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The Week That Was: IT and Media news week 19

Difficulties in estimating the value of AI projects is the primary obstacle to using it. 49% of companies say difficulty in estimating and demonstrating the value of AI projects is the reason they don’t use it, a survey from market research firm Gartner shows. GenAI is the No. 1 type of AI solution deployed. The survey found that, on average, only 48% of AI projects make it into production, and it takes 8 months to go from AI prototype to production.

After more than two years of decline, worldwide tablet market noted a slight improvement of 0.5% year-over-year in the first quarter of 2024, totalling 30.8 million units, according to International Data Corporation (IDC). IDC predicts continued tough competition from laptops and smartphones.

Social media and new technology facilitate stock manipulation. Misinformation always finds a way in because of ever-changing information dissemination approaches. Two factors facilitate the dissemination of misinformation in today’s financial markets: social media and technological advancement, write Erhan Kilincarslan and Jiafan Li , both of them lecturers at the University of Huddersfield, in a blog post for LSE Business Review.

92 women journalists are currently behind bars, some for decades, others awaiting potential death sentences. 57 women journalists have been either detained, arrested, or imprisoned since the start of this year, a report from non-profit organisation Women in Journalism shows. “Our data provides a snapshot of the ongoing challenges faced by women in the media who are targeted for their journalistic endeavours.”


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