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: Robots are becoming more adept at reading human signals

Humans use a tremendous amount of non-verbal cues in their interactions with each other. The direction someone is looking or the lean of a body may indicate whether the person is going to walk to the left of you or the right.  Up until now robots were not adept at reading and adapting to these …

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Future Friday: The new Uber employee may not be one for long

I came across an article called The Rapid Rise of Robots Replacing Workers, written by Edwin Smith in Raconteur. Smith reports that in England a recent court decision has declared that Uber drivers are employees and not independent contractors. This is similar to many court decisions here in the United States. How does this play …

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Are Robots Stealing or Creating Jobs?

This post is brought to you by my friends at SocialMonsters.org. I write a great deal about the coming technology take over of work. I though I would let you read something about this from another voice.  Are robots destined to put humans out of work, or will they create the biggest job boom in …

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Future Friday: If robots do the easy stuff what will we do?

More and more we hear more and more about robots taking work away from humans in the future. Some prognosticators say this will be disastrous for humans, for example,  Elon Musk’s tweet that artificial intelligence may be more dangerous than nuclear weapons. Futurist Ray Kurzweil, on the other hand, is more optimistic. He feels that …

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Future Friday: We shape our destiny

Thinking of the future is not hard to do. We do it all the time, we plan marriages, we imagine children growing up, some of us plan for our retirements. In fact good financial planners are futurists, you can be too. It is a matter of constructing the story of your life, your job, your …

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Future Friday: What may save jobs is social interaction rather than transactions

  I have written several times about robots taking over jobs in the future, in some cases the near future. Many others are starting to write more and more about this as well. One such writer is Greg Satell who wrote Why The Future Of Technology Is All Too Human for Forbes. What robots will …

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