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The competitive advantage of intelligent digital workspaces

“Learn how intelligent digital workspaces and tools like desktop-as-a-service can simplify user work syles without adding complexity, lower costs and make your users more productive when you join this VB Live event!” writes Vb Staff for venturebeat.com. It’s the era of the intelligent digital workspace, says Jon Eugenio, principal solutions architect at Nutanix.And the device no longer matters, because your data is in the cloud, meaning content can follow your employees anywhere.Enter the rise of what’s becoming known as “desktop-as-a-service.” For the end user, desktop-as-a-service hides the increasing complexity that…

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Learning to Work with Intelligent Machines

“The new work methods we create to deploy intelligent machines are driving a variety of shadow learning tactics that restructure work or alter how performance is measured and rewarded” reports hbr.org. Although this research concentrated on surgery, my broader purpose was to identify learning and training dynamics that would show up in many kinds of work with intelligent machines. Organizations that hope to compete in a world filling with increasingly intelligent machines should pay close attention to these “deviants.” Their actions provide insight into how the best work will be…

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Your romantic partner is probably less intelligent than you think

“People tend to overestimate their romantic partner’s intelligence even more than their own Post written by David Robson(@d_a_robson) for the BPS Research Digest” writes Research Digest for businessinsider.com. But past studies had failed to find a similar optimism for estimates of partners’ intelligence.Overall, people seemed to judge their partners’ intelligence as equal to their own — rather than thinking that they were especially clever.Gignac and Zajenkowski also examined whether the men or the women in their sample were better at estimating their partners’ intelligence. Source: businessinsider.com

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Google Home app gets smart home controls, intelligent actions, and household sharing

“For example, you can change the thermostat temperature without opening the Nest app, or toggle a light without opening the Hue app” writes Corbin Davenport for androidpolice.com. The app also lets you add ‘home members,’ who will have the ability to control connected devices from outside the local network.The Google Home app has been a mess for a while now.If they have the Google Home app, they can turn the lights on or off.The main screen now contains a list of your smart home devices, and you can make adjustments…

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EVs on ice? Watch this electric car company push its limits in the icy mountains of New Zealand

“Vehicle development for SF Motors is a year-round endeavor as they near the 2019 release of their first intelligent electric vehicle, the sporty SF5 crossover” writes Sf Motors for mashable.com. This valuable performance data is all part of a program that ensures the next generation of safe, intelligent electric vehicles.SF Motors fuses intelligent technology with human-centered design to provide greater safety, comfort and convenience for drivers and passengers.SF Motors is creating intelligent electric vehicles with the latest technology from Silicon Valley, combined with manufacturing facilities in the U.S. and China. Source:…

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Shifting the Focus to Intelligent Industrial Environments

“Prior to working with Cority, Ian was an environmental specialist at Florida Power & Light Company, a NextEra Energy, Inc., company, where he led the development, implementation, and management of various environmental management systems and programs” reports environmentalleader.com. Ian is well versed in the development of enterprise environmental management information systems and is a subject matter expert in corporate sustainability, including program development, annual reporting and stakeholder communications. Source: environmentalleader.com

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Anki CEO: Consumer robots need personality to succeed

“First and foremost, unlike other “robots” like those from Sphero or even WowWee, Vector doesn’t need a smartphone to control it” writes Pete Pachal for mashable.com. Vector is another milestone for Anki, a company that’s had one of the most interesting stories in tech.After decades of lofty sci-fi-inspired promises, robots like iRobot’s Roomba vacuums and the many iterations of the Sony Aibo robodog are slowly carving out their places in our domestic lives. Source: mashable.com

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Why Haven’t We Found Aliens Yet?

“As we only have one data point (us), we have no reliable way to predict the true likelihood of intelligent life” writes Jul Edt for vox.com. This is somewhat understandable because the idea that intelligent life is extremely rare in the universe feels completely counterintuitive.But this alone is not proof that intelligent civilizations are therefore ubiquitous.That means mathematically incorporating the information that we have not discovered extraterrestrial intelligence yet (because the absence of evidence of aliens is evidence itself!).We exist, along with other intelligent life like dolphins and octopi, so…

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