Tiger Woods & Rory McIlroy launch ‘high-tech golf league’ aimed at younger fans

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Source: BBC Sports news Date: September 1st, 2022 Link: https://www.bbc.com/sport/golf/62665874 What do you think “a data-rich, virtual course” in a stadium setting will look like, and what sort of “data” will likely be provided? Are there other sports that might be able to copy this approach using this sort of technology?

Supercomputer helps Canadian researcher uncover thousands of viruses that could cause human diseases

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racking pathogens that could spark future pandemics is no easy feat, but thanks to the help of a supercomputer, a Canadian researcher is among a team of scientists who’ve uncovered thousands of viruses that might one day pose a threat to humans. Dubbed the Serratus Project, the international collaboration recently shared its findings in the journal Nature — which included… Read more »

Amazon’s Panorama box lets firms check if staff follow coronavirus rules

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Amazon plans to sell companies a way to detect when staff are not wearing face masks or socially distancing. Beyond the pandemic, the system could also be used to track compliance of other workplace rules or to monitor the public – for example, to check the number of customers queuing in a store. It involves… Read more »

Data from millions of cell phones show how spring break was a catalyst for the pandemic in Quebec

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As Canadian authorities are thinking about using geolocalized data from cell phones to track the spread of the coronavirus, Radio-Canada got access to the data from 7.9 million cell phones across the country. Our analysis shows how Quebecers multiplied their movements at the worst possible moment: during spring break and at a time when health… 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 »

Work it out: Jobs that will emerge over the next decade

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Each paradigmatic shift in the workspace has always been accompanied with a restive period in human history. In the early 19th century, as the first Industrial Revolution took root in the UK, and mechanisation came to replace the predominantly agrarian economy, a group of workers took to violent protests smashing machines that deprived them of… Read more »

How WhatsApp is being abused in Brazil’s elections

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Political campaigners in Brazil have used software that scrapes Facebook for citizens’ phone numbers, and then automatically sends them WhatsApp messages and adds them to WhatsApp groups. Almost three weeks ago, 147 million voters in the country went to the polls for legislative elections and the first round of the presidential elections. This Sunday, they… Read more »

The most in-demand job title at companies like Facebook, Google and Amazon

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Jobs at tech companies like Google, Amazon and Facebook are the most sought-after roles around. But what type of employees are these companies looking to for? Data analysis site Paysa looked at over 8,200 job posting and over 70,000 resumes at tech companies worth $10 billion or more to find what roles they are hiring for the most. Source: CNBC Date: September… Read more »