AI News Index: Replacing Workers Or Creating Jobs?

Recent surveys, studies, forecasts and other quantitative assessments of AI highlight the number of manufacturing jobs eliminated by robots and the impacts of COVID-19 on AI. 59.4% of Americans believe the Covid-19 pandemic will lead to an acceleration of automated workplace technologies within the next year. 66% of organizations are accelerating their migration of analytics…

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ProjectHR Podcast: Addressing Technology-Induced Displacement of Employees

Concern that the rise of Artificial Intelligence will eliminate jobs isn’t just techno-fear talking – Technology-Induced Displacement of Employees, or TIDE, is real, it’s happening right now, and it’s projected to continue well into the future. Happily, it’s also something that we can prepare for. On this episode of ProjectHR, Michael Lotito, a Shareholder with…

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10 Tech Jobs That Will Shape the 2020s

With potential shifts in job roles and new skills being added to the mix, HR experts posit the skills required 12 months down the line will be exponentially different from those needed today. Among the ten job roles include an AI Ethicist, Data Detective, and AI business development manager. Source: ToolBox

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Get Ready For Accelerating Changes In Work Structures

Research for the 2020 Open Assembly Future of Work Trends Report found that skills gaps are widening, companies will use AI to enhance worker capabilities, and the independent workforce will be the norm. Source: Forbes

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Robots at Work and Play

Gathered at The Atlantic are recent images of robotic technology, including a machine built to draw portraits, battle robots, a dance performance, an autonomous mobile vending machine, an art installation, an agri-bot, a robotic priest, a Mars rover, a grocery-store bot, and much more. Source: The Atlantic

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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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