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Re: Shortage Of Computer Science Grads May Force Offshoring
Posted by: Jonathan B. Cox 2004-10-09 14:45:54
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Offshoring, always an option for companies, could become a necessity. IBM, Dell and other high-tech corporations have come under fire in recent years for shifting jobs overseas. They say it helps them cut costs and be closer to customers in growing markets such as India and China. Soon, they might have a more urgent reason. U.S. universities are producing fewer graduates in computer science, the foundation of many technology jobs.


Re: Shortage Of Computer Science Grads May Force Offshoring
Posted by: rahcn 2004-10-17 15:15:40 In reply to: Jonathan B. Cox
American Students reacted in the late 80's and 90's when the IT industry claimed a shortage in Computer Science Engineers.
Upon graduation, they did not find the jobs that were promised.
These "talent shortage" shouters are not to be trusted.
Their main focus is to persuade Congress to allow increases in exploitable labor from developing nations.
Jump to:
What do you think about artificial intelligence systems that can outperform humans?
They are revolutionary tools for solving problems facing humanity.
They won't change the world, but they have many practical, beneficial applications.
There's a danger that humans will lose control of AI and there will be grave consequences.
Some of their so-called big accomplishments, such as beating humans at games, are trivial and overhyped.
AI is one more reason to consider living completely off the grid.