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Our knowledge base contains information, interesting facts and selected articles on the latest trends and current developments on global labor markets and in the world of semantic technologies relating to human resources and recruitment, occupation (big) data and ontologies / knowledge graphs, job classifications, CV parsing, skills and job matching and much more.
Over the past decade, thanks to the availability of large datasets and more advanced computing power, machine learning (ML), especially deep learning systems, have experienced a significant improvement. However, the dramatic success of ML has forced us to tolerate the process of Artificial Intelligence (AI) applications. Due to their increasingly more autonomous systems, current machines are unable to inform their users about their actions.
Nowadays, most AI technologies are made by private companies that make sure to keep their data processing a secret. » Read more about: JANZZ.technology offers explainable AI (XAI) »
The second Smart China Expo (SCE) was successfully held during 26-29 August in Chongqing China. Some of the most newsworthy Chinese business leaders, including Jack Ma Yun (Founder of Alibaba Group), Pony Ma Huateng (Chairman and CEO of Tencent), Robin Li Yanghong (Co-founder, Chairman and CEO of Baidu), Yang Yuanqing (Chairman and CEO of Lenovo Group), gathered in Chongqing and shared their views on intelligent technology, offering their suggestions for the smart industry.
What is more, » Read more about: In China’s industrial heartland city of Chongqing, a smart technology upgrading is on full display »
According to the latest Nahtstellenbarometers – Education Decisions after Compulsory Schooling, published by Innovation SBFI and State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI), the most desired professions for vocational training in Switzerland are commercial employees, followed by healthcare assistants and information technologists. This means that none of the professions in handicraft are among the top 5. Compared to boys, there are 15% less girls aspiring to follow the vocational training, and not one single girl reports to be interested in choosing an apprenticeship as electrician, » Read more about: Where is the next generation of craftsmen in Switzerland? (And elsewhere?) »
While low-skilled workers are going to suffer the most from the consequences of digital transformation long-term (with some exceptions), opportunities for middle-skilled jobs are shrinking the most, according to recent observations in OECD countries.
We used to talk about digitalization and automatization only as processes that will change our working environment in the future, for example through the replacement of humans by robots. Meanwhile, the situation has changed: many of us already feel the effects of digitization and automation. » Read more about: Middle-skilled workers to be hit hardest by digitization »
People have long been monitoring the economic activities of our society. It is said that during the Chinese Tang Dynasty (618-907) there were 36 different job types. Fittingly, the period marks the origin of the famous Chinese saying that ‘every trade has its master’ (san shi liu hang, hang hang chu zhuang yuan).
Today, jobs are changing at such a speed that it is almost impossible to give an exact number of the occupations that affect our daily life. » Read more about: Occupational classification systems in the digital age »