IT News: AI, Humor, Linux, Careers, HR, Operations, Technology.. (Sept 21st)

Volume 270 Issue 3

Selections from the weekly newsletter, “IT News and Events.

AI


How To Build A Fair AI System

AI is being rapidly deployed at companies across industries, with businesses projected to double their spending in AI systems in the next three years
[datanami, September 15th, 2020]

US Library Of Congress Launches AI Tool That Lets You Search 16 Million Old Newspaper Pages For Historical Images

The dataset includes more than 1.5 million newspaper photos
[TheNextWeb, September 16th, 2020]

AI Bias: Why It Happens And How Companies Can Address It

As artificial intelligence becomes more prevalent throughout business and society, companies need to be mindful of human bias creeping into their machine models
[Information Age, September 15th, 2020]

Luther.AI Is A New AI Tool That Acts Like Google For Personal Conversations

When it comes to pop culture, a company executive or history questions, most of us use Google as a memory crutch to recall information we can’t always keep in our heads, but Google can’t help you remember the name of your client’s spouse or the great idea you came up with at a meeting the other day
[TechCrunch, September 16th, 2020]

3 Hurdles To Overcome For AI And Machine Learning

Artificial intelligence and machine learning have distinct limitations. Businesses looking to implement AI need to understand where these boundaries are drawn
[Information Age, September 17th, 2020]


Humor


And The Motherboard Slipped Right Out

It’s a whole new category of PC abuse
[Computerworld, September 15th, 2020]

Memory-Lane Monday: Sneakynet

The legal mind at work
[Computerworld, September 14th, 2020]

Wayback Wednesday: A Little Too Literal-Minded

But you DID demo it that way
[Computerworld, September 16th, 2020]


Linux


Linux Foundation Launches New Entry-Level IT Certification

Like it or not, certifications are important for getting ahead in technology. The Linux Foundation wants to help by launching a new, entry-level certification: The Linux Foundation Certified IT Associate (LFCA)
[ZDNet, September 18th, 2020]


Careers


Most Employees Are Completely Happy To Never Return To The Office, Survey Finds

Remote workers are happy at home, but many still feel pressured to work longer hours over management fears of lost productivity. Here’s how organizations can change to suit the new normal
[TechRepublic, September 17th, 2020]

Why Remote Work Will Be The New Normal

The global pandemic caused by the COVID-19 virus has certainly caused tremendous changes in how the economy works, including how companies and businesses operate
[Business 2 Community, September 15th, 2020]

Modern Data Science Skills: 8 Categories, Core Skills, And Hot Skills

We analyze the results of the Data Science Skills poll, including 8 categories of skills, 13 core skills that over 50% of respondents have, the emerging/hot skills that data scientists want to learn, and what is the top skill that Data Scientists want to learn
[Kdnuggets, September 17th, 2020]


HR


Upskilling Your Employees: Top 10 Benefits

Let’s have a quiz: if you had just one skill to equip your employees with, what would that be?
[Business 2 Community, September 14th, 2020]

Top 10 Video Interviewing Tools For A Virtual Hiring Toolkit

Video interviewing tools are essential in every modern recruiter’s toolkit. Learn what 10 of the top tools offer and some of the HR systems they integrate with
[SearchHRSoftware, September 16th, 2020]


Operations


Microsoft Finds Underwater Data Centers Practical

Its researchers have pulled their second Project Natick experimental data center out of the ocean in Scotland
[Data Center Knowledge, September 14th, 2020]


Technology


IBM Publishes Its Quantum Roadmap, Says It Will Have A 1,000-Qubit Machine In 2023

The most important news in the short term is that the company believes it is on its way to building a quantum processor with more than 1,000 qubits – and somewhere between 10 and 50 logical qubits – by the end of 2023
[TechCrunch, September 15th, 2020]

Qualcomm Targets The Enterprise With 16-Core Cloud AI 100 Inference Chip

Qualcomm Inc. today shared technical details about the Cloud AI 100, an artificial intelligence chip with which it hopes to seize upon the growing enterprise demand for machine learning hardware
[siliconANGLE, September 16th, 2020]

Facebook Will Release Its First AR Glasses In 2021

During Facebook Connect – the replacement for the AR/VR event previously known as Oculus Connect – Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said today that the company is planning to release its first pair of augmented reality glasses in 2021
[VentureBeat, September 16th, 2020]

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