Preparing for the AI and Robotic Revolutions – (Book Summary and Announcement)

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To help millennials prepare for a future dominated by AI and automated robots, Noel Jerke, Our CEO, has published his book Preparing For The AI and Robotic Revolution. Noel Jerke is also an executive and entrepreneur alongside being an author. He possesses a 30-year association in the technological sector: his professional expertise heavily revolves around artificial intelligence and robotics. Grayson Jerke has also co-authored this book. He is a college student with a keen interest in technology.

With the fast-paced advances in the field of artificial intelligence and robots, a technological revolution is no longer science fiction and is on its way sooner than we think. Many of us interact with this technology even today: from virtual assistants like Siri or Alexa, fully functional combat drones, AI-powered financial advisors, to automated cleaning robots and industrial robots assembling your cars, with every day passing by, we grow closer towards the Artificial Intelligence and Robotic Revolution. As this advancement can bring both benefits and harm, it is imperative to prepare well for the future to benefit from it.

With its ten well-structured and well-thought chapters, the book breaks everything down step-by-step in an easy-to-understand manner, making it a suitable read for all students, educators, parents, professionals, and anyone in between. The book heavily emphasizes ‘’what’’ AI and robots are, ‘’where do they come from’’, and ‘’how will it affect’’ humans: preparing the readers well for a technology-driven future. Below are the ten chapters of the book and their brief overviews for a deep delve into the book.


Chapter 1: Why Should I Care?

If you peek through the pages of history, you will see that revolutions throughout the past have heavily impacted us. Just like the industrial revolution shifted us from one decentralized agrarian world to one dominated by centralization and industry, the AI and Robotic Revolution too is bound to change our global outlook drastically. From the global trends of the economy to career opportunities, enhanced security to threats of privacy-breach, and increased interactions with these technological bodies, technological revolutions will directly or indirectly affect us. Therefore, it is obvious why one should care about AI and robots.

Chapter 2: How Did We Get Here?

The second chapter of the book helps its readers delve through the history of AI and robotics leading to ‘’where these technologies may be heading in the future’’.

Contrary to popular belief, robots are not a new concept. According to the book, ”first instances of these technological wonders’’ appear to be in the times of Greek and Jewish Civilizations. The vision of AI was also born in the summer of 1956.

Through a timeline of setbacks and advancements, artificial intelligence and robotics stand on the verge of triggering another world-altering revolution today.

Chapter 3: What is a Robot?

From automata to mechanical helpers and the modern world’s AI-powered machines, the definition of robots has changed drastically over time. Due to their restricted functions, robots of the past were defined as miraculous creatures or problem solvers. However, because of the vast technological advancements of our present-day world, robots can accomplish much more.

With multiple applications in different fields of life, they are an indispensable part of our life and continue to integrate themselves further. As they can potentially replace humans in the workforce, the book heavily stresses their types and capabilities.

Chapter 4: What is AI?

Just like robots, AI will continue to become more present with the time passing by. From the types of AI to the positive and negative applications of this technology, this chapter introduces and deals with AI in-depth.

With the tremendous potential to revolutionize our world, it is incredibly essential to know what this technology is. However, as AI can easily be manipulated for selfish gains, a check is imperative on the development of it. Stephen Hawking quotes, ‘’ AI is likely to be either the best or worst thing to happen to humanity. ‘’

Chapter 5: Real-world Uses of AI and Robots – The Bad

‘’At least when there is an evil dictator, that human is going to die. But for an AI, there will be no death — it would live forever. And then you would have an immortal dictator from which we could never escape.’’ – Founder of Tesla and SpaceX, Elon Musk.

Just like all other technologies, Artificial Intelligence and Robots have a bright and dark side. Even today, many people use these technologies for the ill of the world. It is, therefore, imperative to be aware of the bad uses of AI and Robots. The more you know, the better one can prepare themselves for the future. Some examples include AI systems backfiring leading to personal privacy and security concerns, military bots causing irredeemable harm, and AI-powered weapons. To know in detail of the modern-world bots and AI working to harm the world, give this book a read!

Chapter 6: Real-World Uses of AI and Robots – The Good

What are the uses of AI and Robots? Are there more beneficial uses to experience in the future? How can you reap these benefits? How has this technological field improved our lives?

This chapter answers all these questions and makes its readers look at the bright side of AI and robotics. It highlights the good uses in the field of Medicine, exploration, manufacturing, finance, and homes. Key examples include prominent applications of AI-powered robots from IBM Watson, driverless cars, AI-powered cancer diagnostic tools, and more.

Chapter 7: The Current Size of the Industry

The current size of the industry is rapidly increasing given the technological advances made with the time passing by. From the current industry situation to expert predictions of the future and an overview of the industry players, this chapter will acquaint you with an in-depth analysis of the current landscape of this field.

Chapter 8: What Does the Near Future Look Like?

Have you wondered about one AI and robot-driven future? Do you ever envision it? From the impacts of this tech on different industries like manufacturing, healthcare, transportation to media, education, finance, and more, this chapter provides a detailed account of expert and writer opinions.

Chapter 9: How Will the Revolution Affect Jobs?

Artificial intelligence and robots have the potential of substituting humans in the workforce industry. Due to high-end accuracy and less error probability, experts believe that this technological advancement will take over jobs with ’mundane’’ and ‘’repetitive’ routine mental-work.

To know what career options are safer and better to opt for, this chapter is your go-to.

Chapter 10: How Do You Prepare for the Revolution?

The last chapter covers the main objective of the book. As you read through, you become familiar with suggestions and measures that prepare one to survive the drastic changes of this revolution. From acquiring complex problem-solving skills, emotional intelligence, creativity, and cognitive flexibility to knowing where technology stands at all times, there are several decisive measures to prepare for this technological revolution.

The Bottomline

With artificial intelligence and robotic revolution on our way soon, it is essential to prepare yourself and the ones around you to tackle this change. Be sure to check it today.