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Driverless cars and trucks don’t mean mass unemployment—they mean new kinds of jobs

August 25th, 2017 at 11:10 am » Comments Off

As business leaders who work with scores of senior leaders across the private and public sectors, the topic of automation and its implications for workers is inescapable—and often anxiety-inducing. Understandably so. Technology and social changes are poised to reshape nearly every aspect of what and how work gets done, and by whom. When we speak […]



How AI will help freelancers

August 11th, 2017 at 9:55 am » Comments Off

When it comes to artificial intelligence (AI), there’s a common question: Will AI technology render certain jobs obsolete? The common prediction is that yes, many jobs will be lost as a result. But what do the numbers say? Even more importantly, what does logical thought suggest? NOTE: For anyone interested in learning the fine art […]



These are the 20 fastest growing freelance skills in demand right now

August 9th, 2017 at 11:14 am » Comments Off

Upworth has released its latest quarterly list of the skill gaps companies are looking for freelancers to fill. This latest list sees a new No. 1 skill: virtual reality, which took the top spot from natural language processing in the previous list. Here’s the full list of the top 20 skills:



VR is the fastest growing skill for online freelancers

August 5th, 2017 at 9:32 am » Comments Off

Workers who specialize in artificial intelligence also saw big jumps in demand for their expertise.



Tech firm starts microchipping employees so they can buy potato chips

August 4th, 2017 at 9:56 am » Comments Off

Why hire robots when you can just turn your humans into robots?



The Telecommuters Dilemma

July 13th, 2017 at 8:24 am » Comments Off

1995, upon taking over Fortune Magazine, which was then badly in need of an overhaul, the great editor John Huey famously told his staff: “From now on, people aren’t going to get rewarded for perfect attendance.”



We’ve been worrying about the end of work for 500 years

July 10th, 2017 at 1:28 am » Comments Off

Will machines take over jobs? We’ve been wondering for hundreds of years



Four futurists weigh in on the jobs of the future

June 24th, 2017 at 10:06 am » Comments Off

Many people are scared of the future. With every science fiction movie that portrays technology as evil, and let’s be honest, that’s the theme of almost every science fiction movie that’s ever existed, it’s easy to develop some paranoia about the dangers ahead. However, much of today’s technology is giving us super-human abilities. The same […]



Your next job interview could be with a recruiter bot

June 23rd, 2017 at 9:00 am » Comments Off

Some worry artificial intelligence will steal human jobs — but one startup is betting that its AI will actually help you get a job. San Francisco-based Mya Systems has developed an AI recruiter that can evaluate resumes, schedule and conduct applicant screenings, and even congratulate you on your first day of work.



Vinod Khosla predicts AI will replace human oncologists

June 22nd, 2017 at 9:00 am » Comments Off

While much of the conversation around AI and jobs is focused on widespread job losses in sectors like trucking, venture capitalist and Sun Microsystems cofounder Vinod Khosla thinks that there’s a high-paying job on the chopping block: oncology.



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