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Global disruptions are growing more complex, taxing the capacities of social impact organizations and governments on the front lines. Innovative companies use data science to improve every aspect of their operations, but those sophisticated tools aren’t available to many organizations and governments. Companies, funders and global institutions together can help organizations and governments build a …

Wearing a mask can help prevent the spread of viruses such as SARS-CoV-2, but a mask’s effectiveness depends on how well it fits. Currently, there are no simple ways to measure the fit of a mask, but a new sensor developed at MIT could make it much easier to ensure a good fit. The sensor, …

If a cancer patient tests positive for COVID-19, are they more likely to become hospitalized from the disease? That depends on certain risk factors, according to a new study by researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), who looked to identify cancer-related risks for poor outcomes from COVID-19. Analyzing one of …

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us have become accustomed to using or viewing virtual backgrounds and background filters when video chatting with friends, coworkers, or family. Altering our backgrounds during video calls gives us greater control over our environments, helping us eliminate distractions, protect the privacy of the people and spaces …

Consumer shopping preferences have changed greatly since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic two years ago. A new global study from the IBM Institute for Business Value (IBV) and National Retail Federation (NRF) helps quantify what I discuss with clients every day – consumer expectations have increased, and so retailers and brands must work to meet the …

IBM (NYSE: IBM) Watson Health and Healthcare IT Leaders today announced the integration of IBM Digital Health Pass with Healthcare IT Leaders Healthy Returns, a comprehensive suite of enterprise COVID-19 services. The IBM Digital Health Pass is designed to enable organizations to verify COVID-19 test results or vaccination status for employees, customers and visitors entering their site, such as …

Harmful content can evolve rapidly — whether fueled by current events or by people looking for new ways to evade our systems — and it’s crucial for AI systems to evolve alongside it. But AI needs to learn what to look for and it typically takes several months to collect and label thousands, if not …

As part of Intel’s ongoing commitment to keep its employees and communities safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, Intel at AWS re:Invent 2021 will have a fully virtual presence. A custom-built, interactive 3D “City on the Cloud” experience will highlight key activations and track sessions, and enable developers, partners and customers to explore a rich suite of content showcasing …

From accelerating COVID-19 testing to disinfection and surveillance services, robots have demonstrated their crucial role in the pandemic—and how they can be helpful in the years ahead. The COVID-19 crisis has pushed organisations to innovate more than ever, paving the way for robotics to play a vital role—a role that will likely grow and increase …

People are turning to robots to support their career development after the COVID-19 pandemic left them feeling lonely and disconnected from their own lives, according to a new study by Oracle and Workplace Intelligence, an HR research and advisory firm. The study of more than 14,600 employees, managers, HR leaders, and C-level executives across 13 countries found …