Artificial Intelligence: The Future of Jobs

Over the next few decades, automation and artificial intelligence (AI) will change the job market and replace jobs often held by millennials. According to the Gallup study, millennials will be most in danger of being replaced because they are going to be working for many years before they retire. Other positions at risk are entry-level routine jobs such as accounting and financial services. What could be done to beat the trend? How is AI changing the workforce?

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The Internet of Things: The Next Revolution Has Arrived

What do cars, traffic lights, phones, watches, coffee machines, printers, and TVs have in common? They are all objects increasingly connected to the internet and could potentially communicate with each other. It allows them to get updates, collect, or utilize data like never before, and communicate on a “machine-to-machine” basis. This so-called Internet of Things (IoT) is not limited to only every day wireless items. IoT is also used in manufacturing, transportation, healthcare, energy, education – the list only keeps growing. IoT is clearly the next big thing in technology. What impact does it have on businesses and our every-day life?

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Is Technology Killing Jobs or Creating Them? 

The so-called Fourth revolution – the use of robotics, nanotechnology, the Internet of Things, biotechnology, artificial intelligence and 3-D printing – is already changing the labor force and all sectors of life. In an economy centered around people, this change will create bigger social inequality gaps and shape the way we live and work. How is new technology going to change the labor force?

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Challenges in the Tech Industry

Both major employment search engines – Indeed and Glassdoor  – list technology jobs among the most lucrative jobs. In 2017, 7 out of the top 10 best jobs were from the tech industry, software engineering and development in particular. This is based on salary comparisons, growth prospects from 2013 to 2016, and job postings. Additionally, computer and IT jobs are expected to grow 12 % from 2014 – 2024 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. And by 2020 there are predicted to be 1.4 million new unfilled software development positions. However, there might not be enough experts to fill these positions. Why is this so? What other problems is the tech industry facing?

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Ransomware Attacks

In mid-May 2017, the biggest ransomware attack in history targeted many hospitals, FedEx, and various other businesses around the world. Most of the infected computers were running on outdated Microsoft Windows operating systems. The so-called WannaCry worm demanded ransom after encrypting the files on the affected computers. The price for the encryption was a few hundred dollars. How did this incident affect companies?

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Commencement Speeches: Best Advice for Recent Graduates

It is now the season for famous speakers to give advice to recent graduates. Apart from wearing graduation gowns, students will hear many inspirational commencement speakers. Some are alumni of the institution, others are respected for their accomplishments. What is the best advice for graduates and job seekers offered during the graduation season?

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President’s New Infrastructure Plan: Creating New 11 Million Jobs

President Donald Trump is proposing to spend up to $1 trillion in the next 10 years on infrastructure projects. It would be used to upgrade and support investments in various areas such as roads, bridges, airports, pipelines, telecommunications, or energy projects. According to some estimates, this could create more than 11 million jobs in the US. Which industries and jobs could benefit from this the most?

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