Stay tech savvy with the Eligo Technology news roundup, featuring the latest news and updates from the Tech industry each week. This week ending 24/03/2017 report reveals automation to replace 30pc jobs by 2030, Uber to reveal diversity data, study finds when developers are happiest and at least 26 entrepreneurs lost out on funding since Brexit.
30 percent of jobs at risk of being replaced by automation by 2030
According to a report by PwC, a third of all jobs in the UK are at risk of being lost to machines within the next 15 years. Sectors that are most at risk include transport, manufacturing, wholesale and retail. Head of technology and investment at PwC, Jon Andrews states “There’s no doubt that AI and robotics will rebalance what jobs look like in the future, and that some are more susceptible than others.” But it isn’t all bad, as the research also shows that technologies related to artificial intelligence will create new jobs and automation will boost productivity and wealth overall.
Read more here (City A.M.) 23/03/2017
Survey reveals when developers are happiest
According to Stack Overflow’s annual Developer Survey, Developers highly value jobs within organisations that provide ongoing learning and professional growth. The report was based on responses from over 64,000 developers in 213 countries and covers issues such as career satisfaction, education, languages and tools they use. Interesting findings include; more women than men have been developing for less than a year, 50% of developers have been working professionally for five years or less and more than a third of developers said formal education didn’t help them much at all in their job, while 90% said they are at least partially self-taught.
Read here for further survey results (SDTimes) 22/03/2017
London-based tech entrepreneurs ‘have lost out on funding’ since Brexit
Research from Tech London Advocates has found that at least 26 London-based tech entrepreneurs say they have experienced investors holding off or withdrawing from a funding round since the Brexit referendum. The survey of 220 of its members also releveled that a large majority 58.2% believe once Article 50 is triggered it will damage the capital’s position as a global tech hub. On the other hand, 24.3% of respondents think it will have little impact on London’s status as a technology hot spot.
Read more here (Tech City News) 23/03/2017
Uber boss confirms company will soon reveal diversity data
After a rocky few months, following an exposing blog post by a former female employee, Uber is now keen to show how it is progressing as a company. After meeting with Reverend Jesse Jackson, Travis Kalanick has agreed to release the company’s diversity and inclusion data. Jackson runs an organisation called Rainbow/Push that has been lobbying for Uber to release its diversity data for several months, as part of a wider effort to encourage tech firms to talk about diversity and working on improving it. Uber will be publicly releasing its diversity data in April, at Jackson’s PushTech 2020 summit in Silicon Valley.
Read more here (City A.M.) 24/03/2017
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