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Revealed: The technology companies leading the way in artificial intelligence
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Revealed: The technology companies leading the way in artificial intelligence

Alphabet and Amazon are among the companies best positioned to take advantage of future artificial intelligence disruption in the technology industry, our analysis shows. The assessment comes from GlobalData’s Thematic Research ecosystem, which ranks companies on a scale of one to five based on their likelihood to tackle challenges like artificial intelligence and emerge as long-term winners of the technology sector. According to our analysis, Alphabet, Amazon, Microsoft, Apple, Alibaba, Baidu, ByteDance, Nvidia, Z Holdings, Airbnb, Inspur Electronic, ASML, ABB, Tesla, Siemens, GE, Darktrace, Expedia, Mythic, Alibaba Pictures, Groq, Cerebras, TSMC, Horizon Robotics, UiPath, Automation Anywhere, ...
Lightning prediction technology under review by NOAA
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Lightning prediction technology under review by NOAA

LightningCast is being evaluated by the National Weather Service to predict threats of strikes. (NOAA)For decades children and adults have learned the motto "when thunder roars, go indoors." It is a low-tech approach to staying safe when lightning could be in the immediate area, but thanks to advancements in forecast products, meteorologists are getting more advanced warning when these sudden dangers could be on the horizon.The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says several forecast offices around the country are using an experimental LightningCast product to determine who has the greatest chance of seeing lightning upwards of an hour before a strike.The data comes from the GOES-16 and GOES-17 satellites that are constantly monitoring the skies over North America.Forecas...
Is technology killing personalized healthcare?
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Is technology killing personalized healthcare?

Close up of a senior man consulting with a doctor on his phone Living in a high-tech world means the healthcare industry needs to keep pace—and so do consumers. Think about it: Where would you be without your smartphone? The trend toward telehealth—the use of video for healthcare consultations for diagnoses and treatment—is a main component of the digital health market surge (26% growth per year expected through 2024). These days, when you need care, you need it right now. No time to make an appointment, play phone tag with a doctor’s office or wait for hours in an emergency room. Technology now allows doctors and patients to connect quickly and safely using secured channels such as apps and patient portals so diagnoses can be made quickly while also being...
Teacher inspires early love of technology through robotics
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Teacher inspires early love of technology through robotics

BROOKSTON, Ind. − One local teacher has transformed not just her own curriculum, but her school's learning methods with two little robots.Mindy Brennan, the computer lab teacher at Frontier Elementary School, has been utilizing the Cozmo and Vector robots from Digital Dream Labs (DDL) to supplement the school's programming studies.DDL is an "edtechtainment" company that develops consumer robots for people and students of all ages."Digital Dream Labs started off as an ed-tech company," Jacob Hanchar, CEO at DDL said, "so we taught coding to kindergarten through 5th grade. And now we are a robotics/AI-companion company. So we make robots for all ages that not only teach coding but also keep you company, count medicine for you, reminds you to take your medicine; go with you on trips, take pic...
A Chicago city sensor project goes global
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A Chicago city sensor project goes global

Each node in the Array of Things was equipped with an Nvidia graphics processing unit (or GPU) to perform computations on images out in the field and sent only processed data along to the network—a form of edge computing. As an added privacy safeguard, the nodes are designed to be installed temporarily. “I would rather not see edge computing blanketed across the city, where everywhere you walk there’s a camera that’s analyzing what you’re doing,” Catlett says. “That to me is more dystopian than I’d like to see. But I do think that these edge devices have a place for diagnosis. You drop that capability in for a purpose, and then you pull it out.”  Between 2016 and 2019, the team attached 140 AoT nodes to Chicago streetlights. In a participatory process, the team at Argonne and local univer...
Robotaxis are taking over China’s roads. Here’s how they stack up to the old-fashioned version.
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Robotaxis are taking over China’s roads. Here’s how they stack up to the old-fashioned version.

Beijing — So-called robotaxis are popping up all over China. Tech giant Baidu, better known for its search engine and sometimes referred to as China's Google, is among the companies testing the self-driving taxi service. A view from the back seat as a Baidu robotaxi carries passengers in Beijing, China.  CBS News Baidu is currently testing its self-driving taxis in 10 cities across the country, and it just got approval to roll out fully driverless vehicles in the major metropolises of Wuhan and Chongqing. In the capital, Beijing, where the company is based, a human is still required by law to sit in the front passenger's seat — but they haven't got much to do. ...
Bowman and Brooke Adds Powerful Search Technology from Casetext to its Arsenal of Litigation Tools
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Bowman and Brooke Adds Powerful Search Technology from Casetext to its Arsenal of Litigation Tools

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 18, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Bowman and Brooke, a nationally recognized trial firm with one of the country's largest product liability practices, is one of the first firms to adopt AllSearch, novel search technology powered by an emerging form of AI known as neural nets. AllSearch was developed by Casetext, the leading provider of AI-powered technology for attorneys, to address a fundamental weakness in traditional legal research tools: search results are limited to the specific keywords that are input as queries. Bowman and Brooke, a nationally recognized trial firm, is one of the first law firms to adopt Casetext's AllSearch. Tweet this AllSearch encodes documents in a much richer format than traditional search engines. This enables attorneys to more effici...
Growth In Healthcare Information Technology Is Steering The
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Growth In Healthcare Information Technology Is Steering The

LONDON, Aug. 18, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- According to The Business Research Company’s research report on the electronic medical records market, growth in healthcare information technology is significantly driving the growth of the electronic medical records market in healthcare. Electronic medical records are one of the significant applications that can be created, managed, and accessed by authorized staff within one health care organization for providing prompt healthcare services electronically. The rapid growth of electronic medical records adoption needs more development and simpler applications that can be achieved through the advanced IT sector in the health care sector. According to the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, a non-profit healthcare organization based in the USA, 201...
inside the UK’s latest drilling training facility Analysis
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inside the UK’s latest drilling training facility Analysis

Credit: Survivex “The global energy sector is extremely buoyant,” says Emma Howorth, the manager of a new AIS Survivex centre for well control training in Newcastle, England. The company is a training and skills provider, and part of the 3T Energy Group, and its work has left Howorth in an optimistic mood, who says that “all of our centres are very, very busy”.  This uptick in activity must be a relief, given that during the first year of the pandemic, it’s estimated that almost 34,000 fewer direct and indirect jobs were supported by the oil and gas sector than before it.   Conversely, today, Howorth says headcount in the industry is expected to exceed pre-pandemic levels ...
A Memorial to Old Technology. On design that lasts | by Joanna Ngai | Aug, 2022
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A Memorial to Old Technology. On design that lasts | by Joanna Ngai | Aug, 2022

Credit: Nguyen MinhOn design that lastsI used to be with ‘it’, but then they changed what ‘it’ was. Now what I’m with isn’t ‘it’ anymore and what’s ‘it’ seems weird and scary. It’ll happen to you!— Grandpa SimpsonWhenever I stumble upon old technology, I feel a mixture of curiosity (look at that!) and a ping of sadness (things change fast!). Source link