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Apple's head of machine learning quits after being made to come back to the office three days a week

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A senior director at Apple has quit his job in protest at the company demanding staff return to the office three days a week. Ian Goodfellow, the director of machine learning, is believed to be the most senior employee to resign so far as a result of the plan. On April 11, the company began mandating one day a week in the office - a requirement that rose to two days on May 2. By May 23, all staff had to be at their desks three days a week. A survey of Apple workers from April 13-19 found 67 percent saying they were dissatisfied with the return-to-office policy, Fortune reported. And Goodfellow, in his resignation note, said he would not do it.

How artificial intelligence helped save world trade


The effects of the Covid-19 pandemic continue to severely disrupt trade. Yet some trade finance banks had the foresight to plan for such an eventuality, utilising capabilities that overcome market-wide limits on documentary trade. As appetite for trade digitalisation grows, Conpend's CEO, Torben Sauer, explains how banks are increasingly turning to technology to automate their document checking using AI – eradicating logistical challenges following a surge in remote working caused by the pandemic, and streamlining paper-based processes and transforming operational efficiency Over the last two years, financial institutions (FIs) have experienced unparalleled disruption as the Covid-19 pandemic continues to impact regions across the world. What they have not experienced, however, is a major decline in functionality. While the crisis initially sent shockwaves through the financial markets in March 2020, the operations of most of the world's major banks converted to home working without a single day's loss in service.

If you want to make it big in tech, these are the skills you really need


Owen is a senior editor at ZDNet. Based in London, UK, Owen covers software development, IT workforce trends and the evolution of tech and work. As work and the workplace go digital, employees with technical know-how find themselves at a distinct advantage when it comes to moving their careers forward – regardless of what industry they work in. There are numerous factors at play here: the growth of automation, for example, means that machines and software are now able to replace routine, low-skilled tasks on factory floors and in the back office. The normalization of hybrid and remote working also means that the rules of work have changed, as have the tools and software employees interact with on a daily basis.

How enterprise device management platform, Radix, will revamp corporate training


We are excited to bring Transform 2022 back in-person July 19 and virtually July 20 - 28. Join AI and data leaders for insightful talks and exciting networking opportunities. As organizations continue to migrate their workloads and shift to hybrid or remote work, cloud computing is growing at a rapid rate. Last week at the AWS Summit, according to Swami Sivasubramanian, the vice president of data, analytics and machine learning (ML) services at AWS, analysts project that between 5-15% of IT spend has moved to the cloud -- suggesting that organizations will continue to migrate even more of their workloads to the cloud in the future. The enterprise ecosystem is experiencing a disruption that's largely a result of more cloud-native applications coming to the scene. More companies are embracing a mix of both corporate devices and bring-your-own-device strategies.

Remote Training and Virtual Mentoring for Hybrid and Remote Teams


Are you worried that having hybrid and especially full-time remote employees – even with remote training and virtual mentoring – will undermine junior employee on-the-job learning, integration into company culture, and intra and inter-team collaboration? This issue came up time and time again in my interviews with 47 mid-level and 14 senior leaders at 12 organizations I guided in developing and implementing their strategy for returning to the office and establishing permanent work arrangements for the future of work. If you enjoy video, here's a videocast based on this blog: And if you like audio, here's a podcast based on the blog These leaders acknowledged the reality that the future of work is mainly hybrid, with some staff full-time remote. After all, many high-quality surveys illustrate that 60-70% of all employees want a hybrid schedule permanently after the pandemic. Of the rest, 25-35% want a fully-remote schedule, and only 15-25% want full-time work in the office.

The future of work: How everything changed and what's coming next


The future of work has dominated discussions both in the office and at home. What was previously'the great remote working experiment' has now morphed into'the great hybrid work pilot' and even'the great resignation' as companies shake up their workplace policies to align with a new, employee-led work landscape, and employees decide whether they like what they see. In the office, hybrid or remote, here's what is changing about where, when and how you do your job. According to a January 2022 Future Forum Pulse Survey of more than 10,700 knowledge workers, hybrid working – which combines remote working with days based in an office – has become the dominant model of work. The survey found that hybrid work arrangements increased 12 percentage points between May and November of 2021, rising from 46% to 58%.

Cybersecurity trends: Looking over the horizon


Cybersecurity has always been a never-ending race, but the rate of change is accelerating. Companies are continuing to invest in technology to run their businesses. Now, they are layering more systems into their IT networks to support remote work, enhance the customer experience, and generate value, all of which creates potential new vulnerabilities. This article is a collaborative effort by Jim Boehm, Dennis Dias, Charlie Lewis, Kathleen Li, and Daniel Wallance, representing views from McKinsey's Risk & Resilience Practice. At the same time, adversaries--no longer limited to individual actors--include highly sophisticated organizations that leverage integrated tools and capabilities with artificial intelligence and machine learning. The scope of the threat is growing, and no organization is immune.

3 Benefits of Artificial Intelligence in Remote Work


Artificial intelligence is generating data driven insights, driving employees' productivity and performance, which are crucial elements for a remote workforce. Technology is making it easier than ever to connect with colleagues and clients from anywhere in the world. More and more businesses are taking advantage of the flexibility that working remotely offers. AI-driven analytics permits leaders to design, quantify, assess, and streamline key performance indicators. Remote jobs offer flexibility, increased productivity, and job satisfaction, all of which can lead to a more successful career.

Vital Signs: Digital Health Law Update


With 2022 well underway, the rapid pace of statutory, regulatory, policy, and industry activities in digital health continues in force. We bring you Vital Signs, a curated, one-stop resource on the most notable digital health law updates from our U.S. and global contributors. As telehealth services have become expected from consumers, U.S. federal coverage is extended and expanded, along with a recent legislative proposal of permanency for telehealth flexibility. Similarly, state jurisdictions are taking steps to relax modality requirements and enhance protections to consumer data and privacy, while state and local taxing authorities are seeking to claim their stake in income derived from remote activities. In our Industry Insights, you'll hear from experienced tax lawyers about state and local taxing authorities focused on digital health. We also report on new developments at the USPTO that affect digital health patent applications. Globally, you'll read about the numerous developments concerning data and privacy protection as digital health policy remains at forefront of jurisdictions throughout the EU. We thank our contributors and once again commit to continue to monitor and bring to you curated updates covering the myriad developments that will undoubtedly continue throughout 2022. The pandemic accelerated the learning curve for state tax agencies in the progress of remote work taxation. In 2020, a number of states issued guidance stating that the presence of a telecommuting employee whose work shifted to remote as a result of COVID-19, would not create a taxable connection ("nexus") with the state.

The Future of Software Development in 2022 and Beyond


As 2022 is now here, tech personnel and firms must take note of the new trends in the software productivity space and adjust accordingly to meet the growing expectations of the market. The future is uncertain, and if we have learned anything from the past several months is the value of being prepared for the unexpected. There are key trends especially in the areas of remote working, cloud computing, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity and outsourcing that must be considered. The freedom and ability to operate from anywhere will be permanent in the future of software development. An article by Computer Weekly suggests that the Covid-19 pandemic accelerated the growth of remote work among developers, with a reduction of office working by 74% since the pandemic hit.