Glenn Hansen

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The Future Of Work: It's Already Here -- And Not As Scary As You Think

I recently had the opportunity to speak at the Singularity University Summit in San Francisco on The Future of Work. After months of research on the topic, reading dozens of books and articles on AI, robotics, and economics, I came to a simple conclusion: the future of work is <i>already here</i>. And we …

Human Resources

What the Olympic doping scandal says about the decline of Putin's Russia

Drug taking in sport can be seen as a metaphor for the country’s ills: denial, bluster and blame providing a recipe for isolation and stagnation<p>Moscow has dodged a bullet with the International Olympic Committee’s decision not to impose a blanket ban on its athletes, but there is no doubt that the …

AMD's Solid State Graphics sports a whopping 1TB of capacity

Today's top consumer graphics chips are more than adequate for the needs of gamers, with models sporting 8GB and even 12GB of memory. Professional …

PC Gaming

BuzzFeed: Days of Counting Pageviews and Unique Visitors Are Over

BuzzFeed stands out among both traditional and new media entities for its obsession with data related to the content it produces and how (and where) …

Google, tech companies side with Apple against FBI in iPhone decryption protest

by Jack Clark<p>Google and other technology companies are backing Apple in its fight against the US government, which is trying to get the company to …

Privacy

Razer: Bowie, ‘rape culture’, and how feminism became the Westboro Baptist Church

The new feminism, so eager to annul a woman’s memory of sexual pleasure with David Bowie, has begun to offer itself up as a ridiculous cartoon.<br>Read …

David Bowie

Are You Ready for a Robot Colleague? - MIT Technology Review

Those who work in professions from warehouse staff to hotel concierges may soon count a robot among their colleagues.<p>While Amazon has pioneered the …

Collaborative robots are smarter and cheaper coworkers | The Network | The Network

At Panek Precision in Northbrook, Ill, the robot age is in full swing—and it’s collaborative.<p>Two years ago, the 70 year-old family-run metal-cutting company introduced state-of-the art robots that were much more flexible than the equipment it had used before. Unlike their hulking predecessor, these …

Robotics

Curious AI Wants To Make The Singularity A Reality

Over the last few years tech companies both large and small have developed programs that can “dream”; and understand and process information; and even write articles; but nothing has come close to the holy grail of artificial intelligence — developing software that can learn independently.<p>At least, …

AI Is About To Go Mainstream And Reshape The Workplace

Much like the evolution of systems design, IT-enabled process change ebbs and flows over time. We see this in history as each technology revolution brings with it a refactoring of business operations.<p>With the rise of client/server computing in the 1980s, and the introduction of database servers and …

Selfies

We Can’t Recall Logos We See Every Day: An Interview with Alan Castel

<b>The research:</b> UCLA professor Alan Castel and his colleagues asked more than 100 students to draw the Apple logo from memory. Although many were Mac and iPhone users and most were reasonably confident they could accurately complete the task, only one person did. When participants were asked to pick …

Slack is now worth $2 billion — it doubled its value in six months

Slack, the chat app that's been the talk of the startup world for the last year thanks to its incredible growth, is in talks to raise another round of funding at a $2 billion valuation, according to a Bloomberg report.<p>The report didn't say how much Slack is seeking to raise.<p>If the report is …

Venture Capital

The Best “Management Lessons” Story You’ll Ever Read

A Roll of the Polyhedral Dice<p>Everything I Need to Know About Management I Learned from Playing Dungeons and Dragons<p>Quartz<p>Such as: Often, the best candidate for a given job isn’t the person who’s most skilled at fulfilling its primary requirement, but instead is a more well-rounded individual, a …

Workplace Learning Revolution: How the Internet is Changing the Way We Learn at Work

article<p>https://plus.google.com/events/c7ihsiqvoq1i2l0mrqct5untqjc<p>Google+<p>In this virtual conference, +Jane Hart will present the results of her Top …

NSA surveillance does little to prevent terrorism, says think-tank report

Is NSA surveillance really necessary to defend against terrorist attacks? It's been a common claim by the agency's defenders as the programs come under scrutiny, but a report released today by the New America Foundation casts doubt on that logic. The report examines how NSA surveillance functioned …

Surveillance

Hobbyists are now building tablets using a $35 computer brain

Hobbyists have been assembling personal computers from their components for decades, buying the processors and other parts and putting them together in their basements. Now they’re doing the same for tablet computers.<p>Among them is Michael Castor of Make, the publisher of geek do-it-yourself …

Raspberry Pi

The changing nature of work

In 2013, I was able to spend some time looking at the changing nature of work. I continued to read from many sources, and I observed what and where I …

Dogbert: I'll teach you the best practices of companies that have nothing in common with yours. Those practices will fit your company like a foot in …

The NSA's elite hackers can hijack your Wi-Fi from 8 miles away

Attendees at the Chaos Communications Congress in Hamburg this weekend got a surprising rundown of the NSA's surveillance capabilities, courtesy of security researcher Jacob Appelbaum. Appelbaum, who co-wrote the <i>Der Spiegel</i> article that first revealed the NSA catalog, went into further detail …

Surveillance