Day: September 10, 2020

NTT Ltd. and AlefEdge Partner to Unleash the Power of 5G and Edge Internet in India

  • 62% higher data throughput with a 48% increase in network efficiency by lowering bandwidth costs
  • Up to 90% conversion rate, with customers engaging with AR and a 21% higher revenue per visit with 3D/AR
  • 2.1x enhanced video resolution with more HD and UHD video streaming
  • Rich learning experiences with an 89% increase in user engagement, 60% learner motivation and 83% retention improvement
  • NTT Ltd., a leading global technology services company and AlefEdge, the leader in the edge internet, today announced their collaboration in India to deliver the power of 5G based edge internet to application developers through AlefEdge’s Software-Defined Mobile Edge Platform. As the country gears up to leverage the immense potential of 5G technology, the partnership will boost the ability for enterprises to build edge applications that leverage and realize the value of virtual and augmented reality, artificial intelligence, industry 4.0,

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    Compassion International Names First-Ever Chief Information Officer

    Parisian served with AT&T for 39 years in a variety of roles, including vice president of IT integration, strategy and planning, then chief information officer and finally president of technology development, where she was responsible for the development and global operation of the 2,000 applications that support AT&T’s consumer and enterprise businesses, as well as the platforms that support human resources, finance, supply chain and network operations. 

    Parisian’s career experience includes leading teams through the exclusive AT&T iPhone launch and 11 subsequent releases, as well as multiple large-scale systems integration challenges in mergers between AT&T, DirectTV, Cingular and BellSouth Cellular.

    “Looking back, I can see now how God has clearly been preparing me for this season of service for quite some time,” Parisian said. “About ten years ago, I felt a calling to begin helping children in poverty and those who lacked the love and security that I was able

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    Microsoft’s updated DeepSpeed can train trillion-parameter AI models with fewer GPUs

    Microsoft today released an updated version of its DeepSpeed library that introduces a new approach to training AI models containing trillions of parameters, the variables internal to the model that inform its predictions. The company claims the technique, dubbed 3D parallelism, adapts to the varying needs of workload requirements to power extremely large models while balancing scaling efficiency.

    Single massive AI models with billions of parameters have achieved great strides in a range of challenging domains. Studies show they perform well because they can absorb the nuances of language, grammar, knowledge, concepts, and context, enabling them to summarize speeches, moderate content in live gaming chats, parse complex legal documents, and even generate code from scouring GitHub. But training the models requires enormous computational resources. According to a 2018 OpenAI analysis, from 2012 to 2018, the amount of compute used in the largest AI training runs grew more than 300,000 times

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    Far Cry VR: Dive Into Insanity Announced During Ubisoft Forward Event

    During today’s Ubisoft Forward livestream pre-show, the studio announced a new kind of Far Cry game in virtual reality. Far Cry VR: Dive Into Insanity is the latest Far Cry title and it’s coming next year.

    In a partnership with Zero Latency VR–a technology company that specializes in on-site, expansive free-roaming virtual reality experiences–Ubisoft is developing a VR Far Cry game that’s not an on-rails shooter akin to Until Dawn: Rush of Blood. Instead, Dive Into Insanity will put players directly into the action of a traditional Far Cry game, replete with the explosions and gunfire that come accompany it. You can check out the Far Cry VR: Dive Into Insanity announcement video below.

    Playing Far Cry VR: Dive Into Insanity looks a lot like laser tag. Up to eight players strap on a backpack and headset to “explore the world, interact with the world, be under attack in the

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    Brightline using new technology to build train tunnels in Central Florida

    Construction on the Brightline train track is just over a year in and on Thursday we got a first look at a revolutionary way tunnels are being built. It’s all to make life easier for Central Florida drivers.

    “It’s very exciting that Brightline is in on the ground floor of introducing this technology to North America,” said Scott Gammon, Senior Vice President of Construction for Brightline.

    Brightline is building train tunnels along State Road 528 using a technique that’s brand new to the United States. The first is located under Goldenrod Road, near the Orlando International Airport.

    “It’s a revolutionary process that’s being applied here to save quite a

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    Earth’s Van Allen radiation belts double as particle accelerator

    Sept. 10 (UPI) — Electrons in the radiation belts surrounding Earth can be accelerated to extreme speeds across short distances, according to a study published Thursday in the journal Nature Communications.

