The Top Ten Emerging Technologies of 2016

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

For the past several years, the World Economic Forum (WEF) has published an annual list of the Top Ten Emerging Technologies that would likely have the greatest impact on the world in the years to come. The technologies on the list are not new.

Technological Unemployment and the Future of Work

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Few topics are as important, - and as challenging to anticipate, - than the future of work given our justifiable fears of rising technological unemployment. This question has been widely discussed for years, but, - at the end of the day, - we don’t really have good answers.

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UX Week 2014 Keynote Josh Clark on the Future of Digital Product Design

Adaptive Path

In this interview, Josh and I talk about the current trends in digital product design, and where those trends might be heading. Josh Clark: My career path naturally didn’t begin with internet technology or mobile or multi-device stuff.

The New Era of Smart, Connected Products

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

For the past few years, some have justifiably questioned whether innovation has been going through a period of stagnation , especially when compared to major 19th and 20th century innovations like electricity, cars and airplanes. IT is now an integral part of the products themselves.

Robocalypse Now? Technology, Productivity and Employment

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

His presentation was based on a paper co-written with Utrecht University economist Anna Salomons. “Is productivity growth inimical to employment?,” Previous technological innovation has always delivered more long-run employment, not less. Is the Robocalypse upon us?,

Productivity and Employment (and Technology): In the Jaws of the Snake

Andy McAfee

Smart guy Jared Bernstein came to MIT yesterday and gave a talk to the seminar Erik Brynjolfsson and I are organizing on how technology is affecting the economy. He talked to us yesterday about the big questions where Washington needs help from academia.

Technology Integration in K-12

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I was asked, I''m curious as to what you think the three most important things for new teachers to know about technology integration in k-12? The exact technology doesn''t matter much, and has evolved over the years, from the days of email mailing lists, to community bulletin boards, to social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook. That''s because of the question you asked, which focuses on new teachers and technology integration in the classroom.

Learning with people, not technology

Jay Cross

New hires receive a brief orientation and are then let loose to learn by walking around and asking questions. The HR director explains “New employees are given time to look around and get to know the products, ask questions, go online, read literature and shadow experienced employees.

Strategy Made Simple - The 3 Core Strategy Questions

John Hagel

The option is to focus more than ever on three core strategy questions that can help provide us with focus and stability even as the turbulence increases around us – and help us to prioritize where we need to respond and where we don’t. That’s why it’s more critical than ever to be able to answer this question clearly and compellingly, for ourselves and the people we want to reach. This is a relatively new, but increasingly important, strategic question

Education Technology Strategies - Day One

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Research - 2012-2014 - already indicators - web-based email increasing vs in-house email (38% - 56%) - cloud-based productivity software increasing 27-46% SWOT (Helpful / Harmful, Internal / External) S - removed fixed cost of laptops and servicing, gave parents a choice to purchase better device W - how to help teachers deal with these disruptive devices (eg. dates to classical Greece How does technology change this? - Using technology to find more (vs.

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. Though some feel distance and online learning will not reduce costs[2], many are looking to new technologies not only to increase access but also to reduce the load borne by government. Which current or emerging technology has the potential of radically transforming online and distance learning?

Some Puzzling Questions about Innovation in the Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Teaching forces you to take a fresh look at the subjects you are covering, so I find myself revisiting questions I’ve long been thinking about: What is the essence of innovation in the digital economy and how does it differ from the industrial age innovation of the past two hundred years?

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. But third, and perhaps most critically, you don't actually get any improvements in output using the technological solution. It is in this context we need to read an article like Kentaro Toyama's Can Technology End Poverty?

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 the question is, in all four scenarios, not how we can eliminate competition and foster an attitude of collaboration, but rather, what degree of competition is appropriate in such scenarios, and how does the practice of sharing resources reconcile with that degree of competition. So that's my first reaction to the question.

A Useful Framework for Analyzing the Impact of Technology on Jobs

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Last week I discussed a recent Pew Research report on the impact of AI, robotics and other advanced technologies on the future of jobs. The expert’s responses to this question where divided down the middle. .

The Secret Sauce for Productive Nonprofit Meetings that No One Talks About

Beth Kanter

So much of our work life is being in meetings, but many times are a participant, not the meeting leader. What can we do as a participant to make meetings more productive? Flickr Photo by Iain.

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. Production: the bundling of different content into a final market-ready product, - a newspaper, TV schedule, cable package or DJ’s playlist.

Which Technologies Will Be the Biggest Deals?

Andy McAfee

I’m digging in on a project to better understand the ongoing digitization of business: the penetration of computer technology into more and more and more aspects of work. It seems to me that I need to practice what I preach, so I’m going to crowdsourcing some of my ideas and questions here in the coming weeks. So here’s question #1: Which recent digital innovations will have the biggest impact on the business world over the next decade ?

How to find great talent: 4 questions for Bloomberg View's George.

Dan Pink

Personal Productivity (14). Technology (7). For the last couple of years, he’s tried to answer that question by hanging out with the best talent spotters in the world – the U.S. In 4 questions you got to the heart of the matter and the answers are worth GOLD. Dan Pink.

Czech Course Followup Questions

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I was asked the following questions after my presentation to CZ Course RVP_VT21 yesterday: (Elements of Coop.) I see it’s not contra-productive from the educational point of view but once a teacher wants their students to work um some comprehensive topic, I have my doubts about the result. Over time this sort of perception will be aided with technology, just as we are aided in visual recognition by glasses and telescopes and video monitors.

