Thursday November 30, 2017
Beyond Coal: Eastern Kentucky’s Future Economy
Jobs for the Future recently led a group of policymakers on a visit to Eastern Kentucky to see firsthand how that distressed region is focused on regaining economic strength so its livelihood won’t be dependent on a single industry.
Thursday October 26, 2017
The Bleed from Speed: The Future of (Less) Work
Artificial intelligence and machine learning are advancing more rapidly than ever before. An AI system recently defeated the world’s best player of Go, an ancient Chinese strategy game significantly more complex than chess. Driverless cars have logged thousands of hours on public roads. AI means that productivity can continue to increase regardless of levels of employment.
Thursday September 14, 2017
Insights from Socializing the World of Work Initiative
The technological advances of the past 40 years have fueled the Fourth Industrial Revolution which has greatly impacted the modern workplace. The First Industrial Revolution used water and steam power to mechanize production; the Fourth Industrial Revolution will use robotics, automation, computing, and the internet to transform the nature of work forever. While technology has made us more productive, it has changed many of the types of jobs we do, and how we do them. What does this mean for K-12 educators? How can this inform how we define getting our students “college and career ready”?