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Study: Only 18% of data science students are learning about AI ethics

July 14th, 2020 at 12:27 pm » Comments Off

The neglect of AI ethics extends from universities to industry  A study by data science firm Anaconda found an absence of AI ethics initiatives in both academia and industry. Amid a growing backlash over AI‘s racial and gender biases, numerous tech giants are launching their own ethics initiatives — of dubious intent. The schemes are […]

Coronavirus: our study suggests more people have had it than previously estimated

July 13th, 2020 at 4:53 pm » Comments Off

Many people suspect they’ve been infected with COVID-19 by now, despite the fact that only 0.5% of the UK’s population has actually been diagnosed with it. Similar numbers have been reported in other countries. Exactly how many people have actually had it, however, is unclear. There is also uncertainty around what proportion of people who […]

Google will pay publishers to license content for ‘new news experience’

July 6th, 2020 at 11:41 am » Comments Off

Google announced it will begin paying news publishers for “high-quality content” with the launch of a “new news experience” later this year. The move marks a major departure for Google, which has until now steadfastly refused to compensate news publishers for content. As news organizations’ digital advertising revenues have plunged, critics in the media, and […]

Is an MBA worth it ? After Covid-19, absolutely not.

July 6th, 2020 at 11:38 am » Comments Off

For my parents’ generation, the default option for career development was getting an MBA. At one point in the late 2010s, I considered the degree, too. But as much as the brand glittered, a price tag of $200,000 plus two years of lost wages just didn’t seem worth it. And now? Is an MBA worth […]

How to build a ‘rest ethic’ that is as strong as your work one

June 30th, 2020 at 1:41 pm » Comments Off

The authors of a new book offer creative and thoughful ways to maximize your time off that will gift you with inspiration, ideas, and recovery. Take in a deep breath and hold it. Keep holding. How long can you hold your inhale until it gets uncomfortable? Thirty seconds? A few minutes? It doesn’t take long […]

Spotify lands exclusive rights to new Kim Kardashian West podcast

June 30th, 2020 at 1:29 pm » Comments Off

  Spotify has inked an exclusive deal to distribute Kim Kardashian West’s new podcast, a spokesperson confirmed to Axios. Why it matters: The deal, unlike Spotify’s purchase of “The Ringer” in February and its exclusive arrangement to distribute “The Joe Rogan Experience” beginning this fall, includes female producers and hosts, which could lure a more […]

Now you can become an EU e-resident for Rs8,620

June 28th, 2020 at 7:51 pm » Comments Off

But don’t pack your bags just yet You can now become an e-resident of Estonia. You can now work remotely from the Baltic European Union country of Estonia. It just became the first country to offer e-residency to digital nomads, irrespective of where they may be physically based. As the majority of us suddenly learn […]

6 charts that show what employers and employees really think about remote working

June 16th, 2020 at 11:25 am » Comments Off

Remote working has meant many people are skipping their morning commute. COVID-19 has lead to more and more employees working from home. 98% of people surveyed said they would like the option to work remotely for the rest of their careers. But not everything is positive, with workers finding the biggest challenge is ‘unplugging’ from […]

Retirement villages have had their day: Baby boomers are rethinking retirement

May 26th, 2020 at 9:36 am » Comments Off

By 2030 all baby boomers will have turned 65 and Generation X will start their contribution to the expanding older cohort.  Retirement villages — walled, gated and separate seniors’ enclaves — have had their day. The word “retirement” is redundant and engagement between people of all ages is high. That’s how participants in the Longevity […]

Silicon Valley is forced to reset its moral compass for the pandemic

May 10th, 2020 at 11:12 am » Comments Off

The tech industry is rushing to offer remedies to the crisis and, in the process, trying to rehabilitate its image.  Before the pandemic, Yiying Lu was known for her work designing the Twitter Fail Whale and the dumpling and boba tea emojis. In the past few weeks, Lu said she was called to a higher […]

Uber Connect lets you deliver things to friends and family

May 5th, 2020 at 11:24 am » Comments Off

Uber has announced a duo of new services as the company chases fresh revenue streams to offset the impact of COVID-19. With billions of people around the world forced into lockdown during the coronavirus crisis, tech firms across the spectrum have been adapting to this “new normal.” For platforms that enable remote working, this has […]

Marc Andreessen : It’s time to build

May 4th, 2020 at 4:06 pm » Comments Off

IT’S TIME TO BUILD   Marc Andreessen Every Western institution was unprepared for the coronavirus pandemic, despite many prior warnings. This monumental failure of institutional effectiveness will reverberate for the rest of the decade, but it’s not too early to ask why, and what we need to do about it. Many of us would like […]

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