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MIT innovation challenge awards $1m to organizations helping workers’ economic prospects

The MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy has awarded over US$1 million in prize money in its second annual MIT ...
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Alibaba to open seven research labs globally to develop new technologies for itself and partners

The Alibaba Group is to establish seven new research centers around the world to focus on developing new technologies. Called ...
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Farm automation project harvests first barley crop with autonomous vehicles and drones

A farm automation project in the UK has successfully harvested its first barley crop using only autonomous vehicles and drones ...
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British government report makes 18 recommendations on growing UK artificial intelligence sector

Increased use of artificial intelligence (AI) can bring major social and economic benefits to the UK, says a new British ...
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Brazilian IoT national plan prioritizes funding for health, farming, manufacturing and smart cities

The Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES) and the Ministry of Science, Technology, Innovation, and Communications (MCTIC) has launched the results of ...
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Global collaboration for cybersecurity innovation to tackle security challenges in interconnected digital economy

A new global collaborative effort between 14 organizations addressing cybersecurity challenges has been formed, with its inaugural meeting at the ...
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Boston tops index of US cities most likely to benefit from smart city technology

A new list reveals which US cities are most ready to benefit from smart city technologies. The Smart City Benefits ...
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How IoT could cut production costs by up to $30 per barrel for oil and gas industry

After decades during which the price of crude oil hovered around 100 dollars per barrel, the impact of the crisis ...
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VR and AR device shipments could reach 100 million units in 2021

In its latest forecast for update for virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) devices, research firm CCS Insight expects ...
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