Future Work

No Cameras Please
Why you shouldn’t worry if your colleagues don’t switch on their cameras in virtual meetings #
No Cameras Please
Only Humans
Harold Jarche has posted a brief review of “Only Humans Need Apply” by Thomas H Davenport . In his review Harold has added the main attributes that he sees as being needed to meet the book’s criteria for human adaptation to a world of automation: Step-up: directing the machine-augmented world (creativity) Step-in: using machines to augment work (deep thinking) Step-aside: doing human work that machines are not suited for (empathy) Step narrowly: specializing narrowly in a field too small for augmentation (passion) Step forward: developing new augmentation systems (curiosity) I challenge any UK-based educator or politician to identify where we are systematatically encouraging those attributes in our young people. #
The rise of the machines (continued)
Following on from The machines may eat your job, but that might not be a bad thing, I notice that Joanne Jacobs has written Who will work? Education, automation and jobs in which she references the (Obama) White House report “Artificial Intelligence, Automation, and the Economy” , which in turn was informed by the Frey and Osborne paper I referenced. Joanne goes on to highlight from that White House report that an increasing proportion of US high-school students are not “college-ready” at the end of high school. #
The machines may eat your job, but that might not be a bad thing – are any politicians acknowledging this?
Introduction There are a growing number of indicators that the nature of employment will change radically in our lifetimes, but politicians are all ignoring this. Background On BBC Breakfast this morning there was a piece about robots, themed on the forthcoming exhibiton at the Science Museum, In the piece they interviewed Michael A. Osborne , Associate Professor in Machine Learning, University of Oxford in which he repeated the research estimate that robots would replace 35% of UK employment by 2030, e. #