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Technological Unemployment and the Future of Work

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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.

The Top Ten Emerging Technologies of 2016

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The technologies on the list are not new. The full report includes a longer, one-page description of each of these technologies.

Can AI Help Translate Technological Advances into Strategic Advantage?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic,” is one of the most memorable quotes of science fiction writer Arthur C.

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

His 2006 Wikinomics predicted the rise of mass collaboration in what became known a few years later as the On Demand Economy. If we will it.”. Period.

Payment Technologies: Past, Present and Future

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I was reminded of this dictum when recently attending a very interesting workshop, Payment Technologies: Past Present and Future.

Digital Technologies for 21st Century Democracy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The focus for this year’s conference was Digital Technologies for 21st Century Democracy. I was invited to attend the conference, and participate in the opening plenary panel on D igital Technologies and the Future of Governance. The conference covered a wide range of topics dealing with digital technologies and government.

AI, Automation and the US Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

For the past few decades, jobs and wages have been declining for many workers, driven by advances in technology as well as by globalization.

Five Key Questions

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I was asked to provide some initial recommendations for that initiative, in the form of responses to five questions. A secondary but nonetheless no less pressing issue is the cost of providing access to education generally. This creates a central issue revolving around the strategic design of distance and online learning. 2011.

Technology and the Future of Media

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Most everyone will agree that advances in information and communication technologies (ICT) are radically transforming the business landscape.

Should Employees Be Incented to Use Social Technologies?

Dan Pontefract

Which brings me to the question, “ Should employees be incented to use social technologies ?”. Yes – We Should Incent Employees. And You?

Better Education Through Technology

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

me) on seeing a sight like this is to suggest that everybody would be better off with a little more investment in technology. But they could instead higher fewer people, pay them more, and use technology to make up the difference. It is in this context we need to read an article like Kentaro Toyama's Can Technology End Poverty?

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The June 25 issue of The Economist includes a special report on artificial intelligence. What impact will AI have on jobs?

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Questions from students at Vancouver Island University

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

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.

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Today, multiple technologies poised to drive the next wave of financial services innovation are converging in maturity.” DLT is one such technology.

The Future of the Globally Integrated Enterprise

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

“In Retreat: Global companies in the era of protectionism,” reads the cover of the January 28 issue of The Economist. It was a golden age.”.

Becoming a 21st Century Digital Tinkerer

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Recominant innovations are all about the creation of new products, markets and industries based on novel combinations of existing technologies. .

The Growing Importance of Storytelling in the Business World

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

This is now the case with blockchain and related technologies. Communications have played a major role in my work over the past few decades.

The (Uneven) Digitization of the US Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Digital technologies are all around us, - increasingly ubiquitous and commoditized. Are they still a strategic value to business?

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10 lessons for Giving Days, and one question: How can we make them more sustainable?

Beth Kanter

10 lessons for Giving Days, and one question: How can we make them more sustainable? Click to see the full infographic. by Bahia Ramos.

The Coming Robotics Revolution

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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

The Internet, Blockchain, and the Evolution of Foundational Innovations

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

That’s because blockchain is not a disruptive technology, whose impact, once in the marketplace, is often quite rapid. ask Iansiti and Lakhani.

The Evolution of the Firm

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In the article, Professor Coase provided a simple answer to the question: Why do firms exist? High-tech companies emerged from nowhere.

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Becoming a Data-Driven Business: Challenges and Opportunities

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Big data ,- including analytics , data science , artificial intelligence and related information-based technologies - are now everywhere. “Is

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The Rise of the Platform Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

This embrace of platforms by established firms raises a number of organizational and governance issues. What do we mean by a platform ?

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Disruptive Innovation Revisited

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Lepore’s article may well be part of a growing backlash against the relentless advances in technology. Today, the largest U.S. Steel.”

Man, Machine, and Work

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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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Corporate Survival: Lessons from Biology

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Few things are harder to predict than the potential impact of new technologies, business models or market changes. But, there are trade-offs.

The President’s Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The Commission is composed of twelve individuals from the world of business, technology and academia. Today, money is mostly intangible.

Skills and Jobs in the Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Technological revolutions are highly disruptive to economies and societies. or 17.4 million people. The Manual factor changed considerably.

AI and Public Policy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Throughout history, humans have both shaped and adapted to new technologies. These warning should be taken very seriously. Hype vs reality.

The Datafication of Business and Society

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Digital technologies are now permeating just about every nook and cranny of the economy, society and our personal lives.

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“Flexible Security”: A Sensible Social Policy for our Digital Age

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The authors have a very clear answer to this question. notes the article in its opening paragraph. What should we do? Social Safey Nets.

The Future of Jobs in the Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Since the advent of the financial crisis around five years ago, we have been searching for answers to these very important questions.

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The Emerging, Unpredictable Age of AI

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Waves of technology are being invented and deployed at warp-speed. What will life be like in such an AI future? Except it’s real.

Will technology harm or help young people’s brains? A highly nuanced debate

Ross Dawson

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.

AI, Robotics, and the Future of Jobs

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The impact of technology on jobs is a very important subject. “The The technology won’t be advanced enough to widely displace jobs by 2025.

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Learning to Apply Data Science to Business Problems

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Complex Systems Data Science and Big Data Economic Issues Education and Talent Innovation Management and Leadership Technology and Strategy

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Why People and Companies Die While Cities Keep Growing

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The Winter issue of strategy+business includes a very interesting article on theoretical physicist Geoffrey West, - The Fortune 500 Teller.

How to avoid being “nextflixed”: 5 questions for Saul Kaplan

Dan Pink

Every new technology is seen as a way to make the existing business model stronger rather than enabling entirely new ones.

The Hows and Whys of Gamification: 4 Questions for Kevin Werbach

Dan Pink

One issue, as you point out, is that any time you create a game, someone will try to exploit the system. Gamification. Share on Facebook.