The team on the Microsoft site do not create original stories but were tasked with editing, selecting stories from other outlets, editing content, and headlines to fit the new format. Selected articles were then hosted on the Microsoft website, with the original publishers receiving some of the revenue. … [Read more...] about Dozens of Content Curators at Microsoft Replaced With Automated Writing Technology
Most experts agree that COVID-19is going to be around for some time. Widespread availability of a vaccine is at least 18 months away. But business can't and won't be on hold during that time. Technology will play a pivotal role in running your business during the pandemic. So far, many firms have focused their pandemic technology strategy on enabling remote workers. But now they need to widen their scope. … [Read more...] about Manage through the pandemic’s next stage with technologies in four categories
Some of the journalists now facing redundancy had longstanding experience in the industry, while for others it offered a foot in the door and a job in an industry which has seen wave after wave of cuts. They now face a tough challenge to get jobs elsewhere when the whole industry is looking to cut costs. Other teams around the world are expected to be affected by Microsoft’s decision to automate the curation of its news sites. … [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’?
New Delhi: India has begun work on a capital investment subsidy scheme for the gems and jewellery industry to spark a massive technological upgrade. Similar funds are available to other export and employment oriented sectors of textiles and leather. The scheme, being discussed by the government, would promote investment in gems and jewellery machinery manufacturing. Under the scheme, the government would provide subsidy for any technological upgrade of the sector to help it foray into high-value added products besides reducing cost for its staple cutting and polishing. A Technology Upgradation Scheme (TUF) for the gems and jewellery sector is in the works as the government seeks to reduce the capital cost for the industry. “There is a suggestion and discussions are at a very early stage. The idea is that technology should improve for the entire industry,” said an official. The scheme will facilitate increase in productivity, cost and waste reduction, improved … [Read more...] about Subsidy scheme in the works for tech upgrade of gems & jewellery industry