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artificial intelligenceWith AI everyday will be no repeat work days

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Artificial intelligence (AI) tools will create “superhuman workers” who will be able to do more with new technology, Google X co-founder Sebastian Thrun said. Sebastian Thrun left the search engine giant in 2014, and is now the chairman of online …

computersLess than 5% of India’s techies are ready for higher end AI and cloud computing work

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7 of India’s biggest IT companies including Infosys, Wipro and Cognizant are laid off 56,000 engineers in 2017. 2017 layoffs were double the level in 2016. This is because they are not prepared to adapt to newer technologies. Less than …

chinaChinese steel and coal workers can become Didi drivers until self driving arrives

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China’s new economy – internet-based business ranging from e-commerce to car-hailing services – grew twice as quickly as overall gross domestic product in the 10 years to 2016. The number of new jobs created by technology-based industries increased at a …

coalCoal and Gas are dying

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General Electric plans to cut 12,000 jobs in its power division as the industrial conglomerate’s new CEO institutes sweeping changes and the company grapples with a decline in business for coal and natural gas products. The company will cut nearly …

africaChina manufacturing workers earn 7 times more than some workers in Africa

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“China stopped being a low-cost manufacturing country many years ago,” Apple CEO Cook told the Fortune Global Forum in Guangzhou, capital of the southern Guangdong province, on Wednesday. He said the key for China and other developing countries facing rising …

artificial intelligenceUS leads in AI talent and it will still take time for China to catch up

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A Tencent Research Institute report indicates that are currently only a supply 300,000 Artificial intelligence professionals when there is a demand for millions. Competition for the top tier of talent is the most intense, as there are fewer than 1,000 …

artificial intelligenceA second roaring Twenties

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The Economic Boom of the 1920s was driven by the Assembly line and the mass production of consumer goods such as the Ford Model T Automobile and luxury labor saving devices and access to easy credit on installment plans. Their …

artificial intelligenceHead of Google talks AI, China, Robotics and Quantum computers

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Eric Schmidt, the executive chairman of Alphabet, answered questions about the future of Artificial Intelligence and quantum computers and robots. Highlights from Schmidt – * The rise of China will be the big news for the rest of our lives… …

artificial intelligenceAt least 16 companies developing Deep Learning chips

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There are many established and startup companies developing deep learning chips. Google and Wave Computing have working silicon and are conducting customer trials. * Wave Computing says its 3U deep learning server can train AlexNet in 40 minutes, three times …

artificial intelligenceGraphcore AI chips are 100X times faster

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AI chip Startup Graphcore IPU systems are designed to lower the cost of accelerating AI applicationsA in cloud and enterprise datacenters to increase the performance of both training and inference by up to 100x compared to the fastest systems today. …