Sixty percent of Americans are worried that automation is putting jobs at risk, and 39% think their own job will be obsolete within five years, according to PwC’s Hopes and Fears survey . New positions that may not exist today, however, will replace some of the jobs that will be lost to AI. But, if your job is at risk, it’s a good idea to have plan B in place now so you can seamlessly transition and stay relevant. advertisement advertisement “The only thing we can predict is the unpredictable,” says Scott Steinberg, author of Think Like a Futurist 2022: The Next Normal . “Things tend to move fast and change from week to week at this point, and there will be many next ‘normals.’ Even when many events are outside your ability to control, you can always steer things toward a more positive outcome.” The first thing is to gain situational awareness. It should raise major red flags if your job is easily reduced to a description on paper that anyone … [Read more...] about How to future-proof your job by thinking like a futurist
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Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin The use of Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) technology has a disparate impact on people of color across various sectors, that’s now changing in the beauty and haircare space thanks to Parfait , an A.I. wig customization platform. The company’s CEO and Co-Founder Isoken Igbinedion aims at disrupting the industry by being the first to use facial recognition and A.I. to provide buyers with customizable wig products. With the global market for facial recognition set to hit a valuation of $11.6 billion in 2026 , Parfait has positioned itself to be a leading player in the tech and hair sectors, by bringing together the love of wigs and racial integrity. The Breakdown You Need To Know: The wig and extensions market is expected to hit $13.2 billion by 2026 , according to a report published by Research and Markets. Parfait raised $5 million in funding spearheaded by Upfront Ventures, Serena Ventures, along with investment … [Read more...] about Parfait’s A.I. Wigs Take Aim At $11 Billion Market By Igniting Cultural Capital
- A + A HOUSTON (May 27): America's biggest gun lobby, the National Rifle Association, pressed ahead with preparations for its annual gathering starting on Friday in Houston, just 280 miles (450 km) from the scene of the country's worst school shooting in a decade. An 18-year-old gunman armed with a semi-automatic rifle that he was legally able to purchase stormed an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, on Tuesday, killing 19 children and two teachers in a hail of bullets. The NRA gathering takes place this year in the shadow of not one but two gun-driven massacres in recent days. An avowed white supremacist who was also armed with a semi-automatic rifle shot and killed 10 Black people at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York, earlier this month. In a country where gun rights are enshrined in the Constitution and gun sales in the millions are surging, the NRA is likely to shrug off new calls for more gun control measures despite the latest shootings. The Republican … [Read more...] about America’s biggest gun lobby to hold major gathering in shadow of mass shootings
Twitter reports that fewer than 5% of accounts are fakes or spammers , commonly referred to as “bots.” Since his offer to buy Twitter was accepted, Elon Musk has repeatedly questioned these estimates, even dismissing CEO Parag Agrawal’s public response . advertisement advertisement Later, Musk put the deal on hold and demanded more proof . So why are people arguing about the percentage of bot accounts on Twitter? As the creators of Botometer , a widely used bot-detection tool, our group at the Indiana University Observatory on Social Media has been studying inauthentic accounts and manipulation on social media for over a decade. We brought the concept of the “ social bot ” to the foreground and first estimated their prevalence on Twitter in 2017. advertisement advertisement Based on our knowledge and experience, we believe that estimating the percentage of bots on Twitter has become a very difficult task, and … [Read more...] about Computer scientists explain why Musk’s obsession with Twitter bots misses the point
The author, Cindy Domingo, at the Bantayog ng mga Bayani in Quezon City, where the the names of her brother Silme Domingo and friend Gene Viernes, Fil-Am trade unionists, are inscribed. CONTRIBUTED SEATTLE – My heart is heavy with sadness and anger as I organize the annual dinner of A Legacy of Equality Leadership and Organizing (LELO) to honor the 41 st anniversary of the deaths of my brother Silme Domingo and his fellow union brother and friend Gene Viernes. Ferdinand Marcos, Jr., the son of the dictator who was responsible for their assassinations in Seattle on June 1, 1981, has been elected president of the Philippines. Many from Seattle and beyond still remember their cold-blooded murders by Marcos gunmen that took place during afternoon rush hour at the Pioneer Square offices of the Alaska Cannery Workers Union, Local 37, International Longshore and Warehouse Union. It took eight years, three murder trials, and a federal civil suit to bring to justice those who were … [Read more...] about A Time to Rise, Again!
What would you do with a heck of a lot of money? Would you be happier? How much so? In recent days, we've watched the aftermath of the Facebook IPO, and paid close attention as news broke that SAP is acquiring Ariba. We've been thinking about what happens when entrepreneurs come into a windfall. The classic advice is that you should do very little at first--no major lifestyle changes. But of course not everyone follows that advice. Ariba was a public company with a soaring stock price a dozen years ago, when it acquired Jon's company, SupplierMarket. Upon arriving at his new office, he noticed a LOT of flashy German cars filling the parking lot. An employee told him that something like 10% of all BMWs sold in Northern California that year were bought by newly minted Ariba millionaires. We thought a lot about this as we explored how to lead a balanced life in our book, Breakthrough Entrepreneurship . Wealth managers certainly have a theory or two. Earlier … [Read more...] about Start-up Millionaires: The Best & Worst Ways to Spend Your Money
Today’s tight labor market, economic challenges, and customers’ ever-increasing expectations have changed the business landscape. To adapt, survive and have a chance to thrive, businesses must be increasingly agile. advertisement Companies need the people, processes and technology to support fast decision making, continued innovation and inevitable pivots. Let’s consider how your business can use process redesign, automation and people-first strategies to speed up workflows while delivering exceptional experiences for customers and employees alike. Customer service and personalization Customer service has become a business differentiator: a tool for building connections and reinforcing brand values. While this is more important than ever, it is also more complicated. Jeff Weiner, vice president, general manager at Conduent , a provider of business process outsourcing (BPO) solutions that ignite efficiency, savings and revenue growth, explains that the … [Read more...] about How to build business momentum during challenging times