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can access talent that previously only looked to big tech after layoffs

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This year 2022 began with some optimism with access to jobs and, with it, a great resignation that also reached Europe. However, the second half ended with massive layoffs that have left many people jobless and even regret having left their previous job a few months ago.

Although the beginning of 2023 is presented as negative, there are always different perspectives for each challenge. And it is that an analysis has seen how now startups or small companies will have access to the talent of people who until recently would only accept being interviewed by the human resources teams of the tech giants.

Christopher Fong, founder of Xoogler.co, a network of former Google employees, has stated that with “layoffs in the tech sector and reduced hiring at big tech companies, people are now looking for smaller tech companies to join“.

For their part, different recruiters have told CNBC that the technology job market remains competitive. Lauren Illovsky, CapitalG Talent Partner at Alphabet, states that “hiring just got a little easier” for small and medium-sized companies and for startups.

It’s a good time for startups

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“It’s a good time for startups to access talent because they’re not competing against any of the FAANG companies” (Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix and Google), said Megan Slabinski, president of a staffing firm in full California, cradle of great tech giants.

In addition, from Seattle (the market where Amazon and Microsoft are located), Barry Padgett, CEO of the customer data platform Amperity, reminds SMEs or start-ups that they now have the opportunity to find ways to retain their workers, ” because they’re not constantly getting calls from tech giants” now that hiring has slowed.

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A ZipRecruiter survey published by The Wall Street Journal found that around 79% of laid-off tech workers are expected to find a new job within three months.

Possible consequences in teleworking

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In the absence of the stability that large technology companies previously offered, workers are looking for startups and medium-sized companies that offer greater flexibility, according to different testimonies in this analysis. What needs to be remembered is that this could also have consequences for the relationship between companies and their workers.

And it is that, while there are predictions that teleworking has a new threat since it is believed that the expected recession could lead to inflexible working conditions, also we could find that the struggle to recruit great talent have the opposite effect.

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For example, a few weeks ago, we did a report in Genbeta where we talked about cases of people who, thanks to remote work, were able to return to Spain or their town after years of emigration. And we told the story of Estefanía, an engineer, she was forced to emigrate in 2010 due to the lack of opportunities here. She lived many years in Peru and Chile and managed to return to Asturiasher place of origin and where she wanted to live.

She got a job in a Basque company but she put one condition: work online. Most of the people of that company are in the central offices, but they value the professionals and Estefanía She is very expert in something that this company needed. So they allowed him to do his work remotely.

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Make your life easier with these 11 ways to use ChatGPT on a daily basis

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Having ChatGPT available to everyone and also free (for the moment) not only means that you can tinker around to discover its potential, but also that you can (and should) incorporate it into your work routines. Some people fear that artificial intelligence will take away their work, but the reality is that it is a powerful tool that can become your best professional ally, as long as you know how to take advantage of it. Here we give you a lot of good ideas.

Of course, first of all we want to remind you that ChatGPT responses are not completely reliableso when in doubt, it is better to take your time to verify them.

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Let me write messages for you

You have an idea in your head: that your superior considers you for a promotion and you don’t know very well how to approach it, or you simply don’t want to spend time doing it. Also on the other side: you may have to craft a message to tell someone that their candidacy is out of the selection process. ChatGPT takes your order and wraps it in a suitable language for that conversation.


to suggest templates

You may want to write the document yourself, but you need to shape it, find the perfect structure that suits what you needfor example to write a report or for your CV.

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that corrects your style

One of the most amazing aspects of ChatGPT is its ability with language. Thus, she can prepare a sonnet for you, write to you like Gloria Fuertes or adapt a text to make it suitable for children or simplify it to make it easy to read.

He is able to write it autonomously, but also you can use it to pass your writing and let the magic work. Each person has their own style of writing: their inappropriate use of punctuation marks; the love for short sentences or, on the contrary, elaborately long ones; confusing compositions…this tool gives them a spin. There you.

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help you with spreadsheets

Excel (and by extension, the rest of spreadsheets) is much more than preparing a schedule using colors and fonts, but there are those who are unaware of the potential of formulas and pivot tables. The fastest way to remembering the structure or discovering new formulas is asking ChatGPT for them.

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This AI-powered ChatGPT extension for Google makes your life much easier for filling out spreadsheets

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unleash your creativity

Have you always wanted to write a script but don’t know where to start? Perhaps you want to compose songs but need a hand with their structure, want to learn brushstroke techniques, or become someone who has mastered the art of donut making.

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Your custom tutorial

It is a law of life that we do not always know how to face what lies ahead. It can be something as mundane as changing a tire or preparing rice with things and not being clear about the proportions or something more important like knowing what you can deduct from your income statement. If you can google itbut each person has their particular characteristics.

Remember that more than “spitting” a question to receive an immediate response, with ChatGPT there is room for hold a conversation in which he is able to understand the context and clarify.

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start a new hobby

If you have ever considered starting an activity, ChatGPT can be your Cicero. Note that the more specific your question is, the better the answer will be. For example, if you want to ask him what paddle tennis racket to buy if you are going to start in this sport, it is better to ask What beginner’s racket is better to buy? that What paddle tennis racket to buy?

