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MENTORING DATABASE

To provide added extra Manager support to we have created a Mentors Database that aims to bring on board volunteers who are more experienced, or more knowledgeable, to help guide less experienced or less knowledgeable Managers in the field of robotics and AI.

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In 2020, women represented roughly 47 percent of the US labor force. Furthermore, in 2019, women received the majority of graduate certificates, master’s degrees, and doctoral degrees from US institutions. A 2020 World Economic Forum report, however, found that women make up only 26 percent of data and AI positions in the workforce, while the Stanford Institute for Human-Centered AI’s 2021 (June 2021)

When reflecting on the fourth industrial revolution, or Industry 4.0, a number of things immediately spring to mind. These include the industrial internet of things (IIoT), artificial intelligence (AI), robots and 3D printing for example. 

The COVID-19 pandemic has had massive economic impacts in the United States, and one of the problems many companies have been facing as a result is how to keep business moving along without putting employees at risk of being infected.

‘…In a Korn Ferry Institute study where 800 leaders shared their views on people’s place in the future of work, two-thirds of respondents said that technology will create greater value than people will...’ (30th July 2020)

Artificial intelligence is approaching critical mass at the office, but humans are still likely to be necessary, according to a new study by executive development firm, Future Workplace, in partnership with Oracle. 

The idea of robots as important elements in the business world may conjure a science-fiction view of the future. 

One kind of robot has endured for the last half-century: the hulking one-armed Goliaths that dominate industrial assembly lines. These industrial robots have been task-specific — built to spot weld, say, or add threads to the end of a pipe. 

As costs come down and cobot capabilities increase, small business is poised to benefit in several ways from adopting automation technology has made robotics less expensive. 

Losing a job can be stressful and demoralizing. Seeing your role replaced by automation is an additional stressor that more workers will have to contend with and worry about in the future. Robots are already replacing people in some jobs. 

Fear and apprehension relating to the potential of new generations of robots leading to mass unemployment tends to move up a notch whenever a shiny new piece of artificial intelligence (AI)-powered technology is unveiled. 

Millions of jobs are likely to be displaced by automation but we have less to fear from robots than some might think, a report from the World Economic Forum has suggested. The Swiss think tank predicts that robots will displace 75 million jobs globally by 2022 but create 133 million new ones.

A recent report from the World Economic Forum predicted that by 2025 the next wave of automation – turbocharged by the pandemic – will disrupt 85m jobs globally. 

It’s easy to get an impression of the way robots are changing our daily lives: simply think of the self-serve pump next time you stop for gas. Such progress was hard to imagine when gas stations began. Now, even residents in rural counties in the U.S. have access to such robots. That’s just one example of how artificial intelligence affects the way we live.

It has the potential to be either one of the most beneficial technological revolutions in human history, or the most devastating. Expert polls have shown that most AI researchers expect artificial general intelligence (AGI) or similar systems within decades, able to perform all cognitive tasks at super-human level. 

Author: Gloria Martinez - gloria@womenled.org