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Artificial Intelligence will not take over the world

Artificial Intelligence will not take over the world | Edumorfosis.Work | Scoop.it
Artificial intelligence – a complex picture starts forming in our minds simply at the mention of this notion. What have we learned about it so far? How can robotics alter our daily routine after all?

Today, we are surrounded by “things” we often refer to as smart gadgets that help us grow bigger both professionally and personally. Cameras, video recorders, electronic machines, kitchen robots – all of which we’ve come to know and use every single day without even realizing it. If truth be told, we’ve embraced the robotics in our homes and lives.

What’s more, today we cam talk about electronic machines which are able to diagnose a serious disease and write down a prescription for it. Indeed, the world has changed.
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New Data: Purpose in the Workplace

New Data: Purpose in the Workplace | Edumorfosis.Work | Scoop.it
Our research shows people are actively searching for purpose in their jobs. While 50% of people who are happy in their current role say their job provides them with a sense of purpose, only 28% of people actively job searching can say the same. When we phrased the question differently, asking respondents if their current job provides them with a sense of personal fulfillment, only 20% of job searchers agreed. On the flip side, of the people who say they are not looking for a new job, nearly 60% say their job provides them with a sense of personal fulfillment.
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When we asked them to consider the impact their company makes on society, it became clear that how employees view their employer also affects their sense of purpose and job satisfaction. Of those not looking to change jobs, 57% believe their organization is making a positive impact on people’s lives. Conversely, of those people who are looking for a new role, only 36% believe that their current organization positively impacts people’s lives.
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[PDF] Education for Life

[PDF] Education for Life | Edumorfosis.Work | Scoop.it

One in three people around the world was born between 1980 and the early 2000s. Most of these millennials are in the workforce. Yet their work future won’t look much like the world of their parents. 

Technological advancement is transforming the way we live and the way we work. Although previous generations may have experienced significant technological changes, millennials likely will have to cope with much faster disruption. This means that many, if not most, will need to retool and learn new skills several times during their working life. 

 

The implications for education are critical. The 2016 World Economic Forum Future of Jobs report estimates that up to 65 percent of children entering primary school today are likely to work in jobs that do not yet exist. So not only must education adapt to the needs and attributes of future workers, it must also anticipate and prepare them with the skills to flourish in an evolving workplace. Only then can the race between humans and machines give way to collaboration that harnesses the power of technology to benefit individuals and societies. 

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Why work doesn't happen at work

Why work doesn't happen at work | Edumorfosis.Work | Scoop.it

Jason Fried has a radical theory of working: that the office isn't a good place to do it. He calls out the two main offenders (call them the M&Ms) and offers three suggestions to make the workplace actually work.

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Three critical thinking skills the first tech trillionaire will have to master

Three critical thinking skills the first tech trillionaire will have to master | Edumorfosis.Work | Scoop.it
Billionaire investor Mark Cuban recently made waves when he predicted the first trillionaire in history would soon march onto the world's stage, leapfrogging even the wealthy likes of Bill Gates to get there. But the fortune he forecast is less important than its source: artificial intelligence.

Cuban believes the first person to master AI and its derivatives will corner a larger portion of the tech marketplace than anyone before. The tech guru caught many off guard when he stressed that critical thinking skills will be more important to future success than the technical skills we now prioritize. Initially, that might be shocking, but it makes sense when considering the full implications of AI.

The technical skills society currently holds in high regard, such as programming and data analysis, are prime targets for automation. Intelligent machines can perform these same tasks at a much higher volume and with much greater accuracy than even an army of tech professionals could.
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As automation threatens job market, employees opt for eLearning courses to upskill

As automation threatens job market, employees opt for eLearning courses to upskill | Edumorfosis.Work | Scoop.it
With the threat of automation looming over the job market, many employees are looking to upskill themselves in order to avoid getting pink slips. As bots start doing humans' work and skill sets get redundant, online certification and courses can help employees stay up to date with technology.

Started in 2010, Intellipaat is a platform that provides online e-learning courses on big data, business intelligence, data science, cloud and business courses like Hadoop, building recommendation engine, python and many more.

Sharing his e-learning experience, ISS Softech employee Nitesh Kumar Dash, said, “I had applied for a combination of courses including Big Data and Hadoop, which helped me get a Big Data job at my firm. Usually, people with a lot of experience are hired for such jobs but I got the opportunity with 2.5 years experience due to the online course.”

