Every Monday morning at 7:10 am, I am on air at CHOM 97.7 FM radio out of Montreal (home base). It’s not a long segment – about 10 minutes every week – to decode the future. We discuss everything that is happening in the world of technology, digital media and culture. The good folks at CHOM 97.7 FM are posting these segments weekly on i Heart Radio, if you’re interested in hearing more about what’s happening in the transformation of our digital world. I’m really excited about these weekly hits, because this is the radio station that I grew up listening to, and it really is a fun treat to be invited to the Mornings Rock with Terry DiMonte morning show. The segment is called, CTRL ALT Delete with Mitch Joel.
This week we discussed:
- As if working during these Covid times were not tough enough, imagine having to look for work and being rejected by a computer. Artificial intelligence recruitment is a new reality. Putting aside the technical component of what this enables (an employer to filter and go through many more applications), is it ethical? What if the technology is evaluating the potential employee not only on where they live, gender and past work experience, but through a handful questions, it is measuring sentiment and more. Based on your answers and the AI’s algorithm, it could well be that your application is not even getting in front of a human being. Stressful.
- The Hustle has become an email newsletter phenomenon. The Hustle was started in 2016, and has more than 1.5 million daily readers. HubSpot – which is a CRM software – purchased The Hustle the other week. Are big tech companies now buying media? Is that a good thing? Word is that the sale was for around $30 million dollars… for a newsletter. The media landscape continues to change.
- Tech has been meeting fashion for some time now. A few years back, Nike said that they were no longer making sports gear, but a tech company. Last week they launched the FlyEase. A shoe that slips on without zippers, laces or straps… or a need to use your hands. And, in case, this is leaving you confounded… it takes a lot of tech to make a high performance sneaker that doesn’t require you to use anything but sliding your foot into it.
- App of the Week: Notion – It’s the all-in-one workspace for you and your team.
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