Here at Connected World and over on The Peggy Smedley Show, we are talking about first responders—and the technology that can help them do their job—all month long. With 240 million 911 calls every year, we need to make sure our first responders have the data they need when they need it. With all the information that currently exists, sifting through the noise can be challenging. That is where AI (artificial intelligence) and the IoT (Internet of Things) can help. Technology can help shuffle through all the data and discern what information is needed to respond faster and save more lives.
The opportunities for autonomous driving are vast. It can create a paradigm shift in transportation, freeing up drivers to be passengers, and ultimately leading to fewer traffic fatalities. Less traffic means less pollution. Still, we know the future of AVs (automated vehicles) hinges on a lot more than just the technology. We need cooperation between government and technology. We need to address the public’s concerns for safety related to self-driving cars. Now, the government is taking the steps to create a tool to address this.
Back in June, we wrote a feature narrowing in on the fact that we need to make our homes and buildings healthier. We know that Americans spend about 90% of their time indoors—a statistic that might be higher due to the pandemic. The challenge here is pollutants are often two to five times higher than it is outdoors.
With more than 80% of companies planning to have their staff work remotely at least part-time for the foreseeable future, working from home is still one of the biggest trends impacting the IoT (Internet of Things) and AI (artificial intelligence) space this year. From my personal experience, I can tell you there are some upsides to working from home—and there are some downsides.
Software developers make up the largest STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) occupation. Will automation impact it like everything else? New research puts a microscope on STEM jobs and their impact on automation.
Are we raising a class of mediocre students in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math)? Tough question to ask and answer. Although my children are all grown, personally I am glad I do not have to worry about getting them back-to-school during this time of COVID-19.
I have a vision that voice assistants are evolving so quickly they are going to connect us to more than just hailing a cab or ordering some food. Do you have the same vision? In February I wrote a blog discussing how many of us hate, literally hate, the concept of Big Brother hovering over our lives and listening to our every word.
Many of my readers know my thoughts on the importance of cybersecurity, so when a new report crossed my desk, I was eager to dig in. We all know there are a number of file-sharing systems on the market, and yet, the majority of people still turn to email to share their files. But is it safe? This new report says, not so much.