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Important Conclusions from recent AI Milestones: Deep Learning Is Going to Teach Us All the Lesson of Our Lives: Jobs Are for Machines (Scott Santens)

Good quote to get those unfamiliar with the concept a better understanding: “The power of deep learning is that it’s a way of using massive amounts of data to get machines to operate more like we do without giving them explicit instructions.”

Source: Deep Learning Is Going to Teach Us All the Lesson of Our Lives: Jobs Are for Machines — Basic income — Medium

Good Read on a very important Topic: A Future Without Jobs? Two Views of the Changing Work Force (NYTimes.com)

In the utopian (dystopian?) future projected by technological visionaries, few people would have to work. Wealth would be generated by millions upon millions of sophisticated machines. But how would people earn a living?

Silicon Valley has an answer: a universal basic income. But what does that have to do with today’s job market, with many Americans squeezed by globalization and technological change?

Two columnists for Business Day, Farhad Manjoo, who writes State of the Art on Thursdays, and Eduardo Porter, author of Economic Scene on Wednesdays, have just taken on these issues in different ways. So we brought them together for a conversation to help sharpen the debate about America’s economic future…

Source: A Future Without Jobs? Two Views of the Changing Work Force – NYTimes.com

On AR/VR Impact: How The Growth Of Mixed Reality Will Change Communication, Collaboration And The Future Of The Workplace (Pete Sena)

Sci-fi tech, meet Wall Street.

A recent report from investment bank Goldman Sachs predicted that within 10 years, virtual reality hardware will be an $80 billion industry. This “base case” forecast assumed that adoption will be slow, as compared to that of smartphones and tablets, but, the report noted, “as the technology advances, price points decline, and an entire new marketplace of applications (both business and consumer) hits the market, we believe VR/AR has the potential to spawn a multi-billion dollar industry, and possibly be as game changing as the advent of the PC.”…

Source: How The Growth Of Mixed Reality Will Change Communication, Collaboration And The Future Of The Workplace | TechCrunch

Great Research & Predictions on the technological Disruption of the Job Market(s): The Future of Jobs and Skills until 2020 Report (World Economic Forum)

The Fourth Industrial Revolution, combined with other socio-economic and demographic changes, will transform labour markets in the next five years, leading to a net loss of over 5 million jobs in 15 major developed and emerging economies

Geneva, Switzerland, 18 January 2016 – The Fourth Industrial Revolution, which includes developments in previously disjointed fields such as artificial intelligence and machine-learning, robotics, nanotechnology, 3-D printing, and genetics and biotechnology, will cause widespread disruption not only to business models but also to labour markets over the next five years, with enormous change predicted in the skill sets needed to thrive in the new landscape. This is the finding of a new report, The Future of Jobs, published today by the World Economic Forum…

Source: The Future of Jobs – Reports – World Economic Forum

The Freelancer Generation: Why Startups And Enterprises Need To Pay Attention (TechCrunch)

Gone are the days of the 40-hour work week that kept us at work eight hours a day. I find that most startup founders or business owners in Silicon Valley work 50-60 hours a week. Today, freelancing…

Source: The Freelancer Generation: Why Startups And Enterprises Need To Pay Attention | TechCrunch

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