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The digital future of work: Policy implications of automation

The adoption of new technology and new work practices poses particular challenges to both business and policy makers. What are the key priorities …

50% of low-skilled jobs will be replaced by AI and automation, report claims - TechRepublic

A report from Ball State University found that machines will master half of low-skilled jobs currently performed by humans, and a quarter of those …

Tech Industry

The digital future of work: What skills will be needed?

Robots have long carried out routine physical activities, but increasingly machines can also take on more sophisticated tasks. Experts provide advice …

New York University

DCS latest

DCS latest<p>Latest<p>For more than 250 years the fundamental drivers of economic growth have been technological innovations. The most important of these are what economists call general-purpose technologies — a category that includes the steam engine, electricity, and the internal combustion engine. …

Machine Learning

Thomas H. Davenport | When Jobs Become Commodities

Thomas H. Davenport is the President’s Distinguished Professor of Information Technology and Management at Babson College and a Fellow at the MIT …

MIT

This Moment in Artificial Intelligence

AI Now 2017 Symposium: The Year In Review<p><i>The</i> <i>AI Now Initiative</i> <i>recently hosted its annual</i> <i>Symposium</i> <i>at the MIT Media Lab, gathering experts from</i> …

Artificial Intelligence

The digital future of work: What will automation change?

Rapid advances in robotics and artificial intelligence are making inroads in the workplace, with machines carrying out physical and cognitive …

Experts Want Robots to Have an “Ethical Black Box” That Explains Their Decision-Making

Ethical Black Box<p>Scientists Alan Winfield, professor of robot ethics at the University of the West of England in Bristol, and Marina Jirotka, …

Robots

Full transcript: Tolga Kurtoglu, CEO of Silicon Valley research company PARC, on Recode Decode

Spoiler alert: He’s not building a time machine.<p>On this episode of <b>Recode Decode, hosted by Kara Swisher</b>, PARC CEO Tolga Kurtoglu dropped by the studio to talk about what’s new and what’s next at the storied Silicon Valley research and development company.<p>You can read some of the highlights from the …

Silicon Valley

Elon Musk Sounds Alarm on AI

Founder of Tesla and SpaceX says it's imperative that society regulate the advance of artificial intelligence.<p>No longer a sci-fi novelty, artificial …

Elon Musk

Human factor keeping jobs growth alive and well

Have you heard that most of the jobs being created in the economy these days are part-time? No? Good. Yes, you have? Sorry, your info's out of …

Economics

Makers of So-Called Ethical Porn Hope to Clean Up the Industry

But critics fear it's a marketing ploy meant to sell more product.<p>"Ethical porn" is a term that's been bandied about for some time both in and around the adult industry. A counterpoint to the view that <i>all</i> porn is misogynistic and exploitative, it's shorthand for smut created in a generally …

Ethics

Commercial Real Estate Brokers And Appraisers: Technology Will Do 90% Of Your Job In A Decade

The real estate industry is covering its eyes and ears, humming loudly and pretending it is not listening. But a new report says that in a decade, up to 90% of the core tasks undertaken by people in real estate service firms could be done by technology.<p>The report, <i>The Impact of Emerging Technologies</i> …

Business

Kalashnikov’s new autonomous weapons and the “Terminator conundrum”

Earlier this month, the Russian weapons manufacturer Kalashnikov Group made a low-key announcement with frightening implications. The company …

Robots

This chart shows where robots are going to replace humans on Wall Street

• <b>Automated technologies could have a big impact on 60% of Wall Street jobs, according to a new report by McKinsey, the consulting firm.</b>• <b><br>Integration of new technology doesn't guarantee big revenue spikes, but it is necessary to keep firms afloat in the digital age.</b> <b>Some big firms are already taking</b> …

Programming

A Quick Introduction to AI

This column is authored by Srikanth Devarajan, Technical Director, NTT DATA Inc<p>Artificial Intelligence (AI) has the potential to revolutionize the …

Artificial Intelligence

The Inevitable: An Interview with Kevin Kelly on the Future of Technology

In the 1990s, we were bored and depressed. Today, we’re anxious, and one of the main drivers of that anxiety is technology.<p>Who can blame us? We live with the nagging feeling that we’re falling behind: Our phones constantly need updating, the software we just mastered has fallen out of fashion, the …

Standard Of Living

McKinsey: Robots can do about 30% of the work at banks, but they won’t necessarily take jobs

About a third of work done at banks today can be automated by technology, according to a new report from McKinsey.<p>That might sound like bad news for the millions of people who work as bank tellers, loan officers, financial analysts, brokers, and other jobs within the banking industry, but the …

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China wants to be a $150 billion world leader in AI in less than 15 years

China has laid out plans to become the world leader in artificial intelligence (AI) by 2030, with the aim of making the industry worth 1 trillion …

China

Professionals and Managers: You’re Next

Here’s the dirty little secret about automation: it’s easier to build a robot to replace a junior attorney than to replace a journeyman electrician. …

Northwestern University

The Future of Outsourcing: The Largest Economic Transformation Ever

In the coming years, billions of people will be coming online. Data suggests that these new users will contribute labor, rather than capital, to the …

Economics

Lords to probe ethics of artificial intelligence

The House of Lords Select Committee on artificial intelligence (AI) has called for academia, industry, technologists and the general public to have …

Artificial Intelligence

Did you know algorithms can make decisions on behalf of ministers?

Australia has passed legislation to allow computers to make important decisions previously made by the ministers or staff of at least 11 federal …

U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs

Shaping the Future of Work: Three Questions to Ask

Innovation<p>Kate O'Keeffe - July 20, 2017 - 0 Comments<p>What will work look like in 10 years? We’ve heard a lot about the ways new technologies—artificial intelligence, virtual reality, robotics and the like—will disrupt work as we know it.<p>Will we have a shiny new future, where machines take over …

Cisco Systems

Future of AI - India in 2050

Experts say that ‘spotting the bot’ may become impossible in the coming years. This means that every other tool you use for every task you need to …

India

Do Smart Machines Make Better People?

<i>Humans do two things very well. What happens when we supercharge both.</i><p>Most human achievements come from two things: spotting patterns and sharing …

Machine Learning

Machines Poised to Take Over 30% of Work at Banks, McKinsey Says - Bloomberg

New technologies are poised to sweep through investment banks, relieving many rank-and-file employees of roughly a third of their current workload, …

JPMorgan Chase & Co

Why robots may soon steal all manufacturing jobs - but it's not all bad news

Robots have been taking our jobs since the 1960s. So why are politicians and business leaders only now becoming so worried about robots causing mass unemployment?<p>It comes down to the question of what a robot really is. While science fiction has often portrayed robots as androids carrying out tasks …

Robots

How AI Is Reshaping The Accounting Industry

, CommunityVoice<p>Artificial intelligence is affecting all sorts of industries, and accounting is no exception. After years of working closely with professional accountants and providing them with advice on tech and cybersecurity, I’m noticing a growing trend among them: They’re utilizing bots and AI …

Artificial Intelligence

Technology Is Biased Too. How Do We Fix It?

Algorithms were supposed to free us from our unconscious mistakes. But now there’s a new set of problems to solve.<p>Whether it’s done consciously or …

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