Daniel Susskind, Richard Susskind

The Future of the Professions

Daniel Susskind, Richard Susskind

Talk: The Future of the Professions

Richard and Daniel Susskind discuss their book, “The Future of the Professions”. They dive into the prediction of the decline of today's professions and describes the people and systems that will replace them. In an Internet 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. Based on in-depth research of more than ten professions, this is the first book to assess and question the relevance of the professions in the 21st century.

Daniel Susskind

Daniel Susskind is a Fellow of Balliol College, Oxford, where he teaches and researches, and 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.

Richard Susskind

Professor Richard Susskind OBE is an author, speaker, and independent adviser to international professional firms and national governments. He’s the 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? and Tomorrow's Lawyers.

The Future of the Professions: How Technology Will Transform the Work of Human Experts

The book raises important practical and moral questions. In an era when machines can out-perform human beings at most tasks, what are the prospects for employment, who should own and control online expertise, and what tasks should be reserved exclusively for people?

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