Steve Jobs’s Legacy: The Best Answers to the Most Important Question

Andy McAfee

Jobs and Apple have done the best job of answering with their products the question posed by wiki inventory Ward Cunningham : What’s the simplest thing that could possibly work? They want the simplest things that could possibly work, and Apple under Jobs has been by far the best technology company at supplying such things. But I’ve also been a staunch defender of Apple and its products and policies because they have given huge numbers of people what they wanted.

Be mindful, meaningful, and masterly: 3 questions for Bruce Nussbaum

Dan Pink

He shows that being creative isn’t some natural gift, but the product of hard work. Because his book is so interesting, I asked him to answer a few questions for Pink Blog readers. * * *. Songs we can choose and technology–your playlist. First we had IQ. Next came EQ.

Be mindful, meaningful, and masterly: 3 questions for Bruce Nussbaum

Dan Pink

He shows that being creative isn’t some natural gift, but the product of hard work. Because his book is so interesting, I asked him to answer a few questions for Pink Blog readers. * * *. Songs we can choose and technology–your playlist. First we had IQ. Next came EQ.

A cool new (free!) productivity tool | Daniel Pink

Dan Pink

Personal Productivity (14). Technology (7). productivity tool At the heart of most organizations is a disconnect. It’s not a magic elixir for anybody’s productivity woes. Browse Similar Posts: Motivation , Personal Productivity , Tools. Dan Pink. Contact.

Technology, Capitalism and “The American Way of Life”

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Much has been written about our digital technology revolution and its impact on economies, societies and individuals. This was followed by the age of steam, coal, iron and railways starting in 1829; steel, electricity and heavy engineering in 1875; and oil, autos and mass production in 1908.

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Can a 5-minute exercise double your productivity? | Daniel Pink

Dan Pink

Personal Productivity (14). Technology (7). Can a 5-minute exercise double your productivity? How do you stay as productive as you want to be? Taking the time to question the rationale behind activities is so valuable. Dan Pink. Contact. Follow Dan on Twitter.

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

Dan Pink

Because the book is so relevant to the issues many of us confront, I asked Saul to answer a few questions for Pink Blog readers: You start off your book by saying “The goal for all leaders is to avoid being netflixed.” My pal Saul Kaplan is a self-confessed innovation junkie.

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

Dan Pink

Because Pink Blog readers are interested in new approaches to human motivation, I asked Kevin to answer a few questions about games, Wall Street, and presidential politics: 1. Gamification. It’s one of the year’s top memes.

TechCamp: Empowering Women Through Technology

Beth Kanter

TechCamp: Empowering women through technology - guest post by Ma’ayan Alexander. The participants work together in small groups, ask questions and discuss problems, and work together to find solutions and initiate joint projects. Technology does not solve problems.

Why progress matters: 6 questions for Harvard's Teresa Amabile.

Dan Pink

Personal Productivity (14). Technology (7). Why progress matters: 6 questions for Harvard’s Teresa Amabile Here’s a tip for rounding out your summer reading. I asked Amabile if she’d answer some questions for Pink Blog readers about her book and her insights.

Notes from Information Technology Based Higher Education and Training ITHET 2013, Antalya

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

A New Strategy for Higher Education and Training Shirley Alexander Some intro stuff about the buildings being built for the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS). Technology''s role. turns a perfect event into time- and space- independent mode - make optimal use of current technology for recording, storage, distribution, etc - provide added value: replay, searching, browsing, etc.

[liveblog] Data & Technology in Government

David Weinberger

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. Tomorrow there is an afternoon of discussions sponsored by the student-led Technology for Change group. Todd Park, White House Technology Advisory.

Is Twitter Where Connections Go to Die? – The Unfollowing Experiment – The Follow-Up

Luis Suarez

Yes, I know, it would help me tremendously if next time I ask that question again I would get an answer, but it doesn’t happen often enough, unfortunately. That seems to have stopped people questioning or wondering why I’m doing this. Do I have the final answer to those questions?

AI, Automation and the US Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

But it’s recent advances based on machine learning and related data-driven technologies are still relatively new, making it hard to predict where AI will be heading over time. Like no other technology, AI forces us to explore the very boundaries between machines and humans.

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The Simple, Economic Value of Artificial Intelligence

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In their opinion, “the best way to assess the impact of radical technological change is to ask a fundamental question: How does the technology reduce costs? As AI technologies advance, machine predictions will increasingly replace human ones in an increasing number of tasks.

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My Top 5 iOS Apps of the Week – Week #13

Luis Suarez

Now, I am not going to spoil it for you the rest of the presentation Ben created, but I can strongly recommend you take a look into it, if you are still questioning whether your business is ready for #mobilefirst or not.

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How Social Networking Can Improve Work Meetings

Luis Suarez

I am not too sure whether meetings lower our IQ or whether they make us all more stupid, as my good friend Stowe Boyd reflected on a recent blog post , but I can certainly confirm they do take a toll on your own productivity.

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

People have long worried about the impact of technology on society, be it railroads, electricity, and cars in the Industrial Age, or the Internet , mobile devices and smart connected products now permeating just about all aspect of our lives.

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Global Trends and Business Strategy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Companies that correctly identify and ride the tailwinds of technology and market trends will generally perform significantly better than companies for whom these same trends become tough headwinds.

How Narrating Your Work Helps You Become More Effective by Saving Precious Time

Luis Suarez

The mind-blowing thing is that we all know how pernicious and damaging it can well be to one’s productivity spending too much time just handling your email, recent research quoting how we spend up to one quarter of our day just doing that, making a fine total of 650 hours per year on it.