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Sep 16, 2019

Mentors, Encouragement, Hands-on Learning Boost Girls’ Interest in STEM Substantially

Posted by in categories: computing, education, employment, engineering, mathematics

Generally girls lose interest in STEM careers as they get older. But, according to a new study, small changes at school and at home can have a profound impact on how girls perceive STEM careers, how confident they feel in class and how likely they are to pursue STEM academically and into their careers.

The study, “Closing the STEM Gap,” published today by Microsoft, surveyed more than 6,000 girls and young women on their interests and perceptions of science, technology, engineering and math. It found that girls tended to lose interest in STEM as they headed toward adulthood. And, by the time they’d finished high school, their interest had dropped substantially. For example, the report found that interest in computer science among females dropped 27 percentage points between middle school and college. According to the report: “In middle school … 31 percent of girls believe that jobs requiring coding and programming are ‘not for them.’ In high school, that percentage jumps up to 40. By the time they’re in college, 58 percent of girls count themselves out of these jobs.”

But, the study found, countermeasures both large and small can have a profound effect, including:

Sep 13, 2019

Over Next Three Years, Employees will Need Reskilling as AI Takes Jobs

Posted by in categories: business, economics, Elon Musk, employment, robotics/AI

IBM HR Director Diane Gherson says that over the next three years, 120 million workers will need retraining as artificial intelligence continues to take jobs.

Artificial intelligence is obviously ready to get started. Over the next three years, about 120 million workers from the 12 largest economies in the world may need to undergo retraining due to advances in artificial intelligence and intelligent automation, according to a study published on Friday by the IBM Institute of Business Value. However, less than half of the CEOs surveyed by IBM said they had the resources needed to bridge the skills gap caused by these new technologies.

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Aug 27, 2019

History Made: How Costa Rica has Doubled It’s Tropical Rainforest Cover

Posted by in categories: employment, habitats, policy

The year 2017 saw the second highest global tree cover loss recorded in the history of this planet, according to the World Economic Forum. Researchers at the University of Maryland (USA) found an area of tree loss equal to the size of Bangladesh. That equates to losing 40 soccer fields covered in trees every minute for a year. But guess what, Costa Rica took the fight in the other direction, declaring they had officially doubled their tropical rainforests since 2001. Doubled!

How can the world learn from Costa Rica’s experience and use it as a model for other nations? It helps to take a closer look at exactly what Costa Rica has done right in managing this issue, while other countries have failed miserably. In the mid-20th century, three quarters of Costa Rica was covered in lush, verdant tree canopy. Then came loggers, who savagely cleared acres and acres of pristine rainforest, lining their pockets by selling off Costa Rica’s natural resources. At the same time, of course, they were destroying the natural habitats of Costa Rica’s indigenous creatures, for instance Golden toads and Poison dart frogs.

But then, something changed radically in the thought processes of Costa Rican policy makers, and the rate of deforestation slowed, until it eventually dropped to zero. What happened? Costa Rica awakened to the potential of its rich ecosystems and began vigorously safeguarding them. Healthy ecosystems meant tourist dollars and employment opportunities for Ticos throughout the country.

Aug 27, 2019

Careers at CERN

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Imagine. Believe Belong. #CERN is hiring newly qualified technicians (up to 4 years’ experience) in a wide variety of domains to work on exciting projects! Join the CERN Technician Training Experience: https://cern.ch/tte #iworkatcern #technicians #jobs N.


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Aug 25, 2019

The robots are coming for your job, too

Posted by in categories: employment, robotics/AI

Almost everyone who has thought seriously about this has said that more automation is likely to lead to more inequality.


The robots. They’re coming for your jobs. All of you.

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Aug 23, 2019

UNICEF Innovation Fund Call for Frontier Technologies

Posted by in categories: bitcoin, employment, finance, robotics/AI

UNICEF is looking for startups applying #datascience, #machinelearning, #blockchain or #XR to prepare young people for the jobs of tomorrow.


The UNICEF Innovation Fund is looking to make up to 100K equity-free investments to provide early stage (seed) finance to for-profit technology start-ups that have the potential to benefit humanity.

If you’ve got a start-up using machine learning (ML), artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain or extended reality, registered in one of UNICEF’s programme countries, and have a working, open source prototype (or you are willing to make it open-source) showing promising results, the UNICEF Innovation Fund is looking for you.

Aug 18, 2019

Small towns in India are powering the global race for artificial intelligence

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, employment, robotics/AI

One day, who knows when, artificial intelligence could hollow out the job market. But for now, it is generating relatively low-paying jobs. The market for data labeling passed $500 million in 2018 and it will reach $1.2 billion by 2023, according to the research firm Cognilytica. This kind of work, the study showed, accounted for 80% of the time spent building AI technology.

Is the work exploitative? It depends on where you live and what you’re working on. In India, it is a ticket to the middle class. In New Orleans, it’s a decent enough job. For someone working as an independent contractor, it is often a dead end.

There are skills that must be learned — like spotting signs of a disease in a video or medical scan or keeping a steady hand when drawing a digital lasso around the image of a car or a tree. In some cases, when the task involves medical videos, pornography or violent images, the work turns grisly.

Aug 14, 2019

It’s 2043. We Need a New American Dream for the A.I. Revolution

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, drones, economics, employment, food, government, robotics/AI, surveillance

Nevertheless, to date, most of the wealth generated by advances in A.I. and robotics has been acquired by the executives of technology companies. It’s time for the benefits of the A.I. revolution to be broadly distributed through an expanded social safety net.

Unfortunately, members of Congress are taking the opposite path and have proposed cuts to a range of social programs. Several hundred thousand people arrived in Washington on Saturday to protest these cuts. During the demonstration, masked agitators threw rocks at the autonomous drones deployed for crowd control; in response, drones dispensed pepper spray on the protesters below, causing a stampede. More than 20 people were injured and treated at local hospitals; one protester died of his injuries on Monday. The police detained 35 people at the scene; 25 more arrests have been made since then, after authorities used facial recognition technology to identify protesters from surveillance video.

Punishing the poor who were harmed by economic disruptions has been a mistake repeated throughout American history. During the Industrial Revolution, machines displaced many artisans and agricultural workers. To deter these unemployed workers from seeking public relief, local governments set up poorhouses that required residents to perform hard labor. And between 1990 and 2020, the federal government — and some state governments — repeatedly cut social program spending even as middle-class jobs disappeared as a result of outsourcing and automation. Workers who didn’t have the skills to thrive in the knowledge economy were resigned to join the underclass of service workers.

Aug 11, 2019

10 First Jobs that Will Be Eliminated

Posted by in categories: employment, robotics/AI

Are you teriffied about your jobs will be taken away by AI. If you do, then check out the first jobs that will be eliminated by AI. This will help you prep.

Jul 20, 2019

AI Superpowers — China and Silicon Valley — Kai-Fu Lee

Posted by in categories: employment, engineering, robotics/AI

Lex Fridman, a Postdoctoral Associate at the MIT AgeLab, had a conversation with Kai-Fu Lee on Chinese soul, Difference between cultures of AI engineering, Role of data in near-term impact of AI, Impact of AI on jobs, Facing mortality and other issues.


Lex Fridman, had a conversation with Kai-Fu Lee on Chinese soul, Difference between cultures of AI engineering, Role of data in near-term impact of AI, Impact of AI on jobs, Facing mortality.

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