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Dramatic decline in dementia seen among older adults in the US

Researchers led by Dr. Kenneth Langa of the University of Michigan analyzed data on more than 10,500 Health and Retirement Study participants aged 65 …

Dementia

What Motivates the Gig Economy, According to 85 Interviews with Uber and Lyft Drivers

The gig economy workforce is growing. A new Pew Research Center survey on the sharing economy shows that 8% of American adults earned money from an online employment platform in the last year across industries, such as ride hailing, online tasks, and cleaning/laundry. These gig economy workers are …

The Conversation About VR Struggles to Get Real

Experts debated the hype surrounding VR, with mixed success.<p>On Friday evening, as part of the Montreal International Documentary Festival, a panel of experts gathered to do something we don't much see around virtual reality: debate.<p>If you've paid any attention to VR, you've probably heard that it …

Virtual Reality

Technology overload causing health, work problems

Have you ever wondered how long you stared or tapped away at the screen on your phone? How about the amount of time spent on the Internet? According …

Time Management

Virtual reality game puts players in disaster driving seat

As the skies open up with heavy rain and the water rises dangerously behind the Nangbeto hydropower dam in rural Togo, local authorities face a tough …

Virtual Reality

Tesla has now 1.3 billion miles of Autopilot data going into its new self-driving program

As new vehicles are coming off the assembly in Fremont right now, Tesla is making the transition from its first generation Autopilot hardware to its second generation hardware in order to gradually enable level 3 and 4 autonomous driving, and eventually fully self-driving capability, according to …

VW's Future Electric Car Will Have an Augmented Reality Navigation System

Using all sorts of futuristic tech, navigation directions will appear to be projected on the road in front of you.<p>Volkswagen's upcoming, all-electric I.D., previewed in concept form a few months ago at the Paris Motor Show, is as important to the company as the original Beetle and Golf. The concept …

These Are the 10 Strongest Driverless Car Brands -- and You'll Never Guess What's at No. 1

Driverless vehicles are often touted as the "next big thing" for both the tech and auto industries. But with so many companies making grand forecasts, it can be tough for investors to identify the true top brands in this fledgling market.<p>Let's take a closer look at the top ten driverless brands, …

Investing

How Google Uses Data to Build a Better Worker

For the search and advertising juggernaut, human resources is more than human<p>“I have charts and graphs to back me up. So f*** off.”<p>Not the mantra you’d expect from your typical human resources representative. But every new hire for Google’s People Analytics department, part of the company’s HR …

Elon Musk: Robots will take your jobs, government will have to pay your wage

Computers, intelligent machines, and robots seem like the workforce of the future. And as more and more jobs are replaced by technology, people will …

Universal Basic Income

25 companies where interviewing is a treat, not a chore

Some ask insanely difficult or weird questions, while others drag out the process and never get back to you — leaving you wanting to give up on your whole job search.<p>A few, however, are known for providing candidates with a pleasant experience.<p>To find out which employers fall into that latter …

Job Interviews Are a Terrible Way to Find the Right Candidate

A job interview is really a parade of small, awful indignities: You have to be good at mindless small talk. You have to rehearse your answers to …

Employment

Blockchain Project Brings Time-Based Cryptocurrency to Change the Labor Recruitment Industry

Advertisement<p>ChronoBank.io, a blockchain project seeking to create an alternative labor economy based on time-based cryptocurrency has launched a new …

Blockchain

The mystery of America's missing male workers

<i>The shrinking percentage of men in the workforce is one of the economy's biggest mysteries. What's to blame? Here's everything you need to know:</i><p><b>How</b> …

Income Inequality

Check out these 10 jobs of the future

A new report has found that virtual habitat designers, ethical technology advocates and freelance biohackers will be three of the jobs of the …

Michigan may soon allow self-driving cars on the road with no one behind the wheel

Michigan may soon become the first state to allow self-driving cars on the road without a human driver sitting behind the steering wheel.<p>Lots of companies are already testing self-driving cars on the road all over the country, but they have an actual driver at the controls, ready to take over if …

Autonomous Cars

Virtual reality could place judges and jurors in the middle of crime scenes without leaving the courtroom

There are exceptions, usually in difficult, high-profile murder cases such as the O.J Simpson trial in 1995 in the US and the Jill Dando murder trial in 2001 in the UK.<p>But asking jurors to become fact finders in this way comes with myriad problems, from possible biases to the logistical and …

5 Design Jobs That Won’t Exist In The Future

And seven jobs that will grow, according to design leaders at Frog, Ideo, Artefact, Teague, and more.<p>Organ designers, chief drone experience designers, cybernetic director. Those are some of the fanciful new roles that could be created by the global design industry in the next few years.<p>But what …

The $54 million hospital without any beds

Mercy Hospital wants to provide better care for its patients -- by making sure they don't come to the hospital.<p>Instead, 330 staffers at Mercy's Virtual Care Center, located just outside of St. Louis, place video calls to patients using highly sensitive two-way cameras -- and monitor their vital …

Health Care

This employee badge knows not only where you are, who you are talking to

Do you hog office conversations? Or not talk enough? Does your voice squeal?<p>Do you sit very still at your desk all day? Or do you fidget under stress? Where do you go in the office? How much time do you spend there? To whom do you talk?<p>An employee badge can now measure all this and more all with …

The Future of Work: It’s Already Here… And Not As Scary As You Think

I recently had the opportunity to speak at the Singularity University Summit in San Francisco on The Future of Work. After months of research on the …

Human Resources

The way work gets done is changing. Be prepared for the future.

CHREATE eBook<p>This eBook is free to download on Amazon. Click here to be redirected to Amazon to download. Black Holes and White Spaces describes …

Employee Engagement

Work in the Future Will Fall into These 4 Categories

From The New York Public Library<p>Organizations are more boundary-less, agile, global, and transparent — and will be even more so in the future. Work and workers (yes, humans) will always be essential to organizations, but organizations themselves will be more diverse, and work will be organized, …

Health insurance giant Aetna will pay you to wear an Apple Watch

They're hoping to encourage fitness among customers and employees<p>Health insurance giant Aetna plans to make the Apple Watch cheaper to its customers. The company announced a partnership with the tech titan on Tuesday to create health initiatives exclusive to iOS devices. As part of the program, …

RBS introduces Watson AI to ‘augment' employee intelligence

The Royal Bank of Scotland Group (RBS) has announced a partnership with IBM’s AI platform Watson to introduce a virtual advisory service named …

Customers

McDonald's is testing mobile ordering

Over the last couple of years, a trend among fast food franchises has focused on reducing customers' wait time by allowing them to order and pay ahead of time on their mobile devices. Starbucks, Domino's, Dunkin Donuts, Chipotle and Taco Bell (<i>especially</i> Taco Bell) already allow for mobile …

Businesses are now replacing humans with technology

Through the development of highly advanced software, companies will be able to operate faster with less staff and on less money as there will no …

The Future of Jobs | World Economic Forum

<i>The Annual Meeting is taking place in Davos from 20 to 23 January, under the theme “Mastering the Fourth Industrial Revolution”. Stay up-to-date with</i> …

World Economic Forum

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

Welcome To The Post-Work Economy

For the future economy to work, we need to get rid of our unhealthy fixation on what work and jobs mean to our self-worth.<p>If the goal of the economy is to provide decent-paying work for everyone, that economy clearly isn’t doing a good job at the moment. Real wages for most Americans haven’t …

Economics