Webber Shandwick Survey: Consumers Expect Positive Impact from AI Despite Job Losses

And what about consumers’ own attitudes towards AI? A survey by Weber Shandwick found consumers are remarkably optimistic: they are seven times more likely to see a positive than negative impact on social and their personal lives. This despite the fact that 82% expected AI to lead to job loss, and 30% felt their own jobs were entirely or mostly likely to be replaced. Confidence in AI clearly outweighs understanding: just 22% of consumers believe they own or use an AI product, even though 77% have a smartphone, 47% have GPS and 41% own a smart TV.

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MDM Institute Finds Growing Demand for Master Data Management Specialists

November 3, 2016

Since corporate data management seems to be the topic of the day, let’s finish up with news that the MDM Institute has found a sharp uptick in interest in master data management. Institute president Aaron Zornes said his research found 160,000 members in groups relevant to MDM, RDM (Reference Data Management) and data governance. Although CDPs are often built because corporate MDM projects don’t move quickly enough, the MDM community has plenty of skills that are relevant to CDP issues.

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Grammarly Raises $200 Million to Help People Write Better

November 24, 2021

If robots wrote the news, would they write about other robots?  I ask because there’s been a suspicious burst of items about AI-powered writing tools, just when live journalists might have set things on autopilot so they could sneak out early for the holiday.  Top of the list: writing-suggestion platform Grammarly just raised $200 million at a $13 billion valuation, doubling total funding to $400 million.

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