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Using AI to Empower Jamaican Youth for the Future of Work

The increasing adoption of digital technologies is rapidly transforming the global economy, significantly impacting the labor market. To meet current and evolving industry demands, young people need the relevant skills — an area in which traditional education and vocational training programs fall short. The situation is particularly challenging for low-income and under-employed youth in developing countries, who face significant obstacles to accessing quality education and training opportunities.

The "Jamaican Youth through Empowerment & Training" (JET) project spearheaded by the Trust for the Americas, in collaboration with Citibeats, aims to address this issue by providing data-driven and relevant training programs to prepare Jamaican youth for the technical demands of the digital economy. The collection of this data is powered by the Employment & Skills Monitor developed by Citibeats, which helps the JET project identify labor market trends in real time and quickly develop programs that respond to the job market’s needs.
 
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Anticipating riots all over the world


In late 2022, Citibeats' data science team conducted extensive research. During this research, they utilized aggregated data generated by Citibeats' NLP and AI algorithms. The insights gained from this research were instrumental in predicting riots and establishing connections to underlying social concerns in various subregions across the globe. The following article presents the major highlights of this research conducted by Citibeats' data science team. 
 
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How the responsible use of technology & high-quality data can help leaders make better decisions

By now, we are all familiar with the term “big data” — we read and hear about it everywhere — as it has become a prevalent concept in a variety of fields and industries, and rightfully so. 

There is a ton of information and digital insights available that can equip leaders to make informed decisions with confidence and meet their objectives in the most efficient, beneficial way possible.

But how data can be incorporated into the decision-making process will depend on a number of factors, such as your business goals and the types and quality of data you have access to.

The key is to leverage the right kind of data in an ethically responsible way, which can prove to be much more challenging than it seems. The good news is that the responsible use of big data is possible and available to decision-makers in the public and private sectors that are looking to identify and understand the needs and pressing concerns of citizens to make better-informed decisions.

Here we’ll dive deeper into the challenges, opportunities, and ways that big data can be leveraged by leaders and decision-makers.

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