Analysis shows top AI talent are highly mobile, small companies outpace big tech hiring efforts, the health sector is outpacing all others in acquiring AI talent, and more LONDON, Feb. 23, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Zeki Research, a UK-based talent intelligence platform that provides actional intelligence on top science and engineering talent published a Zeki Horizon Report: The State of AI Talent 2024 today. The report celebrates the top AI scientists and engineers who are building the most transformative technology of our generation. Zeki's analysis also shows which countries have emerged as importers or exporters of top AI talent. Zeki's insights are purely data-led, drawing on a carefully curated dataset, which melds unique technology and data to deliver insights on 140,000 top AI scientists and engineers globally, all of whom have advanced skills and expertise and most of whom are in the early stages of their career. Each chapter of the 177-page report includes actionable talent intelligence and extensive data visualization. Select findings include: The top AI talent market is diversifying and deepening. Large companies hire five times more top AI scientists and engineers than the Big Five (Amazon, Apple, Google, Meta, Microsoft). New AI national champions are emerging outside the USA. The health sector, particularly in Europe, has attracted a twenty-fold increase in top AI talent in the last 10 years. The global market is also shifting away from heavy US dominance. National champions are emerging in some major economies and anchoring talent at home. The characteristics of top AI talent that decides to move overseas or stay closer to home. There are uniform trends globally which form early in the career of top AI talent. About the Author Zeki Co-founder and CEO Tom Hurd was the Head of Intelligence Analysis in the UK before serving as Head of the UK's Homeland Security department. He was also responsible for setting up the UK's Joint Biosecurity Centre, a data-led organisation that brought data science and public health expertise together to spot earlier and more accurately COVID-19 outbreaks. About Zeki Research Founded in 2021 by Tom Hurd and Margaux Bergen, Zeki is a talent intelligence platform. We provide actionable intelligence to governments, companies, and foundations on how top talent moves around the world, what motivates it, where to find it, and how to retain it. Zeki finds promising talent no one else can. Learn more at www.thezeki.com.
SINGAPORE, Feb. 23, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Digital travel platform Agoda has unveiled the top five most searched international destinations for the Gregorian calendar's extra day of the year, 29 February 2024. Travelers seem keen on making the most of the bonus 24 hours, with a strong preference for vibrant city escapes among Leap Day adventurers. Tokyo tops the list, followed by Bangkok, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Taipei. The appeal of these destinations lies in their unique blend of culture, cuisine, and cutting-edge urban experiences, making them perfect picks for an extraordinary day out of the ordinary calendar cycle. These cosmopolitan cities with their juxtaposition of traditional and ultra-modern, culinary delights, and surprising pockets of nature each offer a distinct way to leap into the extra day with gusto. Andrew Smith, Senior Vice President, Supply, at Agoda, shared, "Sometimes an extra day is all we need to cross an amazing destination off the travel bucket list. Leap Day offers a fantastic opportunity to step out of the usual routine and explore something or somewhere new, and it seems travelers are doing so by visiting some of Agoda's most popular searched destinations in Asia.. But no matter the day or destination, at Agoda we're always there to help travelers see the world for less." Leap Day, observed every four years on February 29th, is an essential component of the Gregorian calendar, the most widely used calendar system today. This additional day is incorporated to keep the calendar in alignment with the Earth's revolutions around the Sun. Top five searched international destinations for Leap Day 2024: Tokyo Bangkok Singapore Hong Kong Taipei
SIS International Launches New Food and Restaurant Market Research Solutions and Strategy Consulting at the International Restaurant & Foodservice and Coffee Fest Shows of New York on March 3-5 at Javits Center (Booth # 2173)
