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Jan 22, 2023

‘AI will take 20% of all jobs within five YEARS’ expert warns

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AI-powered bots like ChatGPT are changing how humans interact with computers, but with its ability to write poems and take exams, some people fear this technology will takeover the job market.

Jan 20, 2023

Google cuts 12,000 jobs in latest round of big tech layoffs

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Google CEO Sundar Pichai announced the news in an email to staff, saying the company needed to focus on key priorities — like artificial intelligence.

Google is cutting approximately 12,000 jobs — the latest technology firm to initiate significant layoffs as inflation rises and global markets brace for a downturn.

Google SEO Sundar Pichai announced the cuts in an email to staff on Friday and a blog post. The job losses constitute around 6 percent of Google’s global workforce, compared to recent layoffs at Microsoft (10,000 jobs or 5 percent of the workforce), Amazon (18,000 jobs / 6 percent), and Meta (11,000 / 13 percent).

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Jan 16, 2023

This US state wants to phase out EVs instead of ICEs by 2035

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The state introduced the resolution as a tribute to its oil and gas industry.

A U.S. state has decided to swim against the tide with its proposal to phase out all-electric vehicles from the state by 2035. You heard it right. Wyoming’s legislature is debating a resolution introduced on January 13, intended to pay tribute to its oil and gas industry which has created countless jobs and revenues over the decades.

In 2021, the state had produced 85.43 million barrels of crude oil, making it the eighth largest producer of oil among states in the U.S. Wyoming has a total population of just 577,000 people.

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Jan 12, 2023

Green jobs are booming, but too few employees have sustainability skills to fill them — here are 4 ways to close the gap

Posted by in categories: economics, employment, solar power, sustainability

Green jobs go beyond solar panel installation and wind turbine maintenance. They’re found in fields from design to economics and in many types of management.

Jan 11, 2023

How The New AI ChatGPT Can Help Leaders Make Time To Be Human

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In the last week, I’ve been experimenting with the hot new version of ChatGPT to discover how it might conserve a leader’s scarcest resource: time. When OpenAI launched the AI chatbot at the end of November, it instantly attracted millions of users, with breathless predictions of its potential to disrupt business models and jobs.

It certainly promises to deliver on a prediction I made in 2019 in my book The Human Edge, which explores the skills needed in a world of artificial intelligence and digitization. I forecasted: “…AI can offer us more free time by automating the stupid stuff we currently have to do, thereby reducing our cognitive burden.”

This new chatbot can help time-poor managers by writing emails and talking points — but also in delivering complex tasks like HR performance reviews.

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Jan 10, 2023

Jobs In Artificial Intelligence — How To Make A Career In AI

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If all the hype around ChatGPT, Dall-E, Tesla’s Fully Self Driving mode and *ahem*, has shown us anything, it’s that artificial intelligence is here to stay. The knee jerk reaction from many old fashioned meat machines, sorry, humans, is a concern around what this means for their income.

For years now, we’ve been told how AI is going to take our jobs, and it’s true that in many industries, machines, robots and other technology have cut workforce numbers dramatically.

With that said, many of the jobs being taken by AI so far are often considered dangerous, repetitive and boring. There aren’t too many people out there who are going to get great job satisfaction from turning the same 5 screws on a production line for 40 hours a week.

Jan 8, 2023

Brain Dead Vs. Coma Vs. Vegetative State: What’s The Difference?

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In light of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown’s daughter, Bobbi Kristina being found unconscious, there have been many headlines that said she in “a coma” or a “vegetative state” or even “brain dead”. First things first, patients who suffer brain death are not in coma. And patients who are in coma may or may not progress to brain death.

The brain has a number of vast jobs to complete every second and is a very complex organ. The brain controls not only an individual’s thought process and voluntary movements, but it controls involuntary movements and other vital body functions. These functions include auditory, olfactory, visual and tactile senses, regulation of body temperature, blood pressure, respiration, and heart rate (although the heart can continue to beat without the brain in “autotonic response”). The brain also produces hormones to control individual organ function. A good example is the brain’s production of anti-diuretic hormone (ADH). This hormone is produced to concentrate the urine in the kidneys, thus protecting against life-threatening dehydration.

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Jan 8, 2023

Around 100,000 jobs open in Alberta News

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Automation will solve labour shortage in developed countries.

Alberta’s worker shortage has shown some signs of levelling off in recent months, but similar to the rest of the country, industries that rely heavily on skilled workers report feeling constrained as their operations continue to struggle.

Jan 8, 2023

Burned: ‘Not everybody is walking away with a year’s worth of runway in their pocket’

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Tech isn’t as collegial.

Tech isn’t as collegial as it used to be. Rocket ships are being unveiled as sputtering messes, mission-driven startups don’t feel so mission oriented when responding to investor pressure, and widespread layoffs offer a loud reminder that jobs are breakable contracts not sacrosanct vows.

Over the past few months, thousands of employees from Meta, Twitter, Stripe, Amazon, DoorDash and countless other companies that don’t have the privilege of being household names are back on the job market. A job market that includes hiring freezes, salary cuts and a general malaise that industry experts warn won’t be over this year.

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Jan 6, 2023

Learn a Craft to Survive the Coming Robot Apocalypse

Posted by in categories: employment, information science, robotics/AI

Apple Inc. recently added audiobook narration to the growing list of occupations where algorithms are poised to replace humans alongside graphic designers, college essayists and limerick writers. Luckily, the fine art of newslettering remains (ahem) far beyond the capabilities of even the most sophisticated artificial intelligence software. Still, hope is at hand for those not fortunate enough to toil in the newsletter mines but still seeking gainful employment that won’t disappear as robots take control.

To remain employed in an AI-dominated workplace, train as an artisan.

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