A majority of people think that artificial intelligence will steal jobs away from human workers. They’re not wrong, but that’s not the whole story. In a recent survey conducted by Quartz, more than 1,600 respondents in 84 countries said that half of positions would be made redundant by automation in the next five years. A separate survey conducted by Gallup in the U.S. found that 75 percent of adults believe AI will “eliminate more jobs than it creates.” “[AI is] superhuman, and we think [it] will be in every industry [and] replace 50 percent of human jobs,” Kai-Fu Lee, founder of VC firm Sinovation Ventures, told CNBC in an interview last April. “It is the decision engine that will replace people.” The data doesn’t bear that out, though. This week, a study published by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) suggested that by 2037 in the U.K., widespread adoption of AI could generate more jobs than it displaces. The health care market … [Read more...] about Artificial intelligence will take jobs, but it’ll also create new ones
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A few weeks ago, I attended Qualcomm’s Beijing press event, where it announced the Snapdragon 710, and elegantly illustrated its vision for a future filled to the brim with on-device artificial intelligence. I’ll be the first to admit AI has become somewhat of a buzzword as of late. As consumer interest in this technology has increased, so has its appearance in smartphone marketing materials.LG’s recently introduced ThinQ product branding is a great example. The ThinQ branding represents how keen smartphone manufacturers can be to exploit the AI trend for the illusion of a superior product. To be clear, the flagship LG G7 ThinQ definitely includes some AI features. Users will probably see it most when using the camera, which analyzes the scene and subject for better image quality. That sounds great, but when my colleague Lanh Nguyen reviewed the LG G7 ThinQ, he actually preferred the camera without AI. Ouch. Editor's PickDear OEMs: Stop calling everything AI With all … [Read more...] about Qualcomm’s idealistic vision for on-device AI
IF YOU'RE on the hunt for a new smartphone, you'll soon have another tantalising candidate to consider: the OnePlus 6. The flagship killer lands in the UK on Tuesday, May 22 with the Samsung Galaxy S9 squarely in its sights. Both are Android handsets with matching looks, but that's where the similarities end. So which one deserves your hard-earned dosh? Here's a quick guide to the two handsets. OnePlus 6 – what you really need to know The OnePlus 6 is the first OnePlus to pack an all-glass back and its 6.28-inch fullHD AMOLED display is also the biggest ever for the brand. That makes it about the same size as the Galaxy S9+. What's more, it comes with the lower price tag we've come to expect from OnePlus. At £469 for the 64GB storage model, the smartphone is significantly cheaper than its flagship rivals. As is fast becoming the norm, the new blower trims down the borders (although it still doesn't manage to pull off the same all-screen front as the iPhone X). And like … [Read more...] about OnePlus 6 vs Samsung Galaxy S9 – which of the two Android smartphones should you buy?
Welcome to the week of courting developers, preaching to the base and rolling out product and strategic visions from two of tech's giants. Google I/O this week and Microsoft Build overlap and form a string of keynotes that will feature talks on artificial intelligence, cloud, mobility and platforms. The most obvious overlap between Microsoft and Google revolve around artificial intelligence and machine learning. Here are some common threads and what to expect from the two tech giants:Cloud as an AI delivery mechanism (Google Cloud Platform vs. Microsoft Azure);The ability to connect dots between applications on their respective platforms;UX via Google's Material Design and Microsoft's Fluent Design principles;Software developer kits for IoT and augmented reality;Progressive Web applications with different names;Operating systems via Microsoft's Windows as a way to hook native developer apps and Google's Android;Android: Google will outline Android P and Microsoft will talk a bit of … [Read more...] about Google I/O vs. Microsoft Build: Dueling yet similar visions for developers
iOS 11.3 brings new Animoji, Battery Health, better ARKit, Business Chat, and more! iOS 11.3 is Apple's spring update for iPhone and iPad. It features a few higher-profile new or expanded features, including fun new Animoji lions, dragons, and bears, new settings for battery health that should make every #iPhoneSlow follower happy, as well as new additions to ARKit that'll have you up the wall — ha! not sorry! — and Business Chat for iMessage, which... might do the same! ARKit gets crisper and... goes vertical Where ARKit was previously limited to understanding horizontal surfaces, Apple is now providing the ability to map and make use of vertical and irregular surfaces as well. That means you can have virtual posters, paintings, even walls and doors exist alongside the real thing. It allows for experiences like virtual museums and gateways to other words. It'll also all looks better thanks to higher resolution support and auto-focus. After spending some time with it and … [Read more...] about iOS 11 review: Smarter, better, faster, bolder