Technology upped in Daniel Pienaar classroom

Technology upped in Daniel Pienaar classroom

Bernd Schaberg, head of production planning at Volkswagen Group Africa, and Daniel Pienaar Technical High School principal Kola du Toit show the newly installed automation cell during the official handover OFFICIAL HANDOVER:
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The nature of work is evolving rapidly, with many traditional jobs being automated or augmented by technology.
To equip the next generation with the skills they need to thrive in the digital age, technology and automation needs to be introduced in the classroom.Daniel Pienaar Technical High School in Kariega typifies this transition to technology, and the inclusion of automation and robotics.Supporting the school in its […]

Educational Seminar on AI Highlights Future Career Prospects for Students

A significant educational seminar titled “Artificial Intelligence: Serving Human Thought” took place on Friday, May 17, 2024, at 11:00 a.m. The event was hosted at the Conference Center of the Sacred Metropolis in Melissatika, under the auspices of the Secondary Education Directorate of Magnesia in collaboration with Education Consultants in Natural Sciences Konstantinos Panagiotou and Evangelos Diakoumis, and the University of Thessaly.

18 students from the 1st Gymnasium attended the seminar, mostly from the school’s robotics team, the 1st Gym Robotics Team. Faculty members including Deputy Directors Euthalia Sakkelariadou and Athina Panigyritziglou were also present. Their participation aimed to […]

Bill Sniffin: 2024 Graduates Ask ‘What Is Going To Happen To Me?’

Bill Sniffin: 2024 Graduates Ask ‘What Is Going To Happen To Me?’

Sniffin mug shot 10 3 22 v2 Has there ever been a crazier time to be a graduate than this year?

This message is for graduates from the University of Wyoming, the state’s seven community colleges, Wyoming Catholic College and all the high schools in the state from Evanston to Newcastle, Powell to Cheyenne and every else between.

Each year, I write a column offering my advice to high school and college graduates. Usually, it is easy. Work hard. Find mentors. Be honest. Don’t take your cellphone to job interviews. You know, all the same old stuff.But this year, we have […]

Rytech completes new Smart Factory in Jackson

Rytech completes new Smart Factory in Jackson

Rytec’s new Smart Factory in Jackson features advanced automation technology to produce high-performance doors. JACKSON — Rytech Corporation announced this week that they have built a new state-of-the-art Smart Factory in the village.

According to the release, the Rytech Smart Factory is the company’s most significant investment in both people and equipment in its 38year history, and the facility will allow for Rytech to gain tighter control over their supply chain while improving quality and increasing throughput in its high-performance door manufacturing facility.

"Our investment in this technology is a direct response to our continuing commitment to better support our customers […]

How Operational Inefficiencies Are Costing You Opportunities And Profits – Week 2

Today, there is no technology moving into the mainstream faster than artificial intelligence (AI). The ease of implementation and access to both the technology and the underlying large language…

United States Technology Asset Identification and Tracking; AI for Branding, Marketing and Agency Operations

Today, there is no technology moving into the mainstream faster than artificial intelligence (AI). The ease of implementation and access to both the technology and the underlying large language models (LLMs) are seemingly everywhere.An untrained workforce should be worried.A trained workforce will be happy that there are now tools available to help them get back to the […]

Singh emphasizes human centric approach

Singh emphasizes human centric approach

Employment Minister Agni Deo Singh stresses the importance of maintaining the human element in the rapidly evolving landscape of automation and Artificial Intelligence (AI).

While opening the 2024 Fiji Human Resources Institute Convention in Nadi, Singh highlights the dual forces of digitalization and sustainability that are reshaping economies and the job market.

He states that while automation and AI offer tremendous opportunities for efficiency and productivity, the Human Resources department must not lose sight of the human element.Singh emphasizes that as digital tools and platforms increasingly enable employees to perform tasks more efficiently, it is essential to leverage these advancements to […]

The Resilience of Human Jobs in an AI Dominated Future

The Resilience of Human Jobs in an AI Dominated Future

Experts Address the Complexity of AI’s Impact on Employment

Despite the rapid advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AI), economists like Dr. Luo Jiacong assert that AI cannot fully replace human capabilities. Certain tasks still require the human touch. This becomes especially evident when reflecting upon the progress AI has made since its inception in the 1950s. Although originally confined to manufacturing processes, AI has now permeated many service industry roles that were traditionally human-to-human interactions.

In countries with advanced economies, a significant portion of the workforce is employed in the service sector; for instance, Hong Kong’s service industry accounts for over […]

Harnessing Technology: Why efficiency in BPO may lead to more jobs, not fewer

Harnessing Technology: Why efficiency in BPO may lead to more jobs, not fewer

In a rapidly evolving digital landscape, the Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) sector is at the forefront of technological innovation and economic debate. As concerns grow about job losses from technological advancements like artificial intelligence (AI) and automation, Jevons Paradox provides a unique viewpoint. This paradox suggests that increases in efficiency from technology can actually lead to more resource use, not less, due to increased demand.

First introduced by William Stanley Jevons in the 19th century, Jevons Paradox observed that technological improvements in coal use efficiency led to increased coal consumption across industries, not a decrease. The core idea of the […]

The effects of automation in the apparel and footwear industries and their gender dimensions: Indonesia case study

The effects of automation in the apparel and footwear industries and their gender dimensions: Indonesia case study

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Research Paper No.20 Publication details Date 15 May 2024 Files for download PDF 642.89 KB This paper addresses the drivers of and limitations to automation and technological upgrading in the apparel and footwear industries and their effects on men’s and women’s employment, quality of work and patterns of gender segregation. We do so through case studies of two apparel and […]

Robots, Tools, and Jobs: Evidence from Brazilian Labor Markets

Robots, Tools, and Jobs: Evidence from Brazilian Labor Markets

Technological progress has drastically reduced the cost of automation, making it increasingly affordable to firms. For example, between 1995 and 2016, the price of industrial robots in Brazil decreased by 40 percent. This affordability has led to a surge in the adoption of robots in various industries. However, this trend has caused concern among economists and policymakers due to a growing body of evidence suggesting that automation may lead to job losses.

Nevertheless, technological progress has not only decreased the cost of labor‐​replacing machines, such as robots, but also has caused a rapid decrease in the cost of labor‐​complementing machines, […]