How Technologies Like VR And AI Can Solve The Soft Skills Crisis

How Technologies Like VR And AI Can Solve The Soft Skills Crisis

Jason is the CEO of Sozo Labs, focusing on building VR and immersive apps that deliver real business value for their customers.

The World Economic Forum ranked creative thinking, agility and flexibility, and empathy and active listening within the most important skills for workers in 2023. Teamwork, compassion in leadership and clear communication are also essential skills employees will need over the coming years. What’s becoming increasingly apparent is the focus on these soft skills and, while certainly still necessary, the veering away from hard or technical skills.

But there is nothing “soft” about soft skills; they are often considered the hardest skills to learn because they are challenging to master and take a long time before we can start using them confidently in our day-to-day lives. That’s largely because they are used by people to impact other people.

Thirty years ago, when I started my career

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TSX inches up on technology shares boost, BoC meeting in focus

TSX inches up on technology shares boost, BoC meeting in focus

Jan 22 (Reuters) – Canada’s main stock index edged higher on Monday, bolstered by gains in technology shares and U.S. benchmark S&P 500 hitting a fresh record high, while investors maintained caution ahead of the Bank of Canada’s monetary policy meeting later in the week.

At 10:37 a.m. ET (15:37 GMT), the Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite index (.GSPTSE), opens new tab was up 17.41 points, or 0.08%, at 20,923.93.

Rate-sensitive technology stocks (.SPTTTK), opens new tab led the gains among sectors, rising 0.6%, followed by consumer discretionary stocks (.GSPTTCS), opens new tab that added 0.3%.

The materials sector (.GSPTTMT), opens new tab, which houses Canadian miners, slid 0.5% on lower prices of copper and gold as hopes of a March interest rate cut by the Federal Reserve faded, and poor demand prospects weighed.

Energy shares (.SPTTEN), opens new tab extended losses from last week, falling 0.2% even as oil

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AI Alliance Launches as an International Community of Leading Technology Developers, Researchers, and Adopters Collaborating Together to Advance Open, Safe,

AI Alliance Launches as an International Community of Leading Technology Developers, Researchers, and Adopters Collaborating Together to Advance Open, Safe,

AI advancements are leading to new opportunities that can improve how we work, live, learn and interact with one another. Open and transparent innovation is essential to empower a broad spectrum of AI researchers, builders, and adopters with the information and tools needed to harness these advancements in ways that prioritize safety, diversity, economic opportunity and benefits to all.

While there are many individual companies, start-ups, researchers, governments, and others who are committed to open science and open technologies and want to participate in the new wave of AI innovation, more collaboration and information sharing will help the community innovate faster and more inclusively, and identify specific risks and mitigate those risks before putting a product into the world.

That is why today, we’re launching the AI Alliance – a group of leading organizations across industry, startup, academia, research and government coming together to support open innovation and open science

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It’s crucial to have policy for technology-driven learning –FlexiSAF CEO, Bashir

It’s crucial to have policy for technology-driven learning –FlexiSAF CEO, Bashir

The Chief Executive Officer of FlexiSAF Edusoft Limited and a member of the Nigeria Startup Act 2022 Implementation Committee, Faiz Bashir, speaks with SAMI OLATUNJI on some of the challenges in the Nigerian technology sector and the way forward.

How would you describe the Nigerian tech sector, and what role is your company playing in this sector?

The tech sector, in general, is booming and has a lot of potential. In the whole world, technology has come to stay, and one way or the other, you need to key into it. The tech sector, in terms of GDP, contributes about 17 per cent in Nigeria; that is huge. That is the overall, including the telecom sector and software and so on.

For specifics, in our own case, where we deal more with software, that has also been growing. Though there are a few challenges, there is a very big potential.

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Technology makes it easy for lawyers to work across borders: regulations should too

Technology makes it easy for lawyers to work across borders: regulations should too

The rules of legal practice are highly localised. Every country sets rules that determine how lawyers qualify professionally and what they are allowed to do.

When a lawyer who is licensed to practise in one country provides legal services in another country, it is known as cross-border or transnational legal practice. Many countries have regulations that restrict the services that foreign lawyers may provide.

The restrictions vary from country to country. For example, in Nigeria, foreign lawyers aren’t allowed to practise any form of law – Nigerian law, their home country’s law, or international law – unless they are licensed as a local lawyer.

A recent study by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development found that restriction on cross-border legal practice was the most common form of trade restriction among 50 countries surveyed. The most restrictive barrier was nationality or residency requirements.

These restrictions tend to be justified

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