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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

As AI has grown smarter, more and more people are wondering, "Is my job safe?"

This is such a growing question that there's even a website called, “Will Robots Take My Job?” With the website's name speaks for itself. You can look up a job title and see the its likelihood of AI-driven doom.

When we started looking up our own jobs with it, 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.

But, those with a higher percent chance of losing jobs to AI shouldn't panic just yet. Although this website makes you think more deeply about the jobs that can and can't be replaced, it's not perfect.

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[Podcast] Futuros trabajos y un nuevo Contrato Social

[Podcast] Futuros trabajos y un nuevo Contrato Social | Edumorfosis.Work | Scoop.it

En esta ocasión nuestra invitada es Liliana Arroyo, investigadora del Instituto de Innovación Social de Esade, y responsable del comité científico del evento Reshaping Work, que tendrá lugar en Barcelona los próximos días 26 y 27 de septiembre, organizado por la red Ouishare, y en el que se debatirá la necesidad de rediseñar el actual contrato social ante los cambios que está experimentando el mundo del trabajo

Liliana nos introduce el concepto de ‘contrato social’ para luego repasar las principales tendencias socio económicas que hacen necesaria una revisión en profundidad de ese contrato. Entre ellas, la creciente desigualdad de ingresos, la precariedad laboral, la brecha de género, las nuevas carreras profesionales y las plataformas digitales.

Terminamos nuestra conversación hablando de hacia dónde se debería orientar ese nuevo contrato social y sobre la urgencia de esta revisión, así como del papel que necesitan jugar los distintos agentes implicados.

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Automation, robots and the future of work

Automation, robots and the future of work | Edumorfosis.Work | Scoop.it

When even a self-described techno-optimist like Bill Gates calls for governments to establish a “robot tax” to slow down the pace of automation it’s clear that fears about how technology could wreck our working lives are reaching a peak.

The Microsoft founder is right to be worried.

Automation and digital disruption are predicted to wipe out up to 5 million Australian jobs by 2030 – 40 per cent of the jobs that exist today. Roles that involve little social interaction, creativity and low levels of mobility and dexterity are most likely to disappear.

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Robots won't take away all our jobs, MIT report finds

Robots won't take away all our jobs, MIT report finds | Edumorfosis.Work | Scoop.it

The report, from MIT's "Work of the Future" task force, examines the relationship between technology and work, drawing on research from more than 20 faculty members.

There's no doubt technology will impact jobs, but researchers say there is a larger concern when it comes to the future of work: Increasing inequality. And the impact of that inequality has given workers legitimate concerns about the role of technology in the future.

"Clearly, workers in general have not benefited from the technological progress we've experienced in this country nor the productivity growth we've experienced," said Liz Reynolds, executive director of the Work of the Future task force.

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El futuro del trabajo

El futuro del trabajo | Edumorfosis.Work | Scoop.it

El mundo del trabajo experimenta una profunda transformación. La globalización y la evolución tecnológica marcan nuevos caminos hacia la prosperidad, pero alteran las actuales formas de trabajo.

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Reimagining work for the Future of Work: From jobs to superjobs

Reimagining work for the Future of Work: From jobs to superjobs | Edumorfosis.Work | Scoop.it

Like the industrial machines, computers, and electronics that came before them, automation and cognitive computing have fundamentally changed how some jobs get done. That cycle will continue as technology keeps evolving. Instead of seeing this as a threat to humans and our livelihood, we should be thinking about how we can use it to our benefit. We have a real opportunity to reimagine how work gets done in a way that makes some jobs not only more productive but also more meaningful—changing them from jobs to superjobs.

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The Future of Work fits some employees and students to a 'T'

The Future of Work fits some employees and students to a 'T' | Edumorfosis.Work | Scoop.it

The metaphor of T-shaped was first dropped into the public realm in 1991 by David Guest in an editorial he wrote for The Independent. The term took on the force of nature when Tim Brown, CEO of the design firm IDEO, described it as the talent assessment he and his team use to find creatives. Basically, the vertical bar on the T represents the depth of skills and expertise in a single field. The horizontal bar signifies the ability to collaborate across disciplines and to apply knowledge in other areas of expertise. Depth and breadth, fit to a T.

