Sens. Gary Peters, D-Mich., Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., and Catherine Cortez Masto, D-Nev., have introduced new legislation to aid workers who lose their jobs to automation. […]

The biggest downside impacts of tech-fueled automation may come in the form of major labor market dislocation and social costs connected with that – rather than permanent job losses – said James Bessen, Director and Founder of Research on Innovation at Boston University School of Law, at a Brookings Institution event Dec. 12.






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Now that the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has been in place for about a year, managing big data and automating workflow are two significant challenges organizations face as they continue tackling data protection, International Data Cooperation European Security Research Director Martin Whitworth said.






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The General Services Administration (GSA) announced its launch of a robotic process automation (RPA) community of practice (CoP) this week to prepare Federal agencies to maximize their utilization of emerging RPA technologies.






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Amid concerns of cybersecurity personnel shortages, IT and IT security managers are turning to artificial intelligence (AI) and automated solutions to compensate, and believe those options will end up improving the IT and cybersecurity industry, according to a new report by the Ponemon Institute and DomainTools.






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The Treasury Department is looking to test and adopt Robotic Process Automation (RPA) technologies to help enable its employees to do “higher-value” work, according to Treasury’s Acting Senior Procurement Executive Harrison Smith.






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As emerging technologies continue to shape the workforce – from displacement due to automation or a shift in skill demands in the workplace – economic, tech, academic experts at the Brookings Institution today said that adaptability, resiliency, and policies that support shifting careers and creating portable benefits will be critical for American workers and legislators to consider.






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Robotic Process Automation

The General Services Administration (GSA) is using Robotic Process Automation (RPA) technology to increase efficiencies across the agency, and a top agency official insists that employees have no reason to fear that their jobs will be eliminated as a result.






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FedRAMP (the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program) is looking to automation and reciprocity with industry standards in different sectors as it focuses on improvements in 2019, said Ashley Mahan, director of the FedRAMP Project Management Office (PMO), at FCW’s Cloud Summit today.






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Robotic Process Automation

An important step in advancing artificial intelligence (AI) initiatives includes fortifying algorithms for AI, which are often brittle and “not good,” said Dr. John Beieler, program manager at the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA).






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Amid research and reports concerning the impact automation and artificial intelligence (AI) will have on the American workforce, the way in which technological change will endanger individuals’ jobs on a gendered basis remains largely unexamined.






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