From catching poachers to monitoring forest loss, IoT technologies enable data-driven decisionmaking in conservation. In eastern Rwanda along the border of Tanzania in Africa, Akagera National Park is a large protected area named after the Akagera River, which flows along the park’s eastern boundary. Within the park are hundreds of species, including Africa’s big five: buffalo, elephant, leopard, lion, and rhinoceros.
Trailblazers. Innovators. Pioneers. These are the people others look to for inspiration, direction, and motivation. When it comes to the ways IoT (Internet of Things) technology can revolutionize life and business, pioneers look not only at the here and now but also to the future. These individuals, groups, companies, and organizations think outside of the box, they don’t take “no” for an answer, they look for novel ways to solve age-old dilemmas, and they anticipate what’s coming next. In this way, they stay a step (or two, or 10) ahead of the rest.
Early in 2017, the AGC (Associated General Contractors of America), www.agc.org, 2017 Construction Hiring and Business Outlook survey seemed to prove what many in the construction industry were already feeling—that there was a certain optimism in the air. According to the survey, which asked construction professionals to share their plans for the upcoming year, 73% of firms said they plan to expand their payrolls in 2017 because they expect demand in both private and public sectors to grow.
Science magazine published a research report in June 2016 entitled “The social dilemma of autonomous vehicles” by Jean-François Bonnefon of the University of Toulouse Capitole, www.ut-capitole.fr, Azim Shariff of the University of Oregon, www.uoregon.edu, and Iyad Rahwan of MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), www.mit.edu.