Tech Tip: What Your Business Can Gain from AI

Tech Tip: What Your Business Can Gain from AI

While many fear Artificial Intelligence, its applications can let your employees do less rote work in the office. Photo by Tara Winstead. Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a major topic lately, whether it’s the subject of new chatbots capable of generating text or making art that can compete with even the most skilled of artists or about the prospect of what surprises future chatbots might bring. AI is commonly targeted as a culprit in stealing jobs, as well, and with these applications becoming more sophisticated over time, it’s no wonder people aren’t sure how to react to these developments.

However, AI […]

‘The job is not human’: UK retail warehouse staff describe gruelling work

‘The job is not human’: UK retail warehouse staff describe gruelling work

As Amazon workers strike for first time, TUC says rapid home delivery relies on labour that is monitored, repetitive and demanding Workers in an Amazon distribution centre in the Netherlands. This week’s strike at an Amazon depot in Coventry is throwing the spotlight on to a hidden army of workers in the UK’s retail sector, many of whom face “particularly gruelling” conditions, according to recent research commissioned by the TUC.

Five academics at the Centre for Research on Employment and Work (Crew) at the University of Greenwich analysed data about the retail workforce during and after the Covid pandemic, and […]

Why it is now vital to use digital skilling to transform workplaces

Why it is now vital to use digital skilling to transform workplaces

Here’s why it is now vital to use digital skilling to transform workplaces. By India Today Web Desk : As businesses across the world strive to match the evolving consumer needs in recent times, we’re witnessing accelerated tech adoption, cutting across all functions and industries. Intelligent automation is revolutionising the way businesses operate rapidly.

From performing simple tasks like data entry to advanced analytics and supply chain management, automation technologies and artificial intelligence are transforming the way we work and are opening up new avenues for business excellence.

In the coming years, we’ll see humans working in a highly digitized work […]

Value Village: a profit-driven corporation doing more harm than good in the Niagara Region

Value Village: a profit-driven corporation doing more harm than good in the Niagara Region

Photo by: Charlie Martin

Valentina Guerra

As if there weren’t enough reasons already to boycott Value Village, the for-profit second-hand clothing corporation has begun introducing self-checkout machines across stores in Canada .Most recently, while visiting the Welland Value Village location on Seaway Drive, the store had been renovated to include several self-checkout machines, while only leaving two worker-operated checkouts open behind the machines.Seeing the expansion of unethical profit avenues that Value Village has adopted in the past few years, such as opening expensive boutiques in Toronto and making second-hand clothes unaffordable for those who need them most, truly should be […]

Exploring the Impact of AI on the Global Economy

Exploring the Impact of AI on the Global Economy

Introduction

The integration of Artificial Intelligence (AI) into the global economy has been one of the most influential technological advancements of the past decade. AI is being used to automate processes, improve production efficiency, and ultimately increase productivity in a variety of industries. AI-driven systems are also being utilized to develop solutions for complex problems and drive innovations across sectors. As a result, AI is having an increasingly significant impact on the global economy.

This article will explore the various benefits and risks of AI adoption in the global economy, as well as the opportunities for job creation with AI […]

How Is 3D Printing Changing Manufacturing?

How Is 3D Printing Changing Manufacturing?

Business

3DPX is a 3D printing company making thousands of different parts each year out of plastic and metal. It’s called additive manufacturing. When you think of manufacturing you probably envision buildings with machines that are huge. But in this nondescript Chicago storefront a revolution is transforming the American factory — with very different kinds of machines.

3DPX is a 3D printing company making thousands of different parts each year out of plastic and metal. It’s called additive manufacturing, and 3D printing is the main technology.CEO of 3DPX Chris Martinez gave us a tour of his company, their machines, and their […]

Robotics and automation will create jobs, specialists reveal

Robotics and automation will create jobs, specialists reveal

By Benjamin Brits

At a media round table event held recently, the adoption of robotics and levels of automation were addressed by executives of Yaskawa South Africa and Europe.

Hosting the event was Andrew Crackett – managing director of Yaskawa Robotics Southern Africa, Marcus Mead – managing director of Yaskawa Robotics Division Europe and Bruno Schnekenburger – president and chief executive officer of Yaskawa Europe, who aimed to offer several insights around global trends and how successful models could be replicated in Africa in the deployment of robotics and automation.For most people – in business and the consumer environment, the […]

First Jobs Can Provide Lifelong Lessons

First Jobs Can Provide Lifelong Lessons

What was your very first job?

My buddy Barry Richard and I have made our careers thanks to the people’s airwaves. We were talking about work when I asked the question, what was your first job?

Barry laughed. He said he was 15 years old and needed to start making his own money, so he applied at a local farm that raised chickens.The farmer asked Barry if he’s ever had any experience working on a farm, and without hesitation, Barry nodded his head to the farmer.I remember giving the same unequivocal nod when asked.And so Barry’s journey began. His first job […]

Logistics Automation: Building the Warehouse of the Future

Logistics Automation: Building the Warehouse of the Future

Retailers and e-commerce platforms are still struggling with significant labor shortages and supply chain disruptions. With companies exploring ways to streamline operations in this challenging environment, the need for logistics automation has never been greater and 2022 proved to be a record-breaking year for the robotics industry . We remain optimistic about the potential for this trend to continue – and even accelerate – as only 20% of an estimated 20,000 warehouses in the United States are currently leveraging any type of automation solutions. The stained consumer shift to e-commerce and the extremely tight labor market are key drivers […]

The good and bad of Colorado’s economy: Tech, aerospace companies coming to state, other firms laying off workers

The good and bad of Colorado’s economy: Tech, aerospace companies coming to state, other firms laying off workers

LOUISVILLE, CO – NOVEMBER 16: Colorado Governor Jared Polis, right, speaks to employees at AMP RoboticÕs new headquarters on November 16, 2022 in Louisville, Colorado. AMP RoboticsÕ new headquarters are located in Louisville at 1875 Taylor Avenue. Dr. Matanya Horowitz, AMPÕs founder and CEO, gave Governor Jared Polis a tour of the new, nearly 84,000-square-foot facility, which houses AMP’s R&D functions, including an advanced engineering laboratory, as well as their manufacturing and production operations. AMP applies AI-powered automation to economically and sustainably improve global recycling systems. AMP Robotics Corp, AMP, is a pioneer in artificial intelligence and robotics for […]