Affective Computing Is Making AI More HumanRead the rest of this entry »
One of the leading trends in IT that not even many technologists know much about is "affective computing." It's adding EQ to AI's IQ,
The idea of computers that can engage and effect human emotions is as old as the first sci fi robots. A more modern example are video games that immerse players in environments designed to trigger a variety of emotions.
Today's affective computing seeks to recognize human ...
Survey: Half Of All Companies Expect to Hire This YearRead the rest of this entry »
Despite concerns the economy may be stalling, half of all companies still plan to add staff this year.
Global outplacement and executive coaching firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas says of the 150 companies it surveyed, 46% said they've been hiring throughout last year and intend to hire more workers in 2020.Another 5% of them said they expect to up their headcount "significantly."
Tempering the news is that far fewer companies ...
J.P. Morgan Foresees Moderate Growth, No Recession In 2020Read the rest of this entry »
Predicting 2020 "will be a year of moderate global growth and contained inflation, with risks skewed to the downside," J.P. Morgan Asset Management last week released its second annual Global Alternatives Outlook.
The report offers a look across key alternative asset classes over the next year to 18-months, with a focus on hedge funds, private credit, real estate and private equity.
The broad outlook, according to J.P. Morgan, is ...
Do 10 Push-Ups and Live LongerRead the rest of this entry »
If you want to live longer and reduce your chances of health problems or having a heart attack, do push-ups., walk faster and improve your grip strength.
All three have been shown to be better predictors of health and longevity than weight and the time-honored body mass index.
The Atlantic published an intriguing article detailing a wave of studies suggesting there are better and more reliable indicators of health than ...
Accounting's Use of Big Data Will Double This YearRead the rest of this entry »
Accountants have always dealt with data, but now their adoption of "Big Data" is set for a break out.
The Institute of Management Accountants says the accounting profession will double its use of big data, exceeding the implementation of other technologies such as data visualization and process automation. The IMA report -- The Impact of Big Data on Finance Now and in the Future -- foresees big data analytics having ...
Honoring Dr. King By a Day of ServiceRead the rest of this entry »
When Martin Luther King Jr. Day was first declared a national holiday, celebrations were small and quiet affairs. Today, there are parades in cities from coast-to-coast; financial markets and banks are closed; government workers nationally and in many states have the day off; and it is the only federal holiday designated as a national day of service.
Calling it a "day on, not a day off," the Corporation for National ...
Don't Be Afraid to Ask For HelpRead the rest of this entry »
Why is asking for help so hard?
Some people seem to do it naturally; others become a pest because they're always asking for help when they should know how to do it themselves. But, as research and studies show, the majority of us hesitate to ask for help when we really need it. We wait until we have no choice and the problem has become so much larger.
Yet, people ...
Clinical Research Hit By High TurnoverRead the rest of this entry »
Clinical research associates in the US are leaving jobs at the rate of 30% a year, says a new report from the consulting, tax and advisory firm, BDO.
Where turnover rates for these clinical monitoring professionals had been holding steady at 25%, the rate jumped between 2017 and 2018 by 4%. Outside the US, the global average is a modest 16%.
Turnover has plagued clinical / contract research organizations (CROs) ...
Clothes Won't Get You the Job But We Worry It Might Cost Us OneRead the rest of this entry »
If you worry about your appearance before an interview, you're not alone. A new survey says most of us do. We spend at least an hour deciding on an interview outfit and still 54% of us worry there's some part of how we look that could cost us the job.
The survey of 1,997 workers found 86% believe it's important to look attractive to an interviewer; 63% believe they've benefited ...
Fintech: Banking's Friend and Foe In 2020Read the rest of this entry »
What American Banker sees as the tech challenges of banks in 2020 can be summed up in one word: frenemy. From fintech collaboration to "Big Tech" competition, the financial services sector will struggle with the challenges these digital banking startups pose.
"As a new decade begins, one of the major unresolved issues of the previous few years continues to haunt banks — when and how Big Tech will jump into ...