Posts by Hala Hanna
High-tech innovations like artificial intelligence, automation and the cloud are dramatically changing the nature of work. Some believe these changes will lead to massive job losses, while others imagine a future with plentiful and satisfying careers in industries we’ve yet to imagine. MIT’s Solve initiative is looking for solutions that ensure that no one is left behind by technology. Hala Hanna encourages innovators and entrepreneurs to enter Solve’s Work of the Future Challenge, which is open until July 1.
Most job growth will come from STEM fields, yet women make up only 12 percent of engineering students. That’s why MIT’s new Solve initiative launched a Women and Technology Challenge asking for technology-fueled solutions that enable women and girls’ full participation in the economy. Selected solutions will receive support from cross-sector leaders interested in investing in innovative social impact projects – the Solve challenge deadline is Aug. 1.