AI-enabled workforce critical for future investment – IDA

IDA Ireland has said that an AI-enabled workforce is critical to transforming Ireland’s enterprise base and supporting future investment in the country. The agency has published its latest Labour Market Pulse report in collaboration with Microsoft and LinkedIn. The research, entitled ‘Unlocking the Future: Ireland’s Prosperity with Generative AI’, is focused on artificial intelligence skills…

WTO eyes global trade rebound but warns of risks

The World Trade Organization said today that global trade should rebound this year from an unexpected slump in 2023, but warned that regional conflicts, geopolitical tensions and economic policy uncertainty risked darkening the picture. In its annual trade forecast, the WTO disclosed that world trade volumes unexpectedly declined by 1.2% in 2023. That downgrade was…