This Week in Tech News: 10 Stories You Need to See
Saturday, September 2, 2023
A roundup of the week's most newsworthy technology industry press releases from PR Newswire, including workers' positive outlook on AI and new headphones from Soundcore.
NEW YORK, Aug. 25, 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. 4 in 10 Workers Believe Generative AI Will Have a Positive Impact on
Their Career"Given the hype around generative AI, it's natural for
workers to question the impact it will have on their immediate and
long-term job prospects," said Trisha Plovie, senior vice president of
future of work at Robert Half. "What's important right now is for both
workers and employers to prioritize and understand the capabilities,
benefits and risks it may present."
2. TI simplifies current sensing with the industry's most accurate
Hall-effect sensors and integrated shunt solutionsDesigned for a broad
range of common-mode voltages and temperatures, the new products include
a lowest-drift isolated Hall-effect current sensor for high-voltage
systems and a portfolio of current shunt monitors that eliminate the need
for an external shunt resistor for nonisolated voltage rails.
3. Soundcore Unveils Space One Headphones with Stronger ANC Focused on
Reducing Outside VoicesCombined with long playtime, impressive audio
performance with LDAC decoding and a comfortable floating design, Space
One equals an over-the-ear pair of headphones that is perfect for all day
4. Francisco Partners to Acquire The Weather Company Assets from IBMThe
assets being acquired by Francisco Partners include The Weather Company's
digital consumer-facing offerings, The Weather Channel mobile and
cloud-based digital properties including Weather.com, Weather Underground
and Storm Radar, as well as its enterprise offerings for broadcast,
media, aviation, advertising technology and data solutions for other
5. New Research Shows Educator Confidence Inching Up; Positive Impacts of
Tech and Increased Attention to Student Needs Emerging as Bright SpotsIn
a special section dedicated to new technology, teachers expressed
cautious optimism regarding the use of generative AI in K-12 classrooms.
While only 10% of educators reported using generative AI in their
classrooms during the 2022-23 school, 38% expect to adopt AI tools in the
upcoming 2023-24 year and 57% feel that AI tools should be harnessed
6. IT MSP, Integris, Reveals Top IT Trends in New Report, "Understanding
U.S. Banks' Annual IT Spend"Among the many findings, the report reveals
that more than one-third of respondents at U.S. banks are not confident
in their current IT budget, with the majority (86%) indicating room for
improvement. Additionally, bank executives rank Fear of a Cyber Breach as
a top driver for future IT spend, followed by Customer Expectations and
7. Deloitte AI Academy(TM) Builds Tailored Generative AI Curriculum in
Collaboration With Renowned Universities and Technology Institutions for
Deloitte Professionals and ClientsBy teaming with these institutions,
Academy learners have access to esteemed faculty on the topic of AI,
along with research, innovative ideas, concepts, hands-on exercises and
intellectual property, as well as domain and industry knowledge from
Deloitte, a combination not readily available elsewhere.
8. Apptronik Unveils Apollo, A Humanoid Robot to Redefine The Future of
WorkIn addition to practical safety features, the physical design of
Apollo is critical to making people comfortable working around and with
humanoid robots. Digital panels on Apollo's face and chest foster easy
communication and its friendly, human-like countenance sets a new
standard for human-robot interactions, approximating a congenial
face-to-face exchange with a favorite co-worker.
9. ZeroEyes Secures $23 Million to Accelerate Customer DeploymentsDemand for
the company's AI gun detection and intelligent situational awareness
software continues to accelerate as schools consider their safety
readiness amid devastating statistics that show more than 200 reported
school shootings in 2023 to date. The funds will be used to fuel
continued growth with investments in R&D, channel partnership programs
and business operations expansion.
10. Solana Pay Integrates with Shopify as New Payment Option to Transform
Commerce"Solana Pay on Shopify opens up millions of merchants to a more
dynamic and efficient payment choice, while consumers get the
convenience and increased utility of being able to pay for goods and
services with digital dollar currencies from the vast network of
merchants using Shopify," said Josh Fried, Head of Commerce Business
Development, Solana Foundation.
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In addition to these popular releases, several must-read earnings reports crossed the wire this week, including the quarterly results for Autodesk and Aviat Networks.
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