SIS International, a Global Market Research and Strategy Consulting Firm, Enhances Food Taste Testing and Restaurant Operations Research, Showcasing at International Foodservice Show and Coffee Fest. NEW YORK, Feb. 22, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- SIS International, a leading market research and strategy consulting firm, announced the expansion of its consulting services in the restaurant and foodservice at the International Restaurant and Foodservice Show of New York. The company said it expanded its services and capabilities in response to the robust growth of the restaurant, food, and beverage industries. SIS will attend Coffee Fest, showcasing their global reach regarding taste testing, central location tests, global surveys, and strategic insights. Ruth Stanat, Founder and President of SIS International Research SIS International is expanding its capabilities in food taste tests, restaurant operations research, and equipment research. These capabilities enable food service companies and restaurants to optimize processes, adopt new technology, and achieve strategic objectives. "Expanding our food service, food, and beverage strategy research and consulting is a natural progression for SIS International. We have over 40 years of experience serving major industry players such as Aramark, Coca-Cola, Suntory, Mars Corporation, Nabisco, Hershey, Wendy's, Church's Chicken, Kraft Foods, Lipton/Knorr, Campbell Soup Company, Carlson Restaurants, Frito-Lay, Inc., General Mills, Boston Beer Company, Heineken, Vollrath, Haier, Samsung, LG, Dyson, Miele, American Sugar Alliance, TESCO and more. We help food service and food brands adapt to new trends and adopt emerging technologies through research, data, analytics, and strategy consulting solutions," said Ruth Stanat, CEO of SIS International. SIS International's expansion enhances its support for the restaurant and food service industries, enabling clients to adopt new technologies and adapt to market changes. "Our data-driven approach and suite of solutions are uniquely suited to help clients uncover new growth opportunities in these sectors," noted Stanat. About SIS International SIS International is a global market research and strategy consulting firm providing insights and solutions to businesses across various industries. In our 40 years of experience, SIS has conducted consulting projects in over 135 countries, and we have served some of the world's largest and most influential companies and organizations, including over 70% of the Fortune 500. Media Contact: Ruth Stanat, CEOresearch@sisinternational.com
110 GenAI Smartphones in 2024, 69 Million AR/VR HMD Shipments by 2028, a 4 Trillion Decarbonization Market by 2032 and 35 Other Transformative Technology Stats You Need to Know
ABI Research's latest whitepaper highlights 38 transformative technology stats you need to know for 2024 and beyond NEW YORK, Feb. 22, 2024 /PRNewswire/ --The technology community – both innovators and implementers – is at a critical juncture in 2024. Global market pressures are starting to ease, but persistent geopolitical threats are hindering progress. As a result, companies are under pressure to make the right near-term decisions to drive positive impact and ROI within their organizations. In its new whitepaper, 38 Transformative Technology Stats You Need to Know for 2024, global technology intelligence firm ABI Research identifies key forecasts to help companies and organizations make winning, informed decisions that impact the near term to seize market shifts, choose the best technologies and partners, achieve quick wins, meet robust ROI requirements, and use technology for aggressive growth or to safeguard against geopolitical shocks. "This paper provides a selection of forecasts from ABI Research that can help companies and organizations make contextual decisions with the benefit of rigorously produced hard data. The rapid rise of on-device generative AI smartphones, increased adoption of AR and VR HMDs, and a big bet on decarbonization technologies are just some of the many changes on the horizon of which companies and organizations must be aware to make mid-course corrections or complete roadmaps," Stuart Carlaw, Chief Research Officer at ABI Research explains. Some stats highlighted in the whitepaper include: 5G Devices, Smartphones, & Wearables:The market penetration of on-device generative AI is set to reach 100 million smartphone shipments in 2024, driven by the launch of chipsets from Qualcomm and MediaTek, while Google has brought these features to its platform and Apple will likely follow with its own solutions in 2024. "This first wave of generative AI is designed mostly to support productivity applications, not just improved experiences. Democratization of on-device generative AI across smartphone tiers will be aided by a move to smaller, tiny generative AI models, which will boost market penetration to account for 90% of shipments by 2030," explains ABI Research Director David McQueen. Augmented and Virtual Reality:Total AR and VR HMD shipments will surpass 69 million by 2028, as Apple Vision Pro spurs interest in VR and mixed reality." Proven enterprise use cases, particularly in training and remote assistance using AR and VR devices, remain valuable. Consumer adoption, traditionally slow, has seen some progress in VR gaming. Smart glasses are not yet ready for the mass market but are viable for enterprise use. Apple's Vision Pro suggests a future possibility of a versatile XR device with spatial computing. Price is a concern, but ongoing updates and competition over the next 5 years promise affordability. With time in the market to nurture developer ecosystems and secure content partnerships, content scarcity should not be an issue," says ABI Research Director Eric