Looking at the positive side of automation, Dinesh Goel, CEO & Co-Founder of Aasaanjobs says, “Automation has been revolutionary for the tech industry and it’s not just taking away jobs but generating new ones. Only way this opportunity can be grabbed, should the employees decide to upskill themselves in the technologies they work in.”
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Workers have bigger problems than a robot apocalypse

Workers have bigger problems than a robot apocalypse | Edumorfosis.Work | Scoop.it

Capitalism has brought opportunity to billions of people around the world and reduced poverty and disease on a monumental scale. Driving that progress have been advances in knowledge and technology that disrupt industries and create new ones. We celebrate market disruptions for the overall benefits they generate, but they also present challenges to workers whose skills are rendered obsolete.

Today, as the age of automation affects more industries, those challenges are affecting more and more people. Attempting to slow the pace of technological change to preserve particular jobs is neither possible nor desirable, and there may be no better example than in the energy industry.

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The fastest-growing jobs in America

The fastest-growing jobs in America | Edumorfosis.Work | Scoop.it
Unemployment in the U.S. sank to 4.3% last month, nearly half its level just five years ago. Millions more Americans are hard at work, but which jobs are growing the fastest?

Forbes looked at data from the U.S. Current Population Survey, a project co-led by the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Census Bureau, to identify the fastest-growing roles. We compared 2016 with 2015 to understand the biggest winners.

To see the 10 fastest-growing jobs, open the gallery below.
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Google billionaire Eric Schmidt says this is the skill employers will look for in the future

Google billionaire Eric Schmidt says this is the skill employers will look for in the future | Edumorfosis.Work | Scoop.it
If you want to pick up the skill more employers will be looking for in the future, heed the advice of executives from a global leader in technology.

In an interview with CNBC, both Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Google's parent company Alphabet and Jonathan Rosenberg, adviser to CEO Larry Page, say that data analytics will become increasingly important in workplaces.

"I think a basic understanding of data analytics is incredibly important for this next generation of young people," Schmidt tells CNBC. "That's the world you're going into."

"By data analytics," the executive chairman says, "I mean a basic knowledge of how statistics works, a basic knowledge of how people make conclusions over big data."
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Jack Ma: This is what to study if you want a high-paying job in the future

Jack Ma: This is what to study if you want a high-paying job in the future | Edumorfosis.Work | Scoop.it
Jack Ma, founder of Chinese e-commerce behemoth Alibaba, sees serious change on the horizon. In the next 30 years, artificial intelligence will outpace human knowledge, leading to job loss, the billionaire tells CNBC's David Faber.

"The new wave is coming. Jobs will be taken away," Ma says. "Some people, who catch up [with] the wave, will be rich, will be more successful."

But for those who fall behind, says Ma, the future will be "painful."
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Is the Gig Economy working?

Is the Gig Economy working? | Edumorfosis.Work | Scoop.it
The American workplace is both a seat of national identity and a site of chronic upheaval and shame. The industry that drove America’s rise in the nineteenth century was often inhumane. The twentieth-century corrective—a corporate workplace of rules, hierarchies, collective bargaining, triplicate forms—brought its own unfairnesses. Gigging reflects the endlessly personalizable values of our own era, but its social effects, untried by time, remain uncertain.
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"We Live in Amazing Times" (John Seeley Brown)

John Seely Brown or as he is often called—JSB—is the Independent Co-Chairman of the Deloitte’s Center for the Edge and a visiting scholar and advisor to the Provost at University of Southern California (USC). A master integrator and instigator of productive friction, JSB explores the whitespace between disciplines and builds bridges between disparate organizations and ideas.

Prior to that he was the Chief Scientist of Xerox Corporation and the director of its Palo Alto Research Center (PARC)—a position he held until June 2000. In his more than two decades at PARC, Brown transformed the organization into a truly multidisciplinary research center at the creative edge of applied technology and design, integrating social sciences and arts into the traditional physics and computer science research and expanding the role of corporate research to include topics such as the management of radical innovation, organizational learning, complex adaptive systems, and nano-technologies. He was a cofounder of the Institute for Research on Learning (IRL). His personal research interests include digital youth culture, digital media, and the application of technology to fundamentally rethink the nature of work and institutional architectures in order to enable deep learning across organizational boundaries – in brief, to design for emergence in a constantly changing world.
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Those robots stealing our jobs…

Those robots stealing our jobs… | Edumorfosis.Work | Scoop.it

We live in times when the debate about machines, algorithms, robots and other technology displacing humans from jobs is widespread. What will the poor taxi drivers and truck drivers do when vehicles can drive themselves? And the stock market traders when algorithms buy and sell shares? Oh, my God, and the advertising planners, now that advertising is machine-negotiated in real time! Not to mention call-centers, customer service operators or supermarket check-out staff!

