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A two-minute read alerting you to the latest trends from around the world advancing technology and innovation and building the workforce of the future, curated by the NMTC Executive Director.

 Technologies we are tracking this calendar quarter are (suggest ed by members to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):

3D and 4D Printing
Artificial Intelligence
Autonomous Vehicles
Battery Technology


Cloud Technology
Cybersecurity Hyperautomation
Machine Learning
New Materials
 

Predictive Analytics
Robotics
Synthetic Chemistry
TeleHealth
Voice Search Technology

Employees are designing the workplace of the future. Posted 21_10_24

What is it? This summer SAP, a large software company, rolled out a brand-new, hybrid work pilot program at their offices in Palo Alto. For months they tested different floor plans and setups, a variety of work schedules, the most productive uses of space and the ideal structure and composition of meetings suited for this new world by having employees answer “Why do we go to the office?”


to be around other people and work collaboratively?
because it’s a dedicated location to focus on our work in a unique way?
because we believe it’s necessary to be “seen”?
because we’re just supposed to, because it’s what we’ve always done?

Why Important: See what have they learned and how can you apply some of the lessons to your business

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Best power banks: The top portable chargers for devices. Posted 21_10_24

What is it? Evaluated a wide range of power banks from different manufacturers, costing different prices, and some offering unique features. The picks reflect a range of needs. (Included are a roundup of USB car chargers if you spend a lot of time in transit.)

Why Important: Culls through various charging specs, ports, and even cables you have to consider, from the ton of competing brands. Learn which ones actually live up to their promise

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China Could Dominate Advanced Technologies. Posted 21_10_24

What is it? U.S. officials issued new warnings Friday about China’s ambitions in artificial intelligence and a range of advanced technologies that could eventually give Beijing a decisive military edge and possible dominance over health care and other essential sectors in America.

Why important. Chinese companies have also offered COVID-19 testing kits and genetic testing in the U.S., meeting federal privacy standards and other regulationsThe data collected by companies with ties to China could ultimately end up in the hands of Beijing. China alreadyhas the greatest access to medical data of any country, You said. With its data collection and its advancements in technology, Beijing could one day be dominant in health care and leave the U.S. wholly dependent on China, he said.

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Israel’s 9,000 commercial drone test flights awesome to see. Posted 21_10_17

What Is It? Ferrying cartons of ice cream, sushi and Covid vaccines across the city in an experiment that officials hope provided a glimpse of the not-too-distant future.

Why Important: Israel's National Drone Initiative, a government program, carried out the drill to prepare for a world in which large quantities of commercial deliveries will be made by drones to take pressure off highly congested urban roads. The two-year program aims to apply the capabilities of Israeli drone companies to establish a nationwide network where customers can order goods and have them delivered to pick up spots.

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Why Simple Machine Learning Models Are Key To Driving Business Decisions. Posted 21_10_17

What Is It? Tiny Model Theory is the idea that you don’t need to use heavy-duty ML models to carry out simple repetitive everyday business predictions.

Why Important: Using more lightweight models cuts down on the time you’d need for the aforementioned bottlenecks, decreasing your time to value. Tiny models, like logistic regression, can train concurrently by making use of distributed ML that parallel trains models across different cloud servers. Tiny are ideal candidates for distributed ML. Some of the top companies prefer simple models for their distributed ML pipeline involving edge devices, like IOTs and smartphones.

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This $22 Indiegogo-funded charging cable eliminates clutter. Posted 21_10_17

What is it? The InCharge Charging Cable supports Lightning, USB-C and micro-USB devices, delivers 100W ultra-fast charging and offers fast data transfer.

Why Important: the InCharge Charging Cable offers a versatile number of ports. to connect, transfer files and charge compatible devices using its integrated Lightning, USB, USB-C and micro-USB connectors. It’s compatible with Apple's 18W fast-charging standard and can support up to 100W of power delivery for USB-C devices. Don’t have a standard outlet readily available? The InCharge even lets you use your phone or tablet as a portable power source.

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Chemoinformatics Market is Estimated to Flourish by 2024. Posted 21_10_10

What is it? Chemoinformatics is defined as the application of computers to develop and process chemical data and is being widely utilized in drug discovery & designing, information handling, screening.

Why Important: The major driving factors which have driven the growth of the market includes the advancements in the drug development process and use of in-silico techniques. Chemoinformatics allows use of combinatorial chemistry to produce vast number of compounds, molecular modelling to improve drug activity; high throughput screening allowing screening of large number of compounds against a target protein, virtual in-vitro and in-silico models which replaces traditional animal testing models.

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How AI And Automation Can Address America's Broken Supply Chain. Posted 21_10_10

What is it? Technologies such as AI, which can extract actionable insights from machines, cameras and other sensors deployed on the production floor, help keep production output up and running and deliver the products to the next step of the supply chain, all the way to the final consumer.

Why Important: AI can help mitigate human error on the production floor to reduce the millions of tons of waste making its way to the dumpsters every year, by making sense of the streams of complex sensor data monitering machine's inner workings and alerting the operator if a derailment from a normal production regimen occurs. This prevents the machine from damaging products or causing a costly line shutdown, in turn causing production and shipping delays.In logistics, a key component of supply chains, AI can be used to automatically locate expiration dates for packages or product routing, preventing extra manual labor and delays in shipping.

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