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In five years, one in 10 jobs in India will disappear

8 months ago admin2 Comments Off on In five years, one in 10 jobs in India will disappear
By 2022, nearly one in 10 workers in India would be employed in jobs that do not even exist today. A combination of globalisation, demographic changes, and new-age technologies will change the face of Indian industries, a December report (pdf) by management consulting firm Ernst & Young (EY) said. Even jobs that are around today Read More

Walmart’s relentless march to automation is coming for the late-night cleaning crew

9 months ago admin2 Comments Off on Walmart’s relentless march to automation is coming for the late-night cleaning crew
Walmart has over 4,600 stores in the US. Between its Supercenters (187,000 sq ft on average), Discount Stores (104,000 sq ft), Neighborhood Markets (42,000 sq ft), and Sam’s Clubs (134,000 sq ft), that’s a lot of shopping aisles to keep clean. That might be why the US’s largest private-sector employer is testing out self-driving mechanical Read More

Indian employers love bots, but employees prefer good ol’ humans

9 months ago admin2 Comments Off on Indian employers love bots, but employees prefer good ol’ humans
Slowly but surely, bots are making inroads into the human resources (HR) industry. But the responses they evoke may depend on which side of the table one is sitting on: employee or employer. Predictably, employers are turning fans of technologies that shorten the recruitment processes, improve hiring ratios, and free up human managers for more Read More

Science has outgrown the human mind

9 months ago admin2 Comments Off on Science has outgrown the human mind
The duty of man who investigates the writings of scientists, if learning the truth is his goal, is to make himself an enemy of all that he reads and… attack it from every side. He should also suspect himself as he performs his critical examination of it, so that he may avoid falling into either Read More

Automating my job taught me that robots aren’t as scary as we think

9 months ago admin2 Comments Off on Automating my job taught me that robots aren’t as scary as we think
I learned that robots could do my job just as I was about to graduate from college, in 2010. My university’s computer science department had created a new class for journalists during my senior year, and I had enrolled in a last-ditch effort to acquire marketable skills. At that point, my classmates and I were Read More

Deutsche Bank’s CEO hints that half its workers could be replaced by machines

9 months ago admin2 Comments Off on Deutsche Bank’s CEO hints that half its workers could be replaced by machines
Deutsche Bank CEO John Cryan, who has been planning a “big number” of job cuts at the German lender, thinks robots could replace a large chunk of its workforce. Cryan has already cut thousands of jobs as part of a five-year restructuring plan, and he hinted in a Financial Times interview (paywall) that he’s ready Read More