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Maybe you didn't grow up dreaming of being an "augmented reality journey builder" or "master of edge computing" — or a "cyber calamity forecaster."
Jobs of the future will be heavy on the use of algorithms, automation and AI; customer experience; environment; fitness and wellness; health care; legal and financial services; transport; and work culture.
That assessment comes from a report — released first to Axios by Cognizant, an IT firm based in New Jersey — identifying 50 "jobs of the future" to replace the many current occupations that are being vaporized.
Cognizant keeps a quarterly jobs tracker that tries to determine whether new jobs will efficiently replace those eliminated.
Jobs that grew the most in the past year:
Jobs that fell the most:
Be smart: Surprisingly, "a lot of the jobs of the future are jobs [that are being done] today," said Benjamin Pring, director of the Center for the Future of Work at Cognizant. "That everyone would be a computer scientist is unrealistic."
This launches Cognizant's tracker. Axios will follow it each quarter to see how the creation of jobs of the future is pacing with the automation of traditional occupations.
After weeks of carefully orchestrated leaks, Turkey's president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, used a televised address to parliament to lay out what he said was a Saudi plot to kill the journalist Jamal Khashoggi, per the N.Y. Times' Richard Pérez-Peña:
Erdogan called it a "savage murder" and called for the suspects to be tried in Turkey, per AP.
Illustration: Rebecca Zisser/Axios
Some repressive regimes and insurgent candidates are increasingly weaponizing social media technology to silence critics or exert control over vulnerable populations, Axios' Sara Fischer reports.
The latest: In Saudi Arabia, according to a new report from the N.Y. Times, Saudi-backed troll farms were inundating journalists, including Jamal Khashoggi, with hateful messages and threats of violence in an effort to silence them.
Facebook and Twitter have taken action in nearly all of these instances, some of which were first uncovered by third parties or reporters.
Former President Obama greets supporters yesterday after speaking at a get-out-the-vote rally in Las Vegas.
A Feb. 21 argument "between the White House chief of staff, John F. Kelly, and Corey Lewandowski, an informal adviser to President Trump, turned into a physical altercation that required Secret Service intervention just outside the Oval Office," the N.Y. Times' Maggie Haberman and Katie Rogers report:
How it went down: "Trump had both men in his office. ... Kelly criticized Mr. Lewandowski to Mr. Trump for making so much money off the president in the form of his contract with the super PAC supporting the president’s re-election. Mr. Kelly also expressed his anger that Mr. Lewandowski had been criticizing him on television."
President Trump declared himself a "nationalist" for the first time during his rally in Houston with Sen. Ted Cruz (now "Texas Ted") last night, CNN's Jeremy Diamond reports.
The crowd erupted in "USA! USA!" chants.
"I haven’t seen people inside the Beltway as convinced and certain about an electoral outcome since the day before Hillary Clinton won the presidency."— Michael Steel of Hamilton Place Strategies, veteran GOP operative, to Axios' Alexi McCammond
Documents submitted to officials in Hawthorne, in L.A. County, by Elon Musk’s Boring Co., offer a sneak peek at the tunneling company’s plans, the L.A. Times' Laura Nelson reports:
The tunnel now runs a mile under Hawthorne streets, starting next to SpaceX headquarters.
The McCain Institute for International Leadership is launching its first major initiative since Senator John McCain's death — an online ad campaign "encouraging Americans to vote and calling for a new generation of 'mavericks,'" the WashPost's Felicia Sonmez writes:
"It's a hobby among District of Columbia locals: Picking apart glaring geographic and architectural inaccuracies in movies and television shows set in Washington," AP's Ashraf Khalil writes:
Why it happens: "Filmmakers say Washington can be a difficult place for them —the entire district is a no-fly zone for helicopters and drones. Those seeking film permits must sometimes contend with several overlapping police forces: ... Metropolitan Police, National Parks Service police, the United States Capitol Police and the Secret Service. ... Other cities offer more generous tax incentives."
D.C. officials scored a success last summer with the filming of the Wonder Woman sequel in Washington.