In an AI-powered world, what are potential jobs of the future?

With virtual assistants answering our emails and robots replacing humans on manufacturing assembly lines, mass unemployment due to widespread automation seems imminent. But it is easy to forget amid our growing unease that these systems are not “all-knowing” and fully competent. As many of us have observed in our interactions with artificial intelligence, these systems […]

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Automation to hit poorer workers hardest, says report

The proliferation of robots and artificial intelligence into the workplace will make social inequality even worse and lead to significant job losses, according to a report from the Boston Consulting Group. The report says that while automation will affect a broad range of jobs, the rich will be able to retrain and deploy themselves into […]

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Sleepless in Seattle as they hunt for smart city program head

Seattle, one of the finalists in the Department of Transportation’s Smart City Challenge, is on the hunt for a smart city coordinator to oversee the city’s strategy and start dialogues between the city and private partners. The coordinator will also be responsible for making sure smart city programs across multiple departments mesh, to reduce inefficiencies […]