AI ‘poses less risk to jobs than feared’ says OECD

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Fewer people’s jobs are likely to be destroyed by AI (artificial intelligence) and robots than has been suggested by a much-cited study, an OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) report says. An influential 2013 forecast by Oxford University said that about 47% of jobs in the US in 2010 and 35% in the UK were at “high risk” of being automated over the following 20 years. But the OECD puts the US figure at about 10% and the UK’s at 12%. Even so, it says many more workers face…

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Snapchat adds 16-person group video calls

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Snapchat has launched a feature that enables up to 16 people to take part in a live chat together, using either video or just their voices. The app’s members can also start tagging each other by username, using the @ symbol in their posts. The changes will roll out over the coming weeks, the firm said. Snapchat came under fire for a recent redesign. A petition calling for the changes to be reversed attracted more than 1.2 million signatures. At the weekend, Snapchat’s first TV advert aired in the US.…

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