• The Rise Of The Freelance Economy And How It’s Impacting The Way We Work.
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    There are now 17 billion-dollar companies in the collaborative economy with billions more of investment being poured into Uber, Airbnb and others. Described as one of the biggest shifts of this century, the rise of what’s now being touted as the freelance economy supports nearly 15.5 million people according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics—an increase of roughly 1 million since May 2014— and by 2020, another report estimates that more than 40% of the…

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  • The Nature Of Work Is Changing And So Are Jobs.
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    With 6 out of 10 urban consumers saying work is a part of who they are, not just a place you go or somewhere to make money, key to finding the jobs of the future will be knowing where to look. The changing nature of work has enormous implications for how we structure organizations, manage people, and design workplaces, but the jobs of the future are also changing with some wondering what will new roles and titles look like? Some organizations are already leveraging the new ways of working;…

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  • What It Takes To Make Work, Work.
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    Work these days seems to be all about flexibility, unlimited vacation days, working a four-day week etc…, all of which are designed to attract star job candidates, but does it actually increase productivity? And how are companies actually making it work? A 2014 National Study of Employers (NSE), which looks at changes in the workplace since 2008, found that flexibility over when and where full-time employees work has increased from 50% in 2008, to 67% last year. Further,…

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  • Could ‘Cyc’ Be The First Truly Intelligent Brain Built From Scratch?
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    We’ve had Siri, much ado has been made about Watson, and Viv claims to write its own code and answer more intuitively than both of them. What you most likely haven’t heard of yet is an AI project by Cycorp that since 1984 has been building a brain from scratch using software, code and data to produce a truly intelligent system, (able to determine common-sense), over a 30-yr time frame using gazillions of pieces of information about how people speak, think, work and…

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  • Our Future Is Reassuringly A Long Way Off.
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    Bladerunner was and still is one of my most favorite movies; I recently had the absolute pleasure of watching Ex Machina (which I heartily recommend); and in the spirit of Deus Ex (about to be released), I saw this clip you’re about to watch. In light of this weeks topic, and, though robotic is not strictly digital, here is a clip of some hilarious (and not so) fancy footwork from the front lines of digital/ai/reality. Let the comic relief begin: “They cannot stop us. They cannot…

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