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After embracing remote work in 2020, companies face conflicts making it permanent

After embracing remote work in 2020, companies face conflicts making it permanent

Log OutJoin us for the world’s leading event about accelerating enterprise transformation with AI and Data, for enterprise technology decision-makers, presented by the #1 publisher in AI and DataAlthough the pandemic forced employees around the world to adopt makeshift remote work setups, a of the workforce already spent at least part of their week working from home, while some businesses had embraced a “work-from-anywhere” philosophy from their inception. But much as in 2020, the pandemic accelerated a location-agnostic mindset across the corporate world, with tech behemoths like Facebook...

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Virtual events came of age in 2020, but the future is hybrid

Virtual events came of age in 2020, but the future is hybrid

Log OutJoin us for the world’s leading event about accelerating enterprise transformation with AI and Data, for enterprise technology decision-makers, presented by the #1 publisher in AI and Data“I really believe in the laziness of the human species — given a chance, we will optimize for the shortest path from A to B,” Lightspeed Venture’s  told VentureBeat in an interview.He was responding to a question about how the pandemic has shaped expectations of what is possible with virtual events and whether it will create a permanent shift in the global psyche.Mohapatra is an India-based partner...

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How robotics and automation could create new jobs in the new normal

How robotics and automation could create new jobs in the new normal

Log OutWatch every session from our flagship AI eventOn DemandThis article is part of a VB special issue. Read the full series: .Depending on who you ask, AI and automation will either  or create . In reality, a greater push toward automation will — human workers will become redundant in certain spheres, sure, but many new roles will likely crop up. A report last year from PA Consulting, titled “,” supports this assertion, predicting that AI and automation will lead to a net gain in job numbers. This is pretty much in line with the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development...

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Aug 17
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Signal launches face-blurring tool as U.S. protesters embrace encrypted messaging

Signal launches face-blurring tool as U.S. protesters embrace encrypted messaging

Signal: Face-blurringTechnology can be a powerful force in times of crisis and has enabled and remote-working tools that help businesses adhere to safe social distancing measures during the COVID-19 pandemic. But technology , with often and facial recognition technology increasingly being used to target activists.Law enforcement officials across the U.S. have already leverage facial recognition technology to retroactively target protesters following the , with police asking the public for footage and photos. Against this backdrop, is introducing a that can automatically obfuscate faces...

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HTC cofounder Peter Chou launches XRspace to bring social VR to the masses

HTC cofounder Peter Chou launches XRspace to bring social VR to the masses

Virtual reality (VR) has amid the global pandemic that has kept billions of people living and working from home. And Peter Chou wants to be at the forefront of this resurgence.Chou, the HTC cofounder who from his CEO role at the Taiwanese technology giant back in 2015, has made no secret of his interests in the VR space. He was at the helm when HTC , and he later joined Hong Kong-based visual effects studio Digital Domain Holdings to . At MWC in Barcelona last year, Chou an entirely new project called , with the promise of a new extended reality (XR) platform that embeds a “social” element...

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May 26
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Startup accelerators forge ahead with new virtual programs

Startup accelerators forge ahead with new virtual programs

SkyDeck slogan: Bring us your moonshotsAs companies scramble to adapt their businesses to a and isolation, startups vying for investors’ cash and mentorship are facing a new world order too. , a 12-week accelerator program led by Intel in Tel Aviv, today announced the 10 startups that will constitute its second cohort which is scheduled to start on April 19, and revealed that the entire final interview process for selection day was carried out remotely. Moreover, with the second Intel Ignite intake set to kick off in less than three weeks, the whole program itself will also be conducted...

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ProtonMail could use Google’s infrastructure to circumvent censorship [updated]

ProtonMail could use Google’s infrastructure to circumvent censorship [updated]

ProtonMail**This article was updated on March 16, 2020, to reflect additional input from Proton, which told VentureBeat that it would only use Google’s infrastructure in very limited situations — and that it won’t be directing actual connections through Google as this article originally stated. However, due to the nature of this new tool and the adversaries that it is looking to counter, the company is unable to disclose exactly how the technology works.Proton Technologies, the company behind encrypted email provider , has announced plans to circumvent censorship by using “alternative...

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Mar 13
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