On the organizational side, you work with your clients’ personal identifiable information. You know that it should be kept under lock and key in your office, but what does that mean online?
You likely have seen some news about a new app to help people experiencing homelessness in Toronto find and access services – Chalmers Bot. It’s a great story. I decided to dive in and try it out. Here’s my assessment, along with a screen-cast of me using Chalmers. I think you should try it out.
This research looks at how new technologies can increase mobility and efficiency in the field of social work, while keeping data secure. Harnessing these efficiencies is a chance to focus resources on vital in-person services for clients.
Much of the current writing on AI is about how AI will replace some human functions, but just as much on how important humans will remain (and perhaps more so) in the future. Current writing also emphasizes the importance of the choices we make now about AI, innovation and technology. It’s not all quite as out of our control as the tech bros might want you to believe.
If you’ve been in the sector, you’ve heard stats thrown around about how only about 40% of newcomers actually access settlement services. I’ve compiled a summary of some research where those numbers come up. You can download a bunch of reports with more detailed information. This isn’t meant to be the definitive list, just useful reports I’ve found on the topic.
The time to make videos is now. You can and should be making videos providing quick and useful information and tips for your clients. It’s never been easier to do it and post them online.
One thing that I’m learning about the future, from futurists, is that it’s not something we can predict. But it’s something we can work toward. Learn more from Amy Webb and the Future Today Institute.
No. Technology can’t replace you. Yes, technology can help you create more impact on your clients, make you more effective and efficient.
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Welcome to the fourth edition of WTF (What’s the Future) of Settlement Work, where digital capacity continues to be all about being human.