Information Technology and the US Workforce: Tech@Work Digital Library

This latest US foresight report will help policymakers, workers and employers groups, the United Nation’s labour agency, the ILO, as well as the readers of this blog get the latest information informing debate about the future impacts of automation and digitalization on the global workforce.   Foresight is essential in helping us prepare for the potential …

Centre’s New Microlearning Prototype and Survey: Pilot Course on Work for Human Development

*Update: The deadline for the survey has been extended to June 20, 2017. You still have time to contribute!* Centre’s New Microlearning Prototype and Survey: Pilot Course on Work for Human Development The last few months have been very exciting at the ITCILO. We have been very busy working on a number of projects, courses, …

Reclaiming ICTs for Development @ITU #WSIS2017

Empowering the Poorest and Most Marginalised To coincide with the recent publication of my new book entitled Reclaiming Information and Communication Technologies for Development (Oxford University Press, 2017), the UNESCO Chair in ICT4D is convening a workshop on Friday 16th June from 11.00-12.45 in ITU Room Popov 1 at the 2017 WSIS Forum being held …

The ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’: Potential and Risks for Africa – SAIIA

Klaus Schwab, the founder of the World Economic Forum, argues that the single most important challenge facing humanity today is how to understand and shape the new technology revolution. What exactly is this revolution, and why does it matter, especially for Africa? The ‘fourth industrial revolution’ captures the idea of the confluence of new technologies …

Artificial Intelligence and Ethics — Where to Draw the Line?: Intl Federation of Informational Processing

(Big data and AI | Open AI) After a 75-year incubation, Artificial Intelligence (AI) has become a household word, reflected in popular culture through books, movies and even music. From self-driving vehicles and interactive robots to Apple’s Siri concierge and IBM’s Watson, which is increasingly being used to solve business problems, AI technology is playing …