"No matter how big a nation is, it is no stronger than its weakest people, and as long as you keep a person down, some part of you has to be down there to hold him down, so it means you cannot soar as you might otherwise.", Marian Anderson ... IBM CEO Arvind Krishna sent a letter to Congress earlier this week announcing the company would no longer offer general purpose facial recognition technology or analysis software. Amazon and Microsoft announced on Wednesday and Thursday, respectively, moratoria on police use of their facial recognition technology, amid a call for federal regulation of the controversial technology ... seven years after  Lego Mindstorms EV3, Lego has finally unveiled a new Mindstorms kit: Lego Mindstorms Robot Inventor ... Apple wanted to be able to cut 15,000 workers from the production line, which represents about 50% of the workers used at key times. It didn't work ... Chinese internet giant Tencent is building a 200 hectare “Net City”, an interconnected space including office buildings, residential and public space, in Shenzhen ... IoE is now considered the next stage of IoT development. It adds P2M and P2P to M2M as communication models on an IoE backbone. According to a Cisco analysis, as of 2022, 55% of connections will be of these two types ... 47 percent of all U.S. employees work for a small company. SMBs are vital but have limited resources. The IoT help them improve efficiency and cost-effectiveness.
Smart Cities Dive
by Chris Teale
Amazon and Microsoft announced on Wednesday and Thursday, respectively, moratoria on police use of their facial recognition technology, amid a call for federal regulation of the controversial technology. Amazon's moratorium is for one year, while Microsoft said its moratorium is indefinite until laws are in place.
PC Mag
The new Lego Mindstorms Robot Inventor kit includes instructions for four robots, and supports both Scratch and Python programming.
IoT Evolution
by Wolfgang Thieme
When talking about IoT architecture, we often think of three major components: devices, connectivity and application platforms. While this line of thought might be a good starting point for anyone who has just recently gotten to know the intricate IoT ecosystem, it omits a vital layer in the IoT value chain: network and device management.
Apple Insider
by William Gallagher
Apple has spent years and millions of dollars on automating its production lines with technology, and it has always reverted to using skilled human beings instead.
by Marc Saltzman
Ask "Alexa, what do I do if I think I have COVID-19?" and you'll likely hear a reply that says something like, "If you think you have COVID-19, I can ask you a few questions based on CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) guidelines, to help you make a decision about seeking medical care. Do you have a few minutes for this"?
South China Morning Post
by Iris Deng
When Tencent Holdings was founded in 1998, most Chinese households did not even have access to the internet. China's online population is now the largest in the world, and Tencent is one of the biggest names in the industry. Fittingly, Tencent's ambitious new urban development project pays tribute to its roots.
Smart Cities Dive
by Lilian Coral
Every day you generate data, whether you’re talking on your phone, driving your car or tracking your workouts with wearable technology. The data we generate is widely used to advance products or develop new algorithms that drive our daily lives. Utilized well and with clear privacy principles, data could help local governments effectively tackle major community issues.
iot for all
by HQSoftware
The term IoT was coined in 1999 to refer to machine-to-machine, or M2M, communication. IoE appeared a few years later, to describe interrelated elements of a whole system, including people. IoE entails not only M2M communication but also P2M (people-to-machine) and even P2P (people-to-people) communication.
Yahoo Finance
by PR Newswire
The IoT video series offers security engineers, developers, product managers, and anyone using or developing connected components and devices valuable guidance—ranging from fundamental to advanced level—for securing IoT devices.
IoT Evolution
by Megan R. Nichols
Lots of industry professionals will tell you the IoT's benefits are almost endless. This may be true, but not every company can experience everything the IoT has to offer due to implementation costs. For SMBs, you can sort these advantages into two main categories: efficiency and cost-effectiveness.
Hospitality Net
by Ian Millar
The Internet of Things (IoT) refers to the inclusion of connectivity in everyday devices that do not usually count with those capabilities; it allows us to turn appliances "smart" by enabling them to receive, send data and communicate with each other.
Becker's Hospital Review
by Jackie Drees
The Federal Communications Commission has approved 10 waves of COVID-19 telehealth program applications, funneling $104 million in funding to healthcare providers across 42 states and Washington, D.C.
by Strategy
For decades, the evolution of communications technology has laid the foundation for broad economic growth across the United States benefitting towns and cities large and small. The next generation of wireless network infrastructure will be built using small-cell networks employing 5G wireless technology. The connectivity and computing capacity unleashed by these high-speed wireless networks will bring the power of Smart City solutions to municipalities across the country.
The National Interest
by Kris Osborn
As the Army looks toward future warfare scenarios, it is increasingly emphasizing the need to fully network air and ground drones to one another. Much of this hinges upon taking new steps with automation and AI systems to not only connect manned vehicles with air and ground drones but also extend command and control options by networking drones-to-drones in combat autonomously.

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