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These Are the Most Exciting Industries and Jobs of the Future

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

We’ve all read the headlines: the robots are coming, and they will take our jobs. In fact, up to 45 percent of tasks workers perform can be automated using current technology, let alone future forecasts. Read more

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Delivering Through Diversity

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Our latest research reinforces the link between diversity and company financial performance—and suggests how organizations can craft better inclusion strategies for a competitive edge.

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Oxfam’s annual inequality report

Tuesday, 30 January 2018

It’s the first day of the World Economic Forum, in Davos, which means that Oxfam is releasing its annual shame-the-rich report. I’ve been rudeabout this report in the past, because I don’t believe that statistics of the form “the top X has as much wealth as the bottom Y” are particularly enlightening or helpful. After all, according to the standard methodology, my niece, who just got her first 50 cents in pocket money, has more money than the poorest 2 billion people in the world combined.

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How Fast Is AI Progressing? Stanford’s New Report Card for Artificial Intelligence

Monday, 22 January 2018

When? This is probably the question that futurists, AI experts, and even people with a keen interest in technology dread the most. It has proved famously difficult to predict when new developments in AI will take place. The scientists at the Dartmouth Summer Research Project on Artificial Intelligence in 1956 thought that perhaps two months would be enough to make “significant advances” in a whole range of complex problems, including computers that can understand language, improve themselves, and even understand abstract concepts. Read more

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Post-work: the radical idea of a world without jobs

Monday, 22 January 2018

Work has ruled our lives for centuries, and it does so today more than ever. But a new generation of thinkers insists there is an alternative.
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What AI can and can’t do (yet) for your business

Friday, 12 January 2018

Artificial intelligence is a moving target. Here’s how to take better aim.
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