Future Friday: Why Automation Won't Remove Humans From HR

Something new today. This is the first time I have published a guest post on Future Friday. This author seemed appropriate to do it with, however. Sara Carter is the co-founder of Englighted Digital. She is a consultant and freelance programmer, who has been fascinated with technology since childhood.  Is a robot coming to take …

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Future Friday: Do algorithms actually reduce biases?

If you read anything about Artificial Intelligence (AI) and its use in the world of HR you quickly discover that there are two schools of thought. The first of these is that AI is biased and dehumanizing, the second is that it makes better decisions that humans and thus is an improvement. The negative: Biased …

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From the Archive Future Friday: Merging AI and workers

In a discussion on Twitter the other day the topic of discussion was the use of AI in the HR department. Thus, I thought it would be appropriate to repost this brief discussion from February.  For those of you that are frightened by the prospect of a robotic future, where your job, even your life …

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Future Friday: The future of learning is continuous learning and specific training

With advances in artificial intelligence, we are seeing changes in the way training is delivered. In Are Robo-Instructors The Future Of Corporate Training? author Josh Davis makes the statement: L&D professionals are rightly wondering whether they’ll soon be automated out of existence. After all, Google and YouTube are the de facto training departments for many …

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Future Friday: Your future will be determined by your attitude

I read two articles this morning that reminded me of the blog post I am reprinting below. The first of these was The Future of Jobs: Working on Being Human written by Michael Laitman. Laitman takes the point of view that humans will be replaced in jobs on a wholesale basis and will have little opportunity to …

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Future Friday: A thought for the day

“The workplace has always been a fluid concept, from factories and workshops, to offices and coffee shops. This trend of a workplace being anything anywhere, according to the needs of the times, is set to continue – with the virtual office simply the next logical step.” -Paul Clarke, Head of UK at unified communications provider, …

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Future Friday: How will Artificial Intelligence be used in the future?

I have written about artificial intelligence several times, for example in Future Friday: Artificial Intelligence and the HR world and Future Friday: The future of work definitely involves Artificial Intelligence. So why am I writing about it again? The answer to that question is found in the more widespread coverage that AI is receiving. It …

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Future Friday: Robots are not coming all that quick

We have all heard stories and news reports of robots replacing or displacing workers. Companies are developing driverless cars at what seems a rapid pace. Technology seems fated to give us all large amounts of “leisure” time aka unemployment. The prognostications, however, are not occurring at the pace many people expected. Companies are not adopting …

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From the Archive – Future Friday: The explanation of the future is about prediction and not certainty

Many people have been writing about predictions for 2018. I wanted to republish this post from last September as a reminder that there is nothing certain in those predictions. This past week Hurricane Irma ripped through the Southeast, wreaking mass destruction and havoc. Many people in the Southeast are not able to read this blog …

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From the Archive: The biggest megatrend for the next decade

I published this earlier this year. As we head into another year I thought I would replay it. A megatrend is a large trend that deals with large-scale change. As I wrote in Future Friday: Can you tell the difference between Fads, Micro Trends, Macro Trends, and Megatrends? “Megatrends are the long-lasting, years in developing, …

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