Four Weekly Tech Newsletter – Jan 3

A round up of the latest tech stories, curated for you weekly, by Four.

Lead articles from January 3

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What is a Smart City?

Technology is powering the rise of smart cities, transforming everything from traffic management to waste collection. We dig into the digital revolution giving rise to cities that are more connected, sustainable, and efficient — and what the future of urbanization might look like. Where is this data coming from?

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Robots are already here. Are humans ready?

The interaction between both humans and robots is done under a controlled or determined object recognition and speech functioning. Automation has transformed work for quite a long time. 200 years back in Britain, the Luddites rose up, crushing the machines…

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Our #AI hype of 2020. Elon Musk will save your brain!

The device has been tried on rats, mice and pigs. In #2 of our Top Ten AI Hypes, a guy left his day job to help make AI that thinks like people. Honestly, some of us were stuck for what we could do to top that! Well, our nerds came through for #1!: How about “Elon Musk wants to connect your BRAIN to a computer this year as ‘awesome’ Neuralink mind-chip prepares to launch” (The Sun)

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Why AI is so power hungry

It takes a lot of energy for machines to learn. Here’s why AI is so power hungry…This month, Google forced out a prominent AI ethics researcher after she voiced frustration with the company for making her withdraw a research paper. The paper pointed out the risks of language-processing artificial intelligence, the type used in Google Search and other text analysis products. Among the risks is the large carbon footprint of developing this kind of AI technologyBy some estimatestraining an AI model generates as much carbon emissions as it takes to build and drive five cars over their lifetimes.

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AI jobs in 2021 - here are some key trends

Join us for the world’s leading event about accelerating enterprise transformation with AI and Data, for enterprise technology decision-makers, presented by the #1 publisher in AI and Data. There’s no doubt about it – Artificial Intelligence has been a bit of a buzzword this year. Artificial intelligence has been established as the main driver of emerging technologies such as big data, robotics, and the IoT.

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Effective governance requires implementation of AI

AI is a facilitator of development, competitiveness, sustainability, and liveability. The quick advancement of artificial intelligence can possibly revamp how the government provides an expansive range of core services to citizens in a significant manner. When implemented effectively, these innovations can assist the government with delivering decisions quicker, utilizing better information, at a far lower cost in essential areas going from granting disability advantages to granting patents to arbitrating migration applications and healthcare insurance benefits.