If protecting jobs is the priority, then give people inefficient tools, protect their work by prohibiting the entry of technologies, and continue to work inefficiently. If people wonder why they are spending so many hours doing something that a machine could do much better and with fewer mistakes, just ask them: “Would you rather be here doing a meaningless job, or would you rather be starving at home?”

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Top employers say Millennials need these 4 skills in 2017

Top employers say Millennials need these 4 skills in 2017 | Edumorfosis.Work | Scoop.it
Millennial job seekers receive conflicting messages from employers and career advisors: on the one hand, we’re told robots will someday replace our technical skills, so why bother. On the other hand, we’re told hard skills are a hot commodity.

Which is it?

Employers value technical skills, to be sure. But I asked more than 100 top HR managers, recruiters and CEOs which was more important for entry-level job seekers, and nearly all of them said soft skills. “We look for candidates with a solid foundation of soft skills and trust so that the rest can be built upon it,” Emőke Starr, Head of HR at Prezi, said. Likewise, Wayfair's Global Senior Director of Talent Management and Employee Development, Marcy Axelrad, said that Wayfair often doesn’t require entry-level candidates to “have the exact experience in the area for which she/he is interviewing.”

Traditional soft skills include leadership, communication and collaboration. Millennials tend to excel at these or, at the very least, know they should. But there are four additional soft skills that are under-discussed, rare and essential in the modern workforce
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How technology pioneers are shaping the future of production

How technology pioneers are shaping the future of production | Edumorfosis.Work | Scoop.it
Production comprises a wide range of activities, its scope encompassing the origination of inputs, product design, manufacturing and distribution, all the way to consumer use and return or reuse. Production embraces practically all sectors of the economy, and is the dominant focus of R&D spending in national innovation systems.

It has been an important driver throughout economic history – the story of previous industrial revolutions is largely that of the evolution of production. It is indeed a critical component of the industrial revolution we are currently embarking on. This is acknowledged by the World Economic Forum in the launch of a major initiative on Shaping the Future of Production that is concerned with unlocking the potential of the production sector while addressing associated global challenges.

Today, imperatives are driving production systems along several axes. Technology could be critical to tackling problems of low productivity that have undermined growth in recent decades, leading to the emergence of new paradigms of production such as distributed manufacturing.

Yet advances in robotics and automation have elicited concerns about the future of work. Production is also expected to play a leading role in addressing the major environmental challenges of our time, whether that is through more efficient use of raw materials, practicing more responsible methods of mining, or encouraging shifts in the geography of trade such that production occurs closer to the end customer.
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Trabajar desde casa aumenta la productividad

Trabajar desde casa aumenta la productividad | Edumorfosis.Work | Scoop.it
Desde altos ejecutivos y supervisores hasta vendedores y personal técnico pueden trabajar hoy día desde su casa o desde casi cualquier punto del globo sin apenas visitar la oficina, algo impensable una década atrás.

En Puerto Rico hay empresas que han establecido esa modalidad, siendo una de ellas la aseguradora Humana, la cual lanzó la iniciativa a principios de este año, aunque la corporación matriz en Estados Unidos lo estableció hace más de cinco años.

Sandra Estada, ejecutiva de Mercadeo y Relaciones Públicas Corporativas de Humana para Puerto Rico, sirvió de conejillo de Indias hace dos años cuando enfrentó un dilema personal. A su esposo le surgió una oportunidad en Chicago y durante un año viajó constantemente a la Ciudad de los Vientos para compartir con él, pero los viajes eran agotadores. Un día se animó a contarle su situación al presidente de la empresa en Puerto Rico, Earl Harper, quien le pidió que no renunciara y la apoyó para que pudiera trabajar desde su hogar, en este caso desde Chicago.
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From chatbots to self-driving cars: what worries people about machine learning?

From chatbots to self-driving cars: what worries people about machine learning? | Edumorfosis.Work | Scoop.it
When we don’t know much about a new technology, we talk in generalisations. Those generalisations are often also extreme: the utopian drives of those who are developing it on one hand, and the dystopian visions that help society look before it leaps on the other.

