Volcanoes are erupting in The Philippines, but on-fire Australia received some welcome rain. The Iran war cries have been called off and The Donald’s military powers are about to be hamstrung by the Senate. Meanwhile, his impeachment trial is starting, and we’re all on Twitter for a front-row seat.
This company adopted AI. Here’s what happened to its human workers
Lately, it's felt like technological change has entered warp speed. Companies like OpenAI and Google have unveiled new Artificial Intelligence systems with incredible capabilities, making what once seemed like science fiction an everyday reality.
Workers Are Happier Than They’ve Been in Decades
Labor shortages and shifting expectations lead to improvement for millions, survey shows.
Opinion: Bootstrapping Has Always Been A Myth. The New American Dream Proves It
The classic leather boot has had many names over the years—lace-up, cowboy, congress, pale rider. To get your work boots on your feet 200 or so years ago, you would stand up and grab two small leather flaps on the sides, known as bootstraps, and pull the boot up.
How Jersey City Got to Zero Traffic Deaths on Its Streets
This town outside of New York City scored the biggest traffic safety success story of 2022. Here’s how they did it.
A Few Questions (and Some Answers) About the Latest Airline Meltdown
The modern airline system is much more ‘efficient’ than it used to be. And vastly safer. But it can also be more susceptible to ripple-effect shutdowns, like the one this week.
10 Cities Where Bike Commuting Is Growing Fastest in the US
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, of the more than 154 million Americans who commuted to work in 2021, just 616,153 did so by bike. If this figure seems both incredibly small and surprisingly big, that's because it is.
Opinion: Amtrak should build a good train
Amtrak released their new vision for passenger rail expansion in the United States, and I don’t really know what to say except that it sucks.
Law to require job postings include salary ranges in Washington
A new Washington state law will require employers to post salary ranges for jobs they're trying to fill, starting Jan. 1.
What’s the Salary? N.Y.C. Job Seekers Can No Longer Be Kept in the Dark
A new city law going into effect on Tuesday will require companies with at least four employees to post salary ranges for openings, even if the jobs involve remote or hybrid work.
Opinion: Why AI won’t take your job. (Maybe.)
My sense of things is that a) even though unemployment was low before the pandemic and is low today … and b) even though the advances in autonomous driving technology that drove much of the pre-pandemic freakout about automation seem to have stalled … c) people still think of AI as a big jobs killer more than productivity enhancer that could complement work tasks and create new ones.
There’s a Global War for Young Talent. The Winners Will Shape the Future
The United Nations recently announced that on November 15th, the world population will reach 8 billion people. At some point in the 2030s, it ought to cross 9 billion. But will it ever reach 10 billion? I have my doubts.