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Elon Musk reveals 9 percent job cut at Tesla

Just days after promising he’d make Tesla profitable within months, CEO Elon Musk announced today that 9 percent of the company’s workforce is being laid off as part of the effort to make it so. Musk tweeted out his memo to employees, … Continue reading

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Boeing details $100M workforce education plan

Boeing is launching new educational initiatives to follow through on its pledge to spend $100 million of its federal tax savings on workforce development programs. The initiatives include a partnership with Degreed.com to give employees access to online lessons, certification courses and … Continue reading

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Report dials down the risk to jobs from automation

A working paper written for the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development estimates that about 14 percent of the jobs in 32 OECD countries, including the U.S., are at high risk of being automated. That raw figure may not sound as dire … Continue reading

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Tech experts get real about automation and jobs

It’s a thrilling time for technology, with innovations in artificial intelligence and robotics propelling society ever faster forward. But is it too fast? That’s a question that came up more than once on March 21 during a panel discussion on automation’s … Continue reading

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How machine learning will affect future jobs

Computer scientists have created artificial-intelligence algorithms that are at least as good as trained humans at recognizing the signs of skin cancer or malaria, but does that mean your future physician will be a bot? Two experts on AI explain in the journal Science why … Continue reading

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Report: Automation could displace 375M workers

The latest robot report has bad news for laborers and office support staff, good news for techies and healthcare workers. India looks bright, while Japan could face the toughest stretch. Those are just some of the takeaways from McKinsey Global … Continue reading

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Aerospace jobs linked to education boost

The state of the aerospace industry in Washington state is still great, but industry leaders say the educational system will have to be beefed up if it’s going to stay that way for the next generation. That cautionary message emerged … Continue reading

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