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Robot built for Japan’s ageing workforce finds COVID-19 role

Mira Robotics developed its Ugo robot to reinforce greying Japan’s shrinking workforce, but as the coronavirus threat persists, the Japanese start-up is offering its machine as a tool in the fight against the outbreak, reported Channel News Asia. “The coronavirus has created a need for robots because they can reduce direct contact between people,” CEO […]

How the coronavirus is boosting digital banking tools

The pandemic and its resulting restrictions on daily life are highlighting the importance of digital platforms, testing their mettle and demonstrating the power of tools banks lacked in past crises, according to a recent article in American Banker. Most banks are closing branches or limiting access, but unlike many service industries, banks have digital options […]

How big tech companies are hurting startups around the U.S.

The biggest tech companies in the United States are greatly affecting the industry’s startups in many surprising ways. That’s according to recent research and reporting by Bloomberg News on the heels of a slew of high-profile acquisitions in the last few years by companies like Apple, Facebook, Amazon and Google. In an interview with Bloomberg, […]

Here’s why software developers may be hired at an increasing rate in 2020

It’s no surprise that software developers are highly sought-after individuals. After all, technology and innovation continue to be extremely valuable aspects of the modern business world. And those who can code and provide IT support are key to an organization’s success. Notably, new research from Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA) found that there’s welcome news for […]

How big will the artificial intelligence industry grow?

It’s no surprise that the artificial intelligence industry is slated to surge in growth in the coming years. That said, a new report spells out just how large the space will become. “The global artificial intelligence market size is expected to reach USD 390.9 billion by 2025. The market is anticipated to expand at a CAGR of […]

How cyberattacks have hurt the healthcare industry in the U.S.

As cyberattacks have become increasingly common in recent years, it’s no wonder that they’ve affected all kinds of industries, including healthcare organizations around the world. In the United States, meanwhile, these attacks on hospitals and others companies have cost nearly $150 million in damages over the last four years, according to a recent article by […]

IT Managers Increase Hiring in 2020

There’s some good news for tech industry’s staffing in the coming months, according to recent data by Staffing Industry Analysts. In fact, there’s expected to be a boost in hiring, as noted by recently published information. “IT decision makers in the US plan more hiring in the first half of 2020, but hiring challenges persist, […]

Why Apple’s Huge AI Acquisition Is So Important

In strong company news for Apple that could have wider implications for the artificial intelligence industry, the tech company recently acquired startup Xnor.ai in a mind-blowing $200 million acquisition. According to Business Insider, the move makes a lot of sense for Apple as it strives to boost its hardware offerings to a larger consumer base. […]

These are emerging industries in 2020, according to LinkedIn

As 2020 kicks off, there are emerging business trends that are especially important to keep an eye on based on research. LinkedIn, the social networking platform that connects millions of people together, recently released a study examining exactly that: which emerging industries and jobs will be noteworthy in 2020. “In this year’s report, artificial intelligence […]

Investments in robots and artificial AI just topped $16 billion. Here’s what it means for jobs.

It’s official: there are more robots than ever before. And there are numbers to back it up. In fact, shipments of robots are going to jump a whopping 39% from 2018 to 2022, according to Bloomberg, which means annual sales are expected to top $16.5 billion. “More than a third of global installations were in […]