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Intel AI-Powered Backpack Helps Visually Impaired Navigate World

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What’s New: Artificial intelligence (AI) developer Jagadish K. Mahendran and his team designed an AI-powered, voice-activated backpack that can help the visually impaired navigate and perceive the world around them. The backpack helps detect common challenges such as traffic signs, hanging obstacles, crosswalks, moving objects and changing elevations, all while running on a low-power, interactive device.

When It Comes to Tackling Emissions, Home Is Where 'the Smart' Is

by Manish Pant
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Over the last year, we’ve spent up to 60% more time at home compared to before the pandemic. That’s not too surprising given that our homes are doubling up as offices, restaurants, gyms, schools and entertainment centres. However, as a result, we’ve seen a massive rise in domestic emissions as well as our energy consumption bills. 

LifeGuides Team Expands to Miami - A Gateway to North American & Global Expansion

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TEMPE, Ariz., March 22, 2021 /3BL Media/ - LifeGuides® announced its expansion of the company’s operations into Miami, in addition to its HQ in Phoenix and technology base in San Francisco. LifeGuides® is an HR benefit, which empowers employees to pick a certified Guide, who has successfully navigated the same personal growth or Life Challenge event faced now. During one-to-one sessions, with a trained and certified Guide, the client receives emotional support, useful life experience wisdom, and an authentic relationship.

Benevity Welcomes New Chief Data Officer

Data & analytics leader Jane Moran will bolster insights capabilities and help clients optimize ESG performance
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CALGARY, Alberta, March 23, 2021, /3BL Media/ -- Benevity, Inc., the leading provider of global corporate purpose software, today announced Jane Moran will be joining the company’s executive leadership team on April 12, 2021 as its new Chief Data Officer. Jane will lead a growing team at Benevity responsible for bolstering data, analytics and measurement capabilities, as well as continuing to scale its suite of products and services.

Simulating Isolation on the Moon: Lunark Mission Accomplished

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Back in autumn 2020, space architects and modern-day explorers Sebastian Aristotelis and Karl-Johan Sørensen set out on an intrepid mission to the arctic north of Greenland. As we have written in previous articles, the aim was to road-test their prototype Lunar habitat in one of the harshest, most unforgiving terrains on earth.

5G Open Innovation Lab Expands Global Reach, Market Impact with Third Batch of Fifteen Companies Selected to Participate in the Spring 2021 Program

Firms selected have demonstrated established track records with proven management teams driving development of use cases in markets from connected cars to healthcare
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SEATTLE, March 18, 2021 /3BL Media/ – The 5G Open Innovation Lab, a global applied innovation ecosystem for corporations, academia and government institutions, today announced the selection of its third batch of companies to participate in the Spring 2021 program which launched this month.  The Lab is supported by its founding and corporate partners which include Amdocs, Dell Technologies, F5, Intel, Microsoft, NASA, T-Mobile and VMware.

Cummins Leader Calls for Continued Innovation in All Technologies to Reach Environmental Goals

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Innovation in both internal combustion and alternative technologies is the best way to achieve important environmental benefits today and a carbon-neutral future, a Cummins leader told a U.S. Senate committee Tuesday.

Vice Chairman Tony Satterthwaite testified that advanced internal combustion engines can achieve immediate reductions in air pollutants and carbon emissions while the infrastructure and manufacturing scale develops for low-carbon technologies like battery and fuel cell electric powertrains.

Detox: An AI System To Detect and Prevent Toxic Speech

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Cyberbullying is everyone’s business and the best response is a proactive one. Our new research project Detox is a step forward in figuring out how to help children and parents navigate today’s complex digital universe.

15th Annual Living Future Event Focuses on Greenest Buildings for a Healthy Future

Key Speakers Include Co-Founder of Beneficial State Bank Kat Taylor
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SEATTLE, March 11, 2021 /3BL Media/ - The world’s greenest developers, architects, and product designers will gather at Living Future 2021, the 15th annual conference hosted by the International Living Future Institute. At this crucial moment in history, the event will gather leaders to examine ways to stop climate change and address the structural inequities in the built environment. 

Goodyear Airship Operations Earns IS-BAO Safety Certification

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March 9, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Goodyear’s Airship Operations organization recently received Stage 1, the first level IS-BAO certification from the International Business Aviation Council. IS-BAO, which stands for the International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations, is the industry’s globally recognized code of best practices to ensure flight departments worldwide achieve high levels of safety and professionalism.

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