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Nvidia aims to train 100,000 developers in deep learning, AI technologies

Nvidia's Deep Learning Institute has an expanded curriculum that includes courses for self-driving cars, health care, web services, robotics, video …

Machine Learning

Jobless Rate at 10-Year Low as Hiring Grows and Wages Rise

The jobless rate dropped to 4.4 percent in April, the lowest level in more than a decade, the government said on Friday, signaling the economy’s resilience and showing a labor market closing in on full capacity.<p>Employers added 211,000 workers, the Labor Department said, helping to quell doubts …

Economics

Robo Revolution: A Factory Cut Labor Costs in Half, Thanks to Tiny Robots

Rising Automation<p>For any manufacturer, one of the biggest overhead costs to consider is labor. But in China, which has been particularly aggressive …

Stop Throwing Your Broken Stuff Out. Go to a Repair Cafe and Fix It Yourself.

<b>So much for Reduce-Reuse-Recycle.</b><p>The average American throws out around 185 pounds of plastic each year. It has been estimated that our oceans now …

Recycling

3 Skills You Need to Save Your Job From a Robot

The bad news: Simply getting better or knowing more won't cut it. The good news: Being more human will.<p>You've heard the rumblings of the robots, right? When I make a customer service call and get an eerily nuanced answer from a chatbot, I hear the rumbling of the robots. When I call out to my …

Robots

MIT professors tell us about the 3D printing and design skills needed for the future

MIT Professional Education is launching a new course, “Advances in Computer-Aided Design for Manufacturing.” I asked the course instructors, MIT …

Manufacturing

Elon Musk Succeeds by Doing the Exact Opposite of What We're All Told to Do

The Tesla and SpaceX founder has always bucked one bit of conventional wisdom and made billions in the process.<p>How many times have you been told to focus, to narrow your efforts and really zero in on what you're good at? Whether you're an athlete or a startup founder or an artist, the conventional …

Success

AI will create many new jobs — here’s how you can prepare

As U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin predicts artificial intelligence (AI) won’t be a threat to American jobs over the next several decades, and still others opine on why he is wrong, both sides are missing an important point: No matter the pace of change as AI makes in-roads into the …

Intelligence

Entrepreneurs: How To Define Your Future In The Exponential Age

<b>­</b><p><b>­</b><p><i>In 1998, Kodak had 170,000 employees and sold 85% of all photo paper worldwide.<br>Within just a few years, their business model disappeared.</i><p>Recently, I’ve been impressed by a vision of the future as shared by serial entrepreneur and CEO Udo Gollub. He has noted that what happened to Kodak will …

Moore's Law

The United States of Work

Work no longer works. “You need to acquire more skills,” we tell young job seekers whose résumés at 22 are already longer than their parents’ were at …

Basic Income

IBM Watson AI is taking over white-collar jobs in Japan

Artificial intelligence has some pretty clear use cases in the workforce. Thus far, it’s largely been used to automate factory and shipping work. It …

The Inventor of the World Wide Web Says Computers Will Someday Run Companies Without Humans

Tim Berners-Lee, architect of the Internet, thinks artificial intelligence will someday control the economy.<p>Artificial intelligence is probably coming for our jobs. But will it stop there?<p>Tim Berners-Lee doesn't think so. The British computer scientist, inventor of the World Wide Web and the web …

Artificial Intelligence

Can universal basic income counter the ill-effects of the gig economy?

Platforms like eBay, Uber, Airbnb, and Freelancer are thriving, growing the digital economy and disrupting existing business. The question is how to …

How working less could solve all our problems. Really. |

<i>Stocksy</i><p>Shorter workweeks could help reduce accidents, combat climate change, make the genders more equal, and more, contends historian and author …

John Maynard Keynes

After Robots Take Over Our Jobs, Then What?

After robots take over our jobs, what is next? Guaranteed incomes? A public service job creation program? More conferences on “the future of work”?<p>Today, not a week goes by without a new study being released or conference convened on robots replacing jobs or a newspaper account of a new use of …

Basic Income

’60 Minutes’: Billionaire behind Chobani talks hiring refugees

The man who built the country’s bestselling Greek yogurt brand, Chobani, has made a point to hire refugees in his U.S. plants.<p>In an interview with …

Refugees

What America’s Aging Workers Mean For the Future Of Work

<i>Rick Wartzman is senior advisor to the Drucker Institute at Claremont Graduate University.</i><p>For all of their sharp differences when it comes to …

What To Do When Machines Do Everything

“What to do When Machines Do Everything” book authors (l-r) Malcolm Frank, Paul Roehrig, Ben Pring<p>My interview with Malcolm Frank and Paul Roehrig, two of the three authors of <i>What to Do When Machines Do Everything</i>, published by Wiley. Malcolm Frank is the Executive Vice President of Strategy and …

Intelligence

Americans Want More Than Just Money to Live On

Since work offers such important social benefits along with an income, government should adopt a New Deal-style jobs program.<p>Donald Trump’s election as president should have reminded liberals that Americans want more than money from their work. They responded to Trump’s promise of jobs more than to …

Basic Income

Surrounding Yourself with the Best People Matters

Like A Boss<p>Successful businesses start with dedicated and determined staff. Here’s how to find the people to propel your startup into growth mode.<p>05 …

The robot debate is over: the jobs are gone and they aren't coming back

New report shows automation is already causing losses, depressing wages and likely to have lasting, devastating effect<p>In 2013, the Oxford Martin School released a report that looked at the automation of work, assessing the likelihood that robots and other technologies would replace humans. It …

Your next fast food order could be cooked by Flippy, a new AI robot designed to flip burgers

AI robots have reached the world of fast food. CaliBurger, a West Coast burger chain, has invested in a burger-flipping robot named “Flippy.”<p>Flippy’s creator, Miso Robotics, says they’re not intending for Flippy to take away jobs from humans, but rather, that it will act as a “kitchen assistant,” …

How artificial intelligence will affect your job

<b>Move over, managers, there’s a new boss in the office: artificial intelligence.</b><p>The same technology that enables a navigation app to find the most efficient route to your destination or lets an online store recommend products based on past purchases is on the verge of transforming the office — …

This construction robot can lay bricks 6 times faster than you can

You seemingly can't throw a rock in 2017 without hitting some new walk of life where robots are being employed. The latest? A bricklaying robot called SAM100 (Semi-Automated Mason) that is capable of building walls six times faster than a human bricklayer. And probably about 10 times faster than …

Robots

Evidence That Robots Are Winning the Race for American Jobs

Who is winning the race for jobs between robots and humans? Last year, two leading economists described a future in which humans come out ahead. But now they’ve declared a different winner: the robots.<p>The industry most affected by automation is manufacturing. For every robot per thousand workers, …

Robots

The Robots Really Did Take People’s Jobs, Study Confirms

Industrial robots have had “large and robust negative effects” on employment and wages, a new paper shows.<p>Every new robot added to an American factory in recent decades reduced employment in the surrounding area by 6.2 workers, according to a new study released by the National Bureau of Economic …

Robots

Why the Rise of AI Makes Human Intelligence More Valuable Than Ever

In the popular TV show <i>Sherlock</i>, visual depictions of our hero’s deductive reasoning often look like machine algorithms. And probably not by accident, …

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 …

Singularity

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 …