Tech and toddlers: How Toronto’s daycares are going digital

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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 »

Bitcoin becomes official currency in Central African Republic

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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’s low-code workflow tool aims to unify CRM giant’s largest acquisitions

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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 »

From misinformation to the metaverse: how tech is reshaping health care

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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?

Leveraging data from conversational AI interactions to improve customer experiences

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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 »

Researchers give a robot hand the power of touch, designing a human-like fingertip

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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 Human OS 2.0

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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 »

Digital Twins

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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 »