Artificial intelligence (AI) will probably not destroy most jobs, but will complement them. This is the conclusion of an ILO study. But office workers, and therefore women, are particularly vulnerable to automation. While AI technology is being used in more and more places, a US court has again confirmed that art created with it is not protected by copyright. Human authorship is a “basic requirement of copyright”. And in the future, cargo ships will sail the oceans with good old wind power and new WindWing technology and save CO₂ at the same time – the most important reports in a nutshell.
Most jobs and industries will only be partially affected by automation and will be complemented rather than replaced by the recent wave of generative AI, such as ChatGPT. This is the result of a study by the International Labor Organization (ILO). The study suggests that the greatest impact of the use of AI may therefore not be the destruction of jobs, but rather the potential changes in the quality of jobs, particularly in relation to work intensity and autonomy. At the same time, however, she warns of strong gender-specific effects. Accordingly, the potential impact of generative AI differs significantly for men and women. ILO study: AI will rather add jobs than destroy them
In 2018, US computer scientist Stephen Thaler applied for a copyright registration for “A Recent Entrance to Paradise,” a visual work of art he says was created by an AI system known as a “creativity machine” without human input . The US Copyright Office denied the request, stating that creative works must have human authors in order to be copyrightable. Thaler challenged the decision. A U.S. district court has now denied his application. According to the ruling, a work of art that was created by an artificial intelligence without human intervention cannot be protected under US law under intellectual property law. Human participation needed: No US copyright for AI-generated artwork
Anyone who is serious about reducing CO₂ emissions in shipping cannot avoid using innovative systems, says the British company that developed the WindWings propulsion system. Since wind power is available indefinitely almost free of charge, the operating costs of a ship could be significantly reduced while at the same time reducing pollutant emissions. Cooper sees the use of wind power in shipping as a turning point for the maritime industry. By 2025, about half of all newly built ships will be equipped with wind power systems, he believes. A first cargo ship with two wind sails from Bar Tech set sail on Monday. “Pyxis Ocean”: First cargo ship with Bar Tech WindWings sets sail
At the beginning of August, India’s government under Prime Minister Narendra Modi surprisingly decided to only allow goods such as desktop PCs, notebooks, tablets, servers or components for data centers into the country if they had an explicit import license. This should boost the production of local high-tech goods. But this meant that companies like Apple, HP or Samsung stopped introducing new devices. The measure has now been lifted and implementation has been postponed to November – but there is still massive criticism of the idea. India: License requirement for electronics imports scares Apple and Co
The US tech group Meta, like other large tech companies, has been pushing for employees to return to the offices for some time. Google, Apple and Amazon have previously ordered their employees back to the office. In some cases, this met with considerable resistance. Non-compliance will not be tolerated by these companies either. Amazon, for example, sent notices to employees who were not in the office at least three days a week. Meta is now following suit and is threatening its employees with consequences, up to and including termination, if they are not present in the office at least three days a week from September 5, 2023. Meta: Too much home office should result in termination
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