The Future of Work

The Future of Work

A selection of the better articles about the tidal wave of AI and unemployment that we can expect this century.

AI interns: Software already taking jobs from humans | New Scientist

People have talked about robots taking our jobs for ages. Problem is, they already have – we just didn't notice

Why you should worry about intelligent machines | New Scientist

Artificial intelligence itself isn't a problem – the threat lies in what humans might do with it

What happens if we pay everyone just to live? | New Scientist

Think universal basic income is a pipe dream? Experiments all over the world are already showing its potential to transform society for the better

The Future Of Work: It's Already Here -- And Not As Scary As You Think

Shutterstock I recently had the opportunity to speak at the Singularity University Summit in San Francisco on The Future of Work. After months of research on the topic, reading dozens of books and articles on AI, robotics, and economics, I came to a simple conclusion: the future of work is already here. And [...]

Reboot for the AI revolution

As artificial intelligence puts many out of work, we must forge new economic, social and educational systems, argues Yuval Noah Harari.

Automation will have a bigger impact on jobs in smaller cities | New Scientist

More migration to megacities is expected in the next few decades, because they have more jobs that are resilient to automation than smaller urban areas

The shape of work to come

Three ways that the digital revolution is reshaping workforces around the world.

New technologies are bringing opportunities and challenges to working lives

The emergence of new technologies and means of production, coupled with the desire to improve work-life balance, has led to the development of new forms of work, notably telework and ICT-mobile work (T/ICTM).

Five ways work will change in the future

As part of our report on the future of work, we take a peek into a world where your boss is tracking you, your neighbour is a robot, and it?s cool to be old?

People increasingly think that hard work doesn't pay off

Having access to decent employment opportunities is a major structural element of the social contract. It shapes the rights and responsibilities of workers and employers, fostering social mobility and in turn a fair distribution of resources and power in a society.

The deployment of industrial robots is rapidly intensifying, with the potential to change production processes worldwide

The demand for industrial robots has accelerated considerably in recent years as a result of continued technological advancements in automation systems and artificial intelligence. Since 2010, industrial robots have increased by 9 per cent year and at the end of 2015 some 1.6 million robots were deployed by industries worldwide.

Lessons from history for the future of work

Global comparisons of previous social and economic upheavals suggest that what is to come depends on where you are now, argues Robert C. Allen.

Find your meaning at work: 6 things a salary can't buy | New Scientist

Maybe it pays the bills, but does your job satisfy you on a deeper level? Try our checklist of what makes work really matter

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