AI, IoT, Analytics and Other Emerging Tech Will Be Crucial in Post-Pandemic World

You probably can’t count how many times you’ve heard that the challenges caused by the coronavirus outbreak across the U.S. and around the world will lead to significant opportunities for those in the tech space, especially AV integrators with a foothold in collaboration and touchless systems.

From corporate to education to health care to hospitality to retail and beyond, AV integrators are uniquely positioned to help their clients find new ways to use existing and emerging technology to solve their problems and bring people back to work, school, restaurants, sports arenas and more safely.

Using occupancy management, digital signage to deliver messages to people and offering touchless experiences and intuitive access control protocols are all ways AV integrators can incorporate tech into existing spaces in the new reality of COVID-19, said NEC Display’s Kelly Harlin during the closing session of the 2020 NSCA Pivot to Profit virtual event today.


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In the world of financial technology, AI poses questions, heightens efficiency, and encourages ingenuity

This article was written based on discussions from the latest Bloomberg Women in Fintech event. To learn more about the series, please email [email protected]

While AI has been a buzzword for some time, the uncertainty and rapid changes stemming from the global pandemic have brought the technology’s benefits and challenges to the forefront. Within the multitude of applications, several focus areas are helpful for the fintechs in particular, keeping in mind how humans and AI can work together to empower the other.

The opportunities for AI to both assist in a tumultuous working environment and heighten human efficiency were under discussion at the latest panel hosted by Bloomberg’s Women in Fintech. There are many details to consider with a constantly evolving technology, particularly surrounding bias and security, but according to panelists, it is essential that companies look to integrate AI holistically, ensuring automation bolsters their business and empowers employees to

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Australia Asks Google to Block Users ‘Walking’ Sacred Site | World News

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia has asked Google to remove photographs of the top of the sacred Indigenous site, Uluru, a tool that allowed users to appear to walk on its summit.

Australia in 2019 closed Uluru, formerly known as Ayers Rock, after a decades-long campaign by indigenous communities to protect it.

Parks Australia, which is responsible for the national park where Uluru is located, said Google images contains photographs of the sacred site, which effectively defies the ban.

“Parks Australia…requested that the content be removed in accordance with the wishes of Anangu, Uluru’s traditional owners, and the national park’s guidelines,” a spokeswoman for the governing body said.

The Anangu people, the traditional owners of Uluru, have called for the climb to be closed since 1985, when the park was placed in indigenous hands, due to its spiritual significance as a route their ancestors took.

Google did not immediately respond to

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Science News from around the World

Hi, I’m Scott Hershberger, with Scientific American as an American Association for the Advancement of Science Mass Media Science and Engineering Fellow. And here’s a short piece from the September 2020 issue of the magazine, in the section called Advances: Dispatches from the Frontiers of Science, Technology and Medicine. The article is titled “Quick Hits,” and it’s a rundown of some stories from around the globe.

From Argentina:

The earliest dinosaurs laid soft-shelled eggs, paleontologists say. A new chemical analysis of a more than 200-million-year-old fossilized egg from Patagonia—and a clutch of more recent eggs from Mongolia, found in the Gobi Desert—revealed a thin film matching the characteristics of modern soft-shelled eggs.

From England:

Archaeologists found that 20 deep shafts, previously thought to be natural sinkholes and ponds, were dug by Neolithic humans. The shafts form a circle two kilometers in diameter, with the Durrington Walls monument at

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Pearson Named to FORTUNE Change the World List of Most Admired Companies

HOBOKEN, N.J., Sept. 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Pearson, the world’s learning company, today announced its inclusion on the 2020 FORTUNE “Change the World” list. FORTUNE’s annual “Change the World” list is intended to showcase the power of capitalism to improve the human condition by identifying companies that have made an important social or environmental impact through their profit-making strategy and operations. 

Pearson was selected for its work offering the GED high school equivalency credential across the globe, its recent social bond that raised funds to support Connections Academy virtual schools and other programs that support disadvantaged learners, and its work to expand access to the BTEC (Business and Technology Education Council) vocational qualification certification for women in Africa.

“Pearson’s purpose is to help people make progress in their lives through learning and a key factor to achieve this is integrating a comprehensive social impact plan into our business

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