Irish education system needs ‘to wake up fast’ to cope with future AI workplace – leading futurist

Irish education system needs 'to wake up fast' to cope with future AI workplace - leading futurist

1 George Muir A top industry futurist has said that Ireland Inc and third level colleges here are "nowhere near ready" to cope with the digital revolution of business.

George Muir has spoken at conferences across Europe, Australia and the US on the future of the workplace, artificial intelligence (AI) ethics and how AI will impact our professional lives in the future.

Based in Sweden and a former futurist for IKEA, the Scottish guru spent time advising global software firm – and IDA client company – LiveTiles when they set up their new innovation centre in Sligo last year."AI and robotics […]

Whatever happened to all the jobs?

Whatever happened to all the jobs?

In the good old days of call centres, the revenues of Indian BPOs equalled the number of people they hired. Award winning journalist Goutam Das first book ‘Jobnomics’ on India’s unemployment crisis and what the future holds, could not have been more perfectly timed. The latest "unpublished" report by the National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) only confirms our worst fears, that there are not enough jobs going around, pushing young, educated youth to desperation. The anger of young people could well spell doom for the five-year-old Modi government, which is presenting its "vote-on-account", the last of its financial papers, […]

The robotic future of work is messy, fuzzy and uneven

The robotic future of work is messy, fuzzy and uneven

For nearly one hundred years, science fiction has warned of robotic takeovers and a dystopian societal collapse as pseudo-intelligent, autonomous devices discover that they have little need for humans. Videos from BostonDynamics seem designed to stoke such foreboding, at least for promotional effect. Although the prospect of rogue robots destroying their creators is remote for now, a burgeoning army of industrial robots is displacing workers in a growing number of occupations.

The extent of job losses and their long-term implications on the labor market are topics of hot debate. A recent Brookings Institute study , for example, estimates that several […]

Automation threatens a quarter United States jobs by 2030

Automation threatens a quarter United States jobs by 2030

For many sectors of the USA economy, the future of work is automation. Though the United States is in the middle of its second-longest expansion in history, and jobs data suggest that the economy remains healthy, many business leaders and economists have suggested in surveys that the United States could slip into a recession in 2020. "Similarly, the productivity and wage gains brought by automation can result in workers having more disposable income, which increases consumption and hence employment in other industries".

But with new advances in artificial intelligence, it’s not just industrial and warehouse robots that will alter the […]

Automation poses threat to Irish jobs, new survey finds

Automation poses threat to Irish jobs, new survey finds

I, robot: A customer, right, looks at a Kokoro Company humanoid robot at the reception desk of Henn na Hotel, in Nagasaki, Japan Three out of four Irish people think automation and robots will cause unemployment, a new survey claims.

However, the iReach poll also says that most people believe robots will be good for the economy, estimating that the jobs under threat may exclude their own. The poll of 1,000 people found that just 16pc see "no threat" to employment in Ireland as advances are made in technology.

And 76pc of Irish people believe that job automation will contribute to […]

How can you prepare for the future of work? The answer is not “learn to code.”

How can you prepare for the future of work? The answer is not “learn to code.”

Cover of Ellen Shell’s new book The Job. On the latest episode of Recode Decode , journalist and Boston University professor Ellen Shell joined Recode’s Kara Swisher in studio to talk about her latest book, The Job: Work and Its Future in a Time of Radical Change .

Shell explained why some of the conventional wisdom about the future of work is misguided and offered pragmatic advice for people entering an increasingly automated job market. She warned that the most at-risk jobs are “mid-skill” ones that are expensive for employers, which includes most software developers.

“It’s not necessarily the low-level routine […]

Automation is a bigger threat, depending on race, education and where you live, among other factors

Automation is a bigger threat, depending on race, education and where you live, among other factors

Is a robot coming for your job?

That is more likely for Californians who work in Riverside, San Bernardino, Merced or Modesto, according to a report released Thursday by the Brookings Institution. Those who live in San Francisco or San Jose have a better chance of weathering a coming onslaught of automation and artificial intelligence.

The new study by the Washington think tank suggests that intelligent machines may well take over many more tasks from humans in the future. But it forecasts dramatic differences among cities, occupations, ethnic and racial groups, educational levels and age groups.“California turns out to have super-stark […]

Endangered by Automation? Race and Education Are Factors

Endangered by Automation? Race and Education Are Factors

When it comes to robots taking human jobs, where you live, your race and education level matter. The likelihood of low- and mid-skill jobs being automated is increasing, according to a new study. Shutterstock/Pressmaster

(TNS) — Is a robot coming for your job?

That is more likely for Californians who work in Riverside, San Bernardino, Merced or Modesto, according to a report released Thursday by the Brookings Institution. Those who live in San Francisco or San Jose have a better chance of weathering a coming onslaught of automation and artificial intelligence.The new study by the Washington think tank suggests that intelligent […]

A good time to replace human workers with robots? When the next recession comes.

A good time to replace human workers with robots? When the next recession comes.

A robot named Marty cleans the floors at a Giant grocery story in Harrisburg, Pa., Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. On Monday, the Carlisle-based Giant Food Stores announced new robotic assistants will be arriving at all 172 Giant stores by the middle of this year. The chain’s parent company says it plans to eventually deploy the robots to nearly 500 stores. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) Matt Rourke / AP Robots’ infiltration of the workforce doesn’t happen gradually, at the pace of technology. It happens in surges, when companies are given strong incentives to tackle the difficult task of automation.

Typically, those incentives […]

Automation is a bigger threat, depending on race, education and where you live, among other factors

Automation is a bigger threat, depending on race, education and where you live, among other factors

Is a robot coming for your job?

That is more likely for Californians who work in Riverside, San Bernardino, Merced or Modesto, according to a report released Thursday by the Brookings Institution. Those who live in San Francisco or San Jose have a better chance of weathering a coming onslaught of automation and artificial intelligence.

The new study by the Washington think tank suggests that intelligent machines may well take over many more tasks from humans in the future. But it forecasts dramatic differences among cities, occupations, ethnic and racial groups, educational levels and age groups."California turns out to have super-stark […]