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Atlassian paints dire future for workers in the face of automation

Atlassian chief Mike Cannon-Brookes has urged the Australian government to better plan for the automation era, telling a Senate inquiry on Tuesday that “hope is not a tactic”. The co-founder and co-CEO of the Australian startup darling told the committee looking into the future of work and workers that the country is faced with three major challenges, with the first ...

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Rio Tinto preparing for the Mine of the Future with automation

A decade ago, mining giant Rio Tinto kicked off its Mine of the Future program, and alongside it an operations centre in Perth, Western Australia, purely for the company’s iron ore business. Rio Tinto’s iron ore business includes not just its 15 mines; it also comprises 1,500km of rail, three ports, three power stations, and a water and sewer system ...

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UWA makes a case for further change with process automation overhaul

When sending students an offer for a position, staff at the University of Western Australia (UWA) would manually draw up letters, monotonously entering each line of information for roughly 23,000 letters each year. The letters have 90 different fields, and, when created manually, would take staff at the university up to 30 minutes to complete just one. Realising there was ...

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Women will lose more jobs to automation, report finds

A World Economic Forum report presented at Davos suggests there will be a measurable gender disparity when it comes to jobs lost to automation. The report, titled Toward a Reskilling Revolution: A Future of Jobs for All, reiterates U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics findings that 1.4 million jobs in the United States will be disrupted or lost to automation ...

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