Managers that use A.I. 'will replace those that do not,' IBM executive says
"AI is not going to replace managers but managers that use AI will replace those that do not," Rob Thomas, senior vice president of IBM's cloud and data platform, told CNBC's "Squawk Box Europe" on Monday. When asked whether AI automation would contribute to job losses, Thomas said human employees' roles would likely change. "We've done a lot of work with (U.K. retail bank) NatWest and they're using AI to help their customer service. Now, are they automating some customer service tasks? IBM announced in October it would spin off its managed infrastructure services unit into a new public company, to focus more on its higher-margin cloud and AI capabilities.cnbc.com
'Veronica Mars' creator discusses potential Season 5
(CNN) - A long time ago (well, Friday), Hulu released a new season of "Veronica Mars," creator Rob Thomas' genre-bending, pop-culture loving drama centered around Kristen Bell's titular fearless, and reckless, private investigator. My thinking is that, if we want to do more 'Veronica Mars,' I need Veronica as a single woman. I think Season 4 was the bridge that took us from being the show that it was, which was the soap of Veronica's life and a detective show. With this one, I wanted the people involved in this murder mystery to be a new set of characters." I do wonder if, in the current environment, I would have been brave enough to write Veronica as a rape victim in the original pilot.