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Remote Worker Isolation: Perception vs Reality

Remote Worker Isolation: Perception vs Reality | Edumorfosis.Work | Scoop.it

Isolation is one aspect of remote work that can have a negative impact on performance, even though some would argue that being alone is the point of working remotely -- to be able to isolate yourself for maximum focus.

But despite the potential benefits for the employee and the organization, remote work isn't for everyone all the time.

Managers must understand that the expectations of remote workers are different than those of in-office workers, especially if remote workers are feeling isolated. Perceived workplace isolation can lead to as much as a 21% drop in performance.

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Soft Skills are valuable currency in the modern world of employment

Soft Skills are valuable currency in the modern world of employment | Edumorfosis.Work | Scoop.it

With USA Today writing that automation could kill 73 million US jobs by 2030; Bruegel announcing that 54 percent of European jobs are at risk of computerisation; and Forbes noting that Mexico, Vietnam and Indonesia are most at risk of automation, the threat emerging technologies pose to global career stability is undeniable.

Ambitious Gen Z is preparing for this shift. An age group that’s perhaps more employment-focused than Milennials or other predecessors, Gen Z students are intent on securing lasting success post-graduation. But how can this be done in a market that changes so fast?

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California Senate passes bill to define more Gig Economy workers as employees

California Senate passes bill to define more Gig Economy workers as employees | Edumorfosis.Work | Scoop.it

The California State Senate voted on Tuesday to pass a bill that would make it much more difficult for companies like Uber and Lyft to classify workers as independent contractors rather than employees.

The bill, known as AB5, has garnered national attention, largely owing to the size of California’s workforce. Several Democratic presidential candidates have supported the measure, including U.S. Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Kamala Harris (D-CA).

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Generation X vs Y vs Z workplace edition

Generation X vs Y vs Z workplace edition | Edumorfosis.Work | Scoop.it

In Generation X vs Y vs Z Workplace Edition,we look at how the three generations have defined the modern work place. They each have their own professional attitudes and skill sets, so, how do they compare against the next generation?

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2019 hype cycle shows Cloud Office has hit mainstream adoption in Government Agencies

2019 hype cycle shows Cloud Office has hit mainstream adoption in Government Agencies | Edumorfosis.Work | Scoop.it

Cloud Office is the only technology to enter the Plateau of Productivity in the 2019 Gartner Hype Cycle for Digital Government Technology, according to Gartner, Inc. The Plateau of Productivity highlights technologies that are hitting mainstream adoption within organizations.

Cloud office penetration has passed 50% across organizations and adoption among government agencies in particular is growing strongly,” said Jeffrey Mann, research vice president at Gartner. “Cloud office has become an accepted cornerstone of most government agencies’ collaboration and communications infrastructure strategies.”

Government agencies are moving rapidly to adopt cloud-office platforms because of the desire to consolidate collaboration environments, reduce costs, redeploy IT staff, drive simplicity and provide more functionality to users more quickly. Cloud office makes the introduction of capabilities including everyday artificial intelligence (AI), mobile collaboration, collaborative content authoring and workstream collaboration part of the mainstream.

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Demand for four day week continues to rise

Demand for four day week continues to rise | Edumorfosis.Work | Scoop.it

With a recent report from Henley Business School highlighting that a shorter working week could add to businesses’ bottom lines through increased staff productivity and uplift in staff physical and mental health, a study from ADP (registration) has further emphasised these findings. ADP’s research claims almost two-thirds of UK workers (61 percent) would opt for a four day week at work if they had the choice.

However, respondents are split in terms of how this would impact their overall hours and pay, with almost half (45 percent) saying they would prefer to work four longer days to earn the same salary and 16 percent preferring standard hours at reduced pay overall. The remaining 39 percent would opt to continue to work regular hours.

