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Finding personal, professional meaning in pursuit of well-being

McKinsey research shows COVID-19 caused nearly two-thirds of employees to reflect on their purpose in life – a vital, yet often overlooked, element of well-being. Proactively maintaining well-being should involve regularly examining how you’re really doing, what fulfils you, and what may need to pivot. McKinsey Health Institute research illuminates how supportive environments can help …

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How AR can build the manufacturing workforce of tomorrow

The manufacturing industry is suffering from a growing labor shortage. AR technology can help to tackle this issue while building a workforce fit for the future. Whether it stems from the retiring workforce or challenges in hiring skilled workers, there is currently a labor shortage in the manufacturing sector. Manufacturers are experiencing the departure of …

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The future of education is in experiential learning and VR

Methods of education have not kept pace with advances in technology but the imperative of change is becoming more apparent. Virtual reality (VR) is being adopted more readily as the gains of experiential learning is being realised. VR is making education less conventional and advancing K-12, higher education and vocational training. Education is the foundation …

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Attracting and developing talent to tech’s highest calling

Nine out of ten employees would take a pay cut for more meaningful work, a Harvard Business Review study found. As we enter the Fourth Industrial Revolution, re-skilling and up-skilling workers are paramount to technological innovation. Talent is the competitive advantage that will fuel Intel’s growth and advance semiconductor manufacturing, innovation, and product leadership. We …

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Davos 2022: WEF launches metaverse for strong public-private cooperation

The World Economic Forum (WEF) on Monday announced that it is building a “Global Collaboration Village” as the virtual future of public-private cooperation, in collaboration with Accenture and Microsoft. “Since our founding in 1971, the Forum has served as a platform where business, government, civil society and other stakeholders can come together …

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AI and machine learning has its own trolley problem debate

Autonomous machines and decision-making can lead to potentially fatal errors. Deaths occurring moral due to robotic errors produce dilemmas, much like “the trolley problem.” There is a case that many lives could be saved if society embraces machine learning and commits itself to deploying robotics technologies responsibly. Advances in robotics mean autonomous vehicles, industrial robots …

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Global health: 4 reasons to be optimism despite current challenges

Pandemics, environmental factors, and geopolitical tensions are all affecting progress on global health. Despite these challenges, groundbreaking scientific and medical advances are curing diseases and developing breakthrough diagnostics, treatments and therapies. Public-private partnerships are key to building new, sustainable systems that underpin the future of global health. A quick glance at the headlines does not …

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Here’s how to make the metaverse safe for everyone

The metaverse is bursting with exciting potential; It’s up to all of us to ensure it’s safe, too. We need to design better algorithms and business models that put safety first – especially for younger users. If we get this right, the opportunities for businesses and metaverse users could be boundless. It’s always exciting to …

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Collaboration on AI solutions could help fight wildfires

Wildfires cause social, economic and environmental detriment and require urgent, collaborative action. Artificial intelligence algorithms, combined with end-to-end fire management systems, are powerful tools for combating wildfires. Wildfires are a worldwide problem requiring global collaboration to successfully manage and minimise the risk of occurrence. The threat of wildfires has never been greater than it is …

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AI has exposed a book character gender gap – with more men than women

Researchers have found men outnumber women 4:1 in works of literature. They used natural language processing, a branch of artificial intelligence, to analyze mentions of gender pronouns. The cumulative effect of such unconscious gender bias can contribute to the gender pay gap and fewer women being in leadership positions. “Reader, I married him.” So says …

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