Emerging Tech

Rescue Drone Can Be Used To Spot Survivors In A Disaster Zone

Plenty of humanitarian and first-responder agencies are interested in drone technology. Capable of being rapidly deployed after a potential disaster, and immune to being negatively impacted by things like damaged roads and bridges, drones can play a vital role in rescue efforts. But while many agencies have focused on applications like delivering medical supplies, a …

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Dear robots: If you come to steal our jobs, please take these ones first

The question of whether we can automate away a certain number of jobs has long since been answered. Professions such as switchboard operator, lift operator, toll bridge money collector and more have long since been automated almost entirely out of existence. Over the coming decades, it’s likely that huge numbers of other jobs will also …

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Elon Musk Sends First Tweet Via SpaceX’s Starlink Internet Satellites

Elon Musk has just sent the first tweet via SpaceX’s internet satellites, a feat that goes some way to showing that Starlink isn’t just pie in the sky. Starlink is an ambitious multi-billion-dollar project with the goal to beam cheap broadband to communities around the world where internet connectivity is currently unreliable, too pricey, or …

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ServiceNow announces Bill McDermott as new CEO days after his exit from SAP

Days after exiting as SAP’s chief executive officer, Bill McDermott has been named the CEO of ServiceNow, the software company announced today. McDermott is replacing John Donahoe, whose exit from the company was announced at the same time in a separate press release. Danohoe is moving on to become the CEO of Nike after serving …

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Augmented Reality Gives Surgeons X-Ray Vision When They Operate

Imagine what a boon it would be to surgeons’ lifesaving abilities if they were granted X-ray vision while operating on patients. That’s exactly what a new startup called MediView XR, spinning out of the Cleveland Clinic’s Lerner Research Institute, wants to make possible — and it’s all thanks to the power of augmented reality (AR). …

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Expert Argues that Fears of Automation are Overblown

For many people, the word “automation” conjures up dystopian scenes of humans versus machines. A future in which people set aside our differences to oppose the sleek, metallic products of our own engineering. Few but growth-minded business types get a warm-and-fuzzy feeling of optimism when the word “automation” comes up. And for good reason. There’s …

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