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*This week’s fundings: $65M+
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Week in Review – Popular Content
The Robot Takeover Is Coming: Machines Will Do Half Our Work by 2025 (Fortune)
Machines and automated software will be handling fully half of all workplace tasks within seven years, a new report from the World Economic Forum forecasts. But the group said technologies such as artificial intelligence, robotics, and precision medicine, could create more jobs than they threaten.
Tags: Technology, Automation, Jobs
Retiree Pensions Are Killing Us, Not Online Shopping (Fortune)
E-commerce is often blamed for the woes of brick-and-mortar retailers. But on Thursday, Sears CEO Eddie Lampert cast blame on the company’s retirees—specifically, pension plan payouts—for draining company coffers.
Tags: Pensions, Retirement
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