Your workforce should be re-skilled, not replaced

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Intelligent technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, and neural networks already are a part of many enterprises and are expected to radically transform the workplace. But a survey of enterprise leaders at MIT Technology Review‘s recent EmTech Next conference shows that more than half of organizations aren’t adequately prepared for a future in which […]

How to survive in a workplace where machines are doing more tasks

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I do a lot of Google News searches on how certain technologies — particularly artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, automation, and robotics — are impacting both the workplace and workers. It quickly becomes clear from results of a search for “jobs and AI” or “jobs and robots” that there are two general schools of thought: […]

The best (and worst!) career advice you’ll ever hear

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Whether you’re fresh out of college or staring at a mid-life crisis, making decisions about your career is stressful! With so many conflicting factors to consider, how can you possibly know if you are choosing the Path to Prosperity or the Road to Ruin? Success Street or the Boulevard of Broken Dreams? Achievement Avenue or […]

Will automation gut the IT “middle class”?

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As more industries find ways to use automation, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and robots, debate intensifies over the impact of these technologies on employment. Optimists argue that, rather than replacing humans, automation/AI/ML/robots instead will free up enterprise employees from menial everyday tasks, enabling them to work on higher-value activities. Pessimists portray a future […]

Hey IT pros, stop worrying about robot replacements

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When last I tried to frighten enterprise workers about losing their jobs to robots, I cited an Oxford University study that ranked 702 occupations “according to their probability of computerisation.” An interesting exercise (if you’re not a telemarketer or another 99-percenter), but let’s face it, going through such a large list is a hassle. Fortunately, there’s […]

Tech workers increasingly willing to switch jobs

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The economic meltdown of 2008 and resulting massive layoffs scared a lot of technology workers into clinging to their jobs, despite being less than satisfied with their salaries, responsibilities, opportunities to advance or even the tools they were provided to do those jobs. But a steady if unspectacular economic recovery during the past eight years, […]