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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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Boeing sends layoff notices to hundreds more

The Boeing Co. signaled that hundreds of employees involved in aerospace engineering in Washington state and other locations will be laid off starting in June. The job cuts, reportedly due to begin on June 23, come on top of earlier … Continue reading

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Robot study brings more bad news about jobs

Newly published research runs counter to the hope that the rise of automation should create as many jobs for human workers as it destroys. Computer modeling suggests a downward trend, and real-world statistics from the 1990-2007 time period confirm the … Continue reading

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Treasury chief downplays AI impact on jobs

Experts say the potential impact of automation and artificial intelligence could be one of the biggest economic issues of the 21st century, but Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin says it’s not on his radar screen. Mnuchin made his comments during a … Continue reading

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Boeing OKs buyouts for 1,800 union workers

Boeing has approved buyouts for more than 1,800 union workers, marking the start of a new round of job reductions that’s expected to continue through the year. The voluntary layoffs include 1,500 machinists and 305 engineers, representatives of the workers’ unions told … Continue reading

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