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June 6, 2021

Merisotis on Story in the Public Square episode 921

Jamie Merisotis, still from video

By Jim Ludes and G. Wayne Miller

Author Jamie Merisotis sits down with hosts Jim Ludes and G. Wayne Miller to discuss his recent book, “Human Work in the Age of Smart Machines.” Merisotis postulates that in a future driven by Artifical Intelligence, the role of the modern-day worker must evolve to operate alongside machines to do that which only humans can.

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May 24, 2021

In a Future Driven by Artificial Intelligence, “Career Adjacency” Offers Humans Agency


By Jamie Merisotis

The word “adjacent” is enjoying a popularity spike. It has transcended its literal meaning of “next to” (“the parking lot is adjacent to a hair salon”), morphing seemingly overnight into something figurative and, at times, positively buzzy—as in “wellness-adjacent” products and “tech-adjacent” companies. However trendy this new semantic shift, the word is more relevant than ever.

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May 12, 2021

Video: Will Robots Displace Workers of Color?


By SXSW EDU 2021

In the rural South, Blacks disproportionately perform repetitive tasks that will disappear with increasing use of automation, AI, and robotics. How do we ensure they are prepared for the work that will replace these lost jobs, human work?

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May 10, 2021

EdUp Podcast episode 207: Educate 60% of the Workforce by 2025


By Elvin Freytes, Elizabeth Leiba, and Dr. Joe Sallustio

In this episode, we speak to Jamie about a range of topics related to the Lumina Foundation’s work at local, state, and national levels to design an affordable learning landscape with the goal of educating 60% of American workers by 2025.

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May 9, 2021

This year, get Mom the gift that lasts: An education to help her succeed in the human work economy

A mother caring for her child.

By Jamie Merisotis and Zakiya Smith Ellis
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May 8, 2021

Poured Out: Human Work in the Modern World

Abstract view of mechanical web of interconnectedness.

By Chris Quinn

I recently finished listening to Human Work by Jamie Merisotis. Merisotis does an excellent job of outlining his vision of work in a digital and technologically advanced world. “Work” in our digitally washed and technologically advanced world will not be synonymous with a job — that thing we do and we usually hate but that gives us money so that we can actually do the stuff we like to do!

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