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Oct 29, 2022

AI-Driven Automation And Human-Driven Management Of The Business Of Data

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Managing data with AI-powered automation and data product managers.

Oct 28, 2022

An automated system to clean restrooms in convenience stores

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Researchers at Tokyo Metropolitan University have created a robotic system that could automate the cleaning of restrooms in convenience stores and other public spaces. This system, introduced in a paper published in Advanced Robotics, will be competing in the Future Convenience Store Challenge (FCSC) at the World Robot Summit (WRS), a competition for state-of-the-art technologies to automate convenience stores.

“Many provide restrooms for customers, and restroom cleaning is an essential part of the business,” Kazuyoshi Wada, one of the researchers who developed the system, told TechXplore. “While restroom cleaning is necessary for sanitary purposes, it involves mental and physical hard work. Clerks are often inappropriate for cleaning toilets in convenience stores; and maintaining consistent cleanliness levels is difficult because of the different perceptions of cleanliness among clerks.”

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Oct 28, 2022

This DIY handheld computer kit helps you fulfill your fantasy console dreams

Posted by in categories: business, computing, entertainment

We live in very interesting times, especially if you happen to be a tinkerer, hobbyist, or what is commonly called a “maker” these days. From affordable palm-sized computer boards like the Raspberry Pi to the almost magical 3D printers, it has never been easier to bring ideas to life or, at the very least, prototype designs quickly before they hit final production. Not everyone might have access to these parts and tools, though, but those same things have also made it easier to create and sell products that bigger companies would never dare make. Those include niche yet popular designs, like this quirky pocket computer kit that you can assemble on your own to become not just a portable game emulator but a real computer you could use for more serious business, like even developing your own retro-style game on the go.

Designer: Clockwork.

Oct 28, 2022

Facebook to share traders’ data with State agencies

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Meanwhile, in Kenya, Facebook to start sharing advertising data with Kenya’a tax agency, and the police.

In the terms, the company said businesses placing adverts across its different platforms would have given it consent to share information with government agencies looking for such information to assist in lawful investigations.

“Our licence to deliver your ad will end when we have completed your order. You understand, however, that…you consent that Meta may disclose your advertising content, and all information associated with your advertising, to a governmental entity or body if Meta believes that disclosure would assist in a lawful investigation,” says the company in the terms that will be effective January 3, 2023.

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Oct 26, 2022

NASA-funded space robots will grab objects in orbit using arms controlled from Earth

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The company that will work with US Space Force has also won some NASA contracts.

It’s official: robots are here to stay in space. Robotics software and engineering company PickNik Robotics announced on Tuesday that it has won a SpaceWERX contract to work on robotics for the US Space Force, according to a press release acquired by IE

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Oct 25, 2022

At internal AI conference, Amazon executives discuss using machine learning to revolutionize drug discovery, genomics, clinical trials, and more

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, business, nanotechnology, robotics/AI

Insider obtained documents that reveal the topics, goals and challenges discussed. Together, they show Amazon’s ambition to take on Google’s DeepMind, a pioneer in AI-powered scientific discovery. This could take Amazon from dabbling in healthcare services, and turn it into a potentially serious player in the future of medicine.

“The demarcation line between core Amazon/AWS business and life science and healthcare is shifting,” said Amazon scientist and senior solutions architect Sergey Menis, according to a transcript of his comments seen by Insider. “We are increasingly more specialized in healthcare and life sciences.” An Amazon spokesperson declined to comment.

Menis developed a nanoparticle that underpins a promising HIV vaccine candidate. He was joined at last week’s Amazon Machine Learning Conference by Amazon’s chief medical officer Taha Kass-Hout.

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Oct 25, 2022

What’s behind worrying RSV surge in US children’s hospitals?

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Children’s hospitals in parts of the U.S. are seeing a surge in a common respiratory illness that can cause severe breathing problems for babies.

RSV cases fell dramatically two years ago as the pandemic shut down schools, day cares and businesses. With restrictions easing in the summer of 2021, doctors saw an alarming increase in what is normally a fall and winter virus.

Now, it’s back again. And doctors are bracing for the possibility that RSV, flu and COVID-19 could combine to stress hospitals.

Oct 24, 2022

Bill Gates-backed startup builds a massive refinery to turn alcohol into jet fuel

Posted by in categories: business, energy, sustainability, transportation

Bill Gates founded Breakthrough Energy and has recently announced that its first Catalyst project funding will come in the form of a $50 million grant to LanzaJet’s Freedom Pines Fuels sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) plant in Soperton, Georgia.

Breakthrough Energy Catalyst is a unique program that brings together businesses and nonprofits to fund key first-of-its-kind commercial-scale projects that speed up the deployment of essential technologies.

Oct 24, 2022

Hevolution Foundation Launches Grants Program to Encourage Research into the Science of Aging in Saudi Arabia

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RIYADH, Saudi Arabia—()— Hevolution Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides grants and early-stage investments to incentivize research and entrepreneurship in healthspan science, announces a new grants program to encourage research into the aging process in Saudi Arabia, as part of the growing Saudi scientific ecosystem. The program, Hevolution’s Open Call for Grant Applications in Saudi Arabia, will provide funding of up to 500,000 Saudi Riyals for local researchers with an interest in the mechanisms of aging.

“This grants program is the first of many through which we aim to encourage the development of the field of aging research in Saudi Arabia” Tweet this

“Saudi Arabia’s population is relatively young but has high rates of age-related conditions such as heart disease and diabetes,” commented Mehmood Khan, MD, Hevolution Foundation’s Chief Executive Officer. “Our hope is that by tackling the aging process itself, we can alleviate the burden of diseases and conditions of aging for the people of Saudi Arabia and worldwide. With this pilot program and others that we have in the works, we hope to enable Saudi Arabia’s scientific community to be a key player in the global charge to reduce the burden of age-related diseases and conditions that affect most of humanity.”

Oct 21, 2022

Microsoft Confirms Server Misconfiguration Led to 65,000+ Companies’ Data Leak

Posted by in categories: business, cybercrime/malcode, internet

Microsoft this week confirmed that it inadvertently exposed information related to thousands of customers following a security lapse that left an endpoint publicly accessible over the internet sans any authentication.

“This misconfiguration resulted in the potential for unauthenticated access to some business transaction data corresponding to interactions between Microsoft and prospective customers, such as the planning or potential implementation and provisioning of Microsoft services,” Microsoft said in an alert.

The misconfiguration of the Azure Blob Storage was spotted on September 24, 2022, by cybersecurity company SOCRadar, which termed the leak BlueBleed. Microsoft said it’s in the process of directly notifying impacted customers.

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