In November, The Verge published an article entitled “Automation threatens 800 million jobs, but technology could still save us, says report“. The report in question is from McKinsey Global Institute and includes data from over 45 countries with in-depth analysis of the US, China, Germany, Japan, India, and Mexico. What will be the real effect of… Continue reading Automation and Vocation
As we think about the challenges automation and A.I. pose for the decades ahead, you may find this report from the Pew Research Center helpful. The Future of Jobs and Jobs Training (by Lee Rainie and Janna Anderson) In addition to documenting the growing problem the article presents potential solutions, including discussion of needed changes… Continue reading The Future of Jobs
I would like to thank Ann Cockrell for leading our discussion of the impact of automation this morning. She introduced us to automation in the dairy industry and to agricultural automation more generally including the shift in jobs that it has brought with it. You can find resources for further reading on automation in this area as well as in manufacturing on the Articles and Blogs page.
As we look forward to tomorrow’s discussion of the effects of automation, here is one more article that can provide valuable background. Using lessons learned from the industrial revolution, it offers a balanced look at the fears and hopes surrounding what lies ahead. What the Industrial Revolution really tells us about the future of automation… Continue reading What the Industrial Revolution really tells us
This Sunday Ann Cockrell will lead us in a discussion of the impact that automation is having on our economy and perhaps in our lives more generally. You can find some resources on this topic at the Articles and Blogs page. I hope you will join us for a stimulating discussion. There are many different… Continue reading The Impact of Automation: Sunday, February 18
What are the implications for education of rapidly accelerating technological development? Watch this short clip of Jack Ma at World Economic Forum. Is he right? What do you think? For a look at some ways automation is already impacting education and a few projections about what is to come, see “Teach Me: Automation’s Role in… Continue reading Automation and Education: Where are we headed?