Heather McGowan

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The Digital Transformation Of Accounting And Finance - Artificial Intelligence, Robots And Chatbots

It turns out that we might be at the perfect storm where how we store and access financial information combined with the maturation of tech capabilities are all in place to accelerate the digital transformation of accounting and finance. Just as others who faced the prospect of machines taking over …

Artificial Intelligence

AI smartphones will soon be standard, thanks to machine learning chip

AI Built In<p>Almost every major player in the smartphone industry now says that their devices use the power of artificial intelligence (AI), or more …

Why the Stock Market Is Crashing Now, and What You Should Do About It

All your stock market questions answered.<p>After being on cruise control for months, the stock market hit a giant speed bump on Monday, when the Dow …

Stock Markets

Anti-immigration Republicans have a decision to make about America’s future

By Fred Hiatt<p>Editorial page editor<p>Message to Republicans: You can be pro-growth. You can be anti-immigration. But, honestly, you can't be both.<p>Now, within the immigration debate, there are a lot of questions with no obvious right answers.<p>What's the right balance of immigrants admitted for their …

How Automation Will Change Work, Purpose, and Meaning

The vast majority of humans throughout history worked because they had to. Many found comfort, value, and meaning in their efforts, but some defined work as a necessity to be avoided if possible. For centuries, elites in societies from Europe to Asia aspired to absolution from gainful employment. …

When exactly is the future of work?

As we delve deeper into the future-of-work sphere this week, we’re answering a number of questions about the nitty-gritty of it all.Having looked to …

What do attitudes toward the skills gap tell us about state of the U.S. workforce?

Employers are struggling to fill a record number of U.S. job openings. They’ve floated a few reasons why finding qualified new hires is so hard right now: Americans don’t have the skills required to perform these jobs; traditional education isn’t teaching the right skills; government isn’t doing …

Employment

Here’s a model for major school reform that looks vastly different from Betsy DeVos’s vision

By Valerie Strauss<p>Reporter<p>What is the purpose of public education that welcomes all students?<p>It may seem like a simple question, but the answer lies at the heart of one of the most important and heated debates in education. That came into stark relief a few years ago when Wisconsin Gov. Scott …

Education

The untapped potential of 'some college, no degree'

What if states discovered a natural resource with the potential to create thousands of jobs, unlock individual prosperity, and produce an infusion of …

More Than a Third of College Students Transfer

New data from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center show that 37.2 percent of college students transfer at least once within six years. …

Artificial Intelligence, Automation, and the Economy

<i>Editor’s Note: Staff from the Council of Economic Advisers, the Domestic Policy Council, the National Economic Council, the Office of Management and</i> …

The Guts of our Economy

All kinds of people start all kinds of businesses for all kinds of reasons. Individually their stories are inspiring, but seen <b>as a whole, they’re</b> …

Google's AI Built Its Own AI That Outperforms Any Made by Humans

Should we be worried?<p>In May 2017, researchers at Google Brain announced the creation of AutoML, an artificial intelligence (AI) that's capable of …

Jobs lost, jobs gained: What the future of work will mean for jobs, skills, and wages

In an era marked by rapid advances in automation and artificial intelligence, new research assesses the jobs lost and jobs gained under different …

French reforms aim for a new social contract in the age of disruption

By Nathan Gardels<p><i>This is the weekly roundup of The WorldPost, of which Nathan Gardels is the editor in chief.</i><p>Just as the welfare state was born out of the upheavals of the Industrial Revolution, so too a new social contract must emerge today as the economic ground shifts again with the dislocations …

Economics

Tracking the gig economy: New numbers

Nearly a decade after the founding of Uber and Airbnb it’s still hard to get a handle on the size and importance of either those particular platforms …

Economics

Blockchain Project Ecosystem

Market Map and Musings on the State of the Ecosystem<p>As I previously wrote about in my ICO Bubble post, blockchain technology, cryptocurrencies, and …

Visual Capitalist

With protectionist policies gaining momentum and a global trade war underway, we look at the world’s largest importers of goods in 2017.<p>The …

Dubai starts testing flying taxis

(<i>Reuters</i>) — Dubai staged a test flight on Monday for what it said would soon be the world’s first drone taxi service under an ambitious plan by the United Arab Emirates city to lead the Arab world in innovation.<p>The flying taxi developed by German drone firm Volocopter resembles a small, two-seater …

TestFlight

Comparing Today’s Tech/Telecom Employment with Yesterday’s Industrial Employment

We’re grateful to have our new report mentioned in Neil Irwin’s piece today in the New York Times about tech employment. The report, An Analysis of …

General Motors

Google explains how artificial intelligence becomes biased against women and minorities

Time and again, research has shown that the machines we build reflect how we see the world, whether consciously or not. For artificial intelligence that reads text, that might mean associating the word “doctor” with men more than women, or image-recognition algorithms that misclassify black people …

Artificial Intelligence

Co-designing with machines: moving beyond the human/machine binary

Letter from the Editor: I am happy to announce the The Co-Designing with Machines edition. As someone with one foot in industry redesigning …

Healthcare Journey Mapping Is in for 2016!

<i>Innovation Perspective by: Kristin Chandler, Seton Innovation & Technology Commercialization Team</i><p>#SetonInnovates<p>Get Up to Speed on Design Thinking<p>If …

Comment on Re-wiring for the Complex Workplace by Richard Cook

A deep consequence of the asynchronous-distributed paradigm is that control based on centralized authority will be unable to keep pace with change. …

John Sherry / A Profile

<b>EPIC Profiles Series</b>by <b>Heather S. Roth-Lobo</b>, University of North Texas<b>What Anthropology Brings to Innovation</b>“Anthropology is really undersold.”Dr. …

Innovation

Widespread Empathy: Rewiring Your Corporation for Intuition

Companies that make empathy an easy, everyday, and experiential part of work inevitably outperform their peers.<p>How many times have you stared at a competitor’s new product and said, “We had that idea two years ago, but we just didn’t act on it.” Well, why not? Did you think the market research …