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Bots, automation and workflow are primed to advance workplace collaboration

Bots, automation and workflow are primed to advance workplace collaboration | Edumorfosis.Work | Scoop.it

Despite the promise that technology will help improve productivity in the workplace, in practice it generally doesn't work that way. The employee experience has become increasingly fragmented, forcing people to work across a multitude of applications every day, constantly switching contexts and often becoming the human integration point in this messy picture.

In CCS Insight's recent survey of employees, almost 40% were frustrated with the amount of switching between applications and 46% felt there was inadequate integration between the work applications they use. Because of this, automation has become a major trend in the workplace technology market, particularly evidenced by the expansion of the robotic process automation (RPA) market, which has grown by about 60% over the past year.

However, while RPA focuses on organization-level processes, collaboration tools like Slack, Microsoft Teams and Workplace by Facebook are approaching the problem from an employee or team perspective, bringing automation to where people are working and allowing it to be personalized and customized to meet specific needs.

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5 ways Emerging Tech is revolutionising organisations

5 ways Emerging Tech is revolutionising organisations | Edumorfosis.Work | Scoop.it

From automation to chatbots, digital transformation is being embraced in innovative ways by business across both private and public sectors, several of which were highlighted at this week’s Disruption Summit Europe 2019. The London event explored the digital transformations needed for organisations to thrive.

A key focus of the conference was on how organisations can adopt new technologies and business innovations to be truly disruptive.

“It’s an undeniable fact that the businesses of today need to embrace change since the world around them is very dynamic and too many are too slow to react,” said Rob Prevett, Founder and CEO of D/RUSPTION.

If you’re hoping to be a disruptor and not disrupted, here are five trends we found that show how digital technology can be used by brands to succeed in a dynamic environment.

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[PDF] The Work of the Future: Shaping Technology and Institutions

[PDF] The Work of the Future: Shaping Technology and Institutions | Edumorfosis.Work | Scoop.it

Technological change has been reshaping human life and work for centuries. The mechanization that began with the Industrial Revolution enabled dramatic improvements in human health, well-being, and quality of life—not only in the developed countries of the West, but increasingly throughout the world. At the same time, economic and social disruptions often accompanied those changes, with painful and lasting results for workers, their families, and communities. Along the way, valuable skills, industries, and ways of life were lost. Ultimately new and unforeseen occupations, industries, and amenities took their place. But the benefits of these upheavals often took decades to arrive. And the eventual beneficiaries were not necessarily those who bore the initial costs.

 

The world now stands on the cusp of a technological revolution in artificial intelligence and robotics that may prove as transformative for economic growth and human potential as were electrification, mass production, and electronic telecommunications in their eras. New and emerging technologies will raise aggregate economic output and boost the wealth of nations. Will these developments enable people to attain higher living standards, better working conditions, greater economic security, and improved health and longevity? The answers to these questions are not predetermined. They depend upon the institutions, investments, and policies that we deploy to harness the opportunities and confront the challenges posed by this new era.

 

How can we move beyond unhelpful prognostications about the supposed end of work and toward insights that will enable policymakers, businesses, and people to better navigate the disruptions that are coming and underway? What lessons should we take from previous epochs of rapid technological change? How is it different this time? And how can we strengthen institutions, make investments, and forge policies to ensure that the labor market of the 21st century enables workers to contribute and succeed?

 

To help answer these questions, and to provide a framework for the Task Force’s efforts over the next year, this report examines several aspects of the interaction between work and technology. We begin in Section 1 by stating an underlying premise of our project: work is intrinsically valuable to individuals and to society as a whole, and we should seek to improve rather than eliminate it. The second section introduces the broader concerns that motivated the Task Force’s formation. Here we address a paradox: despite a decade of low unemployment and generally rising prosperity in the United States and industrialized countries, public discourse around the subject of technology and work is deeply pessimistic. We argue that this pessimism is neither misguided nor uninformed, but rather a reflection of a decades-long disconnect between rising productivity and stagnant incomes for the majority of workers.

