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Weekly Roundups

AI, Chatbots, SaaS, the Metaverse: This Week in Tech

By Cinthya Alaniz Salazar | Thu, 01/20/2022 - 17:23

Mimicking the way humans learn, AI reached a new accuracy milestone just at the World Economic Forum (WEF) warns about the potential risks it poses to business operations. Chatbots provide numerous advantages across all industrial sectors but they are meant to be complemented by a human touch, said Pablo Estevez, CEO, GUS.

Meanwhile, Saas becomes increasingly popular but, while more efficient, it is not a panacea. Online payments are more than commodities, they are a technology asset capable of generating added-value for company operations. As companies continue to grow, so does the demand for skilled tech workers, said Udemy.

In international news, Walmart prepares to capitalize on the Metaverse, filing seven trademark and patent applications in the US.

 

Here is your weekly Tech briefing:

 

 

Mexico

New Tech Skills Take Spotlight in 2022 Talent Market

As technology companies aim to nurture the development of new digital competencies, learning platform Udemy outlines the skills that will be in demand in Mexico for 2022.

 

Industry Trends

Evaluating AI’s Role in Business Operations

With AI becoming more sophisticated, it is imperative for C-suite executives to understand and manage the possible risks associated with it, warned WEF.

 

Neuroscience Enables AI to Reach New Accuracy Milestone

A new training model that mimics the way the human brain learns has given AI the capacity to recognize unfamiliar or out-of-distribution (OOD) data, an important milestone in improving the accuracy of this technology, according to Fujitsu Limited and MIT.

 

GUS Brings Chatbots to All Industries

AI can improve almost any area of a business as long as it is fully understood and deployed, said GUS’ Pablo Estevez.

“The difference between a good chatbot and a great chatbot is understanding what it needs to do and having the appropriate back-end with web services connected to APIs,” said Estevez.

 

Benefits & Drawbacks of SaaS: Achieving a Successful Purchase

The increasing popularity and adoption of SaaS is being driven by cheaper computing and internet costs but the system is not a panacea, said expert contributor Juan José Salas, Director General, NetLogistik.

 

Sophisticated Payment Partner Key for Online Merchants

Erick McKinney explains Adyen’s unique value proposition and discusses trends surrounding online payments.

“...payments are more than just a commodity; they are technological assets driving revenue and an essential benchmark of digitalization,” said McKinney.

 

International

Walmart Prepares to Capitalize on The Metaverse

The retail giant filed seven trademark applications related to digital currency, non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and virtual goods seemingly in preparation to capitalize on the potential of the new economic frontier presented by the Metaverse.

 

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Cinthya Alaniz Salazar Cinthya Alaniz Salazar Journalist & Industry Analyst