Automation Is Not A Four-Letter Word

Reports and studies on automation and AI have raised fears about the end of work and the death of the human economy, but the reality is far more nuanced. In the U.K., a Deloitte study found that 800,000 jobs were eliminated as a result of AI and other automation technologies. But that same study also…

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2020 HR Predictions: Preparing HR Leaders for the Year Ahead

Artificial intelligence (AI) is no longer hype. It’s changing the nature of work (and our relationship with technology). HR leaders should feel empowered—not threatened—by AI. The AI-driven automation of rote tasks, for example, will enable workers to make more efficient use of their time, freeing them up to sharpen and focus on uniquely human skills,…

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AI Is About to Spark a Radical Shift in White Collar Work. But There’s Still ‘Plenty of Work for People to Do’

While the story of automation in America has long been told in shuttered factories and declining Midwestern cities, the latest wave of advancements in artificial intelligence may be bring the prospect of machine replacement beyond blue collar work. Knowledge work that involves repetitive tasks or large amounts of data, such as lawyers’ often arduous document…

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Congress Looks at Future of Work Issues

As the roles of artificial intelligence and automation continue to expand within the American workforce, the House Future of Work Caucus has set out to create a national plan to address potential concerns before it’s too late. According to many experts, it’s no longer a question of whether automation will disrupt the workforce, it’s only…

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Does America Need a Czar of Reskilling?

Asian Robotics ReviewBy Tom Green The automation challenge & reskilling AmericaHarry Hopkins during the Great Depression, Vannevar Bush during and after World War II, J.C.R. Licklider in ARPA’s push for the Internet, Gen. Lucius Clay building the Interstate Highway System, and Werner von Braun’s visionary pioneering for NASA’s response to Sputnik. George Marshall and his…

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Feature: Coalition Hopes to Prepare Employers for Changing TIDE

World at WorkJanuary 10, 2020By Brett Christie A good portion of the dialogue from the previous decade centered around forthcoming automation and what overall effect the robots would have on the workforce. The conversation has mostly shifted from a fear of humans being replaced to an understanding that jobs will transition, and new roles will…

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AI and Automation Pose Challenges for General Counsel

It’s impossible to scan your inbox each morning without seeing a report, study or article predicting the impact of artificial intelligence (“AI”) in the workplace. Whether it’s the way AI and automation will transform the workplace by displacing millions of jobs and creating millions of others, the increased use of AI in things like hiring…

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Emma Coalition Testifies Before Congress on Technology-Induced Displacement of Employees

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – With proper preparation, employers and their workers can thrive amid the continued rise of the technology-induced displacement of employees (TIDE™). But the risk to employers and employees is great if Congress, businesses, educators and workers continue to ignore the dramatic changes presented by automation, robotics and artificial intelligence. Those were the words…

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PRESS RELEASE: Emma Coalition Supports Washington State’s Groundbreaking Report on the Future of Work

The Emma Coalition, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to preparing American businesses and government for the coming TIDE™ (the technology-induced displacement of employees), announces its support of the 2019 Policy Report released by Washington State’s Future of Work Task Force. The report, “Exploring and Developing Policies for Shared Prosperity among Washington’s Businesses, Workers, and Communities,”…

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New Report says AI is coming for White-Collar Jobs

A new report from the Brookings Institution finds that white-collar workers will also be affected by AI continuing its push into the workplace. The report, “What jobs are affected by AI? Better-paid, better-educated workers face the most exposure,” concludes that while automation will impact “routine” functions associated with blue-collar work, AI and machine learning are…

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