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Sparking curiosity in coding at a crucial age

Amazon Blog – 6.24.20 (6.23.20)

One of the unique features of the Amazon Future Engineer program is its long-term approach—focusing on students STEM-literacy from childhood to career. Long-term thinking is common at Amazon, and when it comes to students’ access to quality computer science education, it is critical to include elementary school students.

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Amazon introduces ‘Distance Assistant’

Amazon Blog – 6.18.20 (6.16.20)

At Amazon, we’re constantly innovating to support our employees, customers, and communities as effectively as possible. When the COVID-19 pandemic began, many of our talented engineers rallied to support the health and safety of our associates working to get customers the products they needed. As we reimagined workstations and implemented new processes across our facilities, our engineering teams looked for ways to help maintain social distance. One early solution we developed applies artificial intelligence and machine learning to the camera footage in our buildings to help site leaders identify high traffic areas and implement additional measures to improve social distancing.

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The future we choose

Amazon Blog – 4.16.20 (4.15.20)

The current global health crisis offers lessons that can be applied in how we emerge from and approach the other crisis—the climate crisis.

In 2015, Christiana Figueres, then-UN Executive Secretary for Climate Change, led a historic multilateral effort to unify 195 countries in the Paris Climate Agreement—the world’s most far reaching global climate accord. With the support of political strategist Tom Rivett-Carnac, Figueres successfully orchestrated a long-term agreement to limit global warming to well below 3.6° F/ 2°C.

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New ways we’re getting groceries to people during the COVID-19 crisis

Amazon Blog – 4.13.20 (4.12.20)

With the new world of social distancing and stay-at-home orders in place for most of the country, customers have generated unprecedented demand for grocery delivery. Our Amazon associates, Whole Foods Market Team Members, and delivery partners are among the many retail heroes of this COVID-19 crisis. Throughout this process our top priority has been the health and safety of customers and employees, while also working around the clock to expand services, launch new features, and open stores in order to serve the dramatic increase in customer demand for grocery delivery.

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