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Expert Argues that Fears of Automation are Overblown

For many people, the word “automation” conjures up dystopian scenes of humans versus machines. A future in which people set aside our differences to oppose the sleek, metallic products of our own engineering. Few but growth-minded business types get a warm-and-fuzzy feeling of optimism when the word “automation” comes up. And for good reason. There’s …

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Exploring health and well-being in 2019

The impact of technology disruptions is having a significant impact on Ireland’s business leaders Awareness of mental health and well-being has never been higher on the agenda for Irish businesses. More high-profile public figures, including business leaders, have begun to speak out about the mental health struggles they have faced, and many organisations now educate …

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Is flexibility and remote working really all it’s cracked up to be?

New research from Airtasker weighs up the pros and cons of remote working, after surveying more than 1,000 employees in the US. Productivity platform Airtasker recently published findings on its research into the benefits of remote working. It surveyed 1,004 full-time employees across the US, half of which complete their work outside of an office setting. …

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Colleges Should Be Building Bridges to Careers, Not Stranded Piers

In perhaps the greatest book in the English language, James Joyce’s “Ulysses,” following the famous rowdy opening where stately, plump Buck Mulligan taunts and tests the moody brooding Stephen Dedalus, Joyce cuts to a quieter moment in a classroom. Here, teacher Stephen Dedalus is asking his young students about the Greek general Pyrrhus. One student …

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AI Weekly: Automation in the workplace could disproportionately affect women

As AI and machine learning transform industries by automating much of the work currently done by humans, women’s careers will be disproportionately affected. That’s according to a McKinsey Global Institute report published earlier this year (“The future of women at work: Transitions in the age of automation“), which found that in the 10 economies (Canada, …

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Why a Digital Workplace is Considered to Be the Future of Work

In today’s digital world, work is no longer a physical place that we go to. Work is now location-agnostic and it can happen anytime and anywhere as long as you have a device connected to the internet and access to your business data. Every organization is now operating digitally, at least on some level, and …

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A good company culture is contagious, but could automation change that?

HubSpot’s Katie Burke spoke to Siliconrepublic.com about how the future of work could impact on a company’s culture, for better or worse. How do you know if your company culture is working, especially as the future of work looms closer every day? Siliconrepublic.com talked to HubSpot’s chief people officer, Katie Burke, about what we can …

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Explaining the Value of the Liberal Arts

What is the role of the liberal arts in a college education, and how can colleges best explain that vision to students and parents? That’s the question we tackled in an online forum we held last week—part of our monthly EdSurge Live discussion series. We were joined by Lynn Pasquerella, president of the Association of …

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Report: Declining Community College Enrollment Worries Workforce Experts

Community college enrollment declined 11 percent nationwide between 2012 and 2017, according to new research from the Southern Regional Education Board, a drop that may signal workforce trouble ahead as more jobs require advanced skills and credentials. “The institutions most likely to prepare students for the types of jobs coming down the pike are probably …

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How AI, Millennials, and Generation Z Are Shaking Up the Workforce

I’ve been working in digital pretty much since digital became a thing in the early 90s. At that point, the internet and associated new technologies were only being used by the cutting-edge trendsetters and super nerdy IT folks. Now, every company is using some form of technology in their business and the internet is pervasive. …

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