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Autonomous Things and GPUs
On 16 December 2020 Riccardo Mariana, VP of Industry Safety at NVIDIA will be explaining how Graphics Processing Units (GPUs) are necessary for developing and running AI and XR end-to-end. This webinar will provide an overview of the fundamental characteristics of GPUs required to support new functionalities, including architecture, design, and verification points of view.
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The IEEE and Digital Transformation: A Presentation to DEWA
On 7 October 2020 the IEEE Digital Reality initiative co-chair, Dr. Roberto Saracco, served as a panelist on a virtual event, pertaining to the Digital Transformation, presented to DEWA (Dubai Electricity & Water Authority) staff members and subject-matter experts.
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Creating New Realities: Convergence of XR and Robotic Technologies
This webinar presents a new type of Cyber-Physical-Social Eco-Society (CPSeS) system that implements the idea of ‘technological fusion’ by bringing together Mixed Realities, Robots, and Social Networking to provide engaging and interactive new `realities’.
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Epistemology of Algorithms
Learn more about the challenges regarding epistemology in matters of decision-making, robotics, symbiotic autonomous systems, and ethics.
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Smart Technologies in Enhancing Browsing Experiences
This talk focuses on systems that aim (or could be used) to bridge the gap between physical and digital arenas, using digital data associated with physically situated objects, and transforming and visualizing this data in relation to a given context.
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Digital Twins
This webinar starts with an introduction to Digital Twins, how the concept has evolved in the last 15 years, and how they are now applied in manufacturing, their current market value, and the main players in this area. Then, the talk shifts to how they are becoming an important tool in areas as diverse as Healthcare, Finance, Education, etc.
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Personal Digital Twins (PDT's) and their role in Epidemics Control
In this webinar, we address PDT's and their potential usefulness in the context of epidemics alert, monitoring, and containment.
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Feature Article

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What Is Augmented Intelligence?

Augmented intelligence is a subsection of AI machine learning developed to enhance human intelligence rather than operate independently of or outright replace it. It’s designed to do so by improving human decision-making and, by extension, actions taken in response to improved decisions.

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The Mobile Health Tech That Could Combat COVID-19

In April more than 60 digital health experts from around the world set out to determine whether today’s mobile-health technologies can help in the fight against COVID-19 and future pandemics. The Task Force on mHealth Technology assessed 90 wearable sensors, contact-tracing apps, and electronic patient-reported outcome systems.

Read more at IEEE Spectrum

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MIT researchers say their AI model can identify asymptomatic COVID-19 carriers

Researchers at MIT say they’ve developed an algorithm that can diagnose COVID-19 by the sound of someone’s cough, even if that person is asymptomatic. In a paper published in the IEEE Journal of Engineering in Medicine and Biology, the team reports that their approach distinguishes between infected and healthy individuals through “forced-cough” recordings...

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IEEE Foundation Funds Two Projects to Help Communities Weather the Pandemic

Since the IEEE Foundation established its COVID-19 Response Fund in April to support IEEE programs and initiatives that are helping members weather the pandemic, it has received more than US $42,173 from individual donors and philanthropic organizations worldwide. The gifts have enabled or enhanced several important initiatives.

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Here’s How We Prepare for the Next Pandemic

If we keep developing the tech that has been supercharged for COVID-19, it never has to be this bad again. When the Spanish flu pandemic swept across the globe in 1918, it ravaged a population with essentially no technological countermeasures.

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This Wearable Monitors the Well-Being of Senior Citizens Who Self-Isolate During the Pandemic

Developed by a Portuguese research team, the device sends an alert if it senses trouble. Because senior citizens are at a higher risk of suffering serious complications from COVID-19, medical officials have cautioned them to stay at home.

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Social Distancing: Here’s an App for That

One of the safety measures recommended since the beginning of the pandemic is for people to maintain a distance of at least six feet (1.5 meters) from each other. But many of us can’t eyeball the distance on our own. To help, IEEE Graduate Student Member Trushal Sardhara and other students from various universities in India have developed the mobile app Coready!

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Technology Spotlight

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Audi turns to augmented reality for logistics planning

Audi is turning to augmented reality to plan complex logistics processes: Virtual presentation of three dimensional holograms that are shown in their actual environment helps planners to better evaluate the future situation. The “LayAR” system (short for “layout” and “augmented reality”) visualizes a “digital twin” as a three‑dimensional hologram...

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AI Recognizes COVID-19 in the Sound of a Cough

Since the spring, research teams have been working toward anytime, anywhere apps that could detect coronavirus in the bark of a cough. In June, a team at the University of Oklahoma showed it was possible to distinguish a COVID-19 cough from coughs due to other infections, and now a paper out of MIT, using the largest cough dataset yet, identifies asymptomatic people with a remarkable 100 percent detection rate.

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Tracking Respiratory Droplets on The Fly

Covid-19 spreads via droplets expelled from an infected person’s lungs, so determining how the release of moisture is affected by different masks is an important step towards better protective gear. Now, using a new technique in 3D printing, University of Cambridge researchers have created tiny, freestanding, conducting fibers they claim can detect respiratory moisture more effectively than anything currently on the market.

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IEEE Experts Weigh Social Implications of Emerging Technologies in Future Pandemics

There is little doubt that emerging technologies will help societies anticipate, manage, and mitigate the negative impacts of future global pandemics. But the use of such technologies must be guided with regard for citizens’ privacy, security, and well-being, and concern for its deployment and implementation. Drawing on lessons learned from COVID-19, several IEEE experts with a variety of technological backgrounds are considering the societal aspects of technological solutions to securing health and economic systems against future pandemics.

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How Robots Became Essential Workers in the COVID-19 Response

Autonomous machines proved their worth in hospitals, offices, and on city streets. As the coronavirus emergency exploded into a full-blown pandemic in early 2020, forcing countless businesses to shutter, robot-making companies found themselves in an unusual situation: Many saw a surge in orders...

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Brainworks launches Medio Smart Health heartbeat-monitoring app with COVID-19 questionnaire

Brainworks has launched its Medio Smart Health web application that tracks your heart rate using a camera and can help screen for COVID-19 symptoms. The free web app uses AI-enhanced, non-contact measurement of your vital signs to help automate digital health care, said CEO Phillip Alvelda in an interview with VentureBeat.

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