Future of Work Roundup - Week of February 20

February 20, 2023

Future of Work Roundup - Week of February 20

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.

Tips for leaders to spark innovation

A new article from The Work Innovation Lab by Asana celebrated National Innovation Day by outlining 5 research-backed tips for leaders to spark innovation in their companies. Learn why you might not want to ask your employees to be innovative.

Bezos and Gates-backed startup testing mind-controlled computing on humans

CNBC reports that a Brain implant startup backed by Bezos and Gates is testing mind-controlled computing on humans. The system is implanted through the blood vessels and allows patients to operate technology using only their minds.

Web inventor predicts personal AI assistant

CNBC reports that Inrupt's vision for the future of the web aims to give users more control over their data and their own personal A.I. assistant, with data stored in "pods'' that users can grant access to. According to internet inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee, before long everyone will have their own personal A.I. assistants like ChatGPT.

CEO’s misconception about the future of work and how to fix it

According to WSJ reports, CEOs are making a significant mistake in their approach to the future of work by failing to experiment enough. This could put their companies at a disadvantage in a rapidly changing business landscape.

From Susan Wojcicki to Sheryl Sandberg: The Alarming Trend of Women Exiting Silicon Valley

A new article in Bloomberg describes the trend of high-profile women leaving their positions in Silicon Valley. The article discusses how the departures of high-profile women from top tech jobs can discourage the next generation of women and minority leaders from entering the field.

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