Technological Unemployment and the Future of Work
NOVEMBER 3, 2015
This question has been widely discussed for years, but, - at the end of the day, - we don’t really have good answers. Not according to Autor.
There Is Nothing Wrong With The Term ‘Company Culture’
APRIL 23, 2015
The headline from Harvard Business Review read, Why “Company Culture” Is a Misleading Term. ” WHAT? ” He’s right.
Building a Culture of Continuous Learning
AUGUST 12, 2013
The 52 Weeks program initially started as a way to communicate company culture and values to new employees. Most people get it.
Can AI Help Translate Technological Advances into Strategic Advantage?
MAY 17, 2016
Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic,” is one of the most memorable quotes of science fiction writer Arthur C.
If Your Enterprise Social Network Is a Ghost Town It’s Probably Due To Your Corporate Culture
MAY 29, 2015
I was speaking at a conference recently, and a question was posed to me from someone in the audience near the tail end of the session.
Technology and the Future of Media
AUGUST 18, 2015
Digital technologies are not only giving rise to more distributed and inclusive models, but are also enabling alternative unilateral-like models.
Education Technology Strategies - Day One
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
FEBRUARY 3, 2015
lessons scripted around 1:1 laptop); IT issues - we were a Windows network, with everything on our own domain - we needed to open eg printing etc O - consumer technology far more accessible in 2012 esp. Using technology to find more (vs. Question - Kylie, are you frustrated when you go to the one class with no tech? Which 6?"
A Useful Framework for Analyzing the Impact of Technology on Jobs
SEPTEMBER 9, 2014
Last week I discussed a recent Pew Research report on the impact of AI, robotics and other advanced technologies on the future of jobs.
Questions from students at Vancouver Island University
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
SEPTEMBER 16, 2012
I received a flurry of questions on some articles on my website yesterday, questions from students at Vancouver Island University. So that's my first reaction to the question. Finally, my third response to this question is to question the emphasis. This is actually a multi-part question that has no answer.
Should Employees Be Incented to Use Social Technologies?
MAY 9, 2011
Which brings me to the question, “ Should employees be incented to use social technologies ?”. Yes – We Should Incent Employees. And You?
Digital Technologies for 21st Century Democracy
NOVEMBER 17, 2011
The focus for this year’s conference was Digital Technologies for 21st Century Democracy. The panel was moderated by Beth Noveck , Professor of Law at the New York Law School , who until recently served in the White House as Deputy Chief Technology Officer and leader of the White House Open Government Initiative. Leaders shape polls.
The Long Term Impact of AI on Jobs - Some Lessons from History
JULY 26, 2016
Like no other technology, AI forces us to explore the very boundaries between machines and humans. What impact will AI have on jobs?
Foradian Technologies Interview
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
SEPTEMBER 19, 2013
Questions 1. specialized on online learning, media and collaborative technologies. How technology help in improving the teaching practices? Technology makes it possible for experts to include novices and others in their day-to-day practice in ways unimagined even a decade ago. What are challenges in open online education?
The Organization Needs to Ask Itself Tough Questions to Survive
MARCH 5, 2011
Does the existing culture measure up to one’s personal expectation, values, beliefs, and so on? technologies to bridge the connection gap?
Did Zappos Just Ruin Their Culture Or Is It A Brilliant Org Redesign?
MAY 15, 2015
In a word, it’s all about “ culture.” Culture can grow in other ways, too. Not too shabby. It’s called Zappos.
How Do You Know When You Have Reached a Collaborative Culture?
JUNE 8, 2011
‘Tis my naivety or perhaps it’s my over exuberance for corporate culture karma. How do you know when you have reached a collaborative culture?
Governance and Pragmatism: Moving Beyond “The Culture of No”
NOVEMBER 21, 2012
Inside IBM's Historic Turnaround ,” former IBM Chairman and CEO Lou Gerstner wrote about the bureaucratic culture that contributed greatly to the near-death experience IBM went through in the early 1990s. One of the most extraordinary manifestations of this no culture was IBM’s infamous nonconcur system. natural disasters.
Ethanz on culture’s shaping of technology
AUGUST 4, 2012
His own title is also inadequate: “Kenya, Power, and Questioning My Assumptions.” I wasn’t sure how to title this post from a few weeks ago by Ethan Zuckerman. ” It’s not so much that the title is bad as that the post is too, too rich. Holy cow, Ethan is a good writer. And this piece is superb in every direction.
