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60% Indian Businesses Want to Use AI to Automate Tasks: Survey

While nearly 60 percent business leaders in India are planning to use Artificial Intelligence (AI) to automate tasks to a large extent, 20 percent believe their workforce has the skills needed to work with advanced technologies such as AI, according to a survey by Accenture.

More than half of Indian business leaders recognise skills shortages as a critical hindrance to future growth, but few plan to increase their training investments over the next three years, according to the research titled "Future Workforce Study".

Four in five (80%) also recognize that their workforce is under-prepared to adopt advanced technologies.

"The commitment to using advanced technologies for growth needs to be supported by an equal commitment to transforming the organization for the future," said Managing Director at Accenture.
The study is based on a survey of 1,100 workers across skill levels in India and a survey of 100 senior executives in India.

The vast majority of workers expr…

Twitter Accounts Linked to FAKE News Still Thriving: Study

Twitter still remains a hotbed for accounts spreading fake news, suggests a new study that looked into how fake and conspiracy news flourished on the microblogging site both before and after the 2016 US presidential election.

More than 80 percent of the Twitter accounts linked to spread of disinformation during the 2016 election are still active, said the study by the Knight Foundation.

These accounts continue to publish more than a million tweets in a typical day, the study said.

Using tools and mapping methods from Graphika, a social media intelligence firm, the researchers studied more than 10 million tweets from 700,000 Twitter accounts that linked to more than 600 fake and conspiracy news outlets. 

Twitter, along with other social media platforms including Facebook came under intense scrutiny of policymakers in the US for their failure to stop the spread of misinformation on their platforms during the 2016 election.

The microblogging site since then has stepped up its efforts to …