Future of Work Roundup - Week of July 3

July 5, 2023

Future of Work Roundup - Week of July 3

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. 

Amazon Introduces AWS AppFabric: A Leap in SaaS Integration"

According to TechCrunch article, Amazon has debuted AWS AppFabric, a service to unify SaaS apps for better security, and plans to enhance it with an AI assistant for task automation and insight generation.

Threads by Meta: A Potential Game Changer in the Microblogging Space

The Wall Street Journal reports that Meta is launching Threads, a new microblogging app, set to rival Musk's Twitter. Utilizing its Instagram connection, Threads aims to capitalize on Twitter's ongoing struggles and could potentially outpace Twitter in advertising revenue.

Impact of Supreme Court Ruling on Workplace Diversity Programs  

NPR reports suggest that the Supreme Court's ruling ending affirmative action may affect workplace diversity programs. Despite potential legal challenges, experts believe companies can adapt by reframing these programs and focusing on resolving racial disparities. 

Airbnb Transforms Marketing with Barbie Dream House Stay 

Forbes reports that Airbnb is teaming up with the Barbie movie to offer a one-night stay in a life-sized Malibu Barbie Dream House, coupled with a donation to Save the Children, as part of the film's marketing campaign.

Principles for a Safe AI Transformation in the Workplace

HBR reports on the rapid adoption of AI in businesses and the associated risks, including bias, copyright violations, cyberattacks, and rapidly evolving regulations. To address these, the article proposes 13 principles for responsible AI use, focusing on informed consent, transparency, bias mitigation, continuous training, health and well-being, and data privacy.

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