performance art, food, lowrider culture, theatre, photography, dance, pulp
Labor Law and Practice in the U.S.S.R.
Language: en
Pages: 85
Authors: Anne Sires Kahl, United States. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Categories: Labor
Type: BOOK - Published: 1964 - Publisher:

Books about Labor Law and Practice in the U.S.S.R.