Computer technologies have come to shape our world and are involved in virtually every sector of contemporary society. As a result, computer science is one of the fastest growing fields and looks to stay that way for the foreseeable future. With a computer science degree, you could find yourself working at a wide variety of organizations, assisting in the development of software, the maintenance of databases, or the creation of websites. There are also career opportunities in other fields, such as finance, law enforcement and design. Software engineering is without a doubt one of the fastest growing industries, and it is one of the best career options for computer science majors.
What if I told a story here, how would that story start?" Thus, the summarization prompt: "My second grader asked me what this passage means: …" When a given prompt isn't working and GPT-3 keeps pivoting into other modes of completion, that may mean that one hasn't constrained it enough by imitating a correct output, and one needs to go further; writing the first few words or sentence of the target output may be necessary.
The world never changes quite the way you expect. But at The Verge, we've had a front-row seat while technology has permeated every aspect of our lives over the past decade. Some of the resulting moments -- and gadgets -- arguably defined the decade and the world we live in now. But others we ate up with popcorn in hand, marveling at just how incredibly hard they flopped. This is the decade we learned that crowdfunded gadgets can be utter disasters, even if they don't outright steal your hard-earned cash. It's the decade of wearables, tablets, drones and burning batteries, and of ridiculous valuations for companies that were really good at hiding how little they actually had to offer. Here are 84 things that died hard, often hilariously, to bring us where we are today. Everyone was confused by Google's Nexus Q when it debuted in 2012, including The Verge -- which is probably why the bowling ball of a media streamer crashed and burned before it even came to market.
Open source played a significant role in software development over the past decade from containers to microservices, blockchain and serverless. Chris Ferris, chief technology officer of Open Technology at IBM, discusses some of the open source trends from the past decade and what to expect in 2020 and beyond. The concepts of containers and microservices were merely concepts before 2010, Ferris said. Then Docker launched in 2013, planting the early seeds of the container industry. At the same time, microservices -- and the technologies to make them possible -- were borne in open source through the Netflix OSS project.
More insurers are exploring robotics process automation, artificial intelligence and business process automation every day, but the industry still has few use cases in production, according to a recent report from Capgemini, "Growth in the Machine: How financial services can move intelligent automation from a cost play to a growth strategy." The report, based on a survey of more than 1500 financial services executives globally, including more than 500 in the insurance industry, asserts that aggressive implementation of automation technologies could save the sector more than $500 billion, about half of which is taken into account by insurance companies. But there are still some significant barriers to implementation. For example, four in 10 respondents said they do not have a process for identifying the business case for automation. About half added that tension between business units over ownership of the technology drags on implementation.
Technology continues to change society at a rapid pace, and accounting and auditing are by no means immune. New technologies are increasingly able to mimic human activity, taking on repetitive tasks more quickly and accurately than people can. The authors provide an overview of the ways in which robotic process automation may change how the profession operates, with a particular focus on the area of revenue audits. Auditing has historically incorporated many computer-dependent tools and processes, which were often interlinked by many manual steps and keystrokes. A new set of overlay software has emerged, however, that combines these disparate actions into a single smooth automated process.