Corporate Survival: Lessons from Biology
JANUARY 26, 2016
Complex Systems Economic Issues Education and Talent Innovation Management and Leadership Smart Systems Society and Culture Technology and Strategy
The Rise of the Platform Economy
FEBRUARY 9, 2016
Cloud Computing Complex Systems Economic Issues Innovation Management and Leadership Services Innovation Society and Culture Technology and Strategy
Disruptive Innovation Revisited
JULY 9, 2014
The disruptive potential of exponential technologies is amplified when they interact and combine in innovative ways. Today, the largest U.S.
TechCamp: Empowering Women Through Technology
JUNE 29, 2012
TechCamp: Empowering women through technology - guest post by Ma’ayan Alexander. Technology does not solve problems. Photos: a.
Becoming a 21st Century Digital Tinkerer
JULY 28, 2015
Recominant innovations are all about the creation of new products, markets and industries based on novel combinations of existing technologies. .
The Coming Robotics Revolution
MARCH 8, 2016
Like no other technologies, AI and robots force us to explore the boundaries between machines and humans.
The (Uneven) Digitization of the US Economy
JANUARY 19, 2016
Digital technologies are all around us, - increasingly ubiquitous and commoditized. But, are they a major source of competitive differentiation ?
The Rise of the T-Shaped Organization
DECEMBER 15, 2015
Five such attributes were identified in the study: adaptability, cultural competence, 360-degree thinking, intellectual curiosity, and empathy.
The Datafication of Business and Society
JUNE 9, 2015
Digital technologies are now permeating just about every nook and cranny of the economy, society and our personal lives.
Leadership in a Changing World
FEBRUARY 2, 2016
They must carefully consider a few fundamental questions about each: Speed. Is the change evolutionary or revolutionary in nature?
Anticipating the Future of the IT Industry
MARCH 22, 2016
Computing has constantly changed shape and location - mainly as a result of new technology, but often also because of shifts in demand.”.
The President’s Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity
MAY 23, 2016
The Commission is composed of twelve individuals from the world of business, technology and academia. Today, money is mostly intangible.
[liveblog] Data & Technology in Government
FEBRUARY 26, 2015
Part of the importance of this is that students at the Kennedy School are agitating for a much strong technology component to their education on the grounds that these days policy makers need to be deeply cognizant of the possibilities technology offers, and of the culture of our new technology development environment.
Will technology harm or help young people’s brains? A highly nuanced debate
FEBRUARY 29, 2012
Pew Internet & American Life Project’s latest study on the future of the internet examines how young people will be affected by technology. Rather, they are learning more and they are more adept at finding answers to deep questions, in part because they can search effectively and access collective intelligence via the internet.
A Series of Questions
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
JUNE 18, 2010
But it seems to me that "a society built, not on the basis of a propagation of ideas, but rather, on the basis of a gathering of them" captures something important in the changes that are happing in our culture. The second installment in my contribution to the iDC discussion. The concept of the course is one point where this can be seen.
Man, Machine, and Work
JUNE 30, 2015
Like no other technology, AI forces us to explore the very boundaries between machines and humans. That shouldn’t be a shock.
Why People and Companies Die While Cities Keep Growing
JANUARY 5, 2016
Prior to joining the SFI in 2003, he was the leader and founder of the high energy physics group at Los Alamos National Lab. Amazing.
Skills and Jobs in the Digital Economy
JANUARY 27, 2015
Technological revolutions are highly disruptive to economies and societies. million people.
The Growing Value of Social Skills
NOVEMBER 24, 2015
Why are social skills so important in our fast-changing, technology-intensive economy? These include: . These findings are not surprising.
Why progress matters: 6 questions for Harvard's Teresa Amabile.
AUGUST 9, 2011
Technology (7). Why progress matters: 6 questions for Harvard’s Teresa Amabile Here’s a tip for rounding out your summer reading.
We can all make TV. Now what?
MAY 31, 2015
Whatever else happens, the rights clearing question gets very personal. How will we create the digital equivalents of the privacy technologies we call clothing, shelter, buttons, zippers, doors, windows, shades, blinds and curtains? Look where Meerkat and Periscope point. mean, historically. And it will get worse before it gets better.
AI, Robotics, and the Future of Jobs
SEPTEMBER 3, 2014
Computers will disappear and ordinary objects will become magic,” said John Markoff , senior technology writer for the NY Times. .