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To build the workforce of the future, we need to revolutionize how we learn

To build the workforce of the future, we need to revolutionize how we learn | Edumorfosis.Work | Scoop.it

With the advent of massive open online courses (MOOCs) almost a decade ago, learning entered its own period of digital disruption. Digital Learning 1.0 (the age of the MOOCs) catalyzed the democratization of learning by providing digital access to content that had previously been limited to face-to-face. Coursera, Udemy and Udacity were the early pioneers in digitalizing content and making it accessible to millions around the world.

However, learning objectives have evolved. It’s no longer just about knowledge and access. Skills are the new currency. We can’t learn soft skills by merely watching videos and taking quizzes; instead, it’s time to move beyond those traditional approaches towards a new digital learning paradigm.

So what’s next? Here are four major trends that are defining that new paradigm: Digital Learning 2.0.

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The Future of Work: 5 important ways jobs will change in the 4th Industrial Revolution

The Future of Work: 5 important ways jobs will change in the 4th Industrial Revolution | Edumorfosis.Work | Scoop.it

In many respects, the future of work is already here. Amid the headlines exclaiming the predicted loss of jobs due to automation and other changes brought by artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning and autonomous systems, it’s clear that the way we work and live is transforming. This evolution can be unnerving. Since we know change is inevitable, let’s look at how work will likely change and some ideas for how to prepare for it.

At least 30% of the activities associated with the majority of occupations in the United States could be automated, which includes even knowledge tasks that were previously thought to be safe according to a McKinsey Global Institute report. This echoes what executives see as well and prompted Rick Jensen, Chief Talent Officer at Intuit to say, “The workforce is changing massively.” Here are just a few of the ways:

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10 survival skills for the great wide open office

10 survival skills for the great wide open office | Edumorfosis.Work | Scoop.it

Love it or hate it the open office concept remains at some organizations. I wrote about how to be a good neighbor in an open office environment last year in an effort to help workers trapped in such company-mandated situations to get along better, but even ensuring that everyone is on their best behavior won't alleviate the trials people face via lack of privacy, frequent distractions, and concentration issues.

I can attest that these environments can bring out problems people didn't even know they had—in my case, claustrophobia. Work-related conversations from people mere feet away make me feel like I'm in the trash compactor in "Star Wars," reducing my focus and productivity. Wearing headphones can be helpful, but then you miss out on work discussions, which can be of value, too.

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Why friendships among Remote Workers are crucial

Why friendships among Remote Workers are crucial | Edumorfosis.Work | Scoop.it

Times are changing, and in 2016, 43% of employees in the U.S. worked remotely in some capacity, up from 39% in 2012. This increase in remote working challenges managers and employees to develop a critical element of performance: engagement.

Shawna is a manager of remote workers. She talks about how her remote workers struggle to stay emotionally connected with the team and that they often feel distant. What Shawna describes is the essence of the challenge -- workplace isolation, a frequent and unfortunate byproduct of working remotely, and a major threat to engagement. It is the job of the manager to spot the indicators of workplace isolation and take steps to combat it.

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[PDF] Global Talent Trends 2019

[PDF] Global Talent Trends 2019 | Edumorfosis.Work | Scoop.it

Employers traditionally hold the position of power in the workplace: they decide where people work, at what cost, and how much information is shared. But this dynamic is changing.As technology empowers employees to share and access more information, employers are being held to a higher standard. Employees expect more transparency, flexibility, and accountability from the companies that hope to attract and retain them. In turn, companies need more from employees—not only their technical skills, but also their ability to think creatively, collaborate effectively, and adapt quickly. Both are embracing a more equal employer-employee relationship—not just because it looks good, but because it’s good for business. After interviewing company leaders, speaking with experts, and observing activity on the LinkedIn platform, we’ve identified the following four trends that demonstrate this emerging dynamic: soft skills, work flexibility, anti-harassment, and pay transparency. This report combines a survey of over 5,000 talent professionals in 35 countries with behavioral data from LinkedIn and useful advice to help companies take action on these trends.

