Algorithm bosses: No yelling, but lots of micromanaging

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Enterprise workers today use technologies such as computers, smartphones, mobile apps, and cloud platforms as tools that allow them to be more productive and efficient. In the workplace of the future, however, the stakes will be raised: Employees will collaborate and interact with advanced technologies such as algorithms, robots, and artificial intelligence (AI). And some […]

AI, robots will help create far more jobs than they cost, World Economic Forum argues

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Machines will do more than half of all labor in the workforce by 2025, according to a massive study by the World Economic Forum (WEF). Automation and intelligent machines already have made strong inroads into the workplace; machines put in nearly one-third (29%) of total hours worked in 2018, versus the 71% logged by humans. […]

Would you trust orders from a robot at work?

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For all the concerns people have expressed about robots taking over the workplace, a new survey makes it clear that most of us are ready to place our trust (and maybe our fate!) in the hands of our algorithmic overlords. Data from Oracle and research firm Future Workplace shows that 93 percent of respondents would […]

How truly age-agnostic hiring practices could be a competitive boon

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There’s a lot of discussion these days concerning the impact robots, artificial intelligence, machine learning and even plain old automation will have on jobs. No surprise, given that technology already is replacing manufacturing line workers, call center operators, financial traders, supermarket cashiers and more. Yet this intense focus on the robot invasion may be causing […]

Robots are being trained to read human thoughts

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If you use a voice assistant such as Alexa, Siri, or Cortana in your home or office, you’re interacting in real-time with an intelligent machine. In coming years this will be so common that no one will really think about it. But a team of academic researchers recently demonstrated that live human interaction with machines […]

More enterprises bullish about impact of change

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Enterprise leaders are increasingly confident that rapid changes in the workplace over the next five years will benefit their organizations. More than four out of five respondents (84 percent) to the 2018 Future Enterprise Survey by global corporate law firm Seyfarth Shaw said they were optimistic about their enterprise’s “ability to turn future-of-work changes into a business advantage,” […]

Is AI smart enough to accurately measure an employee’s value?

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Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning are supposed to help enterprises become more efficient by streamlining processes and taking over tasks currently performed by those unfocused, under-motivated humans known as employees. For those enterprise workers who don’t lose their jobs to automation and machine learning, smart technologies can be used collaboratively by employees to make […]

Mixed news on the “robots will steal our jobs” front

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The notion of robots taking away jobs is frightening, especially given the dire predictions that have been made about how automation will replace millions of workers, particularly those in low-skill positions. Indeed, that already is happening. (When was the last time you received a marketing call from an actual human?) However, a new study from […]

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 […]

The Robot Revolution

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This blog was going to be about the coming of the Robot Revolution! It was going to be about how employment opportunities will change, how industry will change, and how all of our lives will change. But then I realized……it’s already here! And not only is the robot revolution already here, it is already having […]