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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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
What is BI?Business intelligence (BI) leverages software and services to transform data into actionable intelligence that informs an organization’s strategic and tactical business decisions. BI tools access and analyze data sets and present analytical findings in reports, summaries, dashboards, graphs, charts and maps to provide users with detailed intelligence about the state of the business.How does BI differ from BA?Business intelligence is also called descriptive analytics, in that it describes a past or current state. “It doesn’t tell you what to do; it tells you what was and what is,” says Michael F. Gorman, professor of operations management and decision science at the University of Dayton in Ohio.Compare that explanation of BI with the definition for business analytics (BA), a technology-aided process by which software analyzes data to predict what will happen (predictive analytics) or what could happen by taking a certain approach (prescriptive … [Read more...] about What is BI? Business intelligence strategies and solutions
Advertisement - Continue Reading Below ARTo experience AUGMENTED REALITY, you look through a device screen or put on a headset and a virtual image is laid over the room you're in. You can see what's around you, but part of it is blocked out by whatever video projection is playing on your headset.The Basic Setup▶ A camera and screen equipped with computer vision, a technology that identifies objects and surfaces. Adding depth and motion sensors lets a device map the room around you and track your motion through it. Your app can then overlay anything from a first-person-shooter zombie attack to the steps to replace a fan belt.Primary Uses▶ For now it's pretty simple: catching Pokémon (Pokémon GO), mapping constellations (Sky Map), inking a tattoo (InkHunter), turning you into a half-dog (Snapchat).AR can't scan a room and identify every object. But you can teach its computer vision to identify individual objects, like a motorcycle, when prompted, says Mike … [Read more...] about Augmented Reality Vs. Virtual Reality