Understanding Intelligent Systems

Open Society Foundations' Future of Work Commissioned Research Papers 2014: Data-Centric Technological Development in the Workforce

14 Pages Posted: 14 Dec 2014

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Alex Rosenblat

Data & Society Research Institute

Tamara Kneese

University of San Francisco; Data & Society Research Institute

Danah Boyd

Data & Society Research Institute; Microsoft Research

Date Written: October 8, 2014

Abstract

Science fiction has long imagined a workforce reshaped by robots, but the increasingly common instantiation of intelligent systems in business is much more mundane. Beyond the utopian and dystopian hype of increased efficiencies and job displacement, how do we understand what disruptions intelligent systems will have on the workforce?

Keywords: dystopian, disruption, robots, intelligent systems, jobs

Suggested Citation

Rosenblat, Alex and Kneese, Tamara and Boyd, Danah, Understanding Intelligent Systems (October 8, 2014). Open Society Foundations' Future of Work Commissioned Research Papers 2014: Data-Centric Technological Development in the Workforce. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2537535 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2537535

Alex Rosenblat

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Tamara Kneese

University of San Francisco ( email )

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Danah Boyd (Contact Author)

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