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The Long Term Impact of AI on Jobs - Some Lessons from History

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The concerns surrounding AI’s long term impact may well be in a class by themselves.  What impact will AI have on jobs? How should we respond? 

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Automation Technologies and the Future of Work

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Most jobs involve a number of different tasks or activities. million full time employees and an automation potential of 38%.

Digital Identity - the Key to Privacy and Security in the Digital World

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Identity plays a major role in everyday life.  Think about going to an office, getting on a plane, logging to a website or making an online purchase. 

Is Design Thinking the “New Liberal Arts”?

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Design is no longer just for physical objects, e.g. cars, bridges, shoes, jewelry, smartphones. Let me explain.

The Evolution of the Firm

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Giants such as AT&T were broken up and state-owned firms were privatised. High-tech companies emerged from nowhere.

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The Top Ten Emerging Technologies of 2016

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The technologies on the list are not new. Artificial Intelligence. The Internet of Things. The Internet of Things (IoT) has also been long in coming. 

Has AI (Finally) Reached a Tipping Point?

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After many years of promise and hype, AI seems to be finally reaching a tipping point of market acceptance.  AI was reborn in the 1990s. Deep learning.

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Trust and the On-Demand Economy

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However, markets are not perfectly fluid.  The decomposition of the firm has accelerated in the past few years. 

The Importance of Empathy in Our Services-Centric, People-Oriented Economy

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Their initial findings were published in a working paper, The one-trillion dollar global talent gap: What it is and what we can do about it. 

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The Datafication of Business and Society

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Datafication is a fairly new concept associated with our recent data revolution.  They can tell you if you’re likely to get diabetes.”  .

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Competing Against “Digital Invaders”

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Let me briefly discuss each. Prepare for digital invaders. Today, the competition’s often invisible until it’s too late.” .

Becoming a 21st Century Digital Tinkerer

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I like to tell people that the key to being and/or sounding smart is to hang out with smart people.  also applies to poetry. Curiosity On-Demand.

Is There a STEM Crisis or a STEM Surplus?

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still struggle to find employment as many companies, including Boeing, IBM , and Symantec , continue to lay off thousands of STEM workers.”. workforce.

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Learning to Apply Data Science to Business Problems

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This is a particularly interesting project because economic data in emerging markets is often not as reliable as the data in more advanced markets.

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Blockchain Can Reshape Financial Services… But it Will Take Significant Time and Investment

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billion has been invested in blockchain-based startups over the same time span. Let me discuss a few of these findings. DLT is not a panacea.

Disruptive Innovation Revisited

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The New Yorker described the article as “Rethinking the innovation craze.”  But, a company doesn’t have to disappear to have been severely disrupted. 

Design Thinking and the Workplace Experience

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Design has long played a major role in product innovation.  How can you apply design principles to help rethink the workplace experience?  .

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Technological Unemployment and the Future of Work

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How are job markets likely to evolve in our 21st century digital economy?  The Summit explored many good ideas , but there were no definitive answers.

Why Are We Stuck in a World of Slow Economic Growth? Nobody Seems to Know

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Over the past few centuries, the natural sciences , - e.g. physics, chemistry, biology, - have developed a variety of principles and models. 

The Fourth Industrial Revolution

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Most everyone agrees that there was a major qualitative distinction between the First and Second Industrial Revolutions.  Impact on Business.

Blockchain - Once Again, the Technological Genie Has Been Unleashed from its Bottle

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Blockchain Revolution , his 16th book, now explains “How The Blockchain Will Transform Everything From Banking To Government To Our Identities.”.

Is FinTech Forcing Banking to a Tipping Point?

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First comes the use of IT to improve the productivity and quality of production-oriented, back-end processes. Investments have risen “from $1.8

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The Rise of the T-Shaped Organization

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As described by IDEO CEO Tim Brown :   “The vertical stroke of the T is a depth of skill that allows them to contribute to the creative process.

The Evolution of the Internet of Very Smart Things

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Cisco calls it fog computing , an allusion to what happens to clouds as they get closer to the ground.  . The cost of connectivity.  Not future-proof. 

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The Coming Robotics Revolution

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Hi, Robot: Work and Life in the Age of Automation , reads the Hamlet-inspired cover of the July, 2105 issue of Foreign Affairs. 

The (Uneven) Digitization of the US Economy

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Digital technologies are all around us, - increasingly ubiquitous and commoditized.   But, are they a major source of competitive differentiation ? 

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The Analog Foundations of the Digital Revolution

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Among the poorest 20 percent of households, nearly 7 out of 10 have a mobile phone…”   But, while t his is great progress, much remains to be done.

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Leadership in a Changing World

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What are the critical competencies needed to lead in our fast-changing business environment? Sustaining or disruptive? Ripple Intelligence.

Why Some Work Groups Thrive While Others Falter

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Early in the 20th century, it was discovered that people’s cognitive abilities tend to be similar across a wide variety of tasks.  Higher empathy.

The Puzzling Technology Adoption Discrepancy Between Individuals and Institutions

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Since the publication of its first report in 2009, I’ve closely followed the Shift Index initiative of Deloitte’s Center for the Edge. 

The Smart London Plan

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Urbanization is one of the major forces shaping the 21st century - right up there with the digital technology revolution and globalization. 

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Can AI Help Translate Technological Advances into Strategic Advantage?

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But it’s getting harder for our smart machines to truly impress us.  These questions have no easy answers, as we have learned over the years.

The Continuing, Transformative Impact of IT

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There are few surprises.  Disruptive innovations take time to play out. Its potential for driving business innovation remains untapped.

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The Continuing Evolution of the On-Demand Economy

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The past few years have seen the rise of what’s been variously referred to as the on-demand, collaborative, sharing, or peer-to-peer economy. 

Preparing Students for an Increasingly Complex Business World

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Are engineering and management schools adequately preparing students for our fast-changing, highly complex business world? 

The Collaborative, Sharing Economy

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There is a lot I find appealing about it, in particular, its potential impact on the really critical issue of jobs in the digital economy.  Web 2.0

Could Blockchain Prove to Be “The Next Big Thing”?

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Last week I discussed some of the highlights of Citi’s excellent FinTech report.  But much, much work remains to be done. 

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Man, Machine, and Work

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The June, 2015 issue of the Harvard Business Review includes a spotlight on Man and Machine: Knowledge Work in the Age of the Algorithm. 

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Why Do We Need Data Science when We’ve Had Statistics for Centuries?

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People with the necessary skills are scarce, primarily because the discipline is so new.  Change does not come easy, even for brilliant physicists.

Reflections on Storytelling

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Storytelling has played a central role in human communications since times immemorial.  Storytelling predates writing. 

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