The 27 individuals of PA Media were informed that they would no longer have their jobs in a month's time after a decision by Microsoft not to humans to curate, edit, and select articles. They were told this was due to a global shift towards automated news updates. … [Read more...] about Dozens of Content Curators at Microsoft Replaced With Automated Writing Technology
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We've moved to the next phase of the pandemic (see this blog post by Forrester CEO, George Colony). Firms must now define new ways of working, traveling, and connecting. Beyond enabling a remote workforce, you'll now need to manage ongoing business risk, engage customers seamlessly across channels, bolster the employee experience of a hybrid workforce, and protect the health and safety of employees, customers, and partners. And by the way, you're going to do all of this during a time of great unpredictability. … [Read more...] about Manage through the pandemic’s next stage with technologies in four categories
A spokesperson for the company said: “We are in the process of winding down the Microsoft team working at PA, and we are doing everything we can to support the individuals concerned. We are proud of the work we have done with Microsoft and know we delivered a high-quality service.” … [Read more...] about Microsoft sacks journalists to replace them with robots
If the lockdown continues beyond June, tech spending in India may contract by up to 4.8 per cent this year, with only a mild recovery to 1.4 per cent growth in 2021, a new report said on Friday. The sudden sharp contraction and slow recovery will entail contraction across all tech spending categories in 2020 and make even slow growth in 2021 arduous, according to the report by global market research firm Forrester. "A real risk of tech spending contraction looms large. An inability to contain the outbreak in a timely manner will cause serious damage to economic activity in India due to reduced consumer spending and labor productivity," said Ashutosh Sharma, VP and Research Director, Forrester. In an optimistic scenario, where India comprehensively rescinds its lockdown in June and resumes full-tilt economic activity by July, businesses and governments in India will spend a bit more (1.2 per cent) on technology in 2020 than 2019. The lower growth, however, will affect all spending … [Read more...] about Tech spend in India to shrink by 4.8% if lockdown extends beyond June: Report
Hitzinger started his automotive career as a development engineer at Toyota Motorsport. At Ford/Cosworth, he was the youngest chief development engineer in Formula 1. Under his leadership, the first Formula 1 engine with a speed range of up to 20,000 rpm was created in 2006. After Red Bull Technology, Hitzinger joined the Volkswagen Group for the first time and built up the highly successful motorsport team at Porsche that won the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the Endurance World Championship from 2015 to 2017. After three years at Apple in Silicon Valley, where he set up and managed product development for autonomous vehicles, Hitzinger returned to the Volkswagen Group in 2019 to develop autonomous driving and the ID. BUZZ at VW Commercial Vehicles. … [Read more...] about What Is Audi’s Project ‘Artemis’?