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The future of jobs is already here

January 27th, 2020 at 1:04 pm » Comments Off

One of the great challenges of the business world is predicting which jobs will grow and which will disappear. Several companies and institutions are working to solve this great mystery, including the World Economic Forum (WEF), an international organisation that “involves society’s leaders of politics, business, culture and other spheres in shaping global, regional and […]

Amazing : Meet the robot tank Estonia and Singapore built to deter Russia

January 27th, 2020 at 12:59 pm » Comments Off

    Flexible and deadly.  Key point: Armed robots are becoming the norm of future warfare. The question is how long humans will stay in the loop. An Estonian company has teamed up with a Singaporean firm and joined the expanding global race to develop robotic fighting vehicles. More and more firms are developing armed […]

Average IT salary hits record $113,639 in US due to these certifications

January 27th, 2020 at 12:55 pm » Comments Off

US tech employees lead the global pack thanks to a mix of certifications, job skills and tenure, according to a new report. The average annual salary for IT professionals worldwide is $89,732—the highest yet found by Global Knowledge’s yearly report. The report is the largest worldwide study of professionals in the tech community and has […]

Scientists might have accidentally cured cancer

January 26th, 2020 at 5:20 pm » Comments Off

  Research Into Cancer Conducted At The Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute New treatment for killing cancer cells may have accidentally been discovered by a group of British scientists, according to reports. Cardiff University’s research team found a T-Cell that attaches itself onto human cancers, and kills them while ignoring healthy cells. Although in its […]

AI can help find illegal opioid sellers online. And wildlife traffickers. And counterfeits.

January 26th, 2020 at 5:16 pm » Comments Off

Tablets suspected by the Drug Enforcement Administration to be fentanyl. Don Emmert/Getty Images The government is investing in an AI-based tool that could help catch illegal opioid sales on the internet. But the same approach could find lots of other illicit transactions. An estimated 130 people die from opioid-related drug overdoses each day in the […]

Why Manhattan’s skyscrapers are empty

January 26th, 2020 at 5:10 pm » Comments Off

Approximately half of the luxury-condo units that have come onto the market in the past five years are still unsold. In Manhattan, the homeless shelters are full, and the luxury skyscrapers are vacant. Such is the tale of two cities within America’s largest metro. Even as 80,000 people sleep in New York City’s shelters or […]

Why people thrive in coworking spaces

January 25th, 2020 at 5:23 pm » Comments Off

  Coworking started as a fringe trend that was expected to fade as fast as it emerged. Several years later, the popularity of coworking has continued to grow rapidly. Currently, there are over 14,400 coworking spaces all over the world. It is estimated that by 2022, coworking spaces will be the workplace of choice for […]

People lacking access to food 10-37% more likely to die prematurely: Study

January 25th, 2020 at 5:14 pm » Comments Off

People with inadequate access to food due to financial constraints are 10 to 37 per cent more likely to die prematurely from any cause other than cancer, according to a study published on Monday. Researchers, including those from the University of Toronto, looked at data from more than half a million adults in Canada. The […]

Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai says there is ‘no question’ that AI needs to be regulated

January 25th, 2020 at 5:12 pm » Comments Off

Alphabet and Google CEO Sundar Pichai. Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge ‘The only question is how to approach it.’ Google and Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai has called for new regulations in the world of AI, highlighting the dangers posed by technology like facial recognition and deepfakes, while stressing that any legislation must balance […]

TOP GUN RAF Top Guns to fly new 4,000mph Tempest jets with new ‘virtual cockpit’ from 2035

January 24th, 2020 at 12:55 pm » Comments Off

RAF Top Guns will fly new Tempest jets with a “virtual cockpit” instead of traditional controls. The 4,000mph fighter is due to replace the Typhoon from 2035 and will be piloted or guided remotely. Pilots will wear virtual-reality gloves and will be able to charge course with a wink or gesture. Rather than the familiar […]

‘Part-science lab, part-playground’: how kids made museums take fun seriously

January 24th, 2020 at 12:53 pm » Comments Off

From London to California, architects are helping museums provide interactive learning experiences that can’t be found on screen State of play: TapeScape, an interactive art installation built in collaboration with artist Eric Lennartson at Brooklyn Children’s Museum. Last year, the Hoxton-based architecture practice AOC set up the Open Studio at the V&A Museum of Childhood […]

Amazon is working to develop biometric scanners to link handprints to credit cards, allowing shoppers to buy with the swipe of their palm

January 24th, 2020 at 12:49 pm » Comments Off

Amazon is working with credit card companies to create terminals to allow users to pay for items with biometric data from their handprint. The online retailer previously patented such technology, which had been presumed to be used at its Whole Food stores Amazon currently allows shoppers at its Amazon Go grocery store to pay for […]

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