Futureproof: 9 Rules for Humans in the Age of Automation- Book Review
· Follow 6 min read·6 hours ago Kevin Roose, author of Futureproof, is a columnist and podcast producer for the New York Times and best selling author of three books including Futureproof. According to The New York Times, Roose has covered technology and innovation for more than a decade and still continues to share his thoughts on the technologies that influence our lives, culture, and society (NYT, 2023).Futureproof, in simple terms, is the survival guide of living with new technologies and how to compete […]
Economic globalization has made little impact on U.S. immigration policy in recent decades. The United States has not expanded its low green card caps since 1990, and now it ranks in the bottom third of wealthy countries for its foreign‐born share of the population.
Blaming immigrant labor force growth for sluggish wage growth is misplaced when—despite immigration—total labor force growth has continuously declined for decades.
Globalization and automation are not removing the need for immigrant workers to fill niches created by declining U.S. labor force growth. Instead, immigrants are playing pivotal roles in making trade and technological […]
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File this one under inevitable but hilarious. Mechanical Turk is a service that from its earliest days seemed to invite shenanigans, and indeed researchers show that nearly half of its “turkers” appear to be using AI to do tasks that were specifically intended to be done by humans because AI couldn’t. We’ve closed the loop on this one; great job everybody!
Amazon’s Mechanical Turk let users divide simple tasks into any number of small subtasks that take only a few seconds to do, and which pay pennies — but dedicated piecemeal workers would perform thousands […]
For the better part of the last 15 years, I’ve worked in what some might call the "real economy." In the digital print production industry, I’ve worked in warehouses and neighborhoods that reflected the ill effects of modern economic policy. I’ve seen manufacturing hubs stripped of economic vitality, workers struggling to meet basic needs, and the growing gap between those with college degrees and those without.
Most of the workers I’ve met over the years were hard working and doing the best they could with the skills they had. They deserved to be dealt a fair economic hand in exchange […]
Artificial Intelligence has taken the place of many human operating tasks. According to experts, Artificial Intelligence could one day replace human workers in four key industries.
According to the news reported by CNN, Peter Bergen says that experts have speculated AI will replace humans in fields such as insurance, underwriting and manufacturing, customer service, and other areas.
In addition, Bergen has expressed his concern that AI may overtake writers. “For the past several days, I have been hearing about the AI chatbot and ChatGPT. Users of the tool claim to be able to write coherent essays and op-eds in seconds”, […]
Robot Prosper Insights & Analytics Robots and automation are not "taking jobs" in this latest economic downturn but are instead doing the work that few people want to do — from weeding fields to cleaning floors to stacking boxes. And automation is helping in much more sophisticated ways as well, such as helping doctors make faster and more accurate diagnoses, or banks to spot fraud, or unsnarling supply chain logistics.
In this interview, we speak with Kevin Dunlap, managing partner at Calibrate Ventures , about the future of robotics and automation, why companies need to automate to survive bumpy economic […]
From the 1940s to the 1970s, much of the US intelligentsia was transfixed by the notion that technology would in short order largely eliminate manual work. (Yuichiro Chino / Getty Images) The following review of Jason Resnikoff’s Labor’s End: How the Promise of Automation Degraded Work (University of Illinois Press, 2021) is reproduced from our sister publication Catalyst Review , which features weekly commentary on important scholarly work. The threat that automation is in the process of destroying large numbers of jobs has been much discussed recently. Sober think tanks such as the Brookings Institution and the McKinsey Global […]
Twin Falls Grows But Loses Ground Against Other Idaho Cities Twin Falls may be growing by leaps and bounds but hasn’t gained any ground when it comes to Idaho’s largest cities. In fact, the hub of the Magic Valley slipped a rung over the last two decades. From number seven to number eight. The city had a population of just over 35,000 in 2001 and now the Census Bureau explains the number of people who call the city home is just under 54,000. Still Lagging Some Neighbors
Twin Falls appears to be growing at a faster rate than Pocatello […]
The recall effort being mounted against 3 Richland School Board members is not that unusual if you consider some of the more ‘interesting’ events in RSD history. RSD has seen more liberal, progressive education than the rest of Tri-Cities
I am a Tri-City native, my parents moved here from Bellevue, WA in August 1966 when I was 3 years old. I went through the RSD and while I did get a solid education, the time was not without controversy. Progressive Education SPI elected.
In 1972 my dad worked as a local campaign officer for OSPI Candidate James S. Moore, […]
Up until a few years ago, obtaining your undergraduate degree was a pass to the vast world of employment. Unfortunately, a higher education certificate might not take you that far nowadays.
Upskilling – the evolution of a person’s abilities and career path – has become a buzzword in today’s job ambience. Both employees and employers have begun looking at ways to maximise the available opportunities and minimise skills gaps. The world of work is changing at the speed of light, and you need to be able to adapt to it, otherwise you’ll fall behind. Here is how to stay […]