The results are clearly welcome for both EG as well as MLG’s owners at Activision, which gets a not-so-subtle plug for its marquee shooter. At the same time, the event illustrates just how rapidly esports has grown, particularly for COD. Several years ago, early esports players rarely made a living wage — now, the very best players can swim in cash. There’s still a lot of inconsistency (CWL doesn’t have minimum salaries like you see with some leagues), but it’s possible for some COD players to turn their skill into a viable career.
In 2016, Amazon filed a terrifying patent that described a system to put human workers in cages to protect them from machines. Named “an extraordinary illustration of worker alienation, a stark moment in the relationship between humans and machines,” this patent came into the limelight after a recent study published on Friday. The patent is […]
Ayrial Miller is clearly annoyed. Her mother is sitting with her on the couch in their Chicago apartment, scrolling through the teen’s contacts on social media. “Who’s this?” asks Jennea Bivens, aka Mom. It’s a friend of a friend, Ayrial says, and they haven’t talked in a while. “Delete it,” her mom says. The 13-year-old’s […]
Microsoft is reportedly working on an AI-based retail solution that could take on Amazon Go, which was inaugurated in Seattle this January. The software giant’s new technology will be able to track what customers add to their carts and eliminate the need for cashiers as well as checkout lines from stores by facilitating automated billing at […]