Future of Work Roundup - Week of August 28

August 28, 2023

Future of Work Roundup - Week of August 28

Welcome to the Future of Work Roundup. Each week, we bring you five top stories—drawing from the latest academic research and industry trends—to give you an easily-digestible snapshot of how work is changing—and why it matters. 

From Silicon Valley to Silicon Beach: Why Florida is Attracting Tech-Savvy Millennials

CNBC reports that Florida is becoming the new magnet for young professionals earning over $200,000 annually. According to SmartAsset, the state saw a net migration of 2,175 wealthy young people in 2021, driven by factors like zero income tax and blossoming tech hubs like Miami.

Is Meta's New Return-to-Office Policy Eroding Trust? A Harvard Expert Weighs In on CNBC

CNBC reports that Meta's updated return-to-office rules, requiring three in-office days and location tracking, have been criticized by Harvard expert Heidi K. Gardner for eroding trust. Amid a backdrop of massive layoffs, these frequent policy shifts challenge the company's leadership and employee confidence.

Avoiding the Pitfalls of AI Integration: A Guide for Leaders

Reworked reports on the pitfalls and best practices in managing the integration of AI in the workplace. The article offers four evidence-based strategies, cautioning against over-automation and emphasizing the need for upskilling, clear communication, and a focus on collective impact.

What's the Deal with AI Licenses in Media?

Axios reports that Newsrooms face ethical dillemas as they draft guidelines on using AI for journalistic tasks. While most are open to limited AI use under human supervision, many prohibit AI-written articles. The AP’s recent agreement with OpenAI marks a critical milestone, even as debates over intellectual property and public trust continue to evolve. 

Neuroscience Breakthrough: From Thought to Speech with Brain Implants

The Financial Times reports that research teams at the University of California, San Francisco and Stanford University have developed innovative brain implants that transform thoughts into speech. Utilizing AI and electrodes, this technology paves the way for voice-paralyzed individuals to communicate effectively.

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