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Exploring the Services and Missions of Technology

GUANGZHOU, China, Oct. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — With the support of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology and the Guangzhou Municipal People’s Government, Canton Tower Science & Technology Conference 2020 – The Global Mobile Developers Conference and AI Summit Forum, hosted by IDG Asia and co-organized by Guangzhou Municipal Science and Technology Bureau, was again in Guangzhou from Oct. 13 to 14, 2020.

The theme of this Conference is “Intelligence Everywhere · Imagine Endless”, showing people’s higher reliance and expectations for science and technology. Because technology brings an unprecedented sense of security and sense of gain during the pandemic period, people are all the more convinced that technology may create better well-being and a better life in the future.

Therefore, this Conference is a brainstorming of ideas to explore the services and missions of science and technology. Over 200 guests from governments, international organizations, enterprises, technology communities

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Orbita Launches New Adverse Event Module to Ease Reporting Burdens

BOSTON, Oct. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Orbita, the leading provider of HIPAA-compliant conversational voice and chat solutions for healthcare and life science organizations, today launched a new module designed to help pharmaceutical companies better detect and report adverse events. The new platform-agnostic Adverse Event module, built on the latest technology in machine learning and natural language processing, integrates into existing chat services to accurately detect and seamlessly assist users in reporting adverse reactions to medications, ultimately improving the efficiency and timeliness of adverse event reporting.

Machine learning fuels seamless and accurate reporting

Chatbots are an increasingly popular tool for patient support programs, but few are equipped to accurately flag if a patient is having a medication-induced side effect, which can hinder pharmacovigilance processes and success. Orbita’s new Adverse Event module draws from a robust corpus of medical and conversational data, while machine learning continually improves the module to increase

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The first room-temperature superconductor has finally been found

It’s here: Scientists have reported the discovery of the first room-temperature superconductor, after more than a century of waiting.

The discovery evokes daydreams of futuristic technologies that could reshape electronics and transportation. Superconductors transmit electricity without resistance, allowing current to flow without any energy loss. But all superconductors previously discovered must be cooled, many of them to very low temperatures, making them impractical for most uses.

Now, scientists have found the first superconductor that operates at room temperature — at least given a fairly chilly room. The material is superconducting below temperatures of about 15° Celsius (59° Fahrenheit), physicist Ranga Dias of the University of Rochester in New York and colleagues report October 14 in Nature.

The team’s results “are nothing short of beautiful,” says materials chemist Russell Hemley of the University of Illinois Chicago, who was not involved with the research.

However, the new material’s superconducting superpowers appear

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Artificial Intelligence Market by Technology, Hardware, End-user Industry, and Region – Global Forecast to 2026

DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Oct 14, 2020–

The “Artificial Intelligence (Chipsets) Market by Technology (Machine learning, Natural Language Processing, Context Aware Computing, Computer Vision), Hardware (Processor, Memory, Network), End-User Industry, and Region – Global Forecast to 2026” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

The AI (chipsets) market is expected to be valued at USD 7.3 billion in 2020 and is likely to reach USD 57.8 billion by 2026, at a CAGR of 40.1% during the forecast period.

Major drivers for the market are increasingly large and complex datasets driving the need for AI, the adoption of AI for improving consumer services & reducing operational costs, the growing number of AI applications, the improving computing power, and growing adoption of deep learning and neural networks.

The major restraint for the market is the lack of a skilled workforce. Critical challenges facing the AI (chipsets) market include low return on investment, creating models &

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Why The Recent Zoom Crash Is Evidence Of A Remote Technology Boom

Simple, slick and easy-to-implement, Zoom was primed to fill the gap and urgent needs of emerging remote demands. The video conferencing tool has since exploded in popularity, leading the pack of IT tools adopted in the pandemic and becoming an integral part of businesses, schools and conferences.

