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What 7-year-olds need to learn now to thrive in an AI world of work
When the topic of AI and the future of work arises, the picture painted is often a bleak one. But Calum Chace and Angus Knowles-Cutler have a much more optimistic outlook on the future. Paul Miller asks them both: What should children be learning today to equip themselves to work alongside machines?
This enlightening and refreshingly positive conversation also covers how we can all prepare for the future; how different societies will adapt and which will prosper; and asks would a life without having to work really be so bad?
Who is Paul Miller?
Paul Miller is CEO and Founder of the Digital Workplace Group. His latest book, ‘The Digital Renaissance of Work: Delivering digital workplaces fit for the future’ (co-authored with Elizabeth Marsh), was shortlisted for the CMI Management Book of the Year 2016 Award. Paul’s previous book, ‘The Digital Workplace: How technology is liberating work’, helped to popularize and explain the term “digital workplace”. Paul has given many inspirational talks on the digital future of work, for audiences at Microsoft, IKEA, Google, Accenture, Harvard Business Review, Cisco, European Commission, Adobe and Oxford University.
He was ranked one of the world’s Top 50 Social Employee Advocacy Leaders in 2015 and was a Judge and Mentor for the Duke of York’s Inspiring Digital Enterprise Awards. Paul hosted the pioneering internet radio show Digital Workplace Live for five years and is Executive Producer of the 24-hour global digital experience Digital Workplace 24.
Prior to founding DWG, Paul was Founder and CEO of communications company The Empowerment Group; Publisher and Editor of social and digital innovation magazine “Wave”; and, in pre-internet days, co-founder of the Ideas Café salon. He now lives in the Cotswolds in the UK.
Follow Paul on Twitter @paulmillersays
What makes Kansas City (and many other cities) so smart?
Smart cities are popping up all over the world – tackling various issues: cutting crime; reducing traffic congestion; relieving pollution levels. And while the initiatives may vary, every smart city has the same goal – to improve the lives of its citizens.
The smart city at the centre of our podcast is Kansas City and we talk to Bob Bennett, Chief Innovation Officer of Kansas City, and Gordon Feller, founder of the highly influential smart city program Meeting of the Minds, both of whom are tasked with harnessing the power of data and technology for the greater good.
Follow the discussion as we explore the definition of a smart city; what it means to live in one; how they are changing the way we work; and what we can expect from them in the future.
Your workplace is watching you!
Paul Miller speaks to Gregg Carman, Executive VP of Global Commercial Operations at Humanyze about how they are helping their clients to replace performance reviews and employee surveys with “people analytics” to make their organizations more productive and profitable, along with improving the experience for employees. Your workplace is watching you but with the objective of creating a more engaging and satisfying place in which to work.
Follow the conversation as Paul and Gregg discuss AI and the science behind the analytics; how Humanyze’s thinking has developed over time; and the ever-sensitive subject of respecting employee privacy.
How the World Bank digitally empowers the young in developing nations
This episode of Digital Workplace Impact takes us on a tour of the globe and explores how technology is enabling developing nations to kickstart their economies and inspire their younger generations. Paul Miller speaks with Samia Melhem, Global Digital Development Lead at the World Bank’s Transport and ICT Practice.
With a dramatic rise in entrepreneurial spirit among the young, as well as the speed of response that comes with social media, governments need to digitally modernize from within to inspire and cater for the needs of their fledgling citizens. Paul and Samia discuss what is needed to drive these projects forward to a successful completion; how the word is spreading; and why ICT (information communication technology) has been key to the breakthrough in so many developing countries.