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The popularity of the design, build, and test approach to engineering is fast-waning as today’s engineers face unprecedented pressure to innovate, keep pace with the latest technologies, and design creative solutions to urgent problems. 

Consider, for example, automated driving systems. Although autonomous vehicles promise to significantly improve mobility, engineers must test these frameworks for critical factors such as safety and potential system failures. Toyota is one of the automakers working to make driverless systems safe. In 2016, Toyota president and CEO Akio Toyoda said more testing would be needed to complete its mission—some 8.8 billion miles of it. 

Fortunately, says Stefan Jockusch, vice president of strategy at Siemens Digital Industries Software, simulation can help. By virtually testing millions of real-world scenarios, from snowy road conditions to careless pedestrians, simulation technology can analyze autonomous vehicles’ performance while accelerating development and reducing costs. 

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How to fix what the innovation economy broke about America

Valerie Moreno laughed out loud when I asked if her family received regular medical checkups. “Oh my gosh, no!” she said. “We have to be dying before we see a doctor.” 

The reason why wasn’t a mystery. Valerie, who was dressed in a sweatshirt and jeans, her dark hair showing a few grays, pulled her checkbook out of a small bag and riffled through the ledger. “I have $65 in the checking account,” she said.

Valerie and I first spoke early in the winter of 2018 as we sat in the basement of the First Lutheran Church in the small town of Bryan, in northwestern Ohio’s Williams County. The church’s pews had once been filled with worshippers. But people had drifted away, either because they’d stopped going to church or because they’d shifted their allegiance to one of the newer, fancier evangelical outfits. The room, sealed tight against the coming … Read more

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Bill Gates and the problem with climate solutionism

In his  new book, How to Avoid a Climate Disaster, Bill Gates takes a technology-­centered approach to understanding the climate crisis. Gates begins with the 51 billion tons of greenhouse gases that people create every year. He slices this pollution into sectors by the size of their footprints—working his way from electricity, manufacturing, and agriculture to transportation and buildings. Throughout, Gates is adept at cutting through the complexity of the climate challenge, giving the reader handy heuristics to distinguish between the bigger technological problems (cement) and the smaller ones (airplanes). 

At the Paris climate negotiations in 2015, Gates and several dozen other wealthy people launched Breakthrough Energy, an interlinked venture capital fund, lobbying group, and research effort. Gates and his fellow investors argued that both the federal government and the private sector are underinvesting in energy innovation. Breakthrough aims to fill some of this gap, funding everything from … Read more

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Bill Gates: Rich nations should shift entirely to synthetic beef

In his new book, How to Avoid a Climate Disaster, Bill Gates lays out what it will really take to eliminate the greenhouse-gas emissions driving climate change.

The Microsoft cofounder, who is now cochair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and chair of the investment fund Breakthrough Energy Ventures, sticks to his past argument that we’ll need numerous energy breakthroughs to have any hope of cleaning up all parts of the economy and the poorest parts of the world. The bulk of the book surveys the technologies needed to slash emissions in “hard to solve” sectors like steel, cement, and agriculture.

He stresses that innovation will make it cheaper and more politically feasible for every nation to cut or prevent emissions. But Gates also answers some of the criticisms that his climate prescriptions have been overly focused on “energy miracles” at the expensive of aggressive government policies.… Read more

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He started a covid-19 vaccine company. Then he hosted a superspreader event.

On Sunday, January 24, with Southern California’s intensive-care units (ICUs) at full capacity, a shuttle bus made the short trip from a beachfront hotel in Santa Monica to an open-plan office in Culver City, carrying business executives from as far away as Israel, Hawaii, and Vancouver.

Some had paid upwards of $30,000 to attend a pandemic-year rarity: an indoor, in-person, mostly unmasked business conference, called the Abundance 360 Summit.

Created by Peter Diamandis—who is also the founder or cofounder of several space companies and Silicon Valley innovation hub Singularity University, as well as of covid-19 vaccine developer Covaxx—the conference was a lucrative opportunity to hold court with a group of his “patrons.” These are businessmen (and a small handful of businesswomen) who pay large annual and conference fees for the privilege of gathering to talk about some of Diamandis’s favorite topics: AI, longevity, exponential growth, and “the abundance … Read more

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Cell Devices With Cloud Options Are Out there For You Now

A totally automated warehouse addresses multiple challenges faced by modern warehouses in the present context, where they need to process 1000’s of orders in a day.