Despite it’s fast rise to the top, hardly a day passes without at least one mention of Zoom in the news. The company has faced security issues, including having meetings hijacked in attacks called “Zoom-bombings.” More recently, Zoom made headlines because of a sustained outage that caused massive disruption for its users. On the morning of August 24th, 2020, students, teachers and professors around the world were unable to connect for their first day of remote classes, derailed by a Zoom outage that lasted nearly four hours. The incident caused serious headaches and raised serious red flags from users Zoom technology

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Glance Introduces Mobile Camera Share Functionality

Feature Enables Businesses to Improve Field Service and IT Support Outcomes By Utilizing the Mobile Device Cameras of Customers and Field Technicians

WAKEFIELD, MA / ACCESSWIRE / October 14, 2020 / Glance ( www.glance.net ), a leading provider of visual engagement solutions that enable organizations to deepen customer relationships and transform digital customer interactions into brand-building and revenue-generation opportunities, announced the release of Glance Mobile Camera Share. This solution enables knowledge workers to see and troubleshoot on-site technical issues by accessing the camera on the customer’s or technician’s mobile device while engaged in a service call. Through this feature, businesses can accelerate issue resolution, reduce truck rolls, and maintain social distancing practices.

Toast, a leading provider of point-of-sale and restaurant management hardware and software, sees the new offering as a better tool to serve its customers.

“We are excited to use Glance Mobile Camera Share to make sure our customers

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Quality research in Africa matters more than ever — for the whole world

We are at a unique moment in history. Two particular, ongoing events stand out. COVID-19 is one. The other is a long-overdue recognition of inequities among people in the US and worldwide, as exemplified by the Black Lives Matter movement. These issues provide a useful, timely lens through which to consider the role and value of African research.

There are many levels on which the future of the world, not just Africa’s, rests on African research. First, Africa represents the youngest and fastest growing population in the world. This makes intellectual investment an imperative, to harness talent that is a significant and growing share of the global population.

Second, Africans represent the oldest and most diverse genome in the world. Human genetics research has the potential to reveal some of the small differences in our genes that are influential in determining what makes Africa more susceptible or resistant to certain

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An innovative method to tune lasers toward infrared wavelengths — ScienceDaily

Researchers at Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS) have discovered a cost-effective way to tune the spectrum of a laser to the infrared, a band of great interest for many laser applications. They collaborated with Austrian and Russian research teams to develop this innovation, which is now the subject of a patent application. The results of their work were recently published in Optica, the flagship journal of the Optical Society (OSA).

In this field of study, many laser applications have a decisive advantage if the laser wavelength is located and possibly tunable in the infrared region. However, this is still hardly the case with current ultrafast laser technologies, and scientists need to explore various nonlinear processes to shift the emission wavelength. In particular, the Optical Parametric Amplifier (OPA) has so far been the only well-established tool to reach this infrared window. Although OPA systems offer a broad range

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In Science We Trust – Rolling Stone

In a world reeling from the Covid-19 pandemic, the role of science has been brought into sharp focus. Chief scientific advisors, epidemiologists and infectious disease experts have become household names around the world; all hopes pinned on pioneers of modern medicine to provide the escape route: a vaccine. We are guzzling up information with newfound gusto, hungry for the facts of science over the disorientation of hearsay, rumor and rhetoric.

Yet, this spotlight on science is more an anomaly than a normality in the wider context. Society still isn’t embracing the full potential of science. Opportunities built on the foundations of scientific understanding to advance humanity are being missed.

Unlike questions raised over policies, laws, and opinion, science only ever speaks in evidence and data. Used well it can cut through the minefield of opinions and lay the groundwork for forward-thinking decisions. More urgently than ever, it’s time for decision-makers

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This major criminal hacking group just switched to ransomware attacks

A widespread hacking operation that has been targeting organisations around the world in a phishing and malware campaign which has been active since 2016 has now switched to ransomware attacks, reflecting how successful ransomware has become a money-making tool for cyber criminals.

Dubbed FIN11, the campaign has been detailed by cybersecurity researchers at FireEye Mandiant, who describe the hackers as a ‘well-established financial crime group’ which has conducted some of the longest running hacking campaigns.

The group started by focusing attacks on banks, retailers and restaurants but has grown to indiscriminately target a wide range of sectors in different locations around the world, sending thousands of phishing emails out and simultaneously conducting attacks against several organisations at any one time.

For example, in just one week, Mandiant observed concurrent campaigns targeting pharmaceuticals, shipping and logistics industries in both North America and Europe.

But despite attacks targeting a wide variety of

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