Industry News: Week of April 19, 2021

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Every week we curate industry news and articles that reflect today’s trends so you can spend more time learning and less time searching. Here’s what we’ve been reading:


Robots threaten jobs less than fearmongers claim
Pandemics and economic downturn drive acceleration of robotics and automation, but fears of joblessness are unfounded.
A radical new technique lets AI learn with practically no data
AI models typically require large datasets to learn from, but a new report for the University of Waterloo suggests that AI models can be trained on minimal datasets, a process researchers call ‘less than one’ shot learning.
Microsoft buys Nuance for $16 billion in a major push into health care AI
In a bid to solidify Microsoft’s growing influence on the health care industry, the tech giant has decided to buy AI developer Nuance for $16 billion.
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