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Baidu is acquiring xPerception, a US startup focused on computer vision

Baidu is acquiring xPerception, a U.S. startup specialized in computer vision, according to Reuters. Details are sparse, but we know the startup has its own module for object recognition and depth perception that can be deployed on robots and drones.<p>The Chinese tech giant has been active in machine …

Startups

Your next high-paid tech job may be in these cities

SAN FRANCISCO — Start-ups are heading to the heartland and South.<p>Those are among the most-popular destinations in a job climate teeming with unfilled positions, according to a report from TechNet and Progressive Policy Institute (PPI) issued today.<p>Emerging tech hubs — the so-called Next in Tech …

Silicon Valley

Samsung is beating Microsoft in the battle to turn a phone into a PC

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Headphones

Artificial intelligence is quickly becoming as biased as we are

When you perform a Google search for every day queries, you don’t typically expect systemic racism to rear its ugly head. Yet, if you’re a woman searching for a hairstyle, that’s exactly what you might find.<p>A simple Google image search for ‘women’s professional hairstyles’ returns the …

The Real Reason the German Labor Market Is Booming

Considering how Germany anchors a European continent plagued by high unemployment and slow growth, its labor market is on fire. The number of unemployed has been halved over the past decade. With just 2.6 million people out of work, the German unemployment rate has declined to 5.9%. The country’s …

Economics

John Maeda’s 2017 Design in Tech Report Puts the Spotlight on Inclusive Design

John Maeda, Automattic’s Global Head of Computational Design and Inclusion, presented his third annual “Design in Tech” report at SXSW over the …

Square has a full-time job listing for a manager of office seating

To figure out where its employees should sit, the mobile payments startup Square is hiring a full-time employee.<p>The “capacity coordinator,” as Square calls the job on its website, “focuses on workplace seating management.” The role is “equal parts project manager, data analyst, and relationship …

The Workplace

Here's Why Even Really Smart People Get The Future Wrong

The truth is that patterns can only be validated backward, never forward<p>In a celebrated 1995 article in Newsweek, astronomer Clifford Stoll blasted Internet visionaries. "Do our computer pundits lack all common sense?" he asked. "The truth is no online database will replace your daily newspaper, no …

Innovation

The tech industry needs more designers — are hybrid designer-developers the answer?

The growing need for tech designers is driving the industry to seek out multi-disciplinary talent and leading to more inclusive hiring practices. Highlighting this trend, John Maeda, former design partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, has published a new report on what companies are looking …

How to Create Productive Workspaces for Your Company

A company's productivity is closely linked to its environment and team members, with workplace design playing a powerful role in uniting the two.<p>3 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In recent years, the physical design of the typical workplace has undergone …

OpenOffice

Employees who decline genetic testing could face penalties under proposed bill

By Lena H. Sun, (c) 2017, The Washington Post<p>Employers could impose hefty penalties on employees who decline to participate in genetic testing as …

A Japanese ad agency invented an AI creative director — and ad execs preferred its ad to a human's

LONDON — In 2015, ad agency McCann Japan's creative planner Shun Matsuzaka set himself a task he called the "creative genome project": he wanted to create the world's first AI creative director, capable of directing a TV commercial.<p>And last week, Matsuzaka showed off his creation at the UK …

Vodafone Is Adding 2,100 Jobs in the U.K. as Part of an Investment Drive

Mobile operator Vodafone (vod) will create 2,100 new customer service jobs across Britain in the next two years as part of an investment drive to …

I invented the web. Here are three things we need to change to save it | Tim Berners-Lee

It has taken all of us to build the web we have, and now it is up to all of us to build the web we want – for everyone<p>Today marks 28 years since I submitted my original proposal for the worldwide web. I imagined the web as an open platform that would allow everyone, everywhere to share information, …

Tim Berners Lee

The 100 Best Companies to Work For: Why They Matter

Since 1998, <i>Fortune</i> has been publishing a list of employees’ 100 favorite companies in the country. The result has been a two-decade tour de force …

People who speak multiple languages make the best employees for one big reason

Speaking a different language—whether it’s your grandparents’ tongue or high-school Spanish—fundamentally changes the structure of your brain. Put a bunch of these malleable minds together in a company, and you create the potential for some truly original thinking.<p>We already know that businesses …

Language

This cutting edge AI startup from Finland is challenging tech giants and universities alike

When asking around to find the coolest startups in Helsinki, Curious AI was put forward. The company does not disappoint – even its approach to being a startup is unique.<p>Curious AI is a research-based company founded 2015 as a spin-off from Aalto's Deep Learning Research Group. While conventional …

World’s largest new IoT networks launched at MWC

This week at Mobile World Congress, two new global IoT machine networks were announced in the Middle East and Brazil to provide connectivity for IoT devices and applications across the world.<p>Ingenu Inc. and MEC Telematik announced a rollout of the Machine Network for IoT network connectivity across …

Internet of Things

Why a toxic workplace is now a much bigger liability for companies

Corporate culture has long been the sort of squishy management consultant term that’s hard to define, even harder to change, and the recipient of lots of lip service yet little action by chief executives.<p>But however amorphous the phrase may be, its importance was stamped into stark relief this week …

11 Jobs That Pay Over $100,000

According to internal research data from information gathered by Glassdoor.com, these positions pay over $100,000 year. Here we have ranked them in ascending order of total median annual pay. <i>Some of them might surprise you.</i>

10 Great International Companies For Remote Jobs In 2017

In delving into its top 100 companies offering many remote jobs, Flexjobs.com - a hub for remote and flexible employment - found these international companies to have hired the most workers for remote positions.

Elon Musk says humans must become cyborgs to stay relevant. Is he right?

Sophisticated artificial intelligence will make ‘house cats’ of humans, claims the entrepreneur, but his grand vision for mind-controlled tech may be a long way off<p>Humans must become cyborgs if they are to stay relevant in a future dominated by artificial intelligence. That was the warning from …

Artificial Intelligence

How To Build A Data Science Team

Businesses today need to do more than merely acknowledge big data. They need to embrace data and analytics and make them an integral part of their …

A startup founder worth $15 million explains why entrepreneurs should think like farmers, not suits

My path to becoming a tech startup founder with more than $15 million in funding hasn’t been conventional. My formative years were spent living and working on my family’s farm in Gladbrook, Iowa, a town with a population of around 1,000. I didn’t attend college on either coast, develop a knack for …

Entrepreneurship

Why Cities Will Soon Choose Digital Currency Over Fiat Money

<i>Pavel Bains is the CEO and co-founder of Bluzelle, a company providing a suite of blockchain-powered applications aimed to accelerate financial</i> …

Amazon's supermarket of the future could operate with just 3 staff — and lots of robots

The ecommerce giant is reportedly considering two-storey supermarkets that span between 10,000 square feet and 40,000 square feet and rely heavily on a fleet of robots, sources told The New York Post.<p>The supermarkets — currently at the prototype stage — expand on the smaller Amazon Go grocery …

The State of UX Agile Development

<b>Summary:</b> New research shows UX making strides in infusing user-centered design approaches into Agile development processes.<br>Agile product-development …

Aston Martin’s architect on how to make technology beautiful

Chief creative officer Marek Reichman says cars are hyper computers<p>Marek Reichman is the architect of Aston Martin’s modern-day form language, the basis for what is arguably the world’s most beautiful car brand. The 104-year-old company has a legacy for vehicles that have sinuous bodies and …

Why Enterprises Prefer App Development in Swift

The eye-catching surge in the smartphone users has encouraged entrepreneurs to take the ‘BIG’ step of shifting from desktop to mobile devices. …