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Building the Future, One Job at a Time
In our recent book, What To Do When Machines Do Everything we argue that in 10 years’ time employment levels in the Western world will be higher than they are today. For some people that’s a head scratcher. In our analysis, Artificial Intelligence (AI) isn’t, as it’s popularly portrayed in the click-bait media, simply a job destroyer. AI is a new tool – a datascope perhaps – that allows us to see things ... Read More
Apprenticeships: A Good Deal for America’s Workforce
Last week’s election results will soon usher in a divided Congress in Washington. While we can no doubt anticipate lively policy debate in the foreseeable future, one issue where there is bipartisan agreement – both within Congress and the administration – is the need for successful workforce development programs. It is essential that we equip our workforce with the proper skills to qualify for the ... Read More
Building the Future Through Tech
When Joseph Adjei enrolled at the Rochester Institute of Technology, he struggled as a newly deaf student from Ghana. “Where I lived,” Joseph said, “they believed that deaf people can’t do anything.” In class he tried to read lips, but he hadn’t yet learned American Sign Language. “It was very, very difficult.” Everything changed when Joseph’s class began using Microsoft Translator—a program that uses ... Read More