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Jobs forecast: ups and downs

As I previously mentioned in this blog, I was fortunate to participate in the Future of Work  team led by Dejan Milojicic and had the opportunity of listening to several people all around the world on today’s  challenges, tech opportunity, societal shifts that are shaping the future of work. I …

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What will “knowledge” mean in 2050? – XI

11. Leveraging from intelligence augmentation As pointed out we are already augmenting our intelligence with a variety of tools, the smartphone and its apps being an everyday experience. Workers on the shop floor augment their intelligence using knowledge that is provided in the work ambient, by robots, by processes (before doing …

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Hired, or rejected, by a robo-recruiter

In 2019 Google received some 3.3 million job applications, that is over 9,000 a day, including Saturday, Sundays and holidays. I was not able  to find a more recent figure (the 2019 figure was up 18% from 2018 so it is reasonable to expect they got even more last year). …

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The shift to EV is already creating casualties

Electric Vehicles are great, aren’t they? They don’t pollute, require a much more limited maintenance than ICE (Internal Combustion Engines). It would seem that everybody should line up for them (provided their cost keeps decreasing) and cheer the transition. Well, as always happen in complex systems, the landscape is quite …

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DAO: Decentralised Autonomous Organisations

Organisations exist to coordinate resources towards achieving a specific goal. In a competitive market organisations keep adapting, finely tuning their structure, to respond to the context (that, of course, includes competitors). Technology has been an essential component of organisations, starting with clay tablets up to computers. The exchange of information …

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2025 Outlook: Workforce III

Among the points I discussed in the previous point there is the one of seeing the workforce, and the individual employee, as a service provider. What matters is the delivery of tthe service, not “what” is used to deliver it, whether a physical person or a machine/software. What a company …

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2025 Outlook: Workforce II

As the pandemic is slowing down (at least its worst consequences thanks to massive vaccination) companies are considering the roll back. Many have already asked their employees to go back to work in presence (and, at least in Italy many strongly objected!) others are planning to return to work on …

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2025 Outlook: Workforce I

I have heard talking of teleworking for at least 40 years. In the 80ies I participated in a research trial to provide connectivity to homes to support remote access to the company Data Bases and enable a few jobs from remote. Over these 40 years the number of jobs that …

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Automation impact on jobs: a 2030 forecast

McKinsey has just released an interesting article, in synch with the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, discussing the outlook for automation and related job impact in Japan following the expected recovery from the pandemic. This is expected to lead to increased automation for a number of reasons (and they apply much more …

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