IBM Blog – 5.17.21 (5.11.21)
Artificial intelligence is a major factor in people’s lives. It influences who gets a loan, how companies hire and compensate employees, how customers are treated, even where infrastructure and aid are allocated. It is already deeply embedded in our businesses, organizations and governments, including the 40,000 client engagements with IBM Watson across 20 industries in 80 countries. As the world increasingly relies on AI to help make major predictions and decisions, it becomes essential that people can trust the process and results of that AI. IBM is working on building that trust.
Source: The four keys to trustworthy AI – Watson Blog
Western Digital Blog – 5.5.21
A few small sensors and a Raspberry Pi control the watering system in Taweesak Phuengprasit’s family’s farm in the Ang Thong province in Thailand. Phuengprasit, who has been working as a technician in Western Digital’s hard drive manufacturing plant for the last 10 years, picked up his smart farming skills at the factory.
Source: The Human Side of the Fourth Industrial Revolution
Poly Blog – 5.4.21
Poly and Zoom are on a mission to meet the voice demands of our joint customers worldwide. We’re excited to expand our lineup of Zoom Certified solutions with the addition of the Poly Rove series for Zoom Phone. This series is comprised of two DECTTM handsets, Poly Rove 30 and Poly Rove 40, both of which are embedded with Microban Antimicrobial Technology and feature four programmable line keys, a large 2.4-inch color display, and 3.5mm connectivity for corded Poly headsets. For Zoom Phone users who require the freedom to roam, the Poly Rove 40 can be paired with a wireless Poly headset via Bluetooth®. Poly Rove handsets are built to work with the Poly Rove B2 and B4 base stations and the Poly Rove R8 repeater, giving organizations the ability to scale and support high-volume calls.
Source: Poly Rove Delivers Powerful Zoom Phone Experiences to Your Workforce
Google Blog – 4.19.21 (4.15.21)
Lately, my productivity has been up and down, following the curves of the pandemic and the seasons. But where I live, spring is here 🌷. And, in addition to spending more time in my garden, I’m finally zeroing in on how I can be more productive working from home. Here’s how I use some new Chrome features to get work and life done throughout my day. Check them out for your own productivity boost.
Source: A more helpful Chrome, throughout your workday
Microsoft Blog – 3.8.21 (3.2.21)
For years, Cirque du Soleil co-founder Guy Laliberté received countless proposals for virtual reality technologies, but they couldn’t match the magic of his intensely visual and mesmerizing live performances. Now, with a new platform provided by Microsoft, he’s rethinking that.
Source: “You can actually feel like you’re in the same place”: Microsoft Mesh powers shared experiences in mixed reality | Innovation Stories
Google Blog – 2.8.21 (2.4.21)
Today, students everywhere are using computers more and more. Not only to complete schoolwork, but even to livestream their lessons. And they’re using the same networks as their parents, guardians and siblings, putting heavy demand on bandwidth.
Source: How we’re improving Meet’s performance on Chromebooks