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Far from the stuff of fantasy, artificial intelligence (AI) has become an integral part of our lives. Even the most tech-adverse among us use AI, perhaps unknowingly, when we type a query into Google or plug in GPS. Those who embrace technology, on the other hand, actively look for ways AI can improve their work and personal lives. Though it seems AI is a new phenomenon, the technology has been around since 1956. While AI's popularity has waxed and waned, it gained legitimacy in the 1990s and 2000s when a chess computer program beat the grand chess master Garry Kasparov and speech recognition software was installed on Windows.


Ohio cargo pilot strike may delay Amazon, DHL orders as holiday shopping kicks off

The Japan Times

WILMINGTON, OHIO – Pilots for a cargo airline that carries packages for Amazon and DHL went on strike Tuesday, potentially causing delivery delays just as the holiday shopping season swings into high gear. The airline, ABX Air, said it would seek a court order to end the strike by about 250 pilots. The Teamsters union, which represents the pilots, said the strike had caused 75 flights to be canceled. ABX operates 35 daily flights for Amazon and 45 daily flights for DHL, according to the union. The pilots allege that ABX is understaffed and forces them to work on days off without giving them the compensatory time off that they are owed under their contract.


Pilot strike could delay Amazon, DHL shipping

USATODAY - Tech Top Stories

Packages waiting to be shipped at Amazon's Fulfillment Center in Tracy, Calif. WILMINGTON, Ohio -- Pilots for a cargo airline that carries packages for Amazon and DHL went on strike Tuesday, potentially causing delivery delays just as the holiday shopping season swings into high gear. The airline, ABX Air, said it would seek a court order to end the strike by about 250 pilots. The Teamsters union, which represents the pilots, said the strike had caused 75 flights to be canceled. ABX operates 35 daily flights for Amazon and 45 daily flights for DHL, according to the union.


Vegan activists protest North Carolina fishing tournament

FOX News

The Wilmington Fish Save and North Carolina Farmed Animal Save organized the protest, called Vigil for Fish. On Saturday, several vegan activists gathered at a popular fishing tournament to protest eating meat. The Wilmington Fish Save and North Carolina Farmed Animal Save organized the protest, called Vigil for Fish, to raise awareness about animal rights during the annual Wrightsville Beach Inshore Challenge, which pays out over $15,000 in cash and prizes to fishermen. "We're vegan activists, and we want to bring awareness to what fish go through," said protester Daniel Veber to WCET. "Look at it from this fish's point of view.


Workday's Phil Wilmington: Cloud computing vendors' customer win claims murky

ZDNet

Workday co-president Phil Wilmington decried the trend among enterprise cloud companies touting customer wins without revealing the details behind the deals or whether another rival platform was really uprooted. Simply put: When gauging cloud customer wins, the details are becoming increasingly important. "The industry needs to change its focus on who's going live, who's actually using the application and reference-ability," said Wilmington, who also noted that it can be unclear whether a company is using a cloud app or merely being hosted. In an interview with ZDNet, Wilmington covered a lot of turf, but the customer win wars is perhaps the biggest one. "The focus needs to be on what exactly is going on, how far reaching is the deployment and what's the impact of the business," said Wilmington.