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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's Technology Education Committee. (TEC)

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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
Workforce Impact, New Tech

WHAT IS IT?

How to get started with machine learning and AI

WHY IMPORTANT

AI and machine learning are finding uses in nearly every industry. Machine learning is quickly becoming a must-have in many industries, powering everything from recommendation engines in the retail sector to pipeline safety in the oil and gas industry and diagnosis and patient privacy in the health care industry.

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WHAT IS IT?

5G Technologies Could Revolutionize Cloud Computing Capabilities

WHY IMPORTANT

5G means more data — the fuel for cloud applications around the world. Cloud providers and service providers all want to extend infrastructure and services to capture, transport, and process this data."

Identifies recent investments in 5G around the world.

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WHAT IS IT?

New material paves the way for remote-controlled medication and electronic pills

WHY IMPORTANT

researchers have invented a material that uses electrical signals to capture and release biomolecules. The new and efficient method may have a major impact in the development of biomedicines and pave the way for the development of electronic pills and drug implants.

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WHAT IS IT?

Being a Great Leader Boils Down to These 7 Words

WHY IMPORTANT

After two years of pandemic disruption, many workers are exhausted. At the same time, many businesses are under intense pressure after such a long period of uncertainty. Employees are in need of compassion at just the same time as many managers must focus on the bottom line. It's not a comfortable place to be for leaders, and surveys are reflecting this fact.

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WHAT IS IT?

The Top 7 Career Risks People Don't Regret Taking

WHY IMPORTANT

We get one shot in life at navigating our career. After the long winding road, no one wants to look back with regrets. Why not improve the odds of making more good choices than bad by learning from those who've traveled ahead of you?

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Steve Jobs Used the Power of Encouragement to Achieve What Others Thought Impossible.

WHY IMPORTANT

According to a 2018 Drexel University study, clearly describing the difficulties someone will face in achieving a goal doesn't discourage or demotivate them. Instead, pointing out the challenges can actually boost their motivation and resolve.

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WHAT IS IT?

If you have been using a Microsoft account for a while, it probably knows a considerable amount of your data.

WHY IMPORTANT

There are very few apps and services that don’t require you to sign in or create an account. You typically have a few options like signing in with your Google, Facebook, or Microsoft credentials.

But the more you use your details on various sites, the more information that company gathers on you. Eventually, Facebook or Microsoft compiles the data into a neat bundle unique to you and uses it to serve you personalized advertising.

There is more than enough reason to ditch Facebook. Tap or click here to do it the right way. Don’t stop with Facebook. Read on for steps to tighten up the security of your Microsoft account.

 

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WHAT IS IT?
Microsoft President warns Orwell's 1984 could 'come to pass' in 2024.
Microsoft president Brad Smith has weighed in, stating that advances in artificial intelligence capabilities recall Orwell's cautionary dystopian novel, which envisioned a surveillance state ruled over by an all-seeing technology-enabled dictator.

WHY IMPORTANT
China plans a smart city project that promises to essentially put artificial intelligence in charge. The city project, which is advertised as being all about efficiency and citizen comfort, would be run by AI, meaning a system would keep a tab on all citizens' habits and preferences.

That project recalls a quote from Orwell's 1984 that states, "the choice for mankind lies between freedom and happiness and for the great bulk of mankind, happiness is better." Will citizens of Terminus' smart city project happily hand over their data to an AI-run state in the name of comfort?

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