The Week That Was: IT and Media news week 35

 The Week That Was: IT and Media news week 35

A majority think the increased use of artificial intelligence is more a worry than something exciting, a new US survey shows.  The share who are mostly concerned about AI in daily life is up 14 percentage points since December 2022, when 38% expressed this view,, the survey from Pew Research Center shows.

Worldwide sales of smartphones will this year be the lowest in a decade. The explanations are weaker economic outlooks and that people hold on to their phones for longer in difficult times. The second hand markets have also grown with double digits.  A recovery for the smartphone market is forecasted for 2024, according to International Data Corporation.

PC and console gaming is booming. The number of players worldwide will reach 3.38 billion in 2023, growing by +6.3% year-on-year, while the global games market will generate revenues of $187.7 billion, with year-on-year growth of +2.6%, gaming data company Newzoo says in a forecast.

An increasing  number of companies are introducing rules for how staffers have to work more from the office now when covid is no longer considered a global health emergency by the WHO. But despite what CEOs say pushing for working from the office, they think remote work will keep growing, according to a new US survey presented by researchers writing in Harvard Business Review.


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