The problem isn’t technology itself, it’s the managers and corporate structures behind it that look at workers as a cost to be cut instead of as a resource.
Maybe the robot apocalypse isn’t here yet. Or it is, and many of us aren’t quite recognizing it, in part because we got some of the story wrong. The problem isn’t really the robot, it’s what your boss wants the robot to do.
New technologies can give corporations tools for monitoring, managing, and motivating their workforces, sometimes in ways that are harmful. The technology itself
9 min read · Jun 29th · Research has shown that while the need for manual skills will decline, the demand for technological, social and higher cognitive skills will increase.
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all citizens will benefit from having a set of foundational skills that help them fulfill the following three criteria, no matter the sector in which they work or their occupation: add value beyond what can be done by automated systems and intelligent machines operate in a digital environment continually adapt to new ways of working and new occupations
We started from four broad skill categories—cognitive, digital, interpersonal, and self-leadership—then identified 13 separate skill groups belonging to those categories.
9 min read · Mar 6th · Workers with college degrees and specialized training once felt relatively safe from automation. They aren’t.
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White-collar workers, armed with college degrees and specialized training, once felt relatively safe from automation. But recent advances in A.I. and machine learning have created algorithms capable of outperforming doctors, lawyers and bankers at certain parts of their jobs. And as bots learn to do higher-value tasks, they are climbing the corporate ladder.
8 min read · From 2019 · The robots. They're coming for your jobs. But what is very much up for debate in the imaginations of economists and Hollywood producers is whether the future will look like "The Terminator" or "The…