December 29, 2019

Careers in artificial intelligence and data science have experienced tremendous job growth in the last five years, according to a new report from LinkedIn. The employment-oriented service released its Emerging Jobs Report for 2020, which spotlights jobs that are experiencing growth and workforce trends.

December 29, 2019

Most U.S. workers feel that their jobs are relatively safe from automation in the next decade, according to a new survey. But some questions remain about whether workers understand the difference between the terms ‘robots’ or ‘automation’, which can imply artificial-intelligence algorithms that automate tasks within an office.

December 26, 2019

It took just seven months for Inc.'s first two HQ2 towers to navigate the Arlington County process -- from initial submission to approval by the county board just days ago on Dec. 14. With the exception of a couple of demonstrations and some post-approval disappointment, the massive project has navigated Arlington's red tape smoothly and quickly.

December 23, 2019

President Donald J. Trump signed H.R. 1865, a bipartisan year-end spending package, into law on December 20, 2019. H.R. 1865, which was passed by the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate last week, includes a full repeal of the medical device tax--a 2.3% tax on a range of medical devices and products that previous research has shown to have minimal benefits for doctors, patients and manufacturers.

December 22, 2019

As organizations increasingly implement automated technologies, artificial intelligence and other new technologies, a panel of workforce experts argued before House representatives Wednesday for a series of innovative and preemptive actions Congress and employers should take to prevent technology-driven displacement of workers.

December 19, 2019

The solution Brookings researchers propose? Government intervention. They argue that the federal government should create eight to 10 regional “growth centers” in the U.S. heartland. According to them, each area should receive $700 million in direct R&D funding each year for the next 10 years. In addition, each should get workforce development funding of $5 million per year, plus exemptions from certain regulations, and other benefits, for a total 10-year cost of about $100 billion.

December 16, 2019

Advancing programs to increase students’ tech skills, raising awareness of the skilled trades, attracting out of state workers by paying moving expenses, and creating a Governor’s Workforce Council, were just a few of the new programs across the states dealing with current and looming shortages in the workforce.

December 12, 2019

Companies across a spectrum of industries, from healthcare to retail to banking, face a common issue: building a skilled workforce ready to handle the Fourth Industrial Revolution. This technological movement will drive new discoveries in artificial intelligence (AI), rapidly changing how we learn and work.

December 11, 2019

Computer Science Education Week is aimed at inspiring students to discover computer science activities and careers, and our National Laboratories will be holding a number of activities to highlight DOE’s efforts, including increasing access to computer science education, building computational literacy, and growing the cyber workforce of the future.

December 10, 2019

Bringing up gender again--really? That may be the response one gets in the year 2019, after all, we are heading into 20 years of the 21st century. We are in the age of “The Cognitive Revolution, ” our technology grows by leaps and bounds and yet, we still see a gender tilt in our technology corridors. Why do we slide back to the middle ages when it comes to our women and minorities?