James Titcomb Follow 6 October 2019 • 6:12pm There’s a joke in Silicon Valley that there is no problem Facebook can encounter, to which the company’s proposed solution is not “more Facebook”. When the social network’s own research revealed that social media can have negative consequences for mental health, Facebook did not respond by recommending that people limit their usage or take breaks. Instead, it said the problem was that people were spending too much time passively scrolling through other people’s posts, and were not “active” enough in contributing to the service. When Mark Zuckerberg has addressed the breakdown of local institutions and communities, something that many have blamed on the internet, he has proposed that people get... To continue reading this article Start your free trial of Premium Access all Premium articles Subscriber-only events Cancel any time Free for 30 … [Read more...] about If Facebook wants Libra to succeed, then maybe it should quit
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In recent years, we have witnessed the disruptive and transformative power of developments in artificial intelligence (AI). C-suite executives across every industry have realised AI’s value and are exploring how to incorporate it into their operations – and supply chains often top their agendas. Core pain points that AI is helping procurement and supply chain executives remedy include a lack of end-to-end visibility, delayed reactions to unforeseen events and inaccurate forecasting. How are organisations achieving these improvements? Supporting end-to-end visibility A Capgemini survey reveals 83% of supply chain executives believe a lack of end-to-end visibility in their organisation was a barrier to growth. Delivering insights at scale is essential to identifying bottlenecks and establishing what data organisations need to capture and analyse in order to make informed decisions and drive better outcomes. Organisations, especially in manufacturing, are investing … [Read more...] about How can artificial intelligence optimise the supply chain?
When you think of productivity, tools such as your trusty laptop, Google Docs, and Slack may come to mind. But I’ve found one of my most critical productivity tools is actually my iPhone. That’s not how many people view their iPhone. It’s easier to think of it as a communications tool, an internet portal, a music player, a gateway to social media, and even a gaming device. Because of these myriad capabilities, you might even regard your iPhone as a type of anti-productivity machine, bringing distraction just when you should be getting to work. Besides, doesn’t it really have too tiny a screen for any serious work? But if you follow these tips, you’ll find that your iPhone can help you be more productive throughout the day—adding to the amount you can accomplish and the quality of that work. 1. Keep Notes one tap away As a writer, it’s my job to come up with new and interesting story ideas. For some reason, I find I generate my best ideas when … [Read more...] about 10 incredibly useful iPhone productivity secrets
Christine Armario, Associated Press Updated 1:15 pm PDT, Tuesday, March 12, 2019 Transformers and electrical equipment smolder at electrical substation in the Baruta area of Caracas, Venezuela, Monday, March 11, 2019. An explosion rocked the power station early Monday, witnesses said, adding to the crisis created by days of nationwide power cuts. less Transformers and electrical equipment smolder at electrical substation in the Baruta area of Caracas, Venezuela, Monday, March 11, 2019. An explosion rocked the power station early Monday, witnesses said, ... more Photo: Ariana Cubillos, AP Photo: Ariana Cubillos, AP Image 1 of / 3 Caption Close Image 1 of 3 Transformers and electrical equipment smolder at electrical substation in the Baruta area of Caracas, Venezuela, Monday, … [Read more...] about AP Explains: What’s behind Venezuela’s historic blackout?