Top Amazon exec says it’s a ‘myth’ robots steal jobs

A top Amazon executive told CNBC Thursday that it’s a “myth” that robots and other technologies take jobs away from people. Stefano La Rovere, director of global robotics, mechatronics, and sustainable packaging at Amazon, said that, rather than replacing jobs, advanced robotics, artificial intelligence, and other technologies are enhancing people’s roles. He added that new technology is […]

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Why widespread tech layoff keep happening despite a strong U.S. economy

The tech sector is having a big 2024. Nvidia just crushed earnings expectations. The artificial intelligence boom remains in full swing. The tech-heavy Nasdaq index is up more than 8 percent year to date. The U.S. economy is also doing surprisingly well, adding 353,000 jobs in January, well ahead of economists’ forecasts. Hotter-than-expected inflation data may also keep the Fed from cutting rates as […]

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The new realism in venture capital is healthy

The stampede of new Silicon Valley unicorns emerging into the world has thinned into a straggling herd. Venture capital firm Cowboy Ventures recently reported that of 532 US start-ups with billion-dollar-plus valuations in 2023, 60 per cent were what it dubbed “Zirpicorns” — companies last priced between January 2020 and March 2022 when zero-interest rate […]

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