THE FUTURE OF Work

THE FUTURE OF Work

After Automation, Employees Reinforce Customer Satisfaction

As technology begins replacing simple tasks like check-out and stocking, stores are now finding new ways to occupy their employees’ time. Mostly, employees are stepping in where robots can’t: high-touch human interaction.

By Richard A. Todd, Herald Democrat  |  January 18, 2020
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Hiring Initiative to Try to Rectify Tech’s Gender Imbalance

The L.A. County Board of Supervisors has passed a Women in Technology Hiring Initiative aimed at connecting at-risk and disconnected youth ages 14-24 with career mentors and training them to bolster its entry-level IT candidates.

By Patrick Groves, Government Technology  |  January 17, 2020
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What Do Robots Need Before They Can Help in a Classroom?

Most educators will say that robots in the classroom are a bad idea. There are administrative tasks that robots could potentially do but “we need to be thinking more deeply around ethics” before they’re a permanent feature.

By Kevin Bushweller, Education Week  |  January 10, 2020
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Alabama Trains Workforce in Robots and Tech to Stay Competitive

In anticipation of a tech-driven world, Alabama wants to focus on topics like automation, robotics and cybersecurity. Too often government is left behind regarding tech. “We do not want that to happen here at the robotics park.”

By Lee Roop, Alabama Media Group  |  January 9, 2020
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Maryland Hopes New Automated System Streamlines Workers’ Comp

The Maryland Workers' Compensation Commission has undertaken the development of a modern Web-based and intelligent system to be used for filing and managing compensation claims from workers.

By Skip Descant, Government Technology  |  January 9, 2020
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