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The labor shortage is causing challenges across many industries including among engineers. Can AI (artificial intelligence) help recruit the right workers for the job, all while improving the effectiveness of recruiting? All signs point to yes. TalentRecipe uses psychological approaches and AI technology including GPT to address the global shortage of engineering and project managers. In Japan, the company demonstrated how generative AI can be used by a major tech firm that is piloting a project aimed at global engineering recruitment specifically. TalentRecipe says this experiment will verify the economics of using generative AI to improve the efficiency and quality of talent evaluations. Here is how this can help in recruiting: Enhance the quality of evaluations in different languages. Link recruitment to business strategy. Solve problems that may arise in the hiring and evaluation process. As we all know, recruiting is not just about hiring—but rather it is about finding the right person for the right job at the right time. It is about paving a career path that works for both the worker and the company. It is about ensuring there is not a large turnover in the company. It is about matching the right position to the right candidate. There is an opportunity for AI to help here—and it will certainly be a trend to keep an eye on for the…

An urban regeneration project will connect Rome and the Vatican City for the Catholic Church’s 2025 Jubilee, which will welcome 35 million visitors. Let’s spend some time taking a looking inside this historic project—and how technology will help keep water flowing. First, a little bit of background: The project will extend the Lungotevere in Sassia underpass to enable the creation of a new pedestrianized zone that connects Castel Sant’Angelo with St. Peter’s Square. To support the project, Xylem provided advanced technology that diverted two major sewer collectors using a custom hydraulic bypass, a solution that redirects wastewater. Here is how this can help: Quickly moves large quantities of water—10 cubic meters of water per second, which is the equivalent of filling an Olympic-sized swimming pool in four minutes. Continued collection of sewage and stormwater as the road system was relocated underground. Facilitate the enlargement of the system to serve the new urban layout. Work on the underpass project began in September 2023 and is expected to be completed in March 2024. This isn’t the first time we have seen technology used to do work in this area. Peggy Smedley had an opportunity to interview a building engineer working on a project using a digital twin for structural monitoring of St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City. We can expect to see the rise of tech, as projects move…

Robots are coming to the rescue! They are helping in a number of industries, including in the healthcare market where invasive surgery can be made easier with robotics and AI (artificial intelligence). Let’s take a look. As one example, the Paoli-Calmettes Institute is using the Epione Quantum Surgical robotic platform, which can destroy cancerous tumors. This is only the fourth center in the world to offer this minimally invasive treatment. Here’s how it works: Robots and AI enable the interventional radiologists to perform percutaneous tumor ablations. The technology is designed to plan, target, execute, and confirm the ablation of abdominal and pulmonary tumors, with other locations currently under study. Here is how this can help: Minimally invasive procedure. Enhance quality of life and reduce after-effects. Treat more patients. Looking to the future, the advent of robotics in interventional radiology will further enhance the safety and precision of these…

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