Tech Cabal Townhall: Emerging tech
By Guardian Exclusive
06 March 2020 | 7:47 pm
Tech Cabal Townhall: Emerging Tech convenes entrepreneurs, investors, policymakers and corporate organizations including telcos and financial institutions to examine how businesses, individuals and countries across the continent can maximize the benefits of emerging technologies, specifically AI and Blockchain.
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India on Friday sent its Chandrayaan-3 spacecraft on a mission to land on the moon, hoping to join the three other countries that have managed the feat.
Germans are losing interest in starting their own business or becoming self-employed. The German Chambers of Industry and Commerce see the trend as a threat to the country's economic development.
A number of companies working with artificial intelligence technology have agreed to a voluntary measure to mark AI content. The system would include images as well as text, video and audio.
Dutch harbors are gearing up to import, store and distribute the clean fuels set to drive Europe’s decarbonization. Businesses see big money on the horizon as the EU moves away from fossil fuels.
Tech companies shed more than 386,000 jobs last year and in the first half of this year, according to Layoffs.fyi. That number is climbing. But while layoffs have taxed workers, a booming artificial intelligence market is giving the industry a renewed sense of optimism.
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Americans will be restricted from investing in China's semiconductor and artificial intelligence industries. The White House cited national security, but it comes amid a push to revive domestic high-tech manufacturing.
Tokyo has signed agreements with a number of African countries as competition with China for key raw materials and minerals heats up.
The People's Bank of China announced it was cutting its key one-year interest rate for the second time in three months on Monday, but left its five-year rate unchanged.
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