Weekly#390

  • DARPA Progress With ‘Ocean Of Things’ All-Seeing Eye On The High Seas
  • Google Has a Plan to Disrupt the College Degree…Google’s new certificate program takes only six months to complete and will be a fraction of the cost of college
  • Google Pixel Buