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Nexus of Technology, Innovation, Wealth, Jobs and Policy

Nexus of Technology, Innovation, Wealth, Jobs and Policy by Dr. Rokon Zaman. One after another report is showing up with the projection of a massive job loss threat due to technology progression. A recent report published by McKinsey states that 800 million jobs, equivalent to more than a fifth of today’s global labor force, are…
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Sophia’s Citizenship?

Sophia's Citizenship? by Dr. Rokon Zaman Fantasy around robots has reached to a new height. Usually, Hollywood movie makers and Science fiction writes are known to be fantasizing the possibility of robotics. But this time, one of the most conservative countries of the world has joined fiction story tellers--by offering citizenship to humanoid robot. Even…
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High-tech Innovation: Where is the motivation?

High-tech Innovation: Where is the motivation? by Dr. Rokon Zaman Despite many news worthy innovations, one of the major concerns is growing threat of job loss. Rapid progress of ‪computing ‪technology has made it easier to innovate ‪Robotic and ‪AI based solutions, mostly targeted to kill ‪jobs. But, we need to intensify our focus on…
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Robotics and Automation: Should we be conservative to protect jobs?

Robotics and Automation: Should we be conservative to protect jobs? by Dr. Rokon Zaman There has been a concept, called: Constructive destruction, known as Schumpeter's gale. Smart companies destroy their existing products to create space for their more innovative ones. Does it work in the job market? To respond to robotics, should we protect or…
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