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March 14th, 2017 at 12:10 pm

Robots and drones: Coming soon to a construction site near you

Advancements in the robotics field are helping to transform a number of industries, construction being one of them. Companies that build things can expect to see a host of new machines that perform a variety of tasks — adding efficiency to construction projects as well as reducing injuries to human workers.

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March 14th, 2017 at 11:15 am

The Lack of Blockchain Talent is Becoming An Industry Concern

The alleged lack of available talent for blockchain industry jobs was high on the agenda at the DTCC’s Fintech Symposium, held at the Grand Hyatt in New York City yesterday.

There, executives from a wide range of companies took turns addressing an audience of several hundred financial industry executives to express their concern about what they believe is a problem preventing wider growth and use of the technology.

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March 8th, 2017 at 10:31 am

What software engineers are making around the world right now

A new study published by the data science team at Hired, a jobs marketplace for tech workers, shows why it’s becoming harder for software engineers to afford life in San Francisco, even while they make more money than their peers elsewhere in the U.S. and the world.

Based on 280,000 interview requests and job offers provided by more than 5,000 companies to 45,000 job seekers on Hired’s platform, the company’s data team has determined that the average salary for a software engineer in the Bay Area is $134,000. That’s more than software engineers anywhere in the country, through Seattle trails closely behind, paying engineers an average of $126,000. In other tech hubs, including Boston, Austin, L.A., New York, and Washington, D.C., software engineers are paid on average between $110,000 and $120,000.

Yet higher salaries don’t mean much with jaw-dropping rents and other soaring expenses associated with life in “Silicon Valley,” and San Francisco more specifically. Indeed, factoring in the cost of living, San Francisco is now one of the lowest-paying cities for software engineers, according to Hired’s lead data scientist, Jessica Kirkpatrick. According to her analysis, the $110,000 that an Austin engineer makes is the rough equivalent of being paid $198,000 in the Bay Area, considering how much further each dollar goes in the sprawling capital of Texas. The same is true of Melbourne, Australia, where software engineers are paid a comparatively low $107,000 on average, but who are making the equivalent of $150,000 in San Francisco.

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February 27th, 2017 at 9:32 am

Which 5 jobs will robots take first?

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In 2012, Futurist Thomas Frey predicted that 2 billion jobs would disappear by 2030, roughly half of all jobs that exist today. Oxford University researchers reinforced this with their estimates that 47 percent of U.S. jobs could be automated within the next two decades. But which ones will robots take first?

First, we should define “robots” as technologies, such as machine learning algorithms running on purpose-built computer platforms, that have been trained to perform tasks that currently require humans to perform.

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November 17th, 2015 at 4:10 pm

How to find talent for jobs that don’t exist yet

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The pace of business innovation continues to exceed our expectations and imagination especially, when it comes to the world of work. Not only is technology impacting how we work and interact with each other, it’s transforming what we actually do for work.

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November 17th, 2015 at 3:51 pm

You may lose your job to technology in the future but, you may still be able to protect your income

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Almost half of today’s American jobs could be automated in the next two decades, according to new research.

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November 12th, 2015 at 5:38 pm

Futurist Thomas Frey predicts by 2030 people will rely on billions of drones and sensors to live

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Thomas Frey, a futurist from the DaVinci Institute in the United States predicts that by 2030 people will rely on billions of drones and sensors to live.

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November 10th, 2015 at 1:15 pm

How to recruit a great software developer

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It’s a seller’s market for programmers. Demand for programmers and software engineers is expected to grow by 22 percent over the next seven years, according to research conducted by IT staffing firm, Modis. The average salary for a software developer is around $96,000 and top earners approach $150,000 per year, according to the U.S. Labor Department.

NOTE: For those wanting to enter the programming profession, DaVinci Coders is currently accepting applications for the 2016 courses. Small class sizes so seating is limited.

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October 14th, 2015 at 8:58 pm

The future of recruiting, with top futurist Thomas Frey

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The DaVinci Institute’s senior futurist and executive director, Thomas Frey, shares a glimpse at how current workplace trends – from freelancing to coworking – are shaping the future of recruitment.

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October 6th, 2015 at 3:15 pm

Top 5 things you need to be happy at work

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There’s a mountain of research on what makes people truly happy at work. What would make you happier at work? It’s not necessarily free meals and massages (though those are nice, as companies on Fortune’s list of the Best Companies To Work For have figured out). And it’s not even necessarily lots more money. We’ve scoured the research and identified five science-backed attributes that make people happy at their jobs.

NOTE: For anyone looking to transition into a high impact work environment, check out the private offices and coworking spaces currently available at the DaVinci Institute.

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