A new year rarely triggers a change in the business and investment environment. Trends don’t alter merely because a new calendar is hung on the office wall.
THE machines are coming. A much-cited study in 2013 concluded that half of American jobs were at risk in the coming decades. Writers are not immune.
Announcing Alexa for Business at AWS re:Invent in Las Vegas last week, Amazon CTO Werner Vogels described a future where technology and digital access is defined by human centricity, and said it starts with voice, the most natural way of interacting.
“Alexa, start my conference call.” “Alexa, turn off the lights in the office at 7 p.m.” “Alexa, schedule this room for 1 p.m.”
Traders, prepare to adapt. Wall Street is entering a new era.
Robot doctors and fleets of self-driving cars are among the innovations tipped to add £630bn to the British economy by 2035.
When you apply for your next job, it could be a computer algorithm that asks you the first round of screening questions.
WHEN PETER ARVAI founded Prezi in 2009, he didn’t set out to topple PowerPoint. He just wanted to see better presentations. With the right tools, he figured, he could help people create visual aids that felt more engaging.
At times, Nancy Altobello was lonely when she first joined EY, the accountancy firm, in 1980. Ms Altobello, who has spent her entire career at the firm, recalls one bleak New Year’s eve spent up a ladder with a dipstick in hand, checking a company’s gas inventory.
Beyond gaming, there are a myriad ways companies are attempting to embrace virtual reality. The latest is in recruitment.
Lloyds Banking Group is launching a scheme that uses VR headsets to put job applicants to the test in virtual situations. No longer will the applicants have to describe how they would handle a certain situation, they will soon be asked to prove it but taking on a range of problem-solving tasks in virtual worlds.
After the idea first surfaced in the 1980s, virtual reality has finally started to take off – having established its place in video gaming, social network.s and even porn. Now experts say soon VR could be coming to the workplace.
Virtual business meetings will replace conference calls