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2013-02-11 12:26:47

'Power-Curve Society' examines rising economic inequality, challenges to existing institutions and conceptions of value, and an imminent "personal data revolution" WASHINGTON, Feb. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Aspen Institute Communications and Society Program today released a report that offers a sweeping look at how technological innovation is restructuring productivity and lays out the social and economic impact resulting from these changes. "Power-Curve Society: The...

Robot Jobs Outpacing Human Employment
2013-01-15 11:04:00

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The world of robotics technology continues to improve and grow at an ever quickening pace. In the beginning, robots were used to perform some of the more dangerous or difficult tasks in the workplace. As these machines get smarter, however, they´re able to take on the more prosaic jobs as well, such as running a telephone switchboard, working retail in an e-commerce shop or assisting with the care of the elderly. Whether...

2011-06-07 05:00:00

TEANECK, N.J., June 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cognizant (NASDAQ: CTSH), a leading provider of consulting, technology, and business process outsourcing services, today announced it has entered into a three-year agreement with the MIT Center for Digital Business (CDB) to fund research on the impacts of new technologies in the communications, information, media and entertainment (CIME) industries. The research program will focus on "Trends in Technology, Work, and Leadership Development in the...

2008-08-18 12:00:27

Hewlett-Packard is shaking up the way it sponsors university research. The computer maker is redoubling efforts to tie grants more closely to work in its labs. To that end, Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) issued an open call in May, inviting researchers from around the world to submit proposals for research in one of 49 areas of particular interest to HP. Results were announced Aug. 14, when HP said it awarded 41 professors as much as $100,000 apiece. HP funds academic research annually, but this...