News highlights – 4 April

Written by on April 5, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

News highlights for 4 April

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Amazon will live-stream NFL this year

(Reuters) – Inc will live-stream games for the U.S. National Football League this year, a company spokeswoman said on Tuesday, marking a high-profile push by the online retailer to attract fans to its Prime shopping and video-playback club. Read more…

‘Made by humans’ tag being considered by Governments to combat automation

Human job quotas and labels which state services or products were explicitly “made by humans” are just some of the measures law-makers could consider in combating the displacement of jobs due to robotics, according to a report by the global forum for the legal profession. Read more…

70% of jobs in developing markets at risk from AI, apparently

The report highlights there is likely to be a widening gap between the worlds’ richest and poorest nations. Countries like China or Thailand have grown through the last few years partly due to the difference in labour costs. Read more…

Softbank developing its own eSIM platform

SoftBank announced that it is developing an eSIM platform as part of its efforts to promote Internet of Things (IoT) solutions. The platform, which is scheduled to start operating in 2017, enables remote eSIM provisioning by connecting to carrier communication networks with the required profiles. Read more…

Brazil votes to regulate Uber, others

BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazil’s lower house of Congress voted on Tuesday to give cities greater power to regulate ride-hailing app Uber and other transportation apps, paving the way for local governments to charge taxes, require insurance and pension benefits for drivers. Read more…

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