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Our Automated Future

How long will it be before you lose your job to a robot?<p>There are many accounts of the genesis of Watson. The most popular, which is not necessarily the most accurate—and this is the sort of problem that Watson himself often stumbled on—begins in 2004, at a steakhouse near Poughkeepsie. One …

This company's productivity soared after replacing 90% of employees with robots

It's hard to argue against automation when statistics are clearly illustrating its potential. The latest evidence comes out of a Chinese factory in Dongguan City.<p>The factory recently replaced 90 percent of its human workforce with machines, and it led to a staggering 250 percent increase in …

3D Printers to Build NASA's Spare Parts & Rocket Engines

Charles Bolden, NASA administrator and former astronaut, praises the potential of 3D printing to one day quickly create any parts that space travelers would need, and do it with material from whatever planet, moon, or asteroid they happen to inhabit.<p><b>In his recent State of the Union address</b>, …

Shapeways’ 3-D Printing Factory Tour Reveals the Handmade Future | WIRED

<i>This month, Wired highlights the 3-D printable designs and renders of its readers in the Wired 3-D Print-Off. Our top selections will be printed by</i> …

BigRep's ONE can 3D print full-sized pieces of furniture

While consumer 3D printers are cheaper and more efficient than ever before, their small size often means designers are limited to creating hand-sized models and figurines. With the launch of its open-source ONE printer, German studio BigRep is looking to expand things quite significantly, by …

3D-printed material can carry 160,000 times its own weight

Researchers from MIT and Lawrence Livermore have created a new class of materials with the same density as aerogels (aka frozen smoke) but 10,000 times stiffer. Called micro-architected metamaterials, they can withstand 160,000 times their own weight, making them ideal for load-bearing, …

MatterFab Launches To Make Metal 3D Printing Affordable

When most people think of 3D printing, they usually think of the plastic trinkets that come out of Makerbot machines. But increasingly, there’s interest in being able to 3D print items out of metal, which allows for more heavy-duty industrial applications of the technology.<p>Metal 3D printers exist …

This Is The Mind-Set You’ll Need In Order To Thrive In The Future Of Work

Dealing with unpredictability requires what one Harvard psychologist has called a “self-transforming mind.” Here’s how to develop one.<p>In the 1930s, long before machine learning was anything more than a figment of popular sci-fi imagination, the Swiss clinical psychologist Jean Piaget identified …

Teens

Teams Solve Problems Faster When They’re More Cognitively Diverse

Looking at the executive teams we work with as consultants and those we teach in the classroom, increased diversity of gender, ethnicity, and age is apparent. Over recent decades the rightful endeavor to achieve a more representative workforce has had an impact. Of course, there is a ways to go, …

Management

Douglas Coupland: 'The nine to five is barbaric'

The Generation X author on the future of work and how we’ve all turned into millennials<p>Douglas Coupland has always been one of the sharpest critics of the modern workplace. His literary works – such as Generation X, JPod and Microserfs – revolve around smart and creative young people who are better …

What Work Will Look Like In 2025

The experts weigh in on the future of work a decade from now.<p>Anyone who grew up with the notion that we’d all have jet packs and robot housekeepers by 2015 knows that predicting the future is a risky business. But as technology continues to develop and various trends, demographic shifts, and other …

San Antonio

Automation Can Actually Create More Jobs

Evidence shows increased productivity leads to more wealth, cheaper goods, greater spending power and ultimately, more jobs<p>Since the 1970s, when automated teller machines arrived, the number of bank tellers in America has more than doubled. James Bessen, an economist who teaches at Boston …

Boston University

Start A Fire

Robots are now really stealing jobs as Japanese firm replaces staff with AI

Though we’ve always assumed certain crafts will forever remain immune to automation, it seems nowadays nobody is safe from the looming artificial intelligence invasion.<p>While a few years back the prospect of robots snatching jobs from humans might have seemed like a hackneyed plot twist from a cheap …

Bank of America Has Opened 3 Employee-Free Branches

Bank of America Corp has opened three completely automated branches over the past month, where customers can use ATMs and have video conferences with …

The definition of Digital Transformation

The definition of digital transformation is the realignment of, or new investment in, technology, business models, and processes to drive new value …

We Need To Switch Our Mental Models From Hierarchies To Networks

In the early 20th century, the great sociologist Max Weber noted that the sweeping industrialization taking place would lead to a change in …

Innovation

Why Big Organizations Are Broken

Charles Erwin Wilson, Eisenhower’s Secretary of Defense is credited with the quote, “What’s good for General Motors is good for the country.” In …

A Guide to Solving Social Problems with Machine Learning

It’s Sunday night. You’re the deputy mayor of a big city. You sit down to watch a movie and ask Netflix for help. (“Will I like Birdemic? Ishtar? Zoolander 2?”) The Netflix recommendation algorithm predicts what movie you’d like by mining data on millions of previous movie-watchers using …

Machine Learning

There will be much less work in the future. We need to rethink our societies

<i>The future of work is a key topic at the World Economic Forum's Annual Meeting 2017. Watch the Promise or Peril: Decoding the Future of Work session</i> …

The Coming Tech Backlash

Tech innovation is killing jobs, not foreign scapegoats, and revolt after Trump will be Luddite<p><i>The tech industry played an influential role in the</i> …

BERNSTEIN: China's insane spending on robotics is fundamentally changing capitalism

That may not sound seismic. After all, the industrial revolution happened hundreds of years ago and manufacturing jobs have been the minority of all jobs in the West for decades. But Bernstein is arguing that the nature of capitalism is undergoing a fundamental change.<p>Analysts Michael W. Parker and …

Robots and Automation May Not Take Your Desk Job After All

Despite talk of job automation in practically every industry, the question no longer seems to be <i>whether</i> jobs will be automated, but rather <i>which</i> jobs are at greatest risk and how concerned we should be about the changes. But is this anxiety actually based in reality?<p>Let’s be clear: People <i>are</i> afraid. …

Labor Economics

Automation is not the end of the world. Here’s why

Leonardo Quattrucci, Policy Assistant to the Head of the European Political Strategy Centre, European Commission<p>What keeps you up at night?<p>For many …

Amazon Has Chosen This Framework to Guide Deep Learning Strategy

As artificial intelligence advances, the goal for modern tech companies is to build AI software that thinks for itself without human …

What AI Can and Can’t Do

Many executives ask me what artificial intelligence can do. They want to know how it will disrupt their industry and how they can use it to reinvent their own companies. But lately the media has sometimes painted an unrealistic picture of the powers of AI. (Perhaps soon it will take over the …

Artificial Intelligence

How to Make Your Company Machine Learning Ready

In recent years, there has been a staggering surge in interest in intelligent systems as applied to everything from customer support to curing cancer. Simply sprinkling the term “AI” into startup pitch decks seems to increase the likelihood of getting access to funding. The media continuously …

Could Virtual Reality-Based eLearning Transform Employee Behavior and Attitudes?

A virtual reality eLearning experience has the potential to do far more than engage learners: By immersing learners in an experience, virtual …

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