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SmartHub@CLP Gives a Futuristic Glimpse Into Tomorrow’s World

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Have you ever wondered what a smart city looks like? Well, you can have a glimpse into the future now by going to the second floor of CLP’s office in Sham Shui Po, one of Hong Kong’s oldest districts.

This unlikely setting is home to SmartHub@CLP, an innovative new experience centre that demonstrates CLP’s role as a smart city enabler and a pioneer of smart living. Completed in December 2018, the 5,000 ft2 facility showcases the latest green technologies and innovative energy solutions.

Logistics and Distribution Innovation in China: Part I

East meets West: These logistics solutions in China could have ripple effects up and down supply chains around the world.
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Patricia Daugherty | Iowa State University

Editor’s Note: This is Part One in a two-part series. You can read Part Two here.

Will the March of AI Be a Bane or Boon for Global Development?

From tracking cattle to bespoke weather forecasts, AI technology is helping smallholders across Asia and Africa. But it is by no means clear yet whether it will be a game changer in eliminating global poverty
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Anyone following tech news these days understands that the coexistence of artificial intelligence (AI) and mankind – and the ethical conflicts that may arise from it – is no longer science fiction. There is unease about AI influencing our online shopping and social media habits; about it replacing both menial and high-skilled jobs; enhancing surveillance and policing, and contributing to the development of more sophisticated weapons.

Human Rights Must be Front and Center for Artificial Intelligence, IoT, and Privacy

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Artificial intelligence and the internet of things have the potential to drive unprecedented productivity, reduce pollution, and improve human health. With the rollout of advanced, high speed wireless connectivity known as 5G in the next few years, the number of connected devices will explode: 28.5 billion devices are expected to be networked by 2022 growing to 300 billion connected devices and things by 2030.

The Verizon Foundation Names 5g Edtech Challenge Winners and Awards a Total of $1m to Bring Classroom Solutions to Life

The Verizon Foundation commits to be the first to introduce 5G technology to schools across the U.S. in 2019.
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BASKING RIDGE, N.J., February 15, 2019 /3BL Media/ – TThe Verizon Foundation, in partnership with NYC Media Lab, announced the ten winners of the Verizon 5G EdTech Challenge. From AR and VR experiences, to machine learning, AI and mixed reality, projects were chosen for their ability to solve for student engagement, teacher preparedness and special needs support.

New ARĪV eBikes From GM Are Available for Preorder

Customers in select markets can choose between two models on BikeExchange.com
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Today, GM announces ARĪV as the name of its new eBike brand, which includes two innovative, integrated and connected eBikes: the Meld, a compact eBike, and the Merge, a folding eBike. The name ARĪV was selected as part of a global crowdsourcing campaign announced in November 2018.

“The crowdsourcing campaign allowed us to bring consumers into the development of our brand,” said Hannah Parish, ARĪV director. “Combine that with our products and our blend of bike and automotive talent, and the result is a unique brand DNA.”  

Questions to Ask When Exploring Smart Sensors and Wearables

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Thinking about introducing smart sensors or wearables to generate ESG data? Here are a few questions you should ask before jumping in. To learn more download NAEM's latest report, The EHS&S Tech Transformation at www.naem.org/EHSTech.

New Business Intelligence Tools Help EHS&S Leaders Predict Risks

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The integration of new technology tools are the next step in the EHS&S technology adoption curve, which for most companies began with the implementation of their software system. Today these innovations are shedding new light on EHS&S operational risks in real time. Learn more about how comapnies are using these tools in NAEM's latest report, The EHS&S Tech Transformation: https://www.naem.org/what-we-offer/research/reports/read/ehs-s-tech-transformation.

As Countries Turn Inward, Companies Stand Up for Humanity. Let’s Applaud and Encourage Them.

By Neal Keny Guyer, CEO at Mercy Corps
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Skyrocketing numbers of people fleeing conflict. Increasing frequency and severity of natural disasters. Decreased diplomatic efforts. Slashed foreign aid budgets. A West that is increasingly embracing narrow nationalism and isolation. It all leaves us in the humanitarian community concerned for the future of our interconnected world.

Intel’s Tech Learning Lab Offers a Virtual Education, on Wheels

Intel and HP partner on a mobile learning lab, bringing VR and high-tech experiences to students
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On a recent morning at McClymonds High School in west Oakland, California, students soared through outer space, dissected frogs in a high-tech laboratory and toured the a Smithsonian American Art Museum exhibition up close — all without leaving their campus.

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