Technology is running out of time to make its final mark on 2017. Let’s take a look at some of this week’s headlines:
Tech Jobs Growing
This may not be surprising, but jobs in engineering, data, development, and other tech roles are growing faster than any other career paths. According to new LinkedIn analysis, Machine Learning Analyst positions have grown nearly tenfold in the last five years. Here are the top ten emerging jobs:
- Machine learning engineer (9.8x growth rate)
- Data scientist (6.5x growth rate)
- Sales development representative (5.7x growth rate)
- Customer success manager (5.6x growth rate)
- Big data developer (5.5x growth rate)
- Full stack engineer (5.5x growth rate)
- Unity developer (5.1x growth rate)
- Director of data science (4.9x growth rate)
- Brand partner (4.5x growth rate)
- Full stack developer (4.5x growth rate)
Tech blogger growth rate? Anyone?
They’re Watching You…
Duke University researchers discovered a way to look through walls.
What kind of walls?
Doesn’t matter, according to a press release from the university this week. Previous technologies could show you the other side, but only if you know the materials of the wall. Different types of scans were effective with different types of walls. These researchers say the technology works regardless of what the wall is made of.
This breakthrough for universal technology could be extremely beneficial for construction, as workers might use the functionality to find pipes, wires, or other items they’d have no way of detecting until they break through the wall. Duke researchers were able to test the technology to find studs, conduits, and wires.
The release noted that the single frequency technology would likely be cheaper than similar services, making it easier to gain FCC approval.
The Change Management Award goes to..
IBM and the University of Melbourne, for their development of seizure forecasting for epilepsy patients. Scientists say the system is patient-specific, and leverages deep-learning and a “brain inspired” computer chip to predict when seizures might occur.
In testing data from 60 patients, the system was able to forecast with 69% accuracy. A release from IBM said that the goal is to create a wearable device that could warn patients when the risk of seizure is increased.
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Enjoy the weekend. Hopefully you’ve set up sufficient self-service options while your techs are at the holiday party!