Abbruzzese. Sustainability for Industrial Markets:The decarbonization technology market will grow from US$1.45 trillion in 2022 to US$4.09 trillion in 2032 at a CAGR of 10.93%. According to ABI Research Analyst Alex McQueen, "The decarbonization technology market is being driven by exponentially increasing annual investments, decreasing costs of renewable energy infrastructure, and growing global commitments from industrial companies to reduce emissions and develop sustainable products. The growth in strict environmental regulations, mainly in developed countries, also serves as a key driver of the decarbonization technology market growth." "Our unique, deep, comprehensive, relevant, and timely forecasts provide our clients with the tools to make better decisions when it matters most. We look forward to supporting our clients in 2024 as they outperform their competition," Carlaw concludes. Download the whitepaper, 38 Transformative Technology Stats You Need to Know for 2024, to learn more. About ABI Research ABI Research is a global technology intelligence firm uniquely positioned at the intersection of technology solution providers and end-market companies. We serve as the bridge that seamlessly connects these two segments by providing exclusive research and expert guidance to drive successful technology implementations and deliver strategies proven to attract and retain customers. ABI Research是一家全球性的技术情报公司，拥有得天独厚的优势，充当终端市场公司和技术解决方案提供商之间的桥梁，通过提供独家研究和专业性指导，推动成功的技术实施和提供经证明可吸引和留住客户的战略，无缝连接这两大主体。 For more information about ABI Research's services, contact us at +1.516.624.2500 in the Americas, +44.203.326.0140 in Europe, +65.6592.0290 in Asia-Pacific, or visit www.abiresearch.com. Contact Info: Global Deborah PetraraTel: +email@example.com
Users Around the World All Favor This Lady TAIPEI, Feb. 22, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Taiwan-based SWAG, the largest adult live streaming platform in Asia, has unveiled its 2023 YEAR IN REVIEW, showcasing SWAG's most popular creators, trending hashtags, and user visit duration records. The statistics reveal that the most popular creator is @ladyyuan, with one in four of the platform's population having watched her. Additionally, the hottest keyword of the year is "schoolgirl," and the nation with the "longest-lasting" online duration is Malaysia, averaging 7 minutes and 2 seconds, which is 9 seconds above the global average. Annual popular creators ranking of SWAG.live, @ladyyuan is crowned again in 2023 Since 2022, SWAG has been releasing annual reports at the beginning of each year, concluding the most popular creators, trending content, and growth data of the previous year. The stats for 2023 indicate that the No.1 of the platform, @ladyyuan, remains the most beloved creator, securing her throne for the third year consecutively, with one in four of the platform's whole population having watched her live streams or videos. The rising newcomer with the fastest growth in 2023 is @neinei_chen, who joined the platform after her on-base sex tape got leaked. With outstanding personal charm and buzz, her debut stream attracted 60,000 live viewers, setting the record for the highest viewership in a single live stream in 2023. This year, among SWAG's 168 hashtags, "Schoolgirl" overtakes "Bigboobs" for the first time, becoming the hottest keyword of the year with a 311% increase in search volume. While "Bigboobs" retreated to second place, the rankings for third to fifth have shuffled fiercely, with "Creampie" (+4), "Threesome" (+13), and "Milf" (+16) chasing behind. SWAG also analyzed user behavior during holidays, revealing that full-day traffic on Qixi Festival grew by 25% to 173% compared to regular days. Surprisingly, the holiday with the least user action online was the Mid-Autumn Festival, with a decrease of 20% to 30% compared to the average. Also, by analyzing the average time duration of visits by users from different countries, Malaysia takes the lead as the "longest-lasting" country, with an average stay of 7 minutes and 2 seconds, surpassing the global average by 9 seconds. The data shows that Malaysian users' average visit lasted 25 seconds longer compared to 2022, while Vietnam maintains its position as the country with the "Clearest Mind" for the second consecutive year, with approximately 5 minutes and 40 seconds as their average visit duration. In terms of creator growth data, SWAG introduces the "fan clock" for the first time, revealing that every 8 seconds, a creator gains another new fan on the platform. About 7.3% of new creators can earn nearly $35,000 in just 95 days after debut on average, while creator H became the new creator with fastest earnings by reaching such a milestone in merely 10 days. Further analysis of content types reveals that creator M, a Taiwanese Internet celebrity with diversified content, had once earned $1,500 in revenue within 48 hours by simply sharing a story. Creator N, who specializes in chat and companionship, secured her title of the "Chatter Queen" of 2023, while she generated over $450,000 in revenue solely through text messages. Despite streaming less frequently, she earned over $26,000 in a rare 4.5-hour live stream at the beginning of 2023, making it the top earning live content on SWAG for the year. 《2023 SWAG Year in Review》
