Intel Shares A Broader Perspective On The Artificial Intelligence Technology Landscape

At the recent VentureBeat’s Transform event, I had the opportunity to interview Intel’s CTO for Artificial Intelligence Products Group (AIPG), Amir Khosrowshahi, on stage about how AI will change marketing. AI for marketing isn’t some futuristic set of tools. Real work can be accomplished with AI today. For example, available AI technologies enable image recognition, […]

New technologies creating new jobs and opportunities in agricultural industry

In Canada, 1.5% of our population feeds the remaining 98.5% through farming. Because Canada has such a diverse climate, available land and innovative thinking, agriculture now drives our economy. In part 1 of a 3 part series, Lindsay Biscaia looks at some unique jobs now found in the industry. Agricultural experts say jobs in the […]

The real-time motion capture technology that could bring Siri and Alexa to life

Real acting, virtual humans With character-driven games, facial animation is more important than ever – and modern games need vast amounts of it. The scripts for some of this year’s AAA releases span thousands of pages (compared to just 120 for an average Hollywood movie), and every line needs to be matched with a believable […]

Modern Technology helping retrace ancient Czech Roads

Czech scientists are using the latest technology to study the ancient roads of the Bohemian kingdom. Unlike Western Europe, the area of present-day Czechia was not colonized by the Romans, who developed a sophisticated network of paved routes or “via Romana”. This means the road system was developed without any earlier blueprints. Imagine a small […]

Apple stock suffers worst day in more than four years after ‘Houdini-like move’ with earnings

‘The uncertainty that speculation breeds is rarely positive,’ BTIG writes of decision to eliminate unit-sales disclosures Apple Inc. shares fell in Friday trading, after the smartphone manufacturer beat expectations with its latest results but delivered a disappointing forecast and announced that it will no longer be provide unit-sales figures for the iPhone and other hardware […]

FTSE 100 relinquishes early gain, but finishes week sharply higher

FTSE 100 books a 2.2% weekly gain The U.K.’s main stock index finished Friday lower but logged the best weekly gain since late September on the back of gains from financial firms, including Standard Chartered, Smurfit Kappa Group and Prudential PLC. How markets are performing The FTSE 100 UKX, -0.29% traded 0.3% lower to end […]

European stocks end higher, maintaining strong November start

European stocks locked in gains and ended higher on Friday, contributing to a strong November start as investors breathed a sigh of relief on prospects for an easing of trade tensions between the U.S. and China. How are markets performing? The Stoxx Europe 600 SXXP, +0.28% finished up 0.3% to 364.08, building on gains Thursday. […]

Stocks snap three-day winning streak; Apple sours on outlook

U.S. officials reject possibility of early resolution to trade war Stocks finished lower Friday, snapping a three-day winning streak, amid confusion over prospects for a near-term resolution to the protracted U.S.-China trade spat. How did benchmarks fare? The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -0.43% lost 109.91 points, or 0.4%, to 25,270.83, the S&P 500 index […]

6 ways to cut retirement tax surprises

Retirement can reduce or eliminate a number of line items in your budget. But many retirees are surprised to discover that their tax bill may not be one of them. Almost half (46 percent) of recent retirees wish they had planned better for handling taxes in retirement, according to a new survey from the Nationwide […]

3 Reasons You Shouldn’t Get a Side Hustle

If it seems like everyone you know has a side hustle these days, you’re not crazy. As of last year, an estimated 44 million Americans of all ages were holding down a second job. Now, there are plenty of good reasons to get a side hustle. First, the obvious: Having a second gig means getting […]