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Interesting items on the web (January 2018)

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The Training & Skills team are voracious readers and we come across so much content on the web that would be of interest. We’re committed to making the most of your time – so we’ve chosen only the “best of the best” of the things we’ve seen this month, and present it here for your consideration.

How A.I. Is Creating Building Blocks to Reshape Music and Art

In the mid-1990s, Douglas Eck worked as a database programmer in Albuquerque while moonlighting as a musician. But what he really wanted to do was build machines that could make their own songs.

You can read the whole article, published on the website of the New York Times via the following link:

http://nyti.ms/2Emi41g

 

5 Ways to Boost the Knowledge Retention of Your Learners

Hermann Ebbinghaus’ forgetting curve states that learners forget up to 90 percent of what they’ve learned, just days after an educational event. However, there are companies that manage to maintain high knowledge retention levels among their employees, and, thus, ensure positive ROI for their L&D efforts.

You can read the whole article, published on the website of Training Industry via the following link:

http://bit.ly/2DDCOEi

 

Report: Women have stronger digital skills, yet men dominate the tech industry

Digitalization is quickly changing the employment landscape of the US, with major implications for job growth and employee skills development, according to a recent report from the Brookings Institution. In terms of gender, men continue to dominate the highest-level digital jobs, but interestingly, women had slightly higher digital scores than men did.

You can read the whole article, published on the website of TechRepublic via the following link:

http://tek.io/2zN0qnx

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