Economic Visionary James Boggs Turns 100

Economic Visionary James Boggs Turns 100

James and Grace Lee Boggs Celebrating the life of a hero form working-class Detroit.

J ames Boggs was an African American autoworker, working on the factory line at Detroit’s Chrysler-Jefferson plant from 1940 to 1968—28 years.

That might conjure up particular images of a post-war, rust belt factory worker. Probably a union man.And Boggs was a labor activist, but he wasn’t what you might call an ‘average’ worker.Rather, he was a revolutionary, a writer, and a theorist. He was a contemporary philosopher; a thinking human who cared about his community.And he believed—rather, he knew —you are all those things, […]

The Impact of Developing Innovations in Artificial Intelligence and Robotics

The Impact of Developing Innovations in Artificial Intelligence and Robotics

In the coming couple of decades, our world will experience numerous progressions and will be very unique in relation to what it is today. One critical factor that affects and changes different parts of regular day to day existence is the fast advancement of artificial intelligence and robotics technology industry.

Researchers, industry experts and conventional individuals express contradicting perspectives about the potential results of the dynamic AI and robotics development. Furthermore, if some believes that brilliant innovations have endless power and tremendous advantages, others are frightened of the conceivable “rise of the machines” and the annihilation of mankind.

The most cynical […]

Watch: Robot Overlord Takeover Isn’t Inevitable

Watch: Robot Overlord Takeover Isn’t Inevitable

Watch: Robot Overlord Takeover Isn’t Inevitable

“Ask Barbara Streisand why she had a beloved dog cloned at great expense. She didn’t buy a robot dog.” G. Pascal Zachary at TFNW 2019 (Sam Gehrke) G. Pascal Zachary, former WW and Wall Street Journal reporter, says everyone needs to calm down. Robots aren’t going to take over the world.

During an at times humorous and wide-ranging talk at TechfestNW in April, Zachary, currently a professor of practice at the Arizona State University and the author of Endless Frontier: Vannevar Bush, Engineer of the American Century , theorized about how humans will adapt to […]

Are Humans and Machines at War?

Are Humans and Machines at War?

Follow @pisackson Peter Isackson is an author, media producer and chief visionary officer of Fair Observer Training Academy. Educated at UCLA and Oxford University, he …. Read more With robots and artificial intelligence destined to take over the economy, does anyone have an idea of how a truce might end the war between man and machine?

Wired features an article with the title, “Inside the Amazon Warehouse Where Humans and Machines Become One.” The author, Matt Simon, reveals in careful detail how Amazon’s robotic factories work today, as seen from the point of view of a human operative. […]

How Emerging Technologies Are Changing the Future of Work

How Emerging Technologies Are Changing the Future of Work

Imagine your workplace ten years from now. Chances are it’ll be very different from today thanks to fast-evolving technologies that are changing the nature of work, the dynamics of the workforce, and the notion of the workplace.

To stay relevant and competitive, you need to understand the impact of emerging technologies on the future of work. You must incorporate these innovations strategically to attract the right talent, increase efficiencies, and improve the bottom line. How the Future Of Work Will Change

Emerging technologies will impact the future of work in these major categories: The Nature Of Work Technologies […]

Don’t fall into the AI doomsday trap

Don’t fall into the AI doomsday trap

If you’re one of the many who see a dark future where the honest working man is replaced by mindless structures of automated metal, where technology has become so advanced that it is no longer under our control, and where the human race is overpowered by evil robots programmed to take over the world, 1) I envy your imagination, and 2) you should probably stop listening to people like Elon Musk. Musk, arguably one of the most highly revered tech-minds of our time, told the National Governors Association in July 2017, ¨There certainly will be job disruption. Because what’s […]

What Automation Means for the Gender Gap

What Automation Means for the Gender Gap

skynesher/Getty Images Within the next decade, rapid advances in artificial intelligence and automation will radically upend the labor market, replacing millions of jobs with new occupations that will require new technical skills. For women, the challenge is especially acute, because they will still face all the usual obstacles to gender parity at work.

BERKELEY – Recent trends, and the broader history of technological change, indicate that automation will usher in major shifts in labor markets over the next decade, displacing millions of workers but also creating millions of new jobs that require new skills. The McKinsey Global Institute, having documented […]

Advancing the Debate on Taxing Robots

Advancing the Debate on Taxing Robots

Ryan Abbott on left, moderator Gideon Lichfield, and Ryan Avert on right When Bill Gates proposed a couple of years ago that robots taking human jobs should be taxed, I confess that I wondered if Gates was as intelligent as I always thought he was. It seemed a somewhat nutty idea. Why should we tax something that leads to productivity—something our economy desperately needs? And what the heck is a robot anyway in the era of robotic process automation (RPA) and automation software of many other stripes?

The idea seemed so farfetched that I didn’t really take it seriously, but […]

Automation, teen pregnancies affect women’s lifelong earning potential

Automation, teen pregnancies affect women's lifelong earning potential

The automation of work and early pregnancy are most likely to impact a woman’s lifetime earning potential, according to recent reports on women’s health and welfare. Rising economies in Asia could be most affected. Indien Frau mit Baby arbeitet in einer Spinnerei (Imago/Robertharding) Delegates at the recently concluded Women Deliver Conference, the world’s largest gathering for gender equality, concluded that teen pregnancies and automation of work processes were two major reasons why women would earn much lesser than their educated or male counterparts throughout their lives.

The McKinsey Global Institute, which presented a study at the conference, analyzed job patterns […]

Will robots send unemployment soaring?

Will robots send unemployment soaring?

Australia is challenged by a worsening skills shortage that requires an urgent response Australia is challenged by a worsening skills shortage that requires an urgent response from business leaders, according to new research from Deloitte Access Economics.

Deloitte partner David Rumbens is the lead author of the report The path to prosperity: Why the future of work is human , the latest research in the firm’s Building the Lucky Country series .

Rumbens said contrary to the beliefs of many, we don’t face a “dystopian future of rising unemployment, aimless career paths and empty offices”.“Yes, technology is driving change in the […]