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Women are more at risk of losing their jobs thanks to tech, WEF says

“Women whose jobs are at risk of being lost have fewer opportunities to transition to more high-skilled occupations, the report highlighted” writes Ryan Browne for cnbc.com. According to research released Monday, 57 percent of the 1.4 million U.S. jobs at risk of being displaced by automation in the next eight years belong to women.The combination of reskilling and moving into new careers would increase the pay of women whose jobs are at risk by 74 percent, WEF said, versus a 53 percent increase for men. Source: cnbc.com Share This:

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Inside the niche world of equestrian show jumping, the elite sport reserved for the world’s wealthiest and most competitive kids

“The niche sport of equestrian show jumping has caught the eye of some of the wealthiest people in the world” writes Mark Abadi for businessinsider.com. For those who can afford to take part in competitions, show jumping offers millions of dollars of prize money and international glory. Here’s a look inside the exciting, lucrative, and sometimes dangerous world of show jumping:.  Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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Four Resolutions for 2018

“Whichever party pushes for creative solutions to address infrastructure, immigration, education, and labor mobility and retraining deserves to win next November” reports realclearpolitics.com. The GOP’s tax bill ended the program that allows Americans to deduct job-related moving expenses.Hope begins at the schoolhouse doors, and so does a plan to rebuild our middle class.We also need a visionary jobs bill focused on training and relocation. Source: realclearpolitics.com Share This:

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Robots won’t take as many human jobs as you may think

“It is more likely that managers will forego efficiency-generating gains from digital technologies because of a fear of losing control” writes Tony Dundon for businessinsider.com. The net effect is a polarized labour market of low-skill and low-income workers sitting alongside an elite who enjoy more secure jobs (at least for now).While automation may replace some jobs, the technology rarely acts as a substitute for people.Karl Marx argued technology would help free workers from harsh labour and lead to a “reduction to working time”. Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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AI, robots will create more jobs that it destroys, AI solutions firm says

“Some executives, particularly in the fast food industry, have spoken out about considering the use of AI and robots in an effort to reduce costs” writes Matthew Wisner for foxbusiness.com. The prevailing wisdom has been that the increasing use of artificial intelligence (AI) and robots could lead to fewer jobs for people as the push for minimum wage increases across the country speeds up the process.But Genpact CEO Tiger Tyagarajan has taken the contrarian point of view, predicting that increased use of AI in the workforce will actually create more…

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‘I don’t want my nephew on a social network’

“The head of Apple, Tim Cook, believes there should be limits to the use of technology in schools and says he does not want his nephew to use a social network” writes Samuel Gibbs for theguardian.com. It was Jobs’ passion and purpose to “serve humanity” that Cook said drew him to the company. “After 15 years of searching, something clicked.Cook was talking at Harlow college in Essex, one of 70 institutions across Europe that will use Apple’s Everyone Can Code curriculum, it was announced on Friday. “I don’t believe in…

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Here’s how Dropbox founder Drew Houston grew his company from a two-person startup to a billion-dollar enterprise

“His company, Dropbox, is a sprawling enterprise with more than a thousand employees” writes Zo Bernard for businessinsider.com. Earlier this month, Dropbox quietly filed the paperwork for its initial public offering, becoming the first major company in 2018 to set those wheels in motion.Despite multiple opportunities to sell his company in its early stages — including a bid from Steve Jobs in 2009 — he held on. Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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