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40 Years of Data Suggests 3 Myths About Globalization

Three beliefs about globalization have propagated since the early 1980s. First, that globalization leads to a reduction in global inequality. Second, that high income growth among the richest will lift the incomes of the poorest. Third, that there is no alternative to rising inequality without …

AI experts predict the future: Truck drivers out of jobs by 2027, surgeons by 2053

Hundreds of AI experts predict when their models will beat humans at everything.<p>Google has hung up its AlphaGo gloves after trouncing the world's …

Artificial Intelligence

The Robotic Grocery Store of the Future Is Here - MIT Technology Review

Most people don’t buy a jar of relish every week. But when they decide to buy one from Ocado—the world’s largest online-only grocery retailer—they …

Robotics

What new jobs will exist in 2035?

By 2035, workplace changes will see us looking for jobs as remote pilots or online chaperones.<p>This is the finding of an Australian report looking at …

Employment

The Top 10 AI And Machine Learning Use Cases Everyone Should Know About

Machine learning is a buzzword in the technology world right now, and for good reason: It represents a major step forward in how computers can learn.<p>Very basically, a machine learning algorithm is given a “teaching set” of data, then asked to use that data to answer a question. For example, you …

Machine Learning

A driverless future is coming — but it won't start with self-driving cars

Tesla is aiming to have a fully driverless car ready by 2018, and Uber recently kicked off a pilot in Pittsburgh where select users can hail a ride in a self-driving car. And many other companies have plans to roll out some form of self-driving cars by 2020.<p>But chances are, you're more likely to …

Autonomous Tech

Lyft president: Car ownership will 'all-but end' in cities by 2025

"We see car ownership as a burden that is costing the average American $9,000 every year. The car has actually become more like a $9,000 ball and chain that gets dragged through our daily life," Zimmer said in an opus on Medium that outlined his vision for an autonomous car future .<p>Zimmer believes …

General Motors

Robots will steal 6% of US jobs by 2021, report suggests

Robots will replace six percent of all US jobs by 2021, a new report claims. If this proves even remotely accurate, we’ve got some thinking to do.<p>The report, by Forrester’s Brian Hopkins, talks about upcoming changes that business leaders should look out for, and automation is chief among them. The …

Digital tools redefine learning | The Network | The Network

More than ever in today’s classrooms, digital tools are redefining the process of teaching and learning.<p>Whether it’s through games, online textbooks, animation or videos, digital learning has become an essential part of the educational experience. It is especially vital in preparing our students to …

Will These 4 Skills Help Future-Proof Your Career?

Could your job be done by a robot?<p>It’s a serious question. As big data, machine learning, AI and other technologies continue to advance at a furious pace, more and more jobs are falling into the category of those that could be automated and done by a computer or a robot.<p>Factory workers, assembling …

7 robots that are replacing farm workers around the world

In fact, many farms are already using fleets of robots, which can tend to fruits and veggies more efficiently than a human can.<p>Here's a look at seven machines that are currently aiding farmers around the world.

Robotics

Inside AT&T’s Radical Talent Overhaul

Having built the United States’ telegraph and telephone infrastructure in the last century, AT&T could once claim to be the company “where the future was invented.” But now the Dallas-based firm, like many in the technology sector, faces a future in which its legacy businesses are quickly becoming …

The world of finance is entering a 'Twilight Zone'

That's according to Viktor Shvets, a strategist at Australian bank Macquarie in Hong Kong. In a recent note, Shvets set out his bearish view on the global economy, running through his views on the risk of stagnation, a drop in productivity, and the third industrial revolution.<p>Shvets is a colorful …

Globalization

The Future of Work

The Shifts — Great and Small — in Workplace Automation

There have been periodic warnings in the last two centuries that automation and new technology would wipe out large numbers of middle-class jobs.In …

MIT

Are you ready for the jobs revolution?

Welcome to the age of uncertainty. Never has it been harder to predict what our working futures hold and arm ourselves accordingly, as technological …

Why Millennials Are About to Leave Cities in Droves

As businesses and governments have struggled to understand the so-called millennials—born between roughly 1980 and 2000—one frequent conclusion has …

This is what might happen when robots take over banking

When Business Insider asked experts what they thought would change the financial industry in the next decade, nearly all said automation. But while some saw humans being replaced, others thought that the tech will make humans better.<p>This is what we learned after surveying chief technology officers, …

Artificial Intelligence

Paving the way for the autonomous truck

Charles Chilton Contributor<p>Charles Chilton is the Director of Engineering at Navistar and has more than 25 years of leadership experience in product planning, product development, engineering and personnel management in both public and private companies. He has worked on a variety of commercial …

Trucking

Beyond the Gig Economy: How New Technologies Are Reshaping the Future of Work

Thumbtack's newest economic report describes how skilled professionals are using new platforms to find new work and build their business – and their lives. Called “Beyond the Gig Economy: How New Technologies Are Reshaping the Future of Work,” this report explores how technology enables buyers and …

What will the world of work look like in 2066?

Published: 20 Jun 2016<p>Last Updated: 23 Jan 2017<p>Looking back is much easier than looking forward - when <i>Management Today</i> published its first issue in …

Why we need a conversation before fearing jobs being lost to automation

Before we can address the question of what jobs will be created for humans as automation takes over current roles, we need to focus on a question …

Automation

Not Just the 1%: The Upper Middle Class Is Larger and Richer Than Ever

Research shows the number of upper middle class households has more than doubled since 1979<p>A range of data after the recession and the housing bust supported the idea that only a tiny elite of U.S. society, generally seen as the top 1%, had rebounded and was doing well. But a growing body of …

Dow Jones

This Is The Future Of Artificial Intelligence

It’s widely known by now that the U.S. and global economy are being profoundly re-shaped by software technology. Human jobs are being eaten by …

Americans think robots will take everyone's jobs except their own

According to a survey from the Pew Research Center released in March, that is the prevailing mentality shared by most working Americans.<p>While 65% of people agree that robots and computers will do much of the work currently done by humans in the next 50 years, a staggering 80% of people also think …

Pew Research Center

Tech moguls declare era of artificial intelligence

RANCHO PALOS VERDES, Calif. (Reuters) - Artificial intelligence and machine learning will create computers so sophisticated and godlike that humans will need to implant “neural laces” in their brains to keep up, Tesla Motors and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk told a crowd of tech leaders this week.<p>Elon Musk, …

Artificial Intelligence

How Microfactories Can Bring Iterative Manufacturing to the Masses

Humans manufacture a mind-numbing amount of stuff each year—ever wonder how we do it?<p>In the past 100 or more years, it’s been all about economies of …

Foxconn replaces 60,000 human workers with robots

According to reports, the world's largest electronics manufacturer Foxconn has replaced around 60,000 human factory workers with machines. Or, as a government publicist for the city of Kunshan told the <i>South China Morning Post</i>, the factory "reduced employee strength from 110,000 to 50,000 thanks to …