IN THIS ISSUE: Robots to Kill 20M Jobs by 2030; AI Creates More Jobs than it Destroys; How Good is Your Machine Learning?; What's Next for Wi-Fi at 20; Bill Gates Admits Failure; Why to Invest in Your Retail Employees; GDPR is Just the Beginning; Wood Comes to 3D Printing
Report: Robots Will Eliminate 20M Jobs by 2030
A report published in June by Oxford Economics predicts that as many as 20 million manufacturing jobs could be lost to artificial intelligence, automation and robotics in about a decade.
AI Creates Three Times the Jobs it Destroys
For those disheartened by reports of the job-killing tendancies of artificial intelligence, a report by job giant ZipRecruiter says the exact opposite, and cites 2018 job-placement statistics to prove it.
How Good is Your Machine Learning?
A set of benchmarks under development are designed to measure how well a machine has been programmed to learn. The so-called MLPerf Inference is an effort by a consortium that includes Cisco, Intel, Google, Microsoft, Tensyr and many others.
Wi-Fi at 20: What's Next for the Internet's Most Important Tech
Later this year we're expected to see the release of Wi-Fi 6, which promises to improve security, boost speeds by 30 percent and maintain throughput at scale.
Bill Gates Admits Windows Mobile Failure
"We didn't assign our best people to do the work," said Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates in a June 24 interview, of the then-fledgling Windows Mobile operating system under development in 2000. Gates also blamed antitrust actions taking place at the time. "We were distracted...it's the biggest mistake I made."
GDPR is Just the Beginning
Identify theft, credit card fraud--and to a lesser extent, government intrusion--are leading countries to implement more stringent privacy laws in the near future, according to Forrester Research.
Wood: the Latest Breakthrough in 3D Printing
If you thought researchers would be satisfied after inventing 3D printing of human organs, you were wrong. Chalmers University in Sweden has developed a way to extrude a nanocellulose gel extracted from wood pulp to manufacture "wooden" objects, helping reduce deforestation.