Category Archives: Jobs

The Impact of Technology on Jobs

NPR Planet Money via Visual Capitalist: There were 10 million farmers in America in the early 20th century. Now there’s closer to one million, and yet those farmers produce way more food. Technology may have “killed off” the majority of … Continue reading

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Machine Learning Beats Data Science for Top Tech Job By Salary

Rank Job Title Number of Postings per Million Average Base Salary Average Growth in Postings 2013-2016 1 Machine Learning Engineer 58 $134,306 36% 2 Data Scientist 360 $129,938 108% 3 Computer Vision Engineer 20 $127,849 34% 4 Development Operations Engineer … Continue reading

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In Praise of Automation

The McKinsey Global Institute: The automation of activities can enable businesses to improve performance by reducing errors and improving quality and speed, and in some cases achieving outcomes that go beyond human capabilities. Automation also contributes to productivity, as it … Continue reading

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Skills and Jobs for the Digital Future

Moderator: George Westerman, MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy (@gwesterman) Speakers: Gerald Chertavian, Year Up (@yearup) Prof. Tom Davenport, Fellow at MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy (@tdav) Karen Kocher, Cigna (@kkocher) Steve Phillips, Avnet, Inc. (@Steven_phillips) Are AI and … Continue reading

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Robots Will Replace You But Not Me

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The Rise and Rise of Data Scientists

There has been a 500-fold increase in the number of “mathematicians and information technologists” between 1950 and 2000. Source: Places & Spaces

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Big Data Bytes: Data Scientists Wanted

“Businesses now looking for talent with deep analytical and statistical backgrounds include big publishers, portals, ad networks, and e-commerce sites – just about any company that possesses massive amounts of data. Salaries range from $75,000 to $100,000 for someone starting … Continue reading

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