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Top 9 New Technology Trends for 2021

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Technology today is evolving at such a rapid pace, enabling faster change and progress, causing an acceleration of the rate of change, until eventually it will become exponential. However, it is not only technology trends and top technologies that are evolving, a lot more has changed this year due to the outbreak of COVID-19 making IT professionals realize that their role will not stay the same in the contactless world tomorrow. And an IT professional in 2020-21 will constantly be learning, unlearning and relearning (out of necessity if not desire). What does this mean for you? It means staying current with new technology trends.


Software Development Engineer (Big Data and ML) - FinTech

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Are you interested in building high-performance, globally scalable Financial systems that support Amazon's current and future growth? Are you seeking an environment where you can drive innovation? Does the prospect of working with top engineering talent get you charged up? If so, Amazon's Finance Technology (FinTech) is for you! As a Software Development Engineer in FinTech Treasury, you will build real time financial calculation engines and reports to assess Amazon's exposure to financial risks, and use Machine Learning (ML) to forecast cash balances across the company.


Alpha Sigma Capital Research Initiates Coverage on Fetch.ai Alpha Sigma Capital Fund, LP has also invested in this growing company with partners that include Bosch, Festo, Yoti, Datarella, T-Mobile Innovations Group, Binance, GDA Capital, and Fireblocks

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Hermosa Beach, CA, April 13, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- (via Blockchain Wire) Fetch.ai Alpha Sigma Capital Research initiated coverage on Fetch.ai, a Cambridge-based artificial intelligence lab, which is building a decentralized machine learning platform based on a distributed ledger, that enables secure sharing, connection, and transactions based on any data globally. On this network a series of software agents called autonomous economic agents, acting independently of user input, represent and autonomously execute actions on behalf of their owners to achieve a prescribed goal. These autonomous economic agents work to provide an optimized service across a variety of ecosystems, to the benefit of both suppliers and consumers. This system has wide potential in many areas.


Enhancing Human Capital Value in the Age of FinTech Part #1

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The future is coming faster in the banking industry, but while robots are about to take some of the jobs of the manually skilled, AI programs and FinTech disruptors are coming for the brightest and most creative minds. Bottom line: The human factor is here to stay. The current crisis has intensified several existing megatrends in finance, including digital transformation and sustainability. Lockdowns imposed by authorities around the world have changed consumers' habits, providing a big boost to FinTech players everywhere. Even in countries that have partially reopened, platforms which used to be the daily options of millennials for shopping or making payments – such as e-commerce, digital payments, and mobile banking apps – have become the popular choice of the older generation's customers.



American 'woke' companies blamed for fueling China's rise, Paypal co-founder says

FOX News

Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel and former National Security advisor Robert C. O'Brien weigh in on facing the Chinese Communist Party Paypal co-founder and Facebook board member Peter Thiel spared no punches in who he cites for helping China's rapid economic and military expansion. He says that U.S. technology companies bear some of the blame for helping fuel Beijing's global achievements. "There's something about the woke politics inside these companies, the way they think of themselves as not really American companies. And it's somehow very, very difficult for them to have a sharp anti-China edge whatsoever," he says. Theil named Facebook, Google, Amazon, Microsoft and Apple in his assessment that American corporate culture has turned a blind eye to the communist country's human rights abuses, trade infractions and threat at the expense of the U.S. "If China is able to just catch up, there is a way in which it will become a more powerful country," warned Thiel.


Victorian government backs businesses investing in tech with AU$5m grant funding

ZDNet

The Victorian government has announced a AU$5 million grant program to help small to medium-sized business (SMB) invest specifically in projects aimed at lifting their technology capabilities. Under the Technology Adoption and Innovation program, businesses can apply for grants of up to AU$50,000 under one of two funding streams. The first allows SMBs to partner with a technology provider to implement new technology platforms, including a new e-commerce system, artificial intelligence or machine learning processes, data analytics, robotics, or cybersecurity technology. The second stream is to help companies developing new technology products and services, such as in areas of micro or nanotechnology, software for business-to-business messaging, fintech applications, healthcare equipment, and retail technology. Applicants will also be required to contribute a minimum of AU$20,000 towards the total cost of the projects, the state government said.


Blockchain & AI - Convergence - IntelligentHQ

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Blockchain & AI are the major architecture techs of our time. Its convergence is a key factor for the present & future of tech. These emerging & foundation technologies deal with data, value storage creation and lead the digital transformation of the 4IR. The history of Artificial Intelligence AI began in antiquity, with the power of imagination – myths, stories, rumours making artificial beings endowed with intelligence or consciousness by master craftsmen, magic. The History of Blockchain & Ledgers start when the first recorded ledgers systems were found in Mesopotamia, today's Iraq, 7000 years ago.


Tfue announces auction of NFTs depicting streamer in 'Fortnite,' 'Minecraft,' 'Call of Duty'

Washington Post - Technology News

NFTs, or non-fungible tokens, are certificates of ownership for a unique digital asset, be it a video clip, music, image or GIF, backed up by blockchain technology and typically purchased with cryptocurrency. The concept burst into the mainstream in early March when a work by digital artist Beeple sold for $69 million at a Christie's auction. Now outfits ranging from the NBA, to the band Kings of Leon, to celebrity chef Salt Bae are rushing to capitalize on the craze.


Here's What AI Will Never Be Able to Do

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At a Fintech conference in New York put on by Fordham University in the spring of 2017, an AI expert made a bold prediction: Someday there would be a company with a market cap of one trillion dollars. He predicted that this valuation, which at the time seemed incredible, would be based on that firm's extensive use of AI. He was correct in at least one regard: Apple became the world's first trillion-dollar company a little over a year later. Was Apple's staggering valuation due to the power of AI? Are AI and, more broadly, data analytics, the key drivers of business growth? Apple uses data analytics and AI extensively.