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It’s the end of the week as we know it

It’s the end of the week as we know it | The New way of Work | Scoop.it
The five-day, 40-hour workweek is stretched to breaking point, and 2019 will be the year that it finally snaps.
Via Denis Pennel
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I agree completely. In fact, we should already have done it. As usual, too little too late. 

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Basic income may be needed to combat robot-induced unemployment, leading AI expert says

Basic income may be needed to combat robot-induced unemployment, leading AI expert says | The New way of Work | Scoop.it
A leading artificial intelligence (AI) expert believes that societies may have to consider issuing a basic income to all citizens, in order to combat the threat to jobs posed by increased automation in the workplace.
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More and more I wonder why isn't everyone talking about and taking action to implement an unconditional basicincome. We will need it next decennium and therefore start now to implement it.

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Bank of England economist warns thousands of UK jobs at risk from robots and AI

Bank of England economist warns thousands of UK jobs at risk from robots and AI | The New way of Work | Scoop.it

The Bank of England’s chief economist, Andy Haldane, has warned that artificial intelligence and machines have the potential to make a huge number of jobs obsolete, with thousands of UK workers facing unemployment due to new technology.

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It's a serious threat for jobs, all over the world.

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Working fewer hours makes you more efficient. Here's the proof

Working fewer hours makes you more efficient. Here's the proof | The New way of Work | Scoop.it
When a New Zealand company trialled a four-day working week, the result was an 'unmitigated success'. It's not the first company to find that work-life balance makes for happier and more productive staff.
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The quest for work-life balance.

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Will You Lose Your Job to Automation?

As work becomes increasingly automated, conversations are swirling about whether machines are taking over. We talk to Google Cloud AI chief scientist Fei-Fei Li, as well as Sharan Burrow of the International Trade Union Confederation, Sinovation Ventures CEO Kai-Fu Lee, historian and best-selling author Prof. Yuval Noah Harari, and Nobel laureate Sir Christopher Pissarides to delve into whether it's time to worry about future job security.

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Interesting interviews with different insights. 

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Silicon Valley is going back to an ancient technology: People

Silicon Valley is going back to an ancient technology: People | The New way of Work | Scoop.it

Tech companies have long been valued by investors for their ability to replace employees with technology. Now, alongside software and server farms, they are moving at a breakneck pace on find living, breathing human beings to staff their systems.

They’re doing so because of a high-profile series of failures of automation, which have prompted a wave of intense pressure from investors, the public, and governments.

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People do have serious advantages over robots and AI. We think differently.

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Will Technology Make the Future of Work More Human, or Less?

Will Technology Make the Future of Work More Human, or Less? | The New way of Work | Scoop.it
We’re at a crossroads in our use of technology and its impact on the future of work. Which path we take depends on how much we invest in technology focused on maximizing human potential.
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magine a world where there are no interviews, job applications, org charts, paperwork or paychecks. A world where work is simple, engaging and enjoyable. Finding a job is not about recruitment and selection, but about matching interests to opportunities. 

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The Question with AI Isn’t Whether We’ll Lose Our Jobs — It’s How Much We’ll Get Paid

The Question with AI Isn’t Whether We’ll Lose Our Jobs — It’s How Much We’ll Get Paid | The New way of Work | Scoop.it

The relevant question is “Will the jobs where humans have comparative advantage pay well and have good working conditions?” As we know from displacement due to globalization and increasing international trade, there is nothing that guarantees that humans displaced from jobs will be reemployed in new jobs that pay as well as their old jobs, or even pay well enough to maintain middle-class status.

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We need to redesign the way we think about work and income to overcome this. An universal basic income is one way, but there may be other ways.

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Here's what robots mean for the future of work

Here's what robots mean for the future of work | The New way of Work | Scoop.it
A look at the possible impact of automation on robots on our working lives - and our free time.
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Technology and how it is developed and adopted is not a neutral force but is shaped by politics and economics. 

