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Digital transformation solutions company UST has received the ‘Changemaker of the Year’ award from the Global Sourcing Association (GSA) for its ‘open talent’ strategy. UST was recognised for a comprehensive strategy that allows it and its clients to gain a significant talent advantage by leveraging the freelancer talent ecosystem.
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Chatbots have hit the headlines over the past few days after a Google engineer claimed that the firm's most advanced system has developed human-like feelings, or become sentient.
Simply put, a chat bot is a computer program deliberately designed to mimic and respond to human speech.
But just how lifelike are the best on the market? One thing for sure is that these intelligent virtual assistants, are now found everywhere.
From Amazon's Alexa, to Apple's Siri, or a retailer's website, an estimated 80% of us now use chatbots - whether they are responding to us verbally, or via written text.
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Accenture has made another move to boost its sustainability credentials in the UK with the acquisition of carbon and climate change strategy consultancy, Carbon Intelligence. The company, which, using Science-Based Targets initiative (SBTi) strategies, helps organisations understand their overall carbon footprint and how to reduce it, brings 160 people, including data scientists, consultants, and sustainability experts, into the Accenture fold. The company is an accredited partner to CDP (formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project).
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In the partnership, Telstra and Ericsson will be going outside the lab and into to the real world of business to deploy an automated standards-based network slicing service orchestration capability in the commercial network, using Ericsson Orchestration and Ericsson Inventory.
The virtual conference room needs to die. VR is better used for fun and building relationships.
“Welcome, welcome!” My guide, Philip, waves at me from his seat in a virtual conference room, where he’s wearing a green shirt and sitting at a desk. I’m at Facebook’s Reality Labs headquarters in Burlingame, California, wearing Meta Platform Inc.’s Quest 2 headset. Philip is in another room there as his cartoonish-looking avatar hops to another seat using a button on his virtual dashboard.
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Britain has dropped behind India to become the world’s sixth largest economy, delivering a further blow to the government in London as it grapples with a brutal cost-of-living shock.
The former British colony leaped past the UK in the final three months of 2021 to become the fifth-biggest economy. The calculation is based in US dollars, and India extended its lead in the first quarter, according to GDP figures from the International Monetary Fund.
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Indonesian e-commerce unicorn Bukalapak’s multicloud strategy, underpinned by the use of microservices and DevOps, has enabled it to meet the diverse needs of its users while addressing business requirements