Our fear of artificial intelligence – Is it for all the wrong reasons?

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People in Britain are more scared of the artificial intelligence embedded in household devices and self-driving cars than in systems used for predictive policing or diagnosing diseases. That’s according to a survey commissioned by the Royal Society, which is billed as the first in-depth look at how the public perceives the risks and benefits associated with machine learning, a key AI technique.

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Inside the Mind of a Futurist – Secret Process for Understanding the Future Revealed

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On April 10-14 the newly launched DaVinci Tech Academy will be hosting an intensive week-long workshop called “Inside the Mind of a Futurist.” Throughout this event, Michael Cushman and I will be unveiling a number of unusual processes for probing into the future.

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Which 5 jobs will robots take first?

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In 2012, Futurist Thomas Frey predicted that 2 billion jobs would disappear by 2030, roughly half of all jobs that exist today. Oxford University researchers reinforced this with their estimates that 47 percent of U.S. jobs could be automated within the next two decades. But which ones will robots take first?

First, we should define “robots” as technologies, such as machine learning algorithms running on purpose-built computer platforms, that have been trained to perform tasks that currently require humans to perform.

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Here’s what it take to deliver breakthrough customer experiences

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Seven minutes is all it takes for financial-technology start-up Kabbage to approve a small-business loan. That’s almost 5,000 times faster than the 20 days it takes a typical bank. It’s no wonder that customers’ experiences with technology companies have not only altered their behavior but also raised their expectations about how interactions with all businesses should work. As a survey conducted by Ipsos and LinkedIn found, some 67 percent of affluent millennials are open to using non-financial-services brands.

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Top 6 principles of leadership now and in the future

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Not every leader acknowledges the big difference between managing and leading. And for small business owners looking to grow their business, making the transition from running it to leading it, can be all the difference. The first step is knowing what exactly leadership requires – now and in the future.

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Leading a digital transformation by learning to code

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Leaders reach their positions by mastering yesterday’s and today’s business. Almost by definition, they don’t have first-hand experience with a disruptive shift in their market when they encounter it. A lack of intuition around the new and different can at best slow progress and at worst lead to serious strategic missteps.

NOTE: For those wanting to enter the programming profession, DaVinci Coders is currently accepting applications for Jan-Feb courses. Small class sizes so seating is limited.

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The future of coworking and why it’s not just for startups and freelancers anymore

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Would you define your workplace as fun, friendly, inspiring, collaborative, and productive? If not, you may have to ditch your own desk and take a seat at a coworking space near you. Even if you aren’t an entrepreneur or freelancer, the benefits of coworking, according to Deskmag’s annual Global Coworking Survey, are pretty hard to ignore: 71 percent of participants reported a boost in creativity since joining a coworking space, while 62 percent said their standard of work had improved.

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Micro learning has a huge impact on e-learning design and development

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Bite-sized learning or micro learning is an e-learning paradigm that has taken the corporate training world by storm. In a recent survey conducted by Rapid Learning Institute, nearly nine out ten L&D professionals stated that bite-sized online learning modules are their priority. The huge increase in the use of short online learning modules has resulted in major changes in world of e-learning design and development. Let us now see what they are.

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Virtual digital assistants have potential to positively impact employees

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Business-oriented virtual digital assistants (VDA’s) have the potential to help relieve employees from mundane and time-consuming tasks. Digital assistants have the ability to positively impact lives using what market intelligence firm Tractica describes as “the fusion of speech recognition, natural language processing (NLP), and artificial intelligence (AI) and hold the potential to have a transformative impact on user interfaces in the mobile, automotive, connected home, and enterprise domains, among others.”

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