3 Reasons Why a University Degree is a Mere Waste of Money and Time

3 Reasons Why a University Degree is a Mere Waste of Money and Time

Why a University Degree Is A Waste of Money In The Modern Age A destitute man trudges along a street in the Zimbabwean capital Harare, pulling a home-made cart loaded with scrap metal to sell. He is a university graduate. 32-year-old Hillary Mbedzi(not real name) holds a degree in Sociology, but eight years after he graduated, he still has no formal job. “My degree is just a worthless paper. It has not helped me to find employment,” Mbedzi says.

Growing up in Zimbabwe, one of the biggest lessons you are taught by your parents is to go to school, take […]

The macroeconomic effects of automation and the role of COVID-19 in reinforcing their dynamics

The macroeconomic effects of automation and the role of COVID-19 in reinforcing their dynamics

Over the last decade, automation has increasingly been adopted as a full substitution of capital for labour—as opposed to a standard form of labour-augmenting technological change. Figure 1 illustrates this trend, charting the stock of operative industrial robots worldwide over time, based on International Federation of Robotics data (IFR 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019). The number of industrial robots increased by factor of three over the course of a decade, rising from a little over one million operative units in 2010 to a projected 3.15 million units in 2020. Over the same time, robots reportedly became capable of substituting for, […]

Michael Crow: crisis should herald cooperation and differentiation

Michael Crow: crisis should herald cooperation and differentiation

The coronavirus pandemic has caused widespread disruption to higher education across the globe. But for Michael Crow, regarded as one of the most reform-minded university presidents in the US, it is just one of many shocks that the sector must come to terms with.

“Covid is just a sign of global complexity, a sign of global interconnectedness,” said Professor Crow, president of Arizona State University , which will next month be hosting a virtual conference on online education with Times Higher Education as a partner. “It’s a shock, a negative shock, but there are also other shocks that will be […]

Obs automation

Obs automation

If any of the above OBs can be simulated then please send me any example of that OB in ladder logic and its det Nov 01, 2018 · Published on Nov 1, 2018. Features of the software include device/source capture, recording, encoding and broadcasting. DIY Observatories. Get relevant & targeted content posted to your channels according to your own needs and settings. 6,959 Automation Technician jobs available on Indeed. To create OBS stream overlays, use the OBS overlay maker to customise the template you’ve chosen. –collection "name" Start with given scene collection. ACP is not a "black box". We […]

‘Don’t rush into IR4.0, lest more will be jobless’

‘Don’t rush into IR4.0, lest more will be jobless’

Pix for representational purpose only. PETALING JAYA: A rush by industries to embrace technology and automation may be detrimental to employment prospects for Malaysians, according to an academic.

Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia principal research fellow Prof Datuk Dr Teo Kok Seong said the Covid-19 pandemic has already posed a major threat to employment in the country.

He said if industries embrace the fourth industrial revolution (IR4.0) too soon, a lot more people will lose their jobs, exacerbating the unemployment problem.“We should not rush into adopting artificial intelligence (AI) and automation at the expense of employees,” he told theSun yesterday.In any case, Malaysia […]

A New Age of Feudalism for the Working Class?

A New Age of Feudalism for the Working Class?

In the past, fears of job losses from automation were often overstated. Technological progress eliminated some jobs but created others, and often better-paying ones. In the early days of the high-tech revolution, many of the pioneering firms—such as Hewlett-Packard, Intel, and IBM—were widely praised for treating their lower-level workers as part of the company and deserving of opportunities for advancement, as well as benefits including health insurance and a pension.

The labor policies of the newer generation of tech giants tend to be vastly different. Firms like Tesla have been sued for failing to pay contract workers the legally mandated […]

Why Our Economy May Be Headed for a Decade of Depression

Why Our Economy May Be Headed for a Decade of Depression

The worst is yet to come? Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images In September 2006, Nouriel Roubini told the International Monetary Fund what it didn’t want to hear. Standing before an audience of economists at the organization’s headquarters, the New York University professor warned that the U.S. housing market would soon collapse — and, quite possibly, bring the global financial system down with it. Real-estate values had been propped up by unsustainably shady lending practices, Roubini explained. Once those prices came back to earth, millions of underwater homeowners would default on their mortgages, trillions of dollars worth of mortgage-backed securities would […]

When machines think for us: consequences for work and place

When machines think for us: consequences for work and place

The one sure way not to forecast the impact of artificial-intelligence technologies is technological determinism. Judith Clifton Will artificial intelligence affect how and where we work? To what extent is AI already fundamentally reshaping our relationship to work? Over the last decade, there has been a boom in academic papers, consultancy reports and news articles about these possible effects of AI—creating both utopian and dystopian visions of the future workplace. Despite this proliferation, AI remains an enigma, a newly emerging technology, and its rate of adoption and implications for the structure of work are still only beginning to be […]

Automation Part 3: A New Age Of Work

Automation Part 3: A New Age Of Work

In this final part of Silicon UK’s look at automation, we consider what the future holds for all enterprises. What should your business’s automation roadmap look like?

There is little doubt that automation will have a profound and lasting impact on many businesses. According to research commissioned by Expleo , 39% of employed adults agreed that technology enables them to work faster. In comparison, nearly a third (32%) stated that “greater access to information” has improved their working lives.

Automation has often been portrayed in a negative light with mass job losses often cited as the primary result of more automation. […]

Automation: In Focus

Automation: In Focus

Marcos Kauffman is currently the Director at the Institute of Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering (AME) – Coventry University Institute for Future Transport and Cities, Intellectual Property Strategy Director at Next Seti International.

Marcos joined the Institute for Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering (AME) at Coventry University in 2016 as Innovation and Digital Director. In 2019 Marcos has taken the position of Director of the AME, a unique partnership between Coventry University and Unipart Manufacturing which was formed in late 2013 with the objective of bringing together business, research and education to accelerate the development of industry-ready graduates and commercialisation of new […]