These tensions are true for machine learning, the set of techniques that enables much of what we currently think of as Artificial Intelligence. But, as the Royal Society’s recently published report Machine learning: the power and promise of computers that learn by example showed, we are already at the point where we can do better than the generalisations; give members of the public the opportunity to interrogate the “experts” and explore the future, and they come up with nuanced expectations in which context is everything.
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Retooling the workforce

Retooling the workforce | Edumorfosis.Work | Scoop.it
Koldo Mentxaka was always considered the “brains” in the family. So it was no surprise when he, the oldest of four brothers, completed a university degree – the only one in his family to do so – and then went on to get his master’s in computer engineering. After working at IBM and later as a computer consultant in his hometown of Bilbao, on Spain’s northern coast, he lost his job in 2013 in the wake of the global financial crisis.

“Not you,” he remembers his mother saying to him at the time. “Of the four of you, not you.”

He tried to keep his cool. After all, he’d already had a successful career spanning almost two decades. Yet months of joblessness passed, one after the other. “I was sending out résumés everywhere, doing online courses, but at the end you lose hope. You think, ‘am I so bad that no one wants to hire me?’”

After 2-1/2 years of unemployment – and at age 40 – he made a decision. He would forget his elite university degree, his long business lunches. He was going to trade school. “This was my way out, the way to recycle myself,” he says on a recent morning, a few months away from finishing a two-year course that’s positioned him for a job programming machinery at an industrial software company.
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How Artificial Intelligence will change our lives

How Artificial Intelligence will change our lives | Edumorfosis.Work | Scoop.it
We are on the verge of a technological revolution that will fundamentally alter the way we live, work, and relate to one another unlike anything humankind has experienced before. The main driver for this technological revolution is Artificial Intelligence (AI).

Technological change driven by AI will change not only what we do but also who we are. It will affect our identity and all the issues associated with it: our sense of privacy, our notions of ownership, our consumption patterns, the time we devote to work and leisure, and how we develop our careers, cultivate our skills, and nurture relationships. But the development and applications of artificial intelligence can also present a dystopian threat to our collective and individual well being.
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Trabajar desde casa distrae más que hacerlo en la oficina

Trabajar desde casa distrae más que hacerlo en la oficina | Edumorfosis.Work | Scoop.it
Hay estudios interesantes, que constatan una realidad incipiente en que apenas habíamos caído. Hay otros que, llanamente, ponen números a una tendencia o un mercado para facilitar la toma de decisiones. Hay otros que son simplemente curiosos. Otros rozan el humor involuntario (como este que aseguraba que 9 de cada diez empresas españolas ya está transformándose digitalmente) y otros, como el que recogemos hoy, que directamente son perfectamente prescindibles.

Una compañía de reciente cuño llamada Spaces ha decidido salir a la palestra pública en nuestro país por medio de un estudio que reza, como principal conclusión, que “el 40% de los españoles piensa que trabajar desde casa genera muchas distracciones”. Para llegar a este razonamiento, la firma afirma haber entrevistado a nada menos que 1.000 ciudadanos de nuestro país con más de 18 años de edad.
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Cinco profesiones que no existirán en 2050

Cinco profesiones que no existirán en 2050 | Edumorfosis.Work | Scoop.it
El avance de las nuevas tecnologías es tan rápido que hay grados universitarios y cursos formativos que se quedan desfasados antes incluso de que el alumno los termine. Y mientras tanto hay profesionales que, desde su puesto de trabajo, miran con recelo la transformación de la industria, temiendo que un día de estos una máquina les sustituya.

En TICbeat llevamos ya un tiempo abordando el asunto de la destrucción de empleo a causa de la automatización de los procesos y de la industria 4.0. Como en épocas pasadas de avance tecnológico e innovación, hay profesiones y determinados perfiles que quedan desfasados, para dejar paso a otros nuevos, aunque siempre hay sectores que consiguen adaptarse al nuevo escenario y evitan así su desaparición.
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A Trillion-Dollar Boost: Salesforce releases new research on the economic impact of Artificial Intelligence on CRM

A Trillion-Dollar Boost: Salesforce releases new research on the economic impact of Artificial Intelligence on CRM | Edumorfosis.Work | Scoop.it

By 2021, AI-powered CRM activities could increase global business revenues by $1.1 trillion and create 800,000 net-new jobs, according to predictions in new study. Salesforce customers are estimated to account for $293 billion of this revenue and more than 155,000 of the net-new jobs by 2021. The global market for AI in CRM is estimated to jump from $7.9 billion in 2016 to $46.3 billion by 2021.

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La Inteligencia Artificial dará trabajo directo a 800.000 personas...

