Future of Work Roundup - Week of May 22

May 22, 2023

Future of Work Roundup - Week of May 22

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.

Revolutionizing Business Through Role Reversal

Harvard Business Law highlights the transformative power of perspective swaps in organizations. This innovative method, involving employees swapping roles, can combat “power poisoning” in leaders, enhance inter-team understanding, and even drive success in specific initiatives like AI development.

Google’s Three Pillars for Responsible AI Progress

Google has released a white paper detailing suggestions for a policy agenda on responsible AI progress, emphasizing three key areas: unlocking opportunity, promoting responsibility, and enhancing security.

OpenAI CEO Calls for AI Regulation Before Congress

According to the Financial Times article, OpenAI CEO Sam Altman testified before a US Senate subcommittee, highlighting risks of AI misuse, especially for spreading disinformation. He called for regulatory measures such as audits, and licensing, amidst increasing worldwide scrutiny of AI technology.

Groundbreaking Labor Lawsuit Targets NCAA, USC, and Pac-12

According to the article published by Bloomberg, a groundbreaking lawsuit is challenging the status quo in college sports, with USC, the NCAA, and the Pac-12 Conference accused of infringing upon labor laws in treating student-athletes. The outcome of this case could drastically change the college sports landscape.

The Unexpected Sport Taking Over U.S. Malls

CNN reports that America’s fastest-growing sport, pickle-ball, is now filling vacant retail spaces in malls nationwide. This trend reflects the mall industry's shift towards experiential activities to attract consumers who are increasingly seeking experiences over goods.

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