Category: Future of Work

Pondering AI’s future with Azeem Azhar

This post is part of x.ai’s ‘Future of Jobs’ interview series. We’re talking to leaders and mavericks to find out how emerging technologies like AI are changing how they do their jobs. You can find all the posts in the series here. Named a LinkedIn “Top Voice” for the past two years, Azeem Azhar has…
Future of Jobs, Future of Work

Time Lords Manual: Inbox Zero

The Time Lords Manual is a series of 1-minute reads on how to become a master of your time. (You can read the Time Lords Manifesto here). There’s a reason the first communication platform Amy + Andrew worked on was email: that’s where the bulk of meetings are set and professional communications exchanged. Even with…
Artificial Intelligence, Future of Work, Productivity

Why soft skills are so important to the future of work

Employers often use the term “soft skills” as a catch-all for everything that’s not considered a core, cognitive ability related to a job (like writing code for a programmer or running data analysis for a marketer). Those soft skills might include everything from creativity to collaboration to punctuality, and they’re increasingly important as our work…
Future of Work

The Time Lords Manifesto

The ultimate promise of technology was that we’d be able to reclaim our time. Economist John Maynard Keynes even suggested that we’d only need to work about 15 hours per week and as a result, we’d be able to spend more time on things like creativity, innovation, and problem-solving, even leisure. I don’t know what…
Future of Work, Productivity, Time Lords

How AI is changing my job: Wade Foster, CEO at Zapier

This post is part of x.ai’s ‘Future of Jobs’ interviews series. We’re talking to leaders and mavericks to find out how emerging technologies like AI and automation are changing how they do their jobs. You can find all the posts in the series here.   Wade Foster knows a thing or two about automation. He’s the…
Future of Jobs, Future of Work

Master creativity — the future depends on it

According to the World Economic Forum, creativity will be the third most in-demand job skill in 2020, behind critical thinking and complex problem solving. That’s because as AI, machine learning, and automation mature, we’ll begin to put a premium on human skills like creative thinking. “When the data is all being spit out for you,…
Future of Work, Productivity, Startup