La Inteligencia Artificial dará trabajo directo a 800.000 personas... | Edumorfosis.Work | Scoop.it
Cada vez recibimos más noticias vinculadas al auge de la Inteligencia Artificial. Dentro de cuatro años, este tipo de tecnología innovadora dará empleo directo a 800.000 personas en nuestro planeta.

Un nuevo estudio de IDC patrocinado por Salesforce y realizado en más de 1.000 empresas de todo el mundo pone de relieve la llegada de las tecnologías de Machine Learning e Inteligencia Artificial al universo laboral antes incluso de lo esperado, permitiendo que se mejoren con creces los niveles de productividad, además de los ingresos y resultados de las compañías.

Pese a las voces que se alzan contra la automatización en ciertos sectores laborales y la destrucción de empleo que vendrá aparejada con la revolución de la robótica, la llegada de la Inteligencia Artificial también posibilitará la creación de miles nuevos puestos de trabajo.
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[Evento] ¿Cómo innovar en educación?

[Evento] ¿Cómo innovar en educación? | Edumorfosis.Work | Scoop.it
La innovación, en cualquier ámbito, siempre ha sido un asunto desordenado, un laberinto de ideas y descubrimientos accidentales. Y, al hablar de innovación en educación, sabemos que este proceso no se limita únicamente a la tecnología sino también a aquellos proyectos e ideas que buscan resolver creativa y eficientemente desafíos que han estado presentes por mucho tiempo. Para reconocer esos proyectos y desafíos en nuestra región, únete al Twitter Chat que hemos organizado sobre este tema este jueves 22 de junio a las 10am (EST) utilizando el hashtag #LatamEd.
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Personal Computing is dead, long live Collaborative Computing

Personal Computing is dead, long live Collaborative Computing | Edumorfosis.Work | Scoop.it

"Those of us who are actively developing for the HoloLens, and for the other augmented and mixed reality devices and platforms that currently exist, are constantly looking for the next bit of news or press conference about the space. Our one hope is to find any information about the road ahead, to know that the hours we spend slaving away above our keyboards, with the weight of a head-mounted display on our neck, will lead to something as amazing as we picture it. All the analysis tends to lead down roads that say 5 to 10 years."


Via EDTECH@UTRGV, Jim Lerman
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Claude Emond's curator insight, May 28, 8:34 AM

One vision of the future. :)

Bryce Cooper's curator insight, May 30, 12:29 AM
I think that the hololens is a fantastic resource, and I hope that it gains more traction sooner rather than later. The capabilities that mixed reality could present to my own teaching in the area of history are quite profound. Students could physically experience historical events, see through the eyes of someone who was there standing on the ground when ANZAC soldiers landed at Gallipoli, or when the Treaty of Versailles was signed. Students could interact with the augmented reality and use it to create great collaborative projects. They could use it to predict outcomes of battles, from being able to physically see the circustances such as terrain and armed strength.

This resource supports the SAMR framework well, in regards to the higher order thinking aspects of Redefinition. Students can immerse themselves in a situation in VR that replaces the physical pictures, text and videos entirely, and creates a new dimension to engagement with a topic. Whilke a documentary full of firsthand footage can be insightful for a relatively recent era, VR recreations of ancient historical aspects could be invaluable for student engagement and learning. 

VR has the capability to essentially redefine the way in which students learn and engage with history, and can present all new opportunities for teachers to plan and implement interesting and engaging assessment and activities.
David W. Deeds's curator insight, May 30, 8:13 PM

Interesting stuff. 

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10 jobs Artificial Intelligence will replace (and 10 that are safe)

10 jobs Artificial Intelligence will replace (and 10 that are safe) | Edumorfosis.Work | Scoop.it

The other day at work, my colleague, HubSpot Marketing Director Ryan Bonnici, sent around a link on Slack -- to a website called “Will Robots Take My Job?”


We were thrilled to learn marketing managers had only a 1.4% chance of our jobs being automated or replaced by robots and artificial intelligence. And although I breathed a sigh of relief that writing has only a 3.8% chance of being automated, it made me think about job roles that weren’t so lucky.


If you think job disruption by AI is limited to the assembly lines, think again: AI is doing a better job than humans at some aspects of sales and marketing, too....


Via Jeff Domansky, Yashy Tohsaku, Jim Lerman
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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, June 1, 11:18 AM

The age of artificial intelligence, or AI, is here. Learn which jobs it will replace and which jobs are safe ... for now.

Gianluca Pirraglia's curator insight, June 4, 5:29 AM

The age of artificial intelligence, or AI, is here. Learn which jobs it will replace and which jobs are safe ... for now.

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