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Today we will discuss-

  • 😰8M UK jobs at risk due to AI

  • 💁‍♂️Microsoft Teams to get improved Copilot AI features

  • 🖥️Intel announces AI PC program for developers

  • ⚙️9 amazing AI tools you might not have heard of

All this and more - Let's dive in!

👩‍🍳What’s cooking in the newsroom?

AI could take away nearly 8M jobs in the UK, report claims 

💼News - According to a report from the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR), nearly 8 million jobs in the UK are in danger of being lost to artificial intelligence, potentially leading to a "jobs apocalypse." 

The report highlights that women, younger workers, and those on lower wages are the most susceptible to job displacement due to automation. It also suggests entry-level, part-time, and administrative positions as being at high risk of being replaced by AI technologies within the next three to five years.

🧐How does the report justify its claim? 

  • The report notes that the first wave of AI adoption is already threatening jobs, while a second wave could exacerbate this trend due to rapid AI advancements.

  • Analyzing 22,000 tasks across various job types, the IPPR found that 11% of tasks are currently at risk of automation. This figure could increase to 59% in the second wave as AI technologies evolve to handle more complex processes.

  • It states that routine cognitive tasks such as database management, scheduling, and stocktaking are already in jeopardy, potentially displacing entry-level and part-time positions in secretarial, administrative, and customer service roles.

  • In line with this, it predicts that women, who are more prevalent in these highly automatable occupations, will bear a disproportionate brunt of AI-related job displacement.

  • It adds that the second wave of AI adoption could affect non-routine tasks like database creation, copywriting, and graphic design, impacting higher-earning positions as well. 

  • The report warns that in the worst-case scenario for the second wave of AI, 7.9 million jobs could be displaced, potentially resulting in zero GDP growth within three to five years despite productivity gains.

Microsoft enhances Copilot AI functionality within Teams

👨🏼‍🏭News - Microsoft is making its Copilot AI in Microsoft Teams better by adding new ways to use it during meetings, chats, and summaries.

🤹🏼‍♂️What changes are being made, and how will they benefit users? Copilot can already summarize Teams meetings. Soon, it will be able to combine spoken transcripts and written chats into a unified interface, simplifying the process of catching up on missed meetings.

Copilot is also being improved for message composition in chats, offering users the ability to rewrite messages in innovative ways. Microsoft explained that Copilot will be able to modify messages by adding a call to action or altering the language, such as adopting a pirate style. Additionally, users will soon have the option to generate new messages based on the context of the conversation in Teams chats.

😃What's more? From next quarter onward, Microsoft will offer intelligent call recap as part of Teams Premium. This feature will automatically take notes during traditional Teams calls to phones, making call summarization and follow-up actions easier without the need for manual note-taking.

And while each of these AI enhancements may seem small on their own, collectively they contribute to a more flexible Copilot within Teams.

Intel to help developers create AI software, introduce over 300 AI features in 2024

👨‍💻News - Intel has announced two new initiatives as part of its AI PC Acceleration Program. These initiatives are aimed at boosting the development and adoption of new AI technologies by software developers, independent software vendors (ISVs), and independent hardware vendors (IHVs).

This program primarily aims to create a smooth experience for developers by integrating software, developer tools, and hardware equipped with Intel Core Ultra processors. Intel also anticipates improving AI capabilities across over 100 million Intel Core Ultra-powered PCs by the end of 2025 through these efforts.

🤓What's more? Currently, Intel has partnerships with over 150 hardware vendors worldwide and plans to roll out more than 300 AI-accelerated features in 2024 across a range of over 230 designs from 12 major original equipment manufacturers (OEMs).

Developers interested in joining the AI PC Acceleration Program can register for free via the Intel AI PC development portal. Upon acceptance, they gain access to various AI and machine learning tools and resources, such as the Intel OpenVINO toolkit.

The new developer resource pages will provide easy access to AI PC and client toolkits, documents, and training materials. They are designed to help developers make the most of Intel Core Ultra processors, boosting the performance of AI and machine learning apps and facilitating the development of new use cases.

🙆🏻‍♀️What else is happening?

👴🏼Historic Moments

  • 1964: American computer scientist Daniel G. Bobrow, during his time as a doctoral candidate at MIT, developed STUDENT, an early natural language processing (NLP) program designed to solve algebra word problems.

  • 2002: Torch, an open-source library for machine learning, was released. It provided a wide range of algorithms for data scientists to use freely, somewhat similar to GitHub.

  • 2018: Alibaba, sometimes referred to as "the Amazon of China," introduced an AI that outscored humans on the Stanford University reading and comprehension test. 

👩🏼‍🚒Discover mind-blowing AI tools

  1. GitMind - A collaborative mind mapping tool for idea generation, refinement, and sharing (Free up to 10 mind maps)

  2. Dubb - An automated, easy-to-use assistant that generates marketing content for your podcast ($24.99/month)

  3. Pikzels is a platform that offers high-quality thumbnail design services for YouTubers ($8/month)

  4. Portaly - Allows users to create a customizable link-in-bio landing page for their website (Free)

  5. Textbuilder - A writing assistant that generates high-quality content for your blogs ($59 one-time payment)

  6. TensorFlow - An open-source machine learning library that allows users to create and deploy machine learning models (Free)

  7. QPNotes - Allows users to sort and organize prompts by theme or purpose for quick access (Free up to 150 prompts) 

  8. InVideo - A video creation tool offers over 6000 professionally-created templates, single click shortcuts for editing, and more ($15/month)

  9. JungGPT - An innovative Emotional Reflection Feedback (ERF) Tool that acts as a compact AI companion for emotional insights (Free trial) 

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