There are some things robots just can’t grasp. Literally. A team of engineers and data scientists at the University of California, Berkeley’s AUTOLAB is working to help these robots develop the know-how to pick up a range of oddly-shaped items.
Dell Technologies gave people with visual impairments an unforgettable holiday experience. With assistive tech from eSight, they witnessed a live performance of The Nutcracker, performed by Ballet Austin.
Through artificial intelligence and virtual reality, people who have lost loved ones can actively engage with their virtual beings in the form of chat bots, avatars and even holograms.
Critics of fintech—financial technology—suggest that emerging technologies like cryptocurrencies spread socioeconomic biases by limiting accessibility, while proponents tout the social good implications of the many technologies currently in development like blockchain and open banking.
In the past decade or so, society has come to view cities as engines of economic growth, attracting unprecedented levels of attention and investment in emerging technologies that we can employ to make people’s lives more connected.
From an operational perspective, we are living in a choice-enhanced hybrid, multi-cloud world. Hear from Bob O’Donnell of TECHalysis on the challenges, and rewards, of digital transformation.
In its pursuit for innovation, Chicago is considering inclusion from the start. For its smart city efforts to work, government officials and partners are working to include people with disabilities, reading difficulties, language challenges and other barriers on their quest toward digital equality.