Business and Industry

07 Jul Unis ‘failing to deliver’ on AI skills

By DAVID MYTON Major global institutions – including academia, industry and governments – are not doing enough to help citizens learn about and adjust to Artificial Intelligence, and neither are they providing sufficient opportunity for lifelong learning. Further, the education provided by traditional universities “is failing...

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01 Jul Shaping a new, positive future of work amid great change

By DAVID MYTON It is imperative that governments, academic institutions, businesses and individuals consider how to proactively shape a new, positive future of work rather than give way to inertia and passivity. So says a recent White Paper from the World Economic Forum report Eight Futures of Work – Scenarios...

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07 Dec Investment in human capital a ‘no regrets’ policy

By DAVID MYTON Whatever the future holds, investment in human capital is “a no-regrets policy” that prepares people for the challenges ahead, says the World Bank in its latest examination of the changing nature of work. Three types of skills, it says, are increasingly important in today’s labour...

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12 Oct Graduate researchers, business to benefit from new guidelines

By DAVID MYTON Across the world governments and universities have been working to develop a new model of the PhD that aligns more with national industrial, economic and social goals. Australia is now taking steps on the same path, its latest move being the release of new guidelines...

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28 Sep Human capital key in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

By DAVID MYTON Businesses will need to recognise investment in human capital is “an asset rather than a liability” if they are to succeed in the unfolding Fourth Industrial Revolution, according to a new report from the World Economic Forum. Ensuring positive outcomes and a future of good...

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