✅ Patent prosecution work for inventions relating to computer boot management, data backup&restore techniques, telecommunications protocols.
✅ Sebastian Müller and I have been invited to repeat our lecture “What entrepreneurs need to know about patents” at the CDTM. The lecture is part of CDTM’s Trend Seminar for 25 students of the interdisciplinary study program Technology Management. Thanks to the nice CDTM people Philipp Hulm and Philipp Hofsommer for the invitation.
✅ Had a job interview with a potential patent attorney trainee (yes, we’re hiring!).
On my agenda for next week:
➡ Draft a patent application about cloud connectivity for industrial controllers
➡ First meeting of the social media team in 2020 to boost our online game even more 😉
Motto for the week ahead:
“Opportunity can’t knock on your door if it doesn’t know where you live.”
What will happen when (weak) AI has automated all routine work?
Option A: Being freed from the tedious and less sophisticated parts of work, we will happily take on the more challenging tasks, and will also find fulfillment in other things than paid work. Basically a liberation from the annoying part of labor à la Frithjof Bergmann and Frederic Laloux.
Option B: All that’s left for us to do are mentally very challenging tasks, problem cases, customer complaints, missed deadlines, liability cases. Burnout rates will skyrocket and we will wish back the old days where one could mentally recharge during the less complex tasks of one’s workday (more of a Gunter Dück‘ian dystopia).
What’s your forecast?And which human skills will be required to create a desirable future?