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AI Is Here
AI Economics of AI

AI Is Here

On New Year’s Eve 2009, I stood on the precipice of a new decade. I had just completed my first book on Silverlight and, more importantly, my wife had just given birth to our first child. Now, on New Year’s Eve 2019, I ponder what the job market will look like and how lifelong learning […]

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How the Combination of Robotics and AI Can Transform Industries
AI Economics of AI Robotics

How the Combination of Robotics and AI Will Transform Industries

Industrial robots have been around for decades. What will happen when they are connected to AI? What will the job market look like and how will entire industries change? If we were to ask where the combination of robotics and AI can provide industrial transformation, the immediate view in many people’s minds is the direct […]

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Economics of AI Robotics

Robots as Co-Workers

Robots have a bad reputation for stealing workers’ jobs. The rise of robots in factories has also increased the possibility of injury. Traditionally, robots needed to operate in separate spaces from humans. Collaborative robots, or cobots, have been working with humans on the factory floor for years, but when it comes to the large-scale industrial […]

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AI Economics of AI Future

Experts’ Predictions about the Future of AI

When will AI systems surpass human performance? What about job automation? Will machines ever achieve consciousness? Watch this video to find out what 352 top AI researchers think.

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Maybe the robot will do you a favor and snatch your job
AI Economics of AI

Maybe the Robots Will Do You a Favor and Take Your Job

Here’s an interesting read on the importance of re-skilling the workforce to be ready when the robots and/or algorithms take away many (all?) of the jobs. Recently, Amazon floated the idea that it would be fully automated in a decade: Not all of the 125,000 people who work at Amazon warehouses have to worry about […]

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AI Economics of AI

Are Global Workers Are Ready for Retraining?

In light of the recent Data Driven podcast episode on preparing workers for the coming AI storm, Joseph Fuller, professor at Harvard Business School, says that the story we hear about workers being afraid for the future of their jobs might not be right. In surveying 11,000 people in lower-income and middle-skills jobs and 6,500 […]

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AI Data Driven Economics of AI

Why We Need to Prepare Communities for the Future of Work

In this episode, Frank and Andy talk to an economist about what the future holds for the future of work in the age of automation and where in the past we can find successful models of community led training. Press the play button below to listen here or visit the show page at DataDriven.tv

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AI CivicTech Economics of AI

The Future of Work – Jobs and Automation in Estonia

Estonia may be a small country, but it has made enormous progress in transforming itself into a leading AI and e-government superpower. Vice takes a closer look at the glimpse of the future e-Estonia provides.

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AI Economics of AI Robotics

The Coming Automation Age in Food Services

In this first of a series on automation of work via AI and robotics, NeoScribe explores the current state of the art in automating fast food jobs.

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AI Economics of AI Robotics

Could Las Vegas Be the Next Rust Belt?

Sin City has been booming for the last 20 years, providing plenty of jobs and affordable housing that other cities in the US have been losing steadily during the same time period. But is that party about to end? In this Al Jazeera documentary on the economic impact of AI and robotic automation(watch part 1 […]

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