Madeline Gannon at the Autodesk BUILD Space

There is a curious paradox in the job market. On the one hand, we are bombarded with dire predictions of jobs lost to robots, artificial intelligence (AI), and automation. On the other hand, employers in fields like manufacturing and construction — those very fields where job loss is predicted as…

Students from MIT and Berklee collaborate to design and prototype new instruments and performance devices. Courtesy of Ken Zolot, MIT

By Dr. Randy Swearer

We’ve heard it time and time again: STEM jobs are increasing at a breakneck pace, yet we lack the graduates to fuel the labor force. Although the reality is somewhat more complicated it’s fair to say that in many areas there are more jobs than graduates…

By: Joe Speicher, executive director of the Autodesk Foundation

As a matter of course, I don’t assign a lot of value to “World __________ Day” (Environment, Cancer, Oceans — there’s even a World Rabies Day). …

By: Amar Hanspal & Andrew Anagnost, Co-CEOs of Autodesk

The President’s announcement today to withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement will go down in history as one of the most devastating moves any leader has made on the environment.

Today it is clear that as citizens and…

An engineer in Autodesk’s Applied Research Lab explores 3D printing metal.

By Randy Swearer

Recently there has been lots of talk about how the rise of automation is changing the workplace — as if a robotic takeover was just around the corner. I don’t see automatons massing at the gates, but we need to acknowledge that there’s some data fueling this…

Carl Bass, president and CEO of Autodesk

At Autodesk, we value diversity of opinion, experience and background. It helps us create great products and be competitive in a tough market. Our team is made up of men and women from a variety of countries of origin, with a variety of…

By Minette Norman, VP of Engineering Practice, Autodesk

Early this year I was approached with the opportunity to sponsor the 2016 Autodesk Girls Who Code Camp, and agreed without any hesitation. I didn’t know how much budget, time or staffing resources I needed to commit. And I didn’t care. …

Advanced technologies such as robotics, 3D printing, artificial intelligence and generative design are changing the way things are designed and made. The changes are so profound that many people call it a new industrial revolution. But does this mean “the machines” are on the brink of taking over? …

By Julie Clugage, co-founder and executive director, Team4Tech

Growing up in Silicon Valley in the 1970s-80s, I couldn’t wait to move away. I was consumed by the Central American conflicts of the day, with their struggles for greater economic opportunity and societal inclusion. The technology I saw my dad building…

By: Sarah O’Rourke

As I head to Denver for the ISTE 2016 education and technology conference to hear about educators’ best practices for incorporating science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) into the classroom, I can’t help but reflect on my own experiences encouraging my daughters to explore these fields. Last…

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