17/12/2021

Business

Alibaba to grow Southeast Asia e-commerce arm to $100b

Alibaba this week revealed an ambitious vision to grow its Southeast Asian e-commerce business to $100 billion in transacted sales as well as a pledge to reach carbon neutrality in its operations by 2030.

Computer Sciences

AI points the way to better doctor-patient communication

A computer analysis of hundreds of thousands of secure email messages between doctors and patients found that most doctors use language that is too complex for their patients to understand. The study also uncovered strategies ...

Computer Sciences

Voice technology for the rest of the world

Voice-enabled technologies like Siri have gone from a novelty to a routine way to interact with technology in the past decade. In the coming years, our devices will only get chattier as the market for voice-enabled apps, ...

Energy & Green Tech

US energy infrastructure mapped

A new, interactive energy map for the United States has just been released by Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy, providing an open-source visualization of the country's energy infrastructure and demography ...

Robotics

A new micro aerial robot based on dielectric elastomer actuators

Micro-sized robots could have countless valuable applications, for instance, assisting humans during search-and-rescue missions, conducting precise surgical procedures, and agricultural interventions. Researchers at Massachusetts ...

Business

Amazon driver texts reveal chaos as Illinois tornado bore down

The messages between an Amazon.com Inc. delivery driver and her boss began about 80 minutes before a tornado struck one of the company's warehouses in Edwardsville, Illinois, on Dec. 10, killing six workers. The dramatic ...

Energy & Green Tech

Power disconnections put First Nations people at risk

In some remote Northern Territory communities nearly all households, 91 percent, experienced a disconnection from electricity during the 2018-19 financial year, according to a new study led by The Australian National University ...

Machine learning & AI

Protecting the safety of citizens with Visual AI

The Korean research team at the Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI) announced that it has applied the technology of Visual AI 'DeepView' to Daejeon Metropolitan City in earnest to prevent safety ...

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