Wednesday, August 30, 2023

The future of work is AI-enhanced and remote

 Only those who are capable of silliness can be called truly intelligent.

— Christopher Isherwoodm

The human Y chromosome has been fully sequenced for the first time New Scientist 

Another Day, Another CIA Press Release Disguised As News Caitlin Johnstone (furzy). Too funny! Those Natashas are everywhere! It must be Russian propaganda that explains why more and more people are not buying the “Ukraine is winning” story. Seriously, all my years in the US I met ONE Russian, although NYC is lousy with Russian “models”.

The future of work is AI-enhanced and remote

Computer World – “Two of the biggest unresolved questions in business this year are whether remote work is here to stay and how AI will affect jobs. We’re starting to get some clues about the answers. Some claim the pandemic is over and it’s time for employees to return to the office; others argue that remote work is here to stay. Some fear being replaced by artificial intelligence (AI); others see AI as providing help and improving productivity. A new report starts to answer these questions. McKinsey’s Global Survey, called “The state of AI in 2023: Generative AI’s breakout year” (a survey of “1,684 participants representing the full range of regions, industries, company sizes, functional specialties, and tenures”), shows how rapid the growth of AI in business has already been.

The report found that “industries relying most heavily on knowledge work are likely to see more disruption — and potentially reap more value.” This is especially true of tech companies as well as “knowledge-based industries such as banking, pharmaceuticals, and education.” (Manufacturing industries involving human physical labor will likely see less change from AI.)