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Big Data and the Optimisation of Labour

For organisations across nearly every industry, data generation and capture has proliferated to such an extent that to mismanage it is to fall …

Q&A: A powerful look at the future of AI, from its epicenter at Carnegie Mellon

The dean of Carnegie Mellon's School of Computer Science spoke to TechRepublic about the future of AI, ethics, incredible job opportunities, and how …

Technology Is Not Threatening Our Humanity — We Are

<i>HBR STAFF</i><p>One early evening a few weeks ago I went for a walk in the streets of Vienna. I was there for a gathering of Human Resources executives, the third conference I have attended this autumn in which a central theme was the “technological revolution” and its implications for employment, …

Charisma

15 ways the robot revolution is changing the world | ZDNet

Robots are changing Earth forever<p>According to the director of engineering at Google, Ray Kurzweil, robots will reach a human level of intelligence by …

Workers in a World of Continuous Partial Employment

<b>Our future workplaces are increasingly managed by apps and algorithms. Is technology empowering workers, or making them ever more helpless cogs in a</b> …

The Workplace

Following a path forged by IT, robots are starting to help companies grow new business

Instead of trying to reduce workforce and increase manufacturing efficiency, startups in the robotics space primed to make the biggest splash will …

The Hierarchy of IoT “Thing” Needs

Jim Hunter Contributor<p>Jim Hunter is chief scientist and technology evangelist at Greenwave Systems.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>IoT redux… this time, it’s personal<br>• Tagging may be the best way to make IoT contextually relevant and usable<p>I received a lot of feedback on an article I wrote a few …

Internet of Things

Ubérisation : comment éviter qu’elle tue la...

Ubérisation : comment éviter qu’elle tue la protection sociale - Arrêt sur Images<p>Anne-Sophie Jacques pour <i>Arrêt sur Images</i> esquisse avec l’économiste …

Jerry Kaplan Has Written The Scariest AI Book Yet

Will a robot marry your daughter? Should you tip a robot? Can you rape a robot? Just ask the author of “Humans Need Not Apply.”<p>Jerry Kaplan, a …

Robotics

The Gig Economy Is Real If You Know Where to Look

A number of reports in recent weeks have stressed that employment effects of the so-called gig economy—contract workers on software platforms such as Uber and AirBnB—have been overstated. At minimum, these reports indicate, any increase in gig economy employment hasn’t shown up in the aggregate …

San Francisco

The Pixar Theory of Labor

A lot of Pixar films come packaged with a quasi-humanist narrative hook that enables the public digestion of their work. Viewers nodded thoughtfully …

Animation

Summers: Yes, the robots are coming to take our jobs

Google readies self-driving cars for public roads

The tech giant plans to send prototype autonomous cars out on to Californian streets this summer.<p>As part of its self-driving car project, Google has …

The Job Of The Future Is Training Robots To Work With Humans

Decades of science fiction movies have trained us to fear robots: They will enslave us. Wipe us out. Take our jobs. In real life, humans and machines are teaching each other how to do more together than they could do alone. Here are six companies where robot training is well under way and the …

Robotics

Le top chef de demain sera-t-il un robot ?

<b>Si la machine n’a pas encore remplacé l’Homme, les androïdes peuvent-ils et vont-ils vraiment s’inviter dans notre quotidien ? Un chef anglais espère</b> …

Comment L'Occitane digitalise ses points de vente

(Auteur : Flore Fauconnier)<p>L'Occitane fait partie des enseignes qui travaillent beaucoup la <b>digitalisation</b> de leurs boutiques. "Pour sortir les …

Commerce

Deux heures de transports pour aller au travail, c'est de plus en plus courant

On les croyait surtout voyageurs de commerce, ou bien hommes d’affaires toujours entre un avion et un TGV<p>Des travailleurs qui passent leur temps sur …

The Lowe’s Robot and the Future of Service Work

Kyle Nel, who runs the Innovation Labs division of the Lowe’s hardware chain, began brainstorming several months ago about how the company might make use of an in-store robot. He got an introduction to Marco Mascorro, the C.E.O. of a robotics startup called Fellow Robots, and together Lowe’s and …

Amazon’s Brick-and-Mortar Store Shouldn’t Come as a Surprise

Did you do a double-take when you heard that Amazon’s opening an actual brick-and-mortar outlet? The web’s biggest store, the one that has posed such a threat to traditional retailers, is planning to open an outlet right in the heart of New York City, just footsteps from that department store …

Centres d'affaires : quel avenir face au télétravail et au coworking ?

Dans les années qui viennent, l'activité devrait continuer à croître pour les centres d'affaires. Mais ils devront en partie se réinventer.<p>Pas …

The Way We Work Is Changing - What You Need to Survive Will Surprise You

The biggest opportunity in the sharing economy is our talent, as I highlighted in Part I of this post. Let's take a closer look at 5 major disruptions that are driving the talent sharing economy and upending the way we work and live:<p><b>1. Corporate loyalty is dead</b><p>A recent survey shows that nine out of …

Good.co Wants To Put Employees In Good Company

Whether or not we like to admit it, our relationships with our colleagues are among the most significant in our lives. Dealing with their quirks (endearing or otherwise) can take up as much time as actually working. A startup called Good.co wants to make it easier for co-workers to get along by …

Online Employment Agencies and the Casualization of the Workforce

Excerpted from <b>Veronica Sheen</b> (Australia):<p>“The online agencies extend what is already on offer by contracting and labour-hire companies, as well as …

Column: I Have Seen the Future and It Is Jobless

In an op-ed in The Wall Street Journal, former Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers revived a debate I’d had with futurist Ray Kurzweil in 2012 about …

Why Google Shopping Express Is Better for Local Businesses Than Amazon

As I walk around my neighborhood in Silicon Valley, I often see white Priuses with a parachute lowering a package towards the ground. The parachute is just a metaphor. Unlike Amazon’s as-yet-unproven aerial drones, these Google Shopping Express vehicles don’t leave the ground, but they do bring …