How new technologies could protect industrial workers from COVID-19

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ome of the largest outbreaks in Canada have taken place in these types of workplaces, such as the hundreds of confirmed cases linked to meat-processing facilities as well as infections in several provinces traced back to a single Alberta oilsands work camp. But in many industrial workplaces, smartphones aren’t permitted due to safety concerns. That’s why Blackline developed its technology using… Read more »

Netflix will remain a blockbuster hit beyond the covid-19 era

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To understand netflix, forget the mullet-haired Joe Exotic and his antics in “Tiger King”. Think instead of the bearded El Profesor and the other rogues who populate “Money Heist”, the streaming firm’s exhilarating Spanish-language crime drama about stealing €2.4bn ($2.6bn) from the national mint in Madrid. Like the hijackers, Netflix is taking advantage of the lockdown in… Read more »

A computer ‘the size of a credit card’ could help doctors monitor COVID-19 patients remotely

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A team from the University of Toronto has created a new way for health-care workers to monitor COVID-19 patients — without having to set foot in their hospital rooms.  It all began about two weeks ago when a call came from Mount Sinai Hospital asking the university’s engineering department to figure out a way to… Read more »

With humans vulnerable: How about a digital helper?

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Since February, California-based manufacturer CloudMinds has shipped more than 100 robots to China. Many of those have gone to hospitals, where the XR-1 provides information to patients and helps guide visitors to the right department. The artificial intelligence (AI) incorporated into the machines means they can operate on their own. They also are connected to… Read more »

You Can’t Spell Creative Without A.I.

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Advances in software applications that process human language lie at the heart of the debate over whether computer technologies will enhance or even substitute for human creativity. Source: New York Times Date: April 21st, 2020 Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/08/technology/ai-creative-software-language.html Discussion Do you agree that Artificial Intelligence (AI) can be used as “intelligence amplifiers” that offer an important… Read more »

Big tech’s covid-19 opportunity

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The pandemic will have many losers, but it already has one clear winner: big tech. The large digital platforms, including Alphabet and Facebook, will come out of the crisis even stronger. They should use this good fortune to reset their sometimes testy relations with their users. Otherwise big government, the other beneficiary of the covid calamity,… Read more »

The coronavirus crisis will change the world of commerce

Posted by & filed under 3D Printing, AI/Artificial Intelligence, Robotic Process Automation (RPA).

“In the long run the firms that survive will have to master a new environment as the crisis and the response to it accelerate three trends: 1) an energising adoption of new technologies, 2) an inevitable retreat from freewheeling global supply chains and 3) a worrying rise in well-connected oligopolies. Source: The Economist Date: April… Read more »

What national COVID-19 modelling can tell us — and what it can’t

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Richard Masse, public health strategic adviser, explained Quebec’s COVID-19 pandemic projections on Tuesday. They estimate the province could see between 1,300 and 8,900 deaths due to the disease by the end of the month. That’s why the COVID-19 modelling the federal government is presenting this morning needs to be read with an understanding of what these… Read more »