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Top digital transformation challenges? Cybercrime and espionage

In Frost & Sullivan’s recent survey covering end-user perspectives on navigating digital transformation, 54 per cent of IT professionals cited …

Digital Transformation

RISE OF THE ROBOTS: 'Nearly 40% of jobs could be taken over by droids and AI by 2030s'

Analysis carried out by Price Waterhouse Cooper (PWC) suggests that up to 38 per cent of US jobs could be conducted by automated methods by the 2030s.<p>…

Where the Water Goes

In 1976, when I was twenty-one, I spent the summer living in a rented house in Colorado Springs and working on the grounds crew of an apartment complex on what was then the outskirts of the city. During most of day, my co-workers and I moved hoses and sprinklers around the property, to keep the …

Global Supply Chains Are About to Get Better, Thanks to Blockchain

When an E.coli outbreak at Chipotle Mexican Grill outlets left 55 customers ill, in 2015, the news stories, shutdowns, and investigations shattered the restaurant chain’s reputation. Sales plummeted, and Chipotle’s share price dropped 42%, to a three-year low, where it has languished ever since.<p>At …

The U.S. will be hit worse by job automation than other major economies

A new study from PwC estimates that 38 percent of U.S. jobs could be lost to automation in the next 15 years.<p>Nearly 40 percent of jobs in the U.S. may be vulnerable to replacement by robots in the next fifteen years, according to a new study by the research firm PwC.<p>Other major advanced economies …

The Future

Microsoft Has a Scheme for Getting More Bots to Run on Its Cloud

Microsoft said Tuesday that a forthcoming Azure cloud service will help developers build and deploy bots or chatbots easily. Bots, a hot, much-hyped …

11 Amazing Facts You Might Not Know About Chatbots

Chatbots are the next big thing.<p>What is a chatbot? They come in two flavors:<p>Virtual assistants, which help you find information, remember stuff, or buy things. Think Apple's Siri, Amazon's Alexa, Microsoft's Cortana, and Google's Assistant. These are powered by machine learning, meaning they rely …

Chatbots

Robots delivering pizza and house viewing by VR: is 5G really the future?

The blazingly fast next-generation mobile data network is not far away – but not everyone is convinced that we really need it<p>Philip Hammond says he wants the UK to become a “world leader” in 5G, the next-generation mobile technology that proponents say is the key to an internet-connected world of …

How to Beat the Robots

Maybe the automation of jobs will eventually create new, better jobs. Maybe it will put us all out of work. But as we argue about this, work is changing.<p>Today’s jobs — white collar, blue collar or no collar — require more education and interpersonal skills than those in the past. And many of the …

Thinking of Rigging Your Home With Smart Devices? Start Here

<i>Shopping for consumer electronics can be overwhelming. The staff of the The Wirecutter and The Sweethome, product review websites owned by The New York Times Company, do the hard work of narrowing down the options. We spoke with Grant Clauser,</i> <i>smart home</i> <i>editor at The Wirecutter, about how to sort</i> …

The 2.26.17 Issue

<b>RE: THE FUTURE OF WORK ISSUE</b><p><i>The Feb. 26 issue was dedicated to the future of the working class, with articles on universal basic income, retraining, automation and the American work force.</i><p><b>Great issue on</b> the future of work. Our educators should read this issue and start to focus more attention on …

25% of CEOs’ Time Is Spent on Tasks Machines Could Do

Soon after taking office, the new president created a national commission to examine the impact of automation. No family should pay an unjust price for progress, he announced, yet automation should not be viewed as an enemy. “If we understand it, if we plan for it, if we apply it well, automation …

Don't believe the hype when it comes to AI

Thanks to neural networks - digital approximations of the way that the human brain learns - artificial intelligence has made enormous breakthroughs …

The 3 Ways Work Can Be Automated

We are at an interesting tipping point regarding how and where work gets done. As business leaders and managers, we have become increasingly capable of engaging a workforce that is some combination of virtual and on site, part time and full time, permanent and contingent. But just when we’ve sorted …

The Future of Work is Robots and They Won’t Take Your Job…They’ll Give It Back to You

<b>The Future of Work is Robots and They Won’t Take Your Job…They’ll Give It Back to You</b><p>It’s time to face reality: We’re inefficient and unproductive at …

Six Jobs Automation Will Eliminate

Robots don't take jobs. They do some very specific ones.<p>The revolution will not be televised. It'll be sent to your inbox by us.<p>Automation isn’t an …

Why Your Employees and Colleagues Might Be Your Most Important Customers

Photo Credit: Disney Institute.<b>By Bruce Jones, Senior Programming Director, Disney Institute</b>It’s 5:25 p.m. It’s been a busy day in your office, and everyone’s getting ready to go home. Well, almost everyone.A colleague is rushing to get an important package shipped out to a client, but she can’t …

Employee Engagement

Bentley challenges Tesla’s idea of electric luxury with a gorgeous new concept car

The future of Bentley design and the future of motoring are embodied in the EXP 12 Speed 6e<p>Bentley wanted to bring a surprise to this year’s Geneva Motor Show, and it certainly achieved its goal by unsheathing a snow-white, all-electric concept car this week: the EXP 12 Speed 6e. I was here in …

Mobile Technology

Six new electric cars coming for 2018 and 2019

The next couple of years promise to be quite interesting for electric cars.<p>A minimum of six new models are expected in that time period, all …

A Prehistoric Killer, Buried in Muck

On a sunny January morning outside Richmond Hill, Georgia, Bill Eberlein, a fifty-two-year-old former I.T. specialist, went diving in a local creek. He wore a wetsuit, a drysuit, a dive hood, and an orange kayaking helmet affixed with a waterproof headlamp, whose ten thousand lumens would afford …

Machine Intelligence In The Workplace: The Next Big Thing

It isn’t every day that I publicly disagree with a man who won the Turing Award and was on a first-name basis with Albert Einstein.<p>But today I respectfully will.<p>On January 24, an incredible man named Marvin Minsky died. He was one of the fathers of computer science in general and artificial …

Artificial Intelligence

Microsoft adds five new AI chatbots to Skype

Microsoft has added to the number of chatbots available for users of Skype, introducing automated AI assistants for vacation price comparison sites Skyscanner and Hipmunk, ticket store Stubhub, and programmable messaging service IFTTT. Also among the five assistants introduced this week is Spock …

A Computer to Rival the Brain

More than two hundred years ago, a French weaver named Joseph Jacquard invented a mechanism that greatly simplified textile production. His design replaced the lowly draw boy—the young apprentice who meticulously chose which threads to feed into the loom to create a particular pattern—with a series …

Even More Evidence Has Linked Parkinson's Disease to Our Gut Bacteria

Parkinson's isn't just in our brains<p>Researchers have found yet another reason to think the symptoms of Parkinson's disease could be a consequence of …