Shaping a changing world
“The best way to predict the future is to create it.” —Peter Drucker—
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Executive Summary It seems beyond debate: Technology is going to replace jobs, or, more precisely, the people holding those jobs. Few industries, if any, will be untouched. It is easy to find reports that predict the loss of 5 to 10 million jobs by 2020.
Can you imagine travelling to work in a robotic ” Jonnycab” like the one predicted in the cult Arnold Schwarzenegger movie Total Recall? The image from 1990 is based on science fiction, but Mercedes Benz does have a semi-autonomous Driver Pilot system that it aims to install in the next five years and Uber is also waging on a self-driving future.
The future of work will affect employers as much as employees. Cheryl Cran has some advice for leaders as they prepare for what is to come. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you already know that the speed of change is increasing exponentially.
In the past, we sat our privacy on a pedestal, we separated work from home and our personal information was, well, pretty personal. Today’s technology tracks our location, preferences and behavior to the point that it can predict where we are going next, what we will want and who we will like.
We are living in interesting times, where digital assistants schedule meetings, chatbots work alongside humans as teaching assistants, and your smart phone translates Mandarin to English in real time. The implications are just starting to be felt in the workplace.
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First robot-written stories from Press Association make it into print in ‘world-first’ for journalism industry
The first robot-generated stories produced by Press Association have appeared in print in what is claimed to be a world-first for journalism. RADAR – the automated news service set up by PA (the Press Association) and Urbs Media – has begun trialling computer-generateddata-driven content.
What if your profession has never required much computer literacy — and then all of a sudden it does. Should you be fired? Should your license be yanked? That’s the question raised by the bizarre case of Anna Konopka, a physician who claims that New Hampshire has barred her from the practice of medicine because she does not know how to use the Internet.
Should this doctor have been able to keep her license and carry on practising?Read More