The role of blockchain developer is the most rapidly growing emerging job in the United States, according to the 2018 U.S. Emerging Jobs report by LinkedIn released on Dec. 13. In the course of preparing the report, LinkedIn used data from its Economic Graph to analyze the positions that companies are hastily hiring for, as well as skills related to those positions and roles that have emerged over the past five years. The professional social network found that the role of blockchain developer has registered an increase of 33 times in the past 12 months, while cities with the highest demand are San Francisco, New York City, and Atlanta. Among major skills required for the role, LinkedIn notes solidity, blockchain, Ethereum, cryptocurrency, and Node.js. This year's top emerging jobs also include artificial intelligence (AI) specialists, wherein "six out of the 15 emerging jobs are related in some way to AI," and machine learning engineers, with 12 times growth year-over-year.
The challenges of making the technology industry a more welcoming place for women are numerous, especially in the booming field of artificial intelligence. To get a sense of just how monumental a task the tech community faces, look no further than the marquee gathering for AI's top scientists. Preparations for this year's event drew controversy not only because there weren't enough female speakers or study authors. The biggest debate was over the conference's name. The annual Conference and Workshop on Neural Information Processing Systems, formerly known as NIPS, had become a punchline symbol about just how bad the gender imbalance is for artificial intelligence.
A different kind of internet celebrity is emerging; virtual characters that talk on YouTube or pose on Instagram like living, breathing people. Is this the dawn of a new breed of star? Kizuna AI has 2.3 million YouTube followers. But she is also a CGI construct; a fictional character made to look like a young woman, voiced by an actor, claiming to be an advanced artificial intelligence. Her channel is part of a growing trend in Japan for so called virtual YouTubers, or VTubers.
It is a relatively mild scene in a documentary about the sexual predator who helped transform American politics. Back when he ran Fox News, Roger Ailes bought up his hometown paper, and in Divide and Conquer--now in theaters--the Putnam County News and Recorder's former copy editor describes what happened to her after she eventually quit the job. In the next few days, people she had messaged privately about Ailes on Facebook began finding out that he was looking into them. One even received a phone call: "This is Roger Ailes, and I hear you've been making threats about me." Ailes then quoted the friends' Facebook conversation, verbatim.
Exploring the future of artificial intelligence (AI) in our day to day lives, computer whiz kid Tanmay Bakshi said at an event in Greater Noida that instances of fake news, hate speech and harassment on social media can be dealt with the use of AI. Fifteen-year-old Bakshi, the world's youngest IBM Watson programmer, was at Sharda University in Greater Noida on Friday for a TED Talk with students on computer programming and the future of artificial intelligence. He said AI can be monumental in curbing fake news and hate speech. "Fake news is huge and I myself have been a victim of it where one of my TED Talk videos was uploaded on Facebook with the caption that I work for Google and I make billions of dollars a year. I believe social media giants have started using AI to clamp down on fake news and hate speech. For example, Facebook is using machine learning (alternatively known as AI) to understand the content being put up, match it with trusted sources, understand the different point of views which people can have, and when they are absolutely sure that it is fake news then it will be automatically flagged for deletion," Bakshi said.
Did we mention the high monthly price? If you're treating your dating life with the same laser focus as your career goals, this site might be worth the price The basics: EliteSingles caters its site specifically to professionals. In this contest, "elite" seems to simply mean that members are in possession of a degree (the site boasts that 82% of its members are college educated). The signup process for EliteSingles is similar to that of eharmony, in that it requires you to take a lengthy personality test before showing you your matches. The personality test is based on the Five Factor Model, which breaks down your personality in five main categories: openness to experience, conscientiousness, extraversion, agreeableness, and neuroticism.