Content tagged with "unemployment"

47% at Risk
November 7, 2014

You see the “47%” figure floating around a lot, refering to how many jobs the economy could lose to technology. Here’s where it comes from – an…

The Business Insider on Technological Unemployment
January 24, 2015

Business Insider recently wrote a broad article on technological unemployment entitled “ The Future of Jobs .” Some highlights – John Maynard Keynes…

Does the Internet kill jobs?
April 6, 2015

Here’s an article from the Harvard Business Review which argues that the Internet is killing job creation in the middle class. The Internet […] has…

The Effect of Usability on Employment Rates
March 4, 2015

I’m wondering about much usability and HCI will affect automation and job losses. I’ve been thinking that a lot of transactions cannot be automated…

Good Analytics Means Less Workers
October 22, 2015

Here’s an interesting note in the middle of this article about temp workers at Amazon : At the same time, we are living in an era of maximum…

The Millenium Project Study on Future Employment
April 27, 2015

The Millenium Project is doing a study on the future of work, entitled: Future of Work and Glocal Strategies to Improve Long-Term Prospects The…

Pew Report on the Effect of Technology on Jobs
November 11, 2014

Pew Research did a “canvassing” (meaning, not scientific survey) of experts and have released the results of one of their questions: AI, Robotics,…

Reddit Thread on Technological Unemployment
April 6, 2015

Interesting thread over at Reddit: Which jobs will never be replaced by machines? . The top answer: I think jobs where people need a human-human…

The Slow Elimination of Hotel Housekeeping
November 5, 2014

(This isn’t technically about automation, but more about the systemic reduction of a certain type of job.) Every year, my Dad and I go to Las Vegas…

Technological Employment Debate
June 15, 2015

A Yale researcher is on the record about technological unemployment : Thanks to the efficiency of the internet and automated systems, productivity…

The Threat to White Collar Jobs
October 21, 2015

This article (a teaser for an upcoming book ) argues that it’s not just middle class jobs at risk. Indeed, there’s apparently nothing special about…

World Summit on Technological Unemployment
September 21, 2015

There’s an upcoming conference on technological unemployment: The World Summit on Technological Unemployment is the first high-level forum and…