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Amazon this week announced it is taking on 75,000 new workers in the United States and 10,000 in the United Kingdom, precisely at a time when much of the world is beginning to emerge from the pandemic and when many companies have announced cutbacks or even closures, making it one of the main drivers for economic recovery. The […]
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In countries all around the world, people are staying at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, caused by the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. Some countries are under strict lockdown, with residents unable to leave the house except for essential reasons. In other countries and regions, the cafes, pubs, and entertainment venues have closed down, and people […]
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In2016, Microsoft introduced to Twitter an artificially intelligent chatbot named Tay. By interacting with users, Tay learned new vocabulary. Unfortunately, the bot was quickly targeted by trolls, who taught it to spout racist and sexist commentary. After 16 hours, Microsoft withdrew the chabot. Tay was not an isolated incident, says Raji Srinivasan, professor of marketing at Texas McCombs. […]
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This article was originally published here: Joelle Pang – General Manager at FastJobs Asia A commitment to equal opportunities has driven Joelle Pang to develop an employment platform primarily aimed at helping blue collar workers find jobs. What’s your story? My personal mission is to enable creation for contribution to communities. I believe there is […]
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Although space remains a magical place for most of us, it’s ultimately just another place for doing business. Today, the space economy is worth $420 billion, with commercial space revenue representing 79 percent of total space activities. If the space economy is nearly a half trillion-dollar business, how much bigger will it get? Bank of America […]
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Clubhouse’s rapid growth has taken it to more that six million registered users (active users or those who have downloaded the app to reserve their name) as of February 1, putting it at the center of cultural phenomenon that takes social audio to heights of popularity that many years of podcasting apps and platforms have never […]
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John Maynard Keynes first introduced the idea of technological unemployment in the 1930s. By it, he meant job loss from technological innovation. It remains a controversial topic today. That’s because some people believe technology unleashes more new jobs than it destroys, while others don’t.  One of the reasons for this disagreement is that we don’t […]

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To figure out the effects of national events on a society and to understand how a society’s behaviour patterns are shaped throughout the history, one should understand that society’s or nation’s psychology. In order to understand a nation’s psychology, one should look at the social psychology discipline. Barons, Byrne & Suls (1989) characterize social psychology […]

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On April 17, when NASA revealed the result of its competition to develop a spacecraft to take astronauts back to the moon, it was clear that Elon Musk’s strategy of leveraging economies of scale had passed yet another milestone. The competition pitted three proposals: Dynetics, a regular supplier to the Department of Defense; Blue Origin, Jeff Bezos’ aerospace […]
Political scientists face increasing demands to demonstrate the relevance of their research beyond the academy (the so-called ‘impact agenda’). Matthew Flinders argues that this should be seen less a threat to the discipline’s autonomy than an opportunity to rise to public responsibilities that have always accompanied a political science career The ‘noble science of politics’ has changed […]
Niccolò Machiavelli was a 16th Century Italian philosopher and political commentator, best known for his 1513 work, The Prince. In this infamous work, he outlined guidance on suitable behaviour for royals and aristocrats, which essentially extended to the premise “the ends justify the means”. In other words, rulers’ immoral, cruel and criminal actions are justified if […]

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I highly recommend reading the McKinsey Global Institute’s new report, “Reskilling China: Transforming The World’s Largest Workforce Into Lifelong Learners”, which focuses on the country’s biggest employment challenge, re-training its workforce and the adoption of practices such as lifelong learning to address the growing digital transformation of its productive fabric. How to transform the country […]

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