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.
There was a time, not long ago, where many of us operated and made decisions based largely on our knowledge and experience rather than data. That seems almost inconceivable these days when most of us are awake to the benefits of data-driven services.
VF is utilizing a groundbreaking form of automation—by way of robots—to heighten a safe work environment for associates that increases productivity three-fold.
A crew of 11 robots have joined VF associates at a distribution center (DC) in Martinsville, VA, for a pilot program that launched in August 2020. The bots, manufactured by Locus Robotics, create an ergonomic workspace and help support associates by increasing social distancing in response to COVID-19. With health and safety more critical than ever and productivity up 63%, VF is looking to bring bots to DCs throughout the globe.
The future of mobile AI is being led by talented women across the board, that being in the creation of new software, hardware or in deep in the weeds of research. Here at Qualcomm we depend on our women engineers to fuel the most cutting-edge solutions we offer. So, earlier this month we set down with MIT Tech Review in a discussion about the importance of women driving AI innovation and explored some of the latest advancements brought through their work. Advancements ranging from our AI Model Efficiency Toolkit (AIMET) to Duolingo’s birdbrain model were topics explored in depth.
Join Dr. Jerome Baudry, a molecular biophysics professor from The University of Alabama in Huntsville, as he pushes the accelerator on coronavirus-focused drug discovery. He’s studying compounds and elements that occur in nature and their application to drug development. Using HPE’s Sentinel supercomputer, he’s researching these natural products’ efficacy against COVID-19 and sharing victories, setbacks and insights from the lab.
By Janet Ooi, IoT Industry Solutions Lead, Keysight Technologies
While digital infrastructure might not be the cure to COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, it is undoubtedly helping the world cope in many ways. More and more, governments, enterprises, healthcare, and even the education sector are using the Internet of Things (IoT) and artificial intelligence (AI) to autonomously fight the effects of the pandemic as it continues to spread globally.
Here are six ways IoT and AI are helping curb the pandemic:
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is poised to become the next big information revolution. As we move into an increasingly data-driven world, there is a critical need to build an AI-ready workforce. How are India’s educators and educational institutions gearing up to tap into this huge opportunity?
Among the top 10 trends that will impact the jobs of the future in the Indian economic landscape, increasing adoption of new technology, advances in AI, and expansion of education are particularly significant.
By Michele Robinson-Pontbriand | Director Corporate Social Responsibility
Technology has always played a critical role in the healthcare industry. However, recent advancements are driving a revolution in capabilities and opportunities to improve the health and wellness of people around the world. And at a time when such advancements are sorely needed, I might add.