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Meta-Management: Getting Data for Machine Learning Right

You will not be able to anticipate everything you will want to learn from a large body of data at first. Starting with a well-documented, flexible metadata model for your content and other data assets will ensure that the learning systems can understand new information in context and, with less work than starting with completely […]

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Robots need not apply for salesclerk jobs | CMO Strategy – Ad Age

Machine Learning will augment people in a variety of sales settings. AdAge talks about the role of AI in retail in this article. An in-home sales or service provider will also be supported by computer intelligence. For example, a rep will be able to capture customer feedback and personalize recommendations. The article reports that robots […]

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“False” Self-Employment and the Gig Economy – Where are We Now? – Lexology

“Flexibility” is cited by gig promoters as the benefit that defines on-demand work as better than “traditional employment,” but it often comes at a price. Recent UK rulings suggest that workers must be able to replace themselves — in other words, to subcontract their work — in order to be treated as non-employees. Real independent […]

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Hybridizing Sales: In-Home, Retail, and E-Commerce Mixed by Humans

Local On-Demand Services need people representing brands and, importantly, customer experience. At Gig Economy Group, we are building tools to extend personal selling. We debuted at the Direct Selling Association Conference with LifeVantage, our first commercial customer. After speaking with Eazl‘s Davis Jones about this idea, he riffs smartly on it in this video. Here’s […]

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4 HR Changes to Prepare for the Gig Economy | Onrec

Word. The on-demand worker, who may transition to a full-time, still flexible, arrangement, must be onboarded and, more so, made familiar and confident when using your branded content and selling tools. You can’t afford to skip the onboarding step with gig workers, but many employers do it, anyway. They don’t run background checks, provide training, […]

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More Bike-Sharing: Alphabet participates in funding round for Lime | PitchBook

Yesterday, Lyft joined Uber in the bikesharing business, and today Alphabet follows suit. Lime, which has placed bikes in dozens of U.S. and European cities, will be teamed with Waymo, Alphabet/Google’s autonomous car business to provide multi-modal transportation services. The round totals $300 million and values the company at $1.1 billion. The “adjacency phenomenon” is […]

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Public Agencies Go Gigging for Influx of Workers – Workforce Magazine

Everything will be outsourced? There is a good reason for oversight of public offices, which gig workstyles should not displace, the prevention of exercise of political power by public workers prime amongst them. This is a relatively innocuous problem when dealing with firefighters, but “gig cops” are potentially political private armies. What happens next? The […]

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On-demand property maintenance platform Homee raises $11 million to power growth | 2018-07-02 | HousingWire

Welcome, Homee, to an intense battle. Homee is a home services marketplace joining Porch, HomeAdvisor, and others in the race to sell yard and home repair services. We think marketplace platforms are great, but that they need human representation to close larger projects, long-term subscription services, and to handle customer support during the frustrating days […]

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Lyft gets into bike-share business, acquiring operator of Capital Bikeshare and Citi Bike – The Washington Post

This may be a case of competitive mimickry, as Uber bought JUMP Mobility back in April. However, it points to an inevitability in on-demand: Every business that establishes a beachhead with consumers will find it opportune, even essential, to expand into adjacent markets. Bike-sharing, like car-sharing, can be delivered in one interface by Lyft and […]