Future of Work

By Heather McGowan | articles about the future of work, social media, collaborative economy and higher education

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 …

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 …

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 …

Artificial Intelligence

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. …

Management

Ageism is forcing many to look outside Silicon Valley, but tech hubs offer little respite

SAN FRANCISCO — For years, job hunting over the age of 40 in the youth-obsessed Silicon Valley could prove hazardous to your career.<p>But judging from the experiences of technology workers roaming the country in search of job opportunities elsewhere, ageism is a universal problem in the …

Silicon Valley

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Article<p>Radically open: Tom Friedman on jobs, learning, and the future of work Deloitte Review, issue 21<p>July 31, 2017<p>​Smart machines, businesses as …

Gig Economy

Deloitte: The Future of Work is Here and Organizations Should Stop Speculating and Start Acting - The Business Journals

NEW YORK, Aug. 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- As technology continues to blur the line between digital and physical, there is a heightened focus on what the …

Lifelong learning helps people, governments and business. Why don't we do more of it?

Learning throughout life makes sense. Research shows it is good for your health, your wealth, your civic engagement and your family’s future …

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Hedging the future of work

In the future we typically work in three kinds of economic spaces: in long-term collectives, short-term communities, and in fast response flash …

Innovation

Rethinking skills and responsibility

Esko Kilpi photoThe industrial make-and-sell model required explicit skills as we still know them. The decisive thing was your individual knowledge …

explicit

This Company Hired Its First Robo-Worker for $30,000--and Never Looked Back

Increasingly, robots are small, portable, easy to train, and within financial reach for many businesses. Should you add one to your team?<p>Creating Revolutions, which is based in Miami, makes a spill-proof tabletop pager for the hospitality industry, but the product was plagued by a double-digit …

Robots

Getting to grips with longevity

Special report<p>The new oldGetting to grips with longevity<p>“NO AGE JOKES tonight, all right?” quipped Sir Mick Jagger, the 73-year-old front man of the …

Longevity

Why does American work feel so bad?

"JOBS, JOBS, JOBS!"<p>The exclamation was part of President Trump's tweets in May, hammering home a promise that helped get him elected.<p>But the unemployment rate is (and was before the election) between 4 and 5% which many economists consider full employment. The U.S. had a record 75 straight months …

Equality

Human Learning vs. Machine Learning (Smarter Everyone, Smarter Everything, Smarter Everywhere)

Ever since my first blog entry in this recent series on artificial intelligence, I've been highlighting the lesser, calculational nature of machine …

Technologies shaping our future

<i>AI is eating the world</i><p><i>(Want to get insights into emerging tech on a more regular basis? Sign up for the</i> <i>official Traction Report newsletter here</i><i>).</i><p>I …

How to Prepare the Next Generation for Jobs in the AI Economy

Most of us regard self-driving cars, voice assistants, and other artificially intelligent technologies as revolutionary. For the next generation, however, these wonders will have always existed. AI for them will be more than a tool; in many cases, AI will be their co-worker and a ubiquitous part of …

Education

Ethnographic Experiential Futures

We shape our images of the future, and meanwhile they shape us.<p>A Field Guide to Ethnographic Experiential Futures, version 1.1, June 02017 (pdf)<p>At …

The key to jobs in the future is not college but compassion – Livia Gershon

Early last year, the World Economic Forum issued a paper warning that technological change is on the verge of upending the global economy. To fill …

Finland’s Universal Basic Income Program Is Already Reducing Stress for Recipients

Start With the Finnish<p>Earlier this year, Finland launched a pilot program to test a universal basic income (UBI) policy by giving 2,000 of its …

Our World In Data

Population<p>Health<p>Food<p>Energy<p>Environment<p>Technology<p>Growth & Inequality<p>Work & Life<p>Public Sector<p>Global Connections<p>War & Peace<p>Politics<p>Violence & …

Big Data

The Alien Style of Deep Learning Generative Design

What happens when you have Deep Learning begin to generate your designs? The commons misconception would be that a machine’s design would look …

Machine Learning

Generative design software will give designers "superpowers"

Generative design tools that produce optimum forms for products and buildings without human intervention are set to transform both the physical world …

UX Design

Project Dreamcatcher

13 publications<p><i>Massimiliano Moruzzi (2016)</i><p><b>How smart materials will literally reshape the world around us</b><br>TechCrunch<br>September 17, 2016<p><i>Subhajit Das,</i> …

The Bizarre, Bony-Looking Future of Algorithmic Design

Author: Margaret Rhodes. Margaret Rhodes Design<p>Date of Publication: 09.23.15.<p>Time of Publication: 4:26 pm. 4:26 pm<p>Related Galleries<p>Are Audiences Too …

How long will it take for your job to be automated?

We’re often told that machines one day will be able to do our jobs – but when, exactly, is that likely to happen?<p>The world is widely considered to be on the cusp of a fourth industrial revolution – one where machines will be able to do many of the jobs currently performed by humans, and perhaps …

Intelligence

Average age of tech company’s employees [#ChartoftheDay]

Does the age of the employees affect the culture of the company?The average age of the engineers that built the most powerful rocket ever built in …

Digital Marketing

So at what age are you in the older half of Australia?

For her entire life, 37-year-old Kobie Keenan has been in the younger half of Australia's population.<p>But on June 15 the Sydney mother-of-two will …

Population