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AI Weekly: Automation in the workplace could disproportionately affect women

As AI and machine learning transform industries by automating much of the work currently done by humans, women’s careers will be disproportionately affected. That’s according to a McKinsey Global Institute report published earlier this year (“The future of women at work: Transitions in the age of automation“), which found that in the 10 economies (Canada, …

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WANdisco LiveAnalytics enables data to be analyzed as it moves to the cloud

Data management company WANdisco Plc is debuting a new tool that makes it possible for organizations to analyze on-premises data while it’s being migrated to the cloud. WANdisco said its LiveAnalytics offering helps to ensure “uninterrupted business insights” as companies move data from on-premises environments such as Hadoop to cloud hosted analytics services such as …

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Google launches AI lab in Bangalore, India

Google today launched Google Research India, its first AI lab in India. The news comes today as Google also pledged to expand its AI-powered flood prediction system in India to warn nearby residents through smartphones or human volunteers. The lab will be led by IIIT Bangalore Infosys foundation chair professor Manish Gupta, who has a …

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Latest viral selfie app exposes the racism humans can embed in AI

In showing the data behind the machine, ImageNet Roulette has revealed how human racism and bias can be become embedded in robotic systems. You may have seen screenshots from ImageNet Roulette circulating on social platforms as the latest viral selfie-analyser took off. ImageNet Roulette works a bit differently to the FaceApps, arty doppelgangers, age guessers …

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Acronis raises $147 million for tools that back up, protect, and restore data

Data recovery juggernaut Acronis today announced it’s nabbed $147 million in an investment round led by Goldman Sachs at a valuation of over $1 billion, following on the heels of angel, debt, and later-stage raises from March 2014 to May 2016. The capital infusion brings Singapore- and Switzerland-based Acronis’ total raised to well over $150 …

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Pure Storage debuts ‘AI First’ infrastructure and new cloud services

Data storage company Pure Storage Inc. is making a play for more artificial intelligence workloads with a new “AI First” infrastructure offering announced today at its Pure//Accelerate 2019 event in Austin this week. The new AI Data Hub product is billed as an “end-to-end AI pipeline solution” that provides enterprises with the infrastructure they need …

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