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Helps you program and find bugs

Although banned from StackOverflow for its poisonous ability to offer code that seems correct but then doesn’t work (something you should keep in mind to review it line by line), it can be useful for you. give you an idea about how to chop something or directly, that you write your program and it finds bugs Or give it a spin to make it look better.

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Personal questions

Incredible as it may seem, ChatGPT can also give you general guidance on physical and mental health. Of course, it will not replace medical professionals or a diagnosis that these people make, but at least it can serve as an alarm signal.

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Suggestions for movies, literature, games

How many times have I sat in front of the TV with a good half hour of time and wasted it rummaging through Netflix, HBO Max and other similar services in search of a series that I like?

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Don’t waste time again: ChatGPT can make you the best recommendations. Remember the precision in the question for better results, well above the recommendations that these streaming platforms usually suggest.

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games on demand

A true classic: you dust off the Trivial, assemble it and start playing. The questions are too difficult or out of date. It’s okay, ChatGPT can generate a battery of questions on the topic you want.

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What happened to Loquendo, that canned voice that Spanish-speaking youtubers turned into an Internet phenomenon

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In these times in which so many applications and platforms receive names in English or derived from it, ‘Loquendo’ is, on the contrary, a word derived directly from the Latin: it is the gerundive (future participle) of the verb ‘loquor’ (to speak), and can be translated as ‘what will be spoken’ or ‘what is speakable’. But don’t worry, the beginning of this story does not go back to Julius Caesar and Cicero, but only to the mid-70s. Although, yes, it is also located in Italy.

It was then that the CSELT (Centro Studi e Laboratori Telecomunicazioni), a research institution in Turin attached to the Institute for Industrial Reconstrution of Italy, created the first highly intelligible speech synthesizer capable of speaking (and singing) Italiancalled MUSE (MUltichannel Speaking Automaton), which used diphones (vowel and consonant combinations) pre-recorded to synthesize voices. The first practical application of it was to create the voices for the musical album ‘La voce del calcolatore’ (computer voice), released in 1978. And if you’re wondering… yes, we’ve come a long way since then:

That technology, however, became the basis for much more refined applications released during the 1990s, also by the CSELT, as ‘ELOQUENS’ or ‘ACTOR’. Finally, in 2001, Telecom Italia (successor to CSELT) created crazy as a commercial company intended to exploit all this speech synthesis technology. At that time, the new company was developing multiple tools for both home users and large call center servers.

The loquenders arrive

It would still be five years before, on May 22, 2006a user called ‘fingazzz’ (a Valencian named Mateo, who proclaims himself on Twitter “Father of loquenderos until proven otherwise”) uploaded to an almost newly created YouTube the first ‘loquender’ video in history, which immediately became a viral hit and started the fever for this kind of content. We are talking, of course, about ‘Still Dorito’:

A few months later, another Spanish user (MrCoucou) started a fashion that would eventually generate thousands of videos on YouTube, the video reviews with Loquendo. The funniest thing is that many users still took a while to find out where that characteristic voice that seemed to be present on multiple YouTube channels came from… even when youtubers began to add the word ‘Loquendo’ to the title or description of their videos , many comments implied that they thought he was a voice actor.

When it became clear what Loquendo was and what it allowed to be done, this phenomenon of videos with Loquendo, initially 100% Spanish, expanded with great success to Latin Americawhere it became fashionable to use this voice synthesis software to publish criticisms (when not mere successions of insults) against all kinds of groups (otakus, reggaeton, emos…).

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The English Wikipedia itself stands out, despite the existence of successful English-speaking ‘loquenders’ such as loquendointeractivethat “Loquendo’s voice synthesis has become an Internet meme on YouTube, although it is more common in Spanish language videos“.

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The most viewed videos in the history of YouTube that mention ‘Loquendo’

After that first wave of ‘loquenders’, another wave would arrive in 2009 focused on the publication parodic dubbing of gameplays, preferably from the game ‘Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas’), as well as anime reviews. Around this time, most of these dubbings were created using the free application TextAloud, which made it possible to synthesize speech from text.

Today it is possible to use a few seconds of recording of any voice and have an AI synthesize it

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The ‘cracked’ packs of TextAloud and Loquendo voices were all the rage for a while…

Global interest in Loquendo peaked between the end of 2011 and the beginning of 2012., more or less at the time when Telecom Italia decided all its shares in Loquendo to Nuance, a company specializing in OCR and speech recognition systems that, a decade later, would end up being acquired by Microsoft. Nuance would close its doors in 2022, so Loquendo’s speech synthesis tools are now part of Microsoft’s portfolio of Technologys, just like other tech legends like Windows and Clippy.

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Worldwide searches for Loquendo since 2004.

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what it is, how to use it and everything you need to know about this Internet-connected AI search engine

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Faced with ChatGPT, there are those who have the same feeling as when they tried the internet for the first time, but the reality is that despite its great potential, OpenAI’s conversational chat has flaws and limitations, one of which is the lack of sources or that it does not connect to Internet to search for answers. But ChatGPT is not alone: ​​there are AI tools capable of looking face to face at OpenAI chat like Perplexity AI. If you are not sure what Perplexity AI is, what it can be useful for and how to starta good start can be reading this article. (more…)

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