Automation

The skills your kids should cultivate to be competitive in the age of automation

We’re all getting used to the thought that in a not-so-distant future, competition for jobs won’t just be other humans, it will also be an intelligent robot, self-driving car, or other artificial agent. But in our gut, we know this can’t be the full truth, that there’s a more nuanced story. We at …

Artificial Intelligence

Automation killed 17,000 roles at a huge tech and services firm — but no one actually lost their job

DAVOS, Switzerland — Automation replaced 17,000 people's jobs at one of the world's largest professional services and tech firms Accenture over the last 18 months, but no one actually lost their job.<p>Richard Lumb, CEO of financial services at Accenture told Business Insider at the World Economic …

Accenture

5 Trends That Will Shape Business in 2017

The top business trends to know in 2017.<p>We are at such an exciting time. Businesses that invest in smart technology (and the employees who know how to use that technology) are growing, while old processes are being left in the dust.<p>I'm really excited by emerging trends such as automation, which has …

Business

Technology Trends in 2017 that Will Shape The Year

As we grow each year, we step ahead with technological developments. Apparently, past few years have witnessed exuberant advance of human life …

Software Development

Alexa Gives Amazon a Powerful Data Advantage

Millions of people talking with Alexa could help Amazon fight off Google in the home voice assistant market.<p>“Hey, Alexa”—a phrase that millions of …

Amazon Echo

Meet Viki, Nokia’s new hire for their AI personal assistant

Nokia might be working on a personal assistant to compete with Siri, Google Now, and Cortana, if it follows through with a new trademark application.<p>The Finnish networking giant said Viki will combine ‘all data sources into a single chat and voice interface’, but did not reveal anything else about …

Technology (UK)

New Sonos API Disrupts Home Automation Integration, But Lays Solid Foundation

Integrators were peeved when Sonos implemented its new API for smart-home integration, stripping certain functionality from unsanctioned drivers, …

Domestic Technology

How WeChat bots are running amok

She calls herself Cara. She looks like a model  —  large eyes, perfect skin  —  and teaches yoga for a living. She says her hometown is Changchun, a northeastern city not far from North Korea, and lives in Shanghai with her parents.<p>Cara is also a chatbot.<p>“She’ll be a little bit flirty,” Matthew …

The movie 'Hidden Figures' can teach us how to keep jobs in an AI future

We would be fools to think we have plenty of time to create the skills our “augmented” world will require.<p><i>A version of this essay was originally published at</i> <i>Tech.pinions</i><i>, a website dedicated to informed opinions, insight and perspective on the tech industry.</i><p>This weekend, I finally watched “Hidden …

Artificial Intelligence

Will We Ever Stop Bugging Ourselves?

The presence of an Amazon Echo at a murder scene in Arkansas calls to question the privacy pitfalls of the digital assistant.<p>We live in an age of hackers.<p>They are employed by our government and deployed by foreign powers. They are freelancers with goals ranging from netting big consulting fees in …

Security

The Rise of Chat Bots and Their Implications for Social Media | SocialTimes

Chat bots are the new black, sweeping all before them in an increasingly connected and online world. And as e-commerce consumers become more …

Chatbots

Cloud Security IoT: A Look At What Lies Ahead

In the brave new world of cloud, security teams must be as agile as possible. This means leveraging proactive monitoring tools, locking down access …

Tech Trends

U.S. investors see more automation, not jobs, under Trump administration

NEW YORK (Reuters) - When U.S. President-elect Donald Trump criticized United Technologies Corp's (UTX.N) Carrier unit in November for its plan to move some 800 jobs to Mexico, the parent-company made a swift decision to keep the factory in Indiana.<p>Yet, the move did not translate into saving jobs. …

Financial Markets

How artificial intelligence drives PPC automation

As artificial intelligence starts to play a bigger role in PPC account management, columnist Frederick Valleys believes we must be vigilant about …

Computer Science

Jellyvision acquires healthcare automation platform FlexMinder, plans to expand Seattle office

Jellyvision has acquired FlexMinder, a Seattle startup that helps healthcare administrators automate the insurance claims submission …

Startups

Galaxy S8 may adopt largest ever 5.7-inch panel

Samsung Electronics is expected to adopt the largest panels for its upcoming Galaxy S series to be unveiled in April, according to multiple news …

Samsung

BBC Blogs - Academy - The BBC as a platform? Get ready for APIs from news providers

The BBC as a platform? Get ready for APIs from news providers<p>Trushar BarotMobile editor, BBC World Service. Twitter: @Trushar<p>Comments<p>If you don’t use APIs in 2017, your media business will die.<p>An API, application programming interface, is essentially a set of building blocks made available by a …

The intelligent cloud hinges on cloud adoption

When Oracle introduced its next-generation cloud strategy with intelligent applications at its 2016 OpenWorld conference, the company opened the door …

Cloud Computing

ServiceNow buys DxContinuum to boost enterprise automation services

DxContinuum develops algorithms for machine learning and predictive analytics software for sales teams.<p>IT management services company ServiceNow has …

Software Development

Symphony Ventures and Celaton Announce Global Partnership

BOSTON & LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--<p>Symphony Ventures, the global leader in enterprise digital transformation leveraging robotic process automation …

Big Data

Manthan Launches MAYA, The First AI Powered Conversational Agent for Business Analytics

Manthan revolutionizes user interactions with complex business applications by providing ubiquitous access to sophisticated analytics through an …

Analytics

El Reg drills into chatbot hype: The AIs that want to be your web butlers

<b>Analysis</b> “Alexa, are you the best chatbot in town?” “Sorry, I don’t I understand the question I heard,” she replies.<p>Alexa doesn’t know. Nobody does. …

Chatbots

This guy made his own open-source Jarvis virtual assistant

Tanay Pant, our top Dev Diner Emerging Tech Inspiration for the Internet of Things and Artificial Intelligence in 2016, has put together his own …

Virtual Assistants

Google Assistant could get payment capabilities

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence "Payments Briefing" subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here.</i><p>In a beta version of Google's app there are indications that point to Google Assistant, the company's virtual assistant, getting the ability to make online payments, according …

Internet of Things

The Natural Progression of Artificial Intelligence

There’s no shortage of trepidation in this country and others about robots taking over jobs from humans. Add artificial intelligence (AI) into the …

Artificial Intelligence

Smart Kitchen | Food Tech Wrap-Up From CES 2017

Is it fair to say we’re all collectively exhausted from CES news? The first few weeks of the year are just a deluge of tech press releases about all …

Smart Homes

This Startup Wants to Bring Netflix-Style Radio to Amazon Alexa

For something that has been around such a long time, radio seems to have been surprisingly unaffected by digital disruption. Sure, there are …

Netflix

Slack adds threaded conversations to collaboration mix

According to Slack, Threads will provide a better way to organize and focus conversations and provide context.<p>Slack is launching threaded …

Collaboration

Developers could lose their jobs if this automation startup has its way

If you’re a founder desperate to get your idea to market, you can relate to how soporific the development process can be. Assembling a technical …

Startups

A new Survey finds, India will lose most number of Jobs to Digitisation and Automation

by <b>Sekhar Maddala</b><p>Wednesday, January 18, 2017<p>With many sectors looking for digitization and automation, fears are growing among the employees day by …

Employment