Source: Toronto Daily Star Date: April 29th, 2022 Link: https://www.thestar.com/business/mars/2022/04/28/tech-and-toddlers-how-torontos-daycares-are-going-digital.html Discussion “Every child in the daycare program is entered into the software and parents receive invitations to HiMama, which they can access through our app or website, where they receive updates about their child and can message the child’s caregiver. ” What are some of the… Read more »
Monthly Archives: April 2022
Source: BBC News Date: April 29th, 2022 Link: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-61248809 Discussion Computer scientist Sydney Tickaya said he thought the adoption of the cryptocurrency was “premature” and “irresponsible”. Why might this be the case? Why are some countries moving towards using bitcoin?
Salesforce is a big, complex set of services, which has been augmented via acquisition with several other big complex services, including MuleSoft, Tableau and Slack, three companies the CRM giant acquired in recent years. The company has been looking for ways to make all of these tools (including Salesforce itself) work better together, and it thinks the answer is… Read more »
Source: Toronto Daily Star Date: April 22nd, 2022 Link: https://www.thestar.com/business/mars/2022/04/20/from-misinformation-to-the-metaverse-how-tech-is-reshaping-health-care.html Discussion The article talks about “Activate your headsets: medicine enters the metaverse“. Is this a realistic use case for the metaverse? How could medicine and healthcare move into the metaverse?
For many of us, the idea of having such a chip implanted in our body is an appalling one, but a 2021 survey of more than 4,000 people across the UK and the European Union found that 51% would consider it. However, without giving a percentage figure, the report added that “invasiveness and security issues remained… Read more »
Source: TechNative Date: April 19th, 2022 Link: https://technative.io/leveraging-data-from-conversational-ai-interactions-to-improve-customer-experiences/ Discussion “This is where the role of the conversation designer becomes integral for success – and needs to be fully integrated into the business in order to achieve results. ” (emphasis added). “Conversation designer” is a new Future of Work role that did not exist before AI-interactive bots…. Read more »
Source: Canadian Broadcasting Company Date: April 14th, 2022 Link: https://www.cbc.ca/radio/asithappens/as-it-happens-the-monday-edition-1.6415906/researchers-give-a-robot-hand-the-power-of-touch-designing-a-human-like-fingertip-1.6417499 Discussion “Assistive robots that could help people … who may be old or infirm … [or] need help to get around and need help around the home to give them more of an independent life.” Why is human-like touch (haptic) required for this sort of… Read more »
Soul Machines is a New Zealand company looking to use AI to provide immediate video digital people which show emotions. Source: Soul Machines (www.SoulMachines.com) Date: April 11th, 2022 Link to 2 minute 22 second video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rjclQ3m5JRw Discussion Why is an AI-powered digital person that shows emotions so important? What are some applications of an AI-powered… Read more »
How do you grow food underwater? Nemo’s Garden is transforming the everyday by embracing digitalization and using Siemens Digital Industries Software to create underwater biospheres to help global food production. Are underwater farms the farms of the future? Source: YouTube Date: April 11th, 2022 Link to 5 minute 34 second video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-flwwKRDiHw Discussion What sorts… Read more »
TORONTO – Wesley Yue’s staff race against the clock every day. When orders arrive through an app, “riders” at his grocery delivery company Ninja have just 10 minutes to round up items and get them to customers via e-bike. “When I tell people about what we’re working on … they don’t really believe us,” said… Read more »