Future of Work Roundup - Week of January 30

January 30, 2023

Future of Work Roundup - Week of January 30

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.

Lab-grown meat is expected to hit dinner plates soon

Reuters reports that some restaurants in the United States will see lab-grown meat as early as this year. This meat is from a small sample of cells collected from livestock and grown in enormous steel vessels called bioreactors.

China’s Baidu developing its own ChatGPT

The Wall Street Journal reports that China’s Baidu is developing an AI-powered chatbot that is slated to rival ChatGPT. The search giant plans to release the chatbot and integrate it into search in March.

AI is getting good, but can’t replace human curiosity

A new Harvard Business Review piece explains that, while advances in AI are exciting, AI still can't replace human curiosity. “When it comes to digital transformation, it’s not just about technology. It’s about processes, about the data underlying those processes; it’s about people,” says Genpact CEO Tiger Tyagarajan.

TikTok threatening to terminate remote employees

Business Insider reports that TikTok reportedly told employees whose home address did not match the city of their assigned office that they would have to relocate or else face termination. The move is part of TikTok's broader crackdown on remote work.

The corporate cafeteria is broken so how to feed workers?

The New York Times explains why the modern corporate cafeteria is broken today. Even though workplaces are emptier today, food is still important to employees, and many companies are reinventing the company meal.

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