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Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow by Yuval Noah Harari review – chilling

The epic, widely celebrated Sapiens gets the sequel it demanded: a breathless, compulsive inquiry into humanity’s apocalyptic, tech-driven future<p>Yuval Noah Harari began his academic career as a researcher of medieval warfare. His early publications had titles like “Inter-frontal Cooperation in the …

Literature

Google Created an AI That Can Learn Almost as Fast as a Human

Deep Learning, Fast<p>Deep learning machines have been generating incredible amounts of buzz in recent months. Their extensive abilities can allow them …

Artificial Intelligence

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You don’t need a 10-year plan—you need to give yourself permission to experiment<p>Mike O'Connor<p>“Tell me. Where do you hope to be in 10 years?”<p>Most of …

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The Next Generation Of Farmers Is Being Trained In New York City High Schools<p>It's Monday, 8 a.m., and these teens have already mucked stalls in the …

The Future of Work — 3 Mega-Trends – Innovation Culture – Medium

The Future of Work — 3 Mega-Trends<p><i>Automation, Basic Income and Post-Capitalism</i><p>A lot of my work, in both public speaking and private consulting, is …

Basic Income

Experts Think UBI Is the Solution to Automation. This Year, We'll Find Out.

Automation Boom<p>Dismissing vague warnings that robots are coming for our jobs is pretty easy. Not so easy? Dismissing hard evidence that they’ve …

Basic Income

Basic Income Might Be The Answer To Society's Productivity Crisis

With the decline of manufacturing jobs, and the onset of automation to take over almost all kinds of work, society is on the hunt for a long-term, scalable solution to our future productivity.<p>What will happen to displaced workers? How will mass unemployment hurt our increasingly globalized …

Basic Income

Free money? Why eBay’s founder is investing in a basic income experiment

By Chris WellerOmidyar Network, the philanthropic investment arm started by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar, has invested $493,000 into an experiment …

Basic Income

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The 4th Industrial Revolution And A Jobless Future - A Good Thing?<p>Bernard Marr, Contributor<p>It’s estimated that between 35 and 50 percent of jobs that …

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The Future of Work: The Intersection of Artificial Intelligence and Human Resources<p>Jeanne Meister, Contributor<p>Artificial intelligence is transforming …

‘Superstar Firms’ May Have Shrunk Workers’ Share of Income

For much of the last century it seemed that the slice of the total economic pie going to workers was — like the speed of light — constant. No matter what the economy’s makeup, labor could collectively depend on taking home roughly two-thirds of the country’s total output as compensation for its …

Equality

A New AI Can Write Music as Well as a Human Composer

Artificial Intelligence and Creativity<p>Artificial intelligence (AI) is set to become the most groundbreaking and defining technology of the 21st …

Artificial Intelligence

Thinking about car-sharing? Do it for the environment as well as your budget

If you forego owning in favor of sharing, you could save a bundle (in payments, insurance, maintenance). You could also help save the planet.<p>In one …

University of California

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 …

Equality

Six Job Types That Automation Will Reduce or Eliminate

Automation isn’t an abstraction. Headlines may suggest that robots and artificial intelligence are coming to take jobs, but, in fact, they arrived …

Automation

Mind Over Technology: Coming Out on Top as a Wired World Starts to Run on Automatic Paperback – January 20, 2004

The start of the book was exactly why I bought it - to read about the impact of automation on jobs. I expected the whole book to be on topic but soon …

Why This CEO Is Helping 20% Of His Employees Find New Jobs By Next Year | Fast Company | The Future Of Business

Moving people <i>out</i> of their current roles can be just as important as keeping people in them.<p>Lateral movement is a powerful way to break down corporate silos and diffuse institutional know-how.<p>Turnover, in this formulation, is an indicator of <i>success</i>, not failure . . . [Employees are] graduating, not …

Innovation

The Future of Not Working

<b>The village is</b> poor, even by the standards of rural Kenya. To get there, you follow a power line along a series of unmarked roads. Eventually, that power line connects to the school at the center of town, the sole building with electricity. Homesteads fan out into the hilly bramble, connected by …

Basic Income

Learning to Love Our Robot Co-Workers

<b>The</b> <b>robots were</b> Joe McGillivray’s idea. The first one arrived at Dynamic Group in Ramsey, Minn., by pickup truck in two cardboard boxes. With a mixture of excitement and trepidation, McGillivray watched as a vendor unpacked two silver tubes, assorted blue-and-gray joints and a touch screen and put …

Robots

Tech giants in the crosshairs as Davos elite faces up to new global realities

Those Davos delegates who paused long enough between opining, pressing the flesh and experiencing "a day in the life of a refugee" at this year's World Economic Forum may have sensed the world tilting ever so slightly on its axis.<p>Xi Jinping was the star turn. The first Chinese President to attend …

Innovation

Did You Hear That? Robots Are Learning The Subtle Sounds Of Mechanical Breakdown | Fast Company | The Future Of Business

By Steven Melendez02.16.17 | 5:00 am<p>Sometimes, machines just don’t sound right.<p>Brakes squeal, hard drives crunch, air conditioners rattle, and their owners know it’s time for a service call. But some of the most valuable machinery in the world often operates with nobody around to hear the …

Machine Learning

Add These 20 Fast-Growing Skills to Your Freelancing Repertoire

Nearly two-thirds of the most sought-after skills are tech related.<p>Today, more than 35 percent of the U.S. workforce are freelancers -- and this proportion is growing every year. This means competition is fiercer than ever. In order to be successful and stand out from the crowd, it’s vital to …

Natural Language Processing

Driverless trucks: economic tsunami may swallow one of most common US jobs

America is producing more than ever before, but it is doing so with fewer and fewer workers. Once trucks become automated, where will these jobs go?<p>In April 2016, Uber announced the acquisition of Otto, a San Francisco-based startup that has developed a kit that can turn any big rig into a …

Trucks

After replacing 90% of employees with robots, this company's productivity soared

<b>The rise of the robot workforce</b><p>It’s hard to argue against automation when statistics are clearly illustrating its potential. The latest evidence …

Robots 'will take our jobs' and we have to 'merge with AI to stay relevant'

Robots are going to take most of our jobs but we will all get a basic income from our governments, a Silicon Valley boss predicted.<p>Billionaire Elon …

In the age of robots, our schools are teaching children to be redundant

A regime of cramming and testing is crushing young people’s instinct to learn and destroying their future<p>In the future, if you want a job, you must be as unlike a machine as possible: creative, critical and socially skilled. So why are children being taught to behave like machines?<p>Children learn …

Education

Production Soared After This Factory Replaced 90% of Its Employees With Robots

The Rise of the Robot Workforce<p>It’s hard to argue against automation when statistics are clearly illustrating its potential. The latest evidence …

Robots

Universal Basic Income will Accelerate Innovation by Reducing Our Fear of Failure

Almost two centuries ago an idea was born with such explanatory power that it created shock waves across all of human society and whose aftershocks …

Basic Income

There are now twice as many solar jobs as coal jobs in the US

Putting solar panels on rooftops and arrays is a labor-intensive process. You need people to design and manufacture the panels. Then people to market the panels to homes, businesses, and utilities. Then people to come and install them.<p>It all adds up to a lot of jobs. Even though solar power still …

Renewable Energy