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Dancing with Robots: Human Skills for Computerized Work

Dancing with Robots: Human Skills for Computerized Work

We all know about losing jobs to China, but what about losing jobs to the microchip?  In Dancing with Robots, Frank Levy and Richard Murnane show that the pressure on the middle class workforce in America has as much to do with the technology revolution and computerization of tasks as with global forces like China.  The authors argue that the challenge we face with computerized work is not mass unemployment, but rather educating far more young people for the higher wage jobs that computers cannot do—writing a convincing legal brief or diagnosing an automotive problem the factory had not foreseen.  Mastering the skills to perform well paid “human work” begins before kindergarten. It requires K-12 education in solving “messy” problems and in communication that many children never receive.

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Title Dancing with Robots: Human Skills for Computerized Work
Authors Frank Levy, Richard Murnane
Type of Publication
Report
Book Title
Dancing with Robots: Human Skills for Computerized Work
Date of Publication
Jun 1, 2013
Publisher
Third Way

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