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NY Times: “Learning to Love Our Robot Co-Workers”

In case you missed it, the NY Times recently ran an interesting piece by Kim Tingley on working alongside robots. Some excerpts:    The more I talked with engineers and civilians alike, the more I came to believe that this feeling was hardly unusual and that it went beyond the perfectly rational fear that a robot might take your

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Reward Firings, VORP Scores, Algorithm Bosses: Is the Future of Work an NFL Training Camp?

A few months ago I wrote a post about Uber where I explored what it’s like to work for an algorithm (https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/article/ubers-brave-new-world-what-happens-when-your-manager-carlos-alvarenga/edit). From the early indications, the view of this new world is not very positive. However, while Uber gets a lot of press, it’s important to note that it is not alone in this evolution to a

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The Rise of the “Dependocracy”

Annie Lowery has an interesting article on NYT describing the state of the nation’s poor  population these days. She notes that while access to certain material goods has gotten easier, overall their overall financial fragility has increased over the last few decades.   As she notes: Indeed, despite improved living standards, the poor have fallen

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