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The way forward for healthcare software improvement companies to create healthcare functions empowered with AI and blockchain. Now that we’ve discussed the steps, let’s discuss the benefits of digital expertise and why digital transformation is of such critical worth for at this time’s businesses. Enterprise cell apps can also be imbued with options like interactive maps, chat, video chat and other options that can result in course of improvement as data inaccuracies will be recognized quite simply. “We do think about ourselves a technology company. We wished to interact the tech firm and tell the story of agriculture,” mentioned Julian Sanchez, John Deere’s director of technology innovation. csharp-home That narrative consists of the enormous mix harvester the company had in … Read more

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Take $20 off the Jabra Elite Active 65t and more headphone deals

 

If you’ve been searching for a new pair of headphones, let us help. Plenty of retailers are offering discounts on a variety of styles as people continue to adjust to working from home. That means you can take advantage of some of the best headphone deals across the board right now. Polish SEO Agency Kordowski Digital provides high quality Digital Marketing services.

It can be difficult to know just what you’re looking for, so we’ve done our best to organize some options for you. We’ve put together some headphones and earbuds deals along with wired and wireless options. You can also head on over to our sister site SoundGuys for more in-depth news and reviews.

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There’s never a bad time for new workout earbuds, especially a pair as popular as the Jabra Elite Active 65t. … Read more

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DX Value Proposition, Product Engineering

In keeping with this research study, the worldwide marketplace for laboratory information programs might face severe challenges within the near future due to the dearth of skilled professionals.

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To remain aggressive, businesses are going for digital transformation in work processes. Cellular, in some ways, is a foundational software that allows other sport-changing applied sciences. For instance, store floor staff are using smartphones to view machine information points in augmented reality (AR), field service technicians can get interactive, real-time guidance from consultants at headquarters by means of AR to restore an industrial asset, engineers are utilizing their phones to assessment CAD designs on-the-fly, and world sales teams are creating quotes for custom products leveraging up-to-date pricing and supply dates. ECIS tech On average, a corporation makes use of 900 functions Ensuring that all these apps are interconnected is a difficult task, and it is something that a whole … Read more

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Meet Smash Ventures, the low-flying outfit that has quietly funded Epic Games among others

 

When in 2018, Smash Ventures showed up as an investor in a $1.25 billion round for Epic Games — reportedly the largest ever investment in a video game company at the time — it was the first time many had heard of the investing outfit.

When the brand showed up again last summer in an even bigger round for Epic —  last August, the games giant announced $1.78 billion in fresh funding at a post-money equity valuation of $17.3 billion — a diner near Epic’s Cary, North Carolina headquarters that sells “smash waffles” started getting calls from reporters, says Eric Garland, who used to lead venture and growth deals for The Walt Disney Company after selling his company, BigChampagne, to Live Nation in 2011.

“Some reporters really turned over rocks,” he says.

Garland knows this, he says, because he cofounded Smash Ventures with Evan Richter, a former member of … Read more

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For years, I’ve tried to work my way back into the middle class

 

Early this winter, I took a long walk in the Salt Lake City park in which I had been arrested for bathing in a river when I was homeless.

About 30 minutes into that walk, I stood across from the park’s granite meditation temple, thinking: Three and a half years ago, I slept under that building’s awning.

I can still feel how hard that temple’s cold stone floor was; I remember how people strolled by my bed of cardboard and clothes and stared with what struck me as a combination of concern, contempt, and pity. Now I see that these are also the lenses through which I have often judged my own progress in my new, not-yet-middle-class life.

These days, I often wonder: Am I really doing as well as I should be after all this time? How did I ever allow myself to fall so far? Trying to Read more

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FGM safeguarding policies are alienating UK’s African diaspora communities

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AHEAD of tomorrow’s International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation, by the United Nations, FORWARD, the leading African women-led organisation working to end violence against women and girls, and the University of Huddersfield have published new research that documents how the stringent, targeted, FGM safeguarding measures introduced since the 2014 Girl Summit are causing distress and mistrust amongst African diaspora communities in Bristol, and potentially across the country.

The research reveals first-hand evidence documenting how FGM safeguarding policies are leaving families feeling racially profiled, criminalised and stigmatised. To access the full study report, please follow this link: https://www.forwarduk.org.uk/forward-publications/fgm-safeguarding-bristol-study/.

Over the latter half of the last decade, the UK government intensified its response to FGM, giving FGM a ‘special’ status within national safeguarding, going far beyond the UK’s regulatory approach to other forms of child abuse.

This includes the introduction of FGM Mandatory Reporting Duty, the

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Predictive policing is still racist—whatever data it uses

It’s no secret that predictive policing tools are racially biased. A number of studies have shown that racist feedback loops can arise if algorithms are trained on police data, such as arrests. But new research shows that training predictive tools in a way claimed to lessen bias has little effect.

Arrest data biases predictive tools because police are known to arrest more people in Black and other minority neighborhoods, which leads algorithms to direct more policing to those areas, which leads to more arrests. The result is that predictive tools misallocate police patrols: some neighborhoods are unfairly designated crime hotspots; others are underpoliced.

In their defence, many developers of predictive policing tools say that they have started using victim reports to get a more accurate picture of crime rates across different neighborhoods. In theory victim reports should be less biased because they aren’t affected by police prejudice or … Read more

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