Weekly Tech Roundup for December 04th 2020

Technology has forever changed the world we live in. We’re online, in one way or another, all day long. Our phones and computers have become reflections of our personalities, our interests, and our identities. They hold much that is important to us. – – James Comey

The trend of technology is very vital in that, as the earth revolves, new trends in tech evolves. We make it our priority to always keep you up to date on the latest news about technology.

We also included some snippets from our daily knowledge development sessions, just to give you a little extra knowledge. After all, knowledge is never enough. Take your time and digest every one of them. The world is fast evolving and so should your mind.

Tech Snippets

Innovators who made the World Better

As we say goodbye to 2020, we look to the people taking real steps to make the world a better place, in 2021 and beyond. Spanning scientists, technologists, founders and activists, these are the people working to build a brighter future.

AI helps Reduce Stress
A team from Feinstein Institutes for Research thinks AI could be key to helping patients get more rest while reducing the burden on healthcare staff.

TMT Arrest
“The TMT group has infected more than 50,000 organisations around the world with malware.” Found out how these Nigerians were napped by Interpol. A.J

Google Sheet Upgrade
Tired of finding, copying and pasting data into spreadsheets? With just a few lines of code, you can set up a self-updating spreadsheet in Google Docs that fetches and stores data for you, as this Facebook example shows.

Slack Purchased

Couldn’t resist the irony…
Posting the news of Salesforce buying Slack…on Slack!:smiley:.
This is a big step towards the standardisation of the new ‘work from anywhere’ normal. Let’s see see how this goes…hope for more mind blowing moves. Congrats to Slack! – NN

AI detect Coronavirus
Do you know the latest about AI now?
AI can now tell if you have  coronavirus through coughing. A.A

Hybrid Workforce

While the forces of automation and AI will eliminate some jobs and create some new ones, the vast majority will remain but be dramatically changed. The challenge for employers will be ensuring workforce are ready for the effects of technology.

Slow Spread of Covid-19

“Mechanical engineers are used to developing concrete solutions for the grand challenges the world faces across a vast range of research areas,”
As cases increased worldwide, MIT mechanical engineers developed solutions to help slow and stop the spread of the coronavirus. A.J

Apple’s Small Business Program

Apple says that if you enrol by December 18, reduced fees should be active by January 1 of 2021. Existing developers can still enrol after that cutoff, but things get a bit more complicated, with reduced fees generally kicking in midway through the next fiscal calendar month. O.W

Facebook buys Kustomer

Kustomer says it can give customer service teams better data and a more unified view of the people they’re interacting with. So with this acquisition, Facebook can improve its offerings for businesses that have a presence (in some cases, their primary digital presence) on the social network. O.W

Olivia Wami

My name is Olivia Wami. I am a Project Manager and am passionate about solving meaningful problems, pursuing social impact-driven tech initiatives, and designing delightful customer experiences.

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