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Can automation create newer, better jobs?

December 9th, 2016 at 11:28 am » Comments Off

As the fourth industrial revolution, characterized by smart factories and digital manufacturing, makes its presence felt globally, there is an upsurge in handwringing about the notion that technology will eliminate human jobs. To reskill your career, visit DavinciCoders.com and discover which course is best for you!



Futurist Thomas Frey predicts farming drones, driverless streets

October 20th, 2016 at 5:54 am » Comments Off

What will Iowa’s farms look like when the combines and tractors drive themselves? How will Des Moines’ banking and insurance sectors fare when supercomputers run financial markets? Where will Iowans live when a self-driving car can take them anywhere with the tap of a smartphone? These are the kind of questions Thomas Frey ponders.



Construction Expert Says Robots Will Cause Thousands of Builders to Lose Their Jobs

September 30th, 2016 at 6:35 am » Comments Off

Skyscrapers in the City of London could soon be built by robots rather than by people, according to the boss of one of the UK’s biggest construction firms. The result would be huge productivity gains as more work could be done by fewer people – but also mass layoffs as traditionally labour-intensive construction projects hire fewer and fewer […]



Finland struggles to fill over 7,000 programming jobs

June 24th, 2016 at 11:30 am » Comments Off

Finland was once a renowned technology sector that shed 15,000 jobs with the demise of Nokia’s mobile phone business. It is now struggling to fill thousands of vacancies for software developers, because it lacks people with the right skills. NOTE: For anyone looking to enter the coding field, check out the beginner-based courses offered by […]



Study finds Immigrants are driving billion-dollar startups

March 22nd, 2016 at 8:20 am » Comments Off

They’re creating an average of 760 U.S. jobs each, the study finds. Space X’s Elon Musk, Zenefits’ Laks Srini, Uber’s Garrett Camp, and Palentir’s Peter Thiel are all founders of billion-dollar startups and they’re also all immigrants.



The Exodus from Silicon Valley

March 10th, 2016 at 9:15 am » Comments Off

Over the past few years, there has been a sort of entrepreneurial utopia bloom in Silicon Valley. Young kids with big ideas moved to the Bay Area, where zealous venture capitalists were anxious to fund the next Facebook or the next Uber. However, there’s been trouble in paradise recently. Mega-rounds have declined, and companies have […]



Jobs for humans in the robot era: Big data deep divers, time hackers, and more

March 8th, 2016 at 11:29 am » Comments Off

The robots are coming! They’ll be taking millions – maybe billions – of jobs away with them. Yoram Yaakobi, head of the Microsoft Israel R&D center, says not to worry.



Jobs held by men are most at risk from the robot worker

August 20th, 2015 at 6:05 pm » Comments Off

The world is on the brink of a new industrial revolution in which advances in the field of artificial intelligence will obsolete human labor, according to many economists and technologists today. Two Oxford researchers recently analyzed the skills required for more than 700 different occupations to determine how many of them would be susceptible to automation in […]



Should coding schools have free enrollment under Obama’s new free community college initiative?

January 15th, 2015 at 4:59 pm » Comments Off

If the fundamental premise of President Obama’s new initiative to make community college free is to open up career and life opportunities for the nation’s young — especially those from underprivileged backgrounds — then the federal government should also be thinking of ways to cover the tuition costs of individuals attending coding boot camps. Instead […]



Millennials and the Potential Fall of American Cities

January 9th, 2015 at 1:05 pm » Comments Off

Three seismic shifts, in housing, transportation and employment, deserve blame for the fall of the American city. Suburbs and highways, it seems, are always at the center of the conversation. The decentralization of jobs isn’t as easy to see; it has no well-worn symbol, like the green fields of subdivisions or the canyons of urban […]



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