This Week in Tech News: 10 Stories You Need to See
Saturday, December 16, 2023
A roundup of the week's most newsworthy technology industry press releases from PR Newswire, including IBM's next-gen quantum processor and employees' anxiety about AI.
NEW YORK, Dec. 8, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- With thousands of press releases published each week, it can be difficult to keep up with everything on PR Newswire. To help journalists covering the business technology industry stay on top of the week's most newsworthy and popular releases, here's a roundup of stories from the week that shouldn't be missed.
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1. IBM Debuts Next-Generation Quantum Processor & IBM Quantum System Two,
Extends Roadmap to Advance Era of Quantum Utility"As we continue to
advance how quantum systems can scale and deliver value through modular
architectures, we will further increase the quality of a utility-scale
quantum technology stack - and put it into the hands of our users and
partners who will push the boundaries of more complex problems," said
Dario Gil, IBM SVP and Director of Research.
2. New EY research reveals the majority of US employees feel AI anxiety amid
explosive adoptionOn the heels of a year of generative AI-fueled
disruption, about half (48%) of respondents said they are more concerned
about AI today than they were a year ago, and of those, 41% believe it is
evolving too quickly.
3. McDonald's and Google Cloud Announce Strategic Partnership to Connect
Latest Cloud Technology and Apply Generative AI Solutions Across its
Restaurants WorldwideMcDonald's plans to leverage a wide range of Google
Cloud's hardware, data, and AI technologies to implement innovation
faster and create even better experiences for its customers, restaurant
teams, and employees.
4. AI Poised to Enhance Student and Faculty Experiences: Info-Tech Research
Group Publishes New Industry GuideThe newly published resource includes
use cases on the topic of AI in the classroom and covers the technology
involved, the benefits to the institution, the risks associated with the
technology, and the rate of adoption in education.
5. Email Automation from GoDaddy Offers Custom Emails to Deliver the Right
Message at the Right TimeThis powerful new tool allows businesses to
customize, schedule and trigger email communication automatically using
intuitive templates, freeing up time to allow entrepreneurs to focus on
growing their business.
6. OATS from AARP Opens Senior Planet Miami: The First Technology-Themed
Community Center for Older Adults in MiamiAs the area's first
technology-themed community center for older adults, visitors can get
help with technology and learn new skills in a spacious, modern center
packed with 72 screens, featuring state-of-the-art computer equipment and
Wi-Fi - all free of charge.
7. data.ai releases its top five predictions for 2024"2024 will see
consumers demand authenticity, video-first content, and control of their
social media experiences through the power of a dollar. Next year will
unleash the next wave of innovation in AI and cement how we consume
content," said Lexi Sydow, Head of Insights, data.ai.
8. Pluralsight's AI Skills Report finds 90% of executives don't completely
understand their teams' AI skills and proficiencies"AI is transforming
the way that business is done, but many companies are behind the curve
when it comes to preparing and training their employees for AI because
they don't understand the skills that are needed to deal with AI
effectively," said Aaron Skonnard, CEO and co-founder of Pluralsight.
9. Opera Launches Updated Lucid Mode and Sunrise-Emulating Wallpapers to
Help Users Ward Off Seasonal Sadness"With many people already suffering
from Seasonal Affective Disorder, we don't want them to also have to deal
with SDD - Standard Definition Disorder," said Joanna Czajka, product
director at Opera.
10. World's First Fully Autonomous, AI-Powered Restaurant Opening in
Southern California Utilizing the most advanced systems in food
technology, both grill and fry stations are fully automated, powered by
proprietary leading-edge artificial intelligence and robotics. Guests
will watch their food being cooked robotically after checking in with
their PopID accounts on self-ordering kiosks.
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