In the technology news roundup this week Saudi Arabia announces it’s first robot citizen, 10 programming languages developers hate most are revealed, Google announces new machine learning capabilities for Firebase and LinkedIn and Capgemini report reveals the digital skills gap is widening.
‘Sophia’ becomes the first robot citizen
Ahead of the future investment initiative, Saudi Arabia bestowed citizenship on a humanoid named Sophia. At the event, Sophia addressed the room declaring “I am very honoured and proud of this unique distinction” and “This is historical to be the first robot in the world to be recognised with a citizenship.” Sophia could soon have company from other robotics manufacturers, such as SoftBank, whose Pepper robot was released as a prototype in 2014 and as a consumer model a year later.
Click here to read more (Business Insider) 26/10/2017
The 10 programming languages developers hate the most revealed
A new Stack Overflow report has named the most disliked programming languages, according to hundreds of thousands of developers. Perl, Delphi and VBA top the list of the most disliked programming languages among developers according to the data from Stack Overflow. Do you agree? What’s your least favourite programming language?
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(Tech Republic) 31/10/2017
Google announces new machine learning capabilities for Firebase
Firebase, the mobile platform for developing high-quality applications, will be receiving a series of updates focused on tightening the integration Firebase services and incorporating more machine learning technology into the toolkit. The Google-owned company announced yesterday at the Firebase Dev Summit in Amsterdam.
Click here to read more (SD Times) 31/10/2017
LinkedIn and Capgemini report shows digital skills gap is widening
The issue of the digital talent gap is no longer just an HR problem, it is now an organisation-wide phenomenon that affects all areas of the business. Linkedin and Capgemini undertook a worldwide, cross-sector research program to analyse the demand and supply of digital talent and one key finding was that the digital talent gap is widening.
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