The past and future of work collide on a 178-​acre graded-​flat stretch of brownfield in the Pittsburgh neighborhood of Hazelwood.

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  • Issue Quarter Fall
  • Issue Year 2018
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    Transformative technologies are coming. Will the workforce
    be ready?
In January, Carnegie Mellon University professor Red Whittaker set a goal that had nothing to do with robotics: to best a field of competitors in an indoor rowing race. The ergometer competition, a 2,000-meter battle on stationary machines, marked the first time the 69-​year-​old Whittaker had rowed since his college days at Princeton.…

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  • Issue Quarter Winter
  • Issue Year 2018
Janice Smith’s fifth-​grade reading class at Central Elementary in the Elizabeth Forward School District was supposed to be working on a book report. Huddled around iPads, the students chatted with one another, pointing and swiping at the screens. No one was being shushed, few were sitting square in their seats, and no one…

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  • Issue Quarter Winter
  • Issue Year 2017
  • Sub Heading At Elizabeth Forward, a digital makeover aims to boost learning
Who says you can’t make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear?! In his new book, “Almost Human: Making Robots Think,” Lee Gutkind, the guru of creative nonfiction, does just that; using his literary skills to transform prosaic material about machines into an exuberant celebration of human creativity.

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  • Issue Quarter Spring
  • Issue Year 2007
  • Sub Heading Inside the search for robotic revelation
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