– Herbalife Asia Pacific Survey KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Feb. 22, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Herbalife, a premier health and wellness company, released the findings of its latest Asia Pacific Economic Empowerment Survey, which showed that almost nine in 10 people (87%) are currently taking steps to become more "economically empowered". The top actions taken include learning about personal finance, setting clear financial goals, investing in education and skill development, and starting a business or side job. Commissioned by Herbalife and conducted by OnePoll, the survey defined "economic empowerment" as providing people with the education, training, and skills that they need to find a job, earn an income, and become self-supporting. A total of 4,500 respondents from Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Taiwan, and Vietnam participated in the survey. More than one in two (56%) said that their standard of economic empowerment has changed in the past five years, as a result of the pandemic and rise in inflation. Some of the main barriers to achieving economic empowerment were a lack of resources to invest in ideas, not having the right skills for growth in a job, and limited access to credit, money, or other financial services. Additionally, there was strong sentiment (72%) that starting one's own business or doing freelance work felt like the only way to become economically empowered. "Recent years have made it harder to achieve economic empowerment amidst inflation, business closures and a tougher lending environment," said Stephen Conchie, Herbalife's regional president for Asia Pacific. "As economies struggle to recover post-pandemic, providing solutions toward economic empowerment is critical." "In today's shifting employment landscape, there are a number of opportunities available for individuals looking to achieve economic empowerment by starting their own business. Direct selling, in particular, offers the possibility to start a business at low cost, whilst being supported by ongoing training, resources and a like-minded community," said Conchie. According to the findings, economic empowerment varies by country. At least one in two respondents from Vietnam (51%) said that it was easier to become economically empowered where they live compared to other countries. In Malaysia, Taiwan, Indonesia and Philippines, the percentage was 48%, 48%, 41% and 36% respectively. The factors holding respondents back from being economically empowered included: I don't have the resources I need to invest in my ideas — 40% I don't have the right skills for growth in my job/to get the career I want — 34% Limited access to credit, money, or other financial services — 31% Lack of opportunities for education/additional education — 25% I grew up in a lower income household — 23% Key actions taken by respondents to be more economically empowered included: Educating myself about personal finance, budgeting, investing — 67% Setting clear financial goals, including saving money regularly and/or paying off debts — 61% Investing in education and skill development that aligns with my goals — 46% Starting my own business/starting a "side job" to diversify where my income is coming from — 43% Take care of my physical and mental health — 39% The survey also revealed the differences in how Gen Zs and Millennials viewed economic empowerment compared to other age groups: Gen Zs and Millennials (79% and 84% respectively) were more aware of their economic empowerment in the past five years, and a higher majority of them (86% and 89% respectively) are taking steps to improve their situation Gen Zs and Millennials were more likely to view starting a side job or their own business as the only way to become economically empowered Top two reasons making it more difficult for Gen Zs and Millennials to become economically empowered were social position and education level Economic empowerment survey methodology:This random double-opt-in survey of general population respondents from Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Taiwan and Vietnam — was commissioned by Herbalife between Sept. 28 and Oct. 2, 2023. It was conducted by market research company OnePoll, whose team members are members of the Market Research Society and have corporate membership to the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR) and the European Society for Opinion and Marketing Research (ESOMAR). About Herbalife Ltd.Herbalife (NYSE: HLF) is a premier health and wellness company and community that has been changing people's lives with great nutrition products and a business opportunity for its independent distributors since 1980. The Company offers science-backed products to consumers in more than 90 markets through entrepreneurial distributors who provide one-on-one coaching and a supportive community that inspires customers to embrace a healthier, more active lifestyle to live their best life.