The Only Real Job Security: Aggressive Learning

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I was on a business trip recently, and noticed how wedded we are to our machines. They have become an extension of our existence. Everyone traveling was interacting with some kind of machine, either listening, working, or playing. What does this have to do with job security? Everything. 

The promise of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning are quickly becoming realities, where machines are evolving from being “things we command” to “things that learn on their own and take action.”

Machines are not just performing functions, they are learning from their own activities, gathering data faster than we ever could, and taking action on what they learn.

This is making a lot of people nervous. They are worried about job security.
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How to solve your own technical problems

You don’t need to be a technical genius to solve technical problems. You just have to know how to go about it.

This article is especially for anyone who feels intimidated by technology, and who often has to turn to someone else to solve the problem.

That’s not a good solution because 1) you are unable to keep working until the other person solves the problem; 2) it could involve an expense you could avoid; and 3) the person you turn to may have a hidden agenda, personal preferences that conflict with yours, or may mislead you just because they don’t know any better. Read more