Industry News: Week of February 8, 2021

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Every week we curate industry news and articles that reflect today’s trends so you can spend more time learning and less time searching. Here’s what we’ve been reading:


Microsoft CEO sees pandemic sparking new wave of employee-focused tech
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella believes that the demand for worker-focused software will continue far beyond the pandemic and last Thursday the company announced the release of a new suite of employee management tools, called Viva.
How I learned to stop worrying and love AI

The hand-wringing about the dangers of artificial intelligence is unfounded. AI will very definitely transform the future of work, but it will do so by augmenting humans rather than displacing them.

4 ways to reskill the global workforce – and this is where it’s already happening
The pandemic is likely to disrupt approximately 85 million jobs globally, and of those who remain in their roles, 50% will need to be reskilled by 2025.
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