Research: Technology Is Only Making Social Skills More Important

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Osborne, researchers at the Oxford Martin School, published a paper estimating that 47% of all U.S. He builds largely upon the work of MIT economist David Autor, who’s studied the effects of technological change on the U.S. Economics Labor Education Technology Article

The Best Data Scientists Get Out and Talk to People

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A good data scientist can take many factors into account — the underlying geology, the current temperature of the oil, the well’s production history — to optimize the amount of steam. Treat Osborn’s Law — “variables won’t; constants aren’t” — as your watchword. Embrace the broader reality, with a special emphasis on all the information that is yet to be stored in technology.

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Digital Transformation Doesn’t Have to Leave Employees Behind

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At a more macro level, the possibilities opened up by connected, more efficient production and new business models are also highly promising. Osborne from Oxford University calculated that about 47% of American jobs could disappear by 2020 due to digitization.

The “Smart Society” of the Future Doesn’t Look Like Science Fiction

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While flights of imagination from science-fiction writers, filmmakers, and techno-futurists involve things like flying cars and teleportation, in practice smart technology is making inroads in a piecemeal fashion, often in rather banal circumstances. The potential for technologies to enable smart societies is rising. The market for smart technologies is predicted to be worth up to $1.6 The technology is just a way to get there. What is a “smart” society?

How Many of Your Daily Tasks Could Be Automated?

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Take, for example, the role of a marketing manager or executive in a consumer products company. A marketing manager is well educated and well compensated—he or she plays a critical role in driving sales by tailoring corporate strategies to specific products and markets.