    The Earth’s magnetic field traps high energy particles — mostly from the sun — in what are known as the Van Allen radiation belts, named for the astronomer who discovered them.

    In 2012, NASA launched a pair of spacecraft, called the Van Allen Probes, to study the mechanics of the magnetosphere. The probes observed plasma waves and measured the speed and trajectory of a wide range of particles.

    Data collected by the Van Allen Probes showed electrons in the radiation belts can achieve ultra-relativistic energies — or reach high speeds. Because the electrons move so fast, their energy of motion is greater than their energy of rest, causing the flow of time to significantly slows down for these particles.

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    Skies in California turn orange from wildfires

    SAN FRANCISCO — Parts of the West Coast woke up Wednesday to orange skies, an ominous effect of rapidly spreading wildfires that have destroyed homes and forced thousands of people to evacuate in California, Oregon and Washington.

    In the Bay Area, no sunrise was visible as a mix of fog and smoke from weeks of fires enveloped towns and cities in a haze that resembled perpetual predawn light.

    “It is still dark as though it’s 6 a.m., but it’s already 8, which is weird in itself,” said Kim Hart, 48, who lives in San Francisco’s Hayes Valley neighborhood.

    Cars kept their headlights on as drivers crept through sepia-toned streets, and the city sent a text alert warning of “widespread haze” and “darker skies” throughout the area. On social media, people drew comparisons to end-of-days movies, and regional webcams that typically would show views from area peaks instead displayed glowing orange

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    Mars Welcomes Dr. Maria Velissariou as New Global Corporate R&D Vice President and Chief Science Officer | News

    MCLEAN, Va., Sept. 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Mars, Incorporated announced today the hiring of Dr. Maria Velissariou as the new Global Corporate Research & Development (R&D) Vice President and Chief Science Officer. Dr. Velissariou joins Mars on Sept. 13 and will lead Mars’ enterprise-wide approach to Quality and Food Safety, Scientific & Regulatory Affairs and deliver Mars’ R&D strategy in partnership with its business segments. Dr. Velissariou will report into Jean-Christophe Flatin, President of Innovation, Science, Technology & Mars Edge and will partner with the existing Mars Chief Science Officer and Vice President of Corporate R&D, David Crean, as a transition to his retirement in April 2021.

    Most recently, Dr. Velissariou was the Chief Science and Technology Officer at the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), where she oversaw science, technology, and policy strategies, advocated for the science of food, and partnered with stakeholders across industry, academia,

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    High-Dividend Technology Stocks May Be the Best 2021 Bets Now

    Investors that missed the huge ascent of mega-cap tech stocks like Amazon and Apple are probably wondering if now is the time to jump in and buy after the recent big sell-off. The reality is that while the huge market leaders will probably continue to dominate in specific silos, many are overbought and could be the most susceptible to a continued big correction, despite Wednesday’s rebound. With the election less than two months away, and the likelihood of increasing volatility, those looking to own tech may want to focus on the dividend leaders in the sector.

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    We screened our 24/7 Wall St. research database looking for technology stocks that also pay sizable dividends and are rated Buy at major Wall Street firms. It is important to remember that no single analyst report should be used as a sole basis for any buying or selling

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    Dow sinks 406 points as tech stocks resume volatile sell-off

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    • US stocks sank in turbulent Thursday trading as falling tech giants dragged on benchmark indexes.
    • Tech names had rebounded on Wednesday but resumed their downward spiral as investors shunned their still lofty valuations.
    • Traders also mulled weekly jobless-claims data that signaled lasting pain in the US labor market. Claims totaled 884,000 for the week that ended on Saturday, missing the economist estimate of 850,000.
    • Oil fell after the American Petroleum Institute reported that US stockpiles increased by nearly 3 million barrels. West Texas Intermediate crude sank as much as 2.9%, to $36.95 per barrel.
    • Watch major indexes update live here.

    US equities slipped on Thursday as tech stocks faltered after a brief rally, ending the day near session lows.

    The popular sector has taken center stage this week, following its collapse before Labor Day weekend. Tech names pushed indexes higher on Wednesday as

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