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Automation to lead over 20 million Russian Workforce at risk of job loss by 2030

Automation to lead over 20 million Russian Workforce at risk of job loss by 2030 | Edumorfosis.Work | Scoop.it

According to a new research from the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA), almost half of the Russian workforce, over 20 million people, are at risk of losing their jobs to digitization and automation by 2030.

The study noted that workers in industries including 73 percent in hotels and restaurants, 60 percent in manufacturing, and 58 percent in agriculture are most at risk of being replaced by automation. Moreover, 57 percent in transportation and warehousing, 53 percent in retail trade and 51 percent in mining will lose their job.

In a statement, the research author Stephen Zemtsov says, “Part of the population won’t be able to retrain, learn new technologies, constantly compete with robots and continuously learn.”

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How a new ‘decentralized web’ will change the world of work

How a new ‘decentralized web’ will change the world of work | Edumorfosis.Work | Scoop.it

There’s a growing group of inspiring, intelligent and creative people from around the world who believe that the web has started to fail us – it’s not private and it’s no longer secure.

They don’t just think this, they are actively trying to create a new web – the decentralized web, known as DWeb. The premise is that control is taken from the large few and given to the many small, in the hopes of building a web that is more open, private, secure and fun.

Paul speaks to Wendy Hanamura, Director of Partnerships at The Internet Archive, and Event Producer for DWeb Camp, as she prepares for the four-day retreat, and asks what this all means for the world of work.

Follow the conversation as Wendy tells us more about the DWeb movement; explains why we need to reboot our relationship with technology; and describes what a new online world could, and should, look like.

Show notes, links and resources for this episode:

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Widespread adoption of Cloud Office is now well underway

Widespread adoption of Cloud Office is now well underway | Edumorfosis.Work | Scoop.it

Many businesses are implementing Google G Suite, Microsoft Office 365 or other cloud office initiatives. But, how do you determine when to move your collaboration and communications systems to the cloud? Jeffrey Mann , research vice president at Gartner, revealed the state of the cloud office and what to do about it.

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¿Por qué necesitamos un nuevo contrato social? Seis tendencias y una propuesta

¿Por qué necesitamos un nuevo contrato social? Seis tendencias y una propuesta | Edumorfosis.Work | Scoop.it

El cambio es la forma que tiene el futuro de invadir nuestras vidas. Apenas hace un año que di con la frase de Alvin Troffler, escritor y futurólogo estadounidense. En el primer momento me encantó, porque de repente explicaba el cambio como proceso, transmitiendo esa fluidez que tanto exigen nuestras vidas líquidas. Y de segundas me enojó, por ser una invitación a la pasividad, como si el futuro nos tuviera que coger sentadas. Nos aleja demasiado de la consciencia que el mañana se construye con las decisiones que tomamos – o dejamos de tomar – en este preciso instante. Y quizá es el momento de asumir socialmente esa máxima que el futuro, o lo construyes o te lo construyen.

En relación al futuro del trabajo, nos pasa algo similar. Resulta difícil imaginar cuál será nuestro horizonte laboral, o todavía más, el de nuestras criaturas. Se estima que el 60% de alumnos y alumnas que se sientan hoy en las aulas de primaria, trabajarán en profesiones que todavía no existen. Hay menores que empiezan a decir que de mayores quieren ser influencers o youtubers, aunque hay muchas resistencias a considerarlo una profesión como tal. ¿Qué hace que un trabajo sea un trabajo? ¿Cómo definimos una profesión y qué relación tiene con una trayectoria específica, progresiva y definida a lo largo del tiempo?

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US projects number of workers over 75 will double in next decade

US projects number of workers over 75 will double in next decade | Edumorfosis.Work | Scoop.it

Every year, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics releases projections on the prospects for the job market over the next 10 years. This year’s projections, released yesterday, find that over the next decade, the US workforce is likely to see a tsunami of elderly workers. The share of workers over the age of 75 is projected to grow from 1.8 million in 2018 to 3.7 million in 2028.

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