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economyMost fragile economies after Turkey are Argentina, Columbia, South Africa

Although there has been a lot of recovery from the 2008 financial crisis there are still many countries with fragile economies. Argentina has 29% inflation and 9.1% unemployment. South Africa has 27% unemployment and there were predictions that some cities …

artificial intelligenceDoubling or tripling the pace of robotics and AI should not cause mass unemployment

Productivity growth (a.k.a. “automation”) has been very weak for the last decade, averaging just over 1.0 percent annually. The Congressional Budget Office is only forecasting 1.8% per year productivity growth. Productivity growth averaged 3.0% annually from 1947 to 1973 which …

futureSelf-driving cars were expected to eliminate driving jobs but Uber just fired 100 self-driving operators

Self-driving cars were expected to eliminate millions of driving jobs over the next few years but Uber just fired 100 self-driving operators (reported by Quartz.com). The Uber self-driving operators can re-apply for jobs in Uber. In theory, they could apply …

economic impactThe Future of Work will be exploding with opportunity and imploding and dying at the same time

A paper by MIT’s David Autor and Utrecht University’s Anna Salomons determined that overall automation created more jobs than it destroys over 47 years of data from 28 industries in 19 countries. This will likely be the case in the …

artificial intelligenceTry to job hop now to a safer career to avoid future automation work loss

There have been hundreds of articles written about a wave of unemployment arising from the widespread automation of work. However, US labor statistics show that currently there are more job openings than there are job seekers. There have also been …

blockchainAward winning TrustLogics will simplify job recruiting processes and increase efficiency

TrustLogics will reduce the gap between recruiters and jobseekers by using the full potential of blockchain technology. The recruiting industry will be able to simplify its processes and reach new levels of efficiency. Users will take full advantage of the …

educationMillion Dollar University Team Space Launch Challenge will Build Pipeline of Qualified Rocketeers

The Base 11 Space Challenge is a $1 million+ prize for a student-led university team to design, build, and launch a liquid-propelled, single-stage rocket to an altitude of 100 kilometers (the Karman Line) by December 30, 2021. Annual competitions and …

artificial intelligenceGoogle AI staff balk at helping US military keep AI lead over China

Defense One Technology Editor Patrick Tucker has reported on August 2017 meetings between US Defense Secretary James Mattis and Google founder Sergey Brin and CEO Sundar Pichai. Over a half day of meetings, Google leaders described the company’s multi-year transition …

futureNew Automation job study says 14% job losses not 47% over 20 years but youth unemployment and low skill jobs hard hit

An OECD report on automation project forecasts fewer job losses to automation. Building on the expert assessment carried out by Carl Frey and Michael Osborne in 2013, the paper estimates the risk of automation for individual jobs based on the …

artificial intelligenceBCG predicts 23% of finance jobs could be lost to AI by 2027

A study by Boston Consulting Group (BCG) found that 23 percent of the total 9.93 million jobs in China’s banking, insurance and securities sectors will be affected by AI by 2027, with entry-level staff engaged in repetitious daily operations bearing …