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How Automation Will Change Work, Purpose, and Meaning

How Automation Will Change Work, Purpose, and Meaning | The New way of Work | Scoop.it

The vast majority of humans throughout history worked because they had to. Many found comfort, value, and meaning in their efforts, but some defined work as a necessity to be avoided if possible. For centuries, elites in societies from Europe to Asia aspired to absolution from gainful employment. Aristotle defined a “man in freedom” as the pinnacle of human existence, an individual freed of any concern for the necessities of life and with nearly complete personal agency. (Tellingly, he did not define wealthy merchants as free to the extent that their minds were pre-occupied with acquisition.)

 

The promise of AI and automation raises new questions about the role of work in our lives. Most of us will remain focused for decades to come on activities of physical or financial production, but as technology provides services and goods at ever-lower cost, human beings will be compelled to discover new roles — roles that aren’t necessarily tied to how we conceive of work today.


Via The Learning Factor, Ian Berry
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We should all be re-educated.

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sergsam's curator insight, January 15, 11:45 AM

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Ian Berry's curator insight, January 18, 12:26 AM
The final line is a key premise for us all to act on now "When our machines release us from ever more tasks, to what will we turn our attentions? This will be the defining question of our coming century."
CCM Consultancy's curator insight, January 18, 5:46 AM

Most ancient Greek philosophers prioritized contemplation over action as the pinnacle of human endeavor. Arendt did battle with this notion, arguing on behalf of action. Contemporary culture appears to agree. Ultimately, though, action and contemplation function best when allied. We have the opportunity — perhaps the responsibility — to turn our curiosity and social natures to action and contemplation.

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5 Ways To Prevent A Robot From Taking Your Job

5 Ways To Prevent A Robot From Taking Your Job | The New way of Work | Scoop.it

Economists agree that throughout history, jobs are made obsolete through technological and economic advancements. However, history tells us these jobs will be replaced by new jobs as the economy shifts and needs change. For example, blacksmiths were rendered obsolete when automobile manufacturing began, but new jobs in car manufacturing and highway construction were created. History confirms that displaced workers always find other jobs and the effects of the growing digital economy won't change this trend.


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Go find the new jobs that will develop.

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Ernest Tay Yu Zhe's comment, February 1, 4:05 PM
The article strikes close to home, and interestingly, an article from halfway around the globe is sharing the same suggestions that the Singaporean government is advising us to take, elucidating just how relevant the issue on technology replacing the workforce is around the world. Our life in a couple of decades time will mostly revolve around technology (in fact it is already beginning to). When our jobs come under threat from the new technology, it is ultimately our responsibility to upgrade ourselves in terms of skillset, as well as proving our value and worth. We have the option to let technology displace us when the time comes, or prepare for that transition in advance to aid it as much as possible. As much as we do not want it to happen anytime soon, the continued emergence of new technologies will change the way our societies have to work and function, that is unavoidable. Society is ever changing and will never stop to wait for us. Hence, since the world will not stop for us, we will have to take the initiative to move with it.
John Lasschuit ®™'s comment, February 1, 7:10 PM
You're rigth Ernest,, but to be honest: social changes take far more time then the rate of automation. Certainly, society will adopt eventuallu, but it's the gap in time between that adaption and what automation brings us that should worry us.
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21 Future Jobs the Robots Are Actually Creating

21 Future Jobs the Robots Are Actually Creating | The New way of Work | Scoop.it
Yes, A.I. will destroy tons of jobs, but it will create tons too. Like these.
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#AI not only destroys jobs, it creates new ones. These are examples of jobs that might exists in the near future.

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What the future of work will mean for jobs, skills, and wages | McKinsey & Company

What the future of work will mean for jobs, skills, and wages | McKinsey & Company | The New way of Work | Scoop.it
In an era marked by rapid advances in automation and artificial intelligence, new research assesses the jobs lost and jobs gained under different scenarios through 2030.
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Ok, it's a expectation, not a certainity.

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Work in the Age of Intelligent Machines – Financial Times –

How do you organise a society in which few people do anything economically productive?

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Intelligent machines will ultimately be able to perform most forms of current work better than people and at lower cost. 

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The robots are coming – for as many as 800 million jobs

The robots are coming – for as many as 800 million jobs | The New way of Work | Scoop.it
More than a fifth of the human workforce could be replaced by rising automation, says a new report.
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Although almost a year old, still relevant. Personally I think a fifth is too low, and it wiill be more like a third.

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Why Even AI-Powered Factories Will Have Jobs for Humans

Why Even AI-Powered Factories Will Have Jobs for Humans | The New way of Work | Scoop.it
The greatest gains come when machines and people work together.
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As Elon #Musk states: I've made a mistake to think that a factory can be fully automated. It takes humans. And of course, we already knew that.

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Workers of the world unite on distributed digital platforms | Aeon Essays

Workers of the world unite on distributed digital platforms | Aeon Essays | The New way of Work | Scoop.it
The distributed network has gobbled the hierarchical firm. Only by seizing the platform can workers avoid digital serfdom
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Network, blockchain based, platforms are the new corporates. With a lot of advantages for the working class people. Interesting essay by George Zarkadakis,  science writer, novelist and artificial intelligence engineer. 

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Destroy The Hierarchical Pyramid And Build A Powerful Network of Teams

Destroy The Hierarchical Pyramid And Build A Powerful Network of Teams | The New way of Work | Scoop.it
The second trend of our research to pioneering organizations is "a network of teams". Here are the pros, cons and ways to do it.

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Embrace a network of small autonomous teams.

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Why we should start taxing the robots that are taking human jobs

Why we should start taxing the robots that are taking human jobs | The New way of Work | Scoop.it
Tax policy favours machines over workers. Here's how to change it.
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It all stems from the fact that tax policies are designed to tax labour rather than capital. It creates unintended consequences when the labour is itself capital in the form of machines.

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The False Choice Between Automation and Jobs

The False Choice Between Automation and Jobs | The New way of Work | Scoop.it
The world needs productivity growth, and technology can provide it.
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The catch is that adopting new technologies will disrupt the world of work. No less significant than the jobs that will be displaced are the jobs that will change—and those that will be created.

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It's time to dispel the myths of automation

It's time to dispel the myths of automation | The New way of Work | Scoop.it
Whether it's costs, control issues or adoption speeds, automation is a lot less straightforward than we think.
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It is not just technological feasibility that influences automation. There is a much longer list of parameters, including costs and regulation, that need to be considered

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Will AI job-stealing robots lead to a human revolution?

Will AI job-stealing robots lead to a human revolution? | The New way of Work | Scoop.it
The rise of artificial intelligence threatens to eliminate jobs once considered impossible to automate.
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A white-collar revolution. Which should have more impact then the previous blue-collar revolutions. 

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Robots could start to replace teachers within 10 years

Robots could start to replace teachers within 10 years | The New way of Work | Scoop.it
Some experts have suggested that autonomous systems will replace human workers. Could AI also replace teachers?
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AI in every classroom

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Forces of change

Forces of change | The New way of Work | Scoop.it
Two powerful forces are shaping our workforces and workplaces: the growing adoption of artificial intelligence in the workplace and the expansion of the workforce to include both on- and off-balance-sheet talent. What does the future of work look like, and what are the implications for individuals, organizational leaders, and public institutions?
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Although what goes for the US doesn't mean automatically it also applies to Western Europe countries, the trend is inevitable. There is no lifetime job anywhere anymore, so it's better if everyone would have the skills to act and work as a freelancer.

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4 predictions for the future of work

4 predictions for the future of work | The New way of Work | Scoop.it
The CEO of freelancing website Upwork on managing artificial intelligence in the workforce and creating a more equitable future.
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To freelance or not? The future is freelancing!

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