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IBM, Brazil Team Up Against Zika; Windows 10 Update Coming August 2

Posted July 27th, 2016 at 2:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: IBM Steps Up Efforts in Fight Against Zika International Business Machines Corp (IBM) has announced it will provide Brazil’s leading Oswaldo Cruz Foundation with technology and resources to help track the Zika virus. The foundation, affiliated with Brazil’s Ministry of Health, will use IBM’s technology to analyze data about human travel patterns […]

Minecraft Meets AI; the Fall and Decline of Yahoo

Posted July 21st, 2016 at 11:49 am (UTC-5)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: Minecraft Is Testing Ground for Human-AI Collaboration Minecraft, the computer game of blocks, has been used to build all sorts of things for fun and educational applications. Now, Microsoft researchers have released an experimental version intended as an artificial intelligence (AI) training ground. Nicknamed Project Malmo, the open source effort allows a […]

Social Media Communities Help Redefine Health Care

Posted July 8th, 2016 at 10:53 am (UTC-5)
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Social media health communities have been quietly reshaping healthcare as part of a growing trend to raise awareness and empower patients. Some medical professionals caution, however, that these websites might contain inaccurate or unsubstantiated information. It is the next step in the evolution of social gatherings, but with wider reach. Instead of asking a friend […]

China’s Fake Online Posts; Shenzhen’s Bright High-tech Future

Posted May 19th, 2016 at 11:38 am (UTC-5)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: Study: China Fakes 488 Million Social Media Comments a Year A Harvard University study says the Chinese government fabricates up to 488 million social media comments every year – the equivalent of a day of global tweets – to distract its citizens from sensitive political issues. Harvard scholars started their study with […]

Technology a Lifeline for Brussels Victims; Tor Project Tightens Security

Posted March 22nd, 2016 at 11:21 am (UTC-5)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: Brussels Attacks Highlight Technology’s Importance, But We Could Do So Much More In Brussels, Belgium, thousands tried to reach loved ones following the devastating terror attacks on airport and subway systems, bringing the country’s mobile networks to a halt. As a result, people reached out on social media, using WhatsApp, Twitter and […]

2015: End of Cybersecurity, Rise of the Robots, Digital Amnesia

Posted January 1st, 2016 at 10:47 am (UTC-5)
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In many ways, 2015 saw the demise of cybersecurity as hackers violated website after website, taking security breaches to new levels and compromising the personal data of millions of users around the world. The year also witnessed the steady advance of robotics and artificial intelligence, frequently giving shape to the idea that the future might […]

In 2016, Social Media, IoT to Dominate; Asia Startups Likely to Shine

Posted December 24th, 2015 at 11:20 am (UTC-5)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: Technology Trends for 2016? IoT, Social Media Rule The Internet of Things (IoT) will take root in 2016, projects Mark Barrenechea, CEO of Enterprise Information Management firm OpenText. Barrenechea says IoT will become more prevalent in 2016 as social media dominate the world, becoming the new marketing avenues of choice. How Vulnerable IoT […]

Reigning in Artificial Intelligence; IoT Spending Leaders

Posted December 15th, 2015 at 11:54 am (UTC-5)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: Elon Musk Takes On Saving the World From Artificial Intelligence Tesla Motors’ CEO Elon Musk, along with several tech heavyweights, just founded a non-profit, billion-dollar outfit called OpenAI to research artificial intelligence (AI) in a way that benefits humanity. Musk had expressed concern that artificial intelligence could take over the world. Ready […]

IBM AI to Fight Beijing Smog; Is Social Media Hurting Relationships?

Posted December 9th, 2015 at 11:38 am (UTC-5)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: IBM Broadens Push in China, India to Predict Pollution Patterns An International Business Machines Corporation division – IBM Research – will be working with the Delhi Dialogue Commission to understand the correlation between traffic and pollution. The initiative is similar to IBM’s effort in China, where it is testing artificial intelligence to […]