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Do you ever experience loneliness at work? So many of us do, but it remains a largely taboo subject to talk about. In the age of 24/7 digital connectivity, it can be difficult to explain or even admit that loneliness is real and seriously affects our mental health – even though it’s prevalent across different professions.
Does digital technology help to connect or isolate us at work? Impact Hub Islington is hosting on 7 Feb an exploration of how loneliness in the workplace is affecting individuals and society and what could be done #futuregoodwork #lonelinessatwork #mentalhealthatworkRead More
He added that investment in re-skilling “has very high returns for businesses as well as economies – and ensures that workers find a purpose in their lives”. The research, produced in conjunction with Boston Consulting Group, found that people in jobs likely to be automated who retrained for two years could receive an average annual salary increase of $15,000.
As automation and AI continue to transform businesses across the globe, the tech industry is in the process of building a world that will look very different from the one we know today. This implies profound changes in how business leaders will structure their companies and suggests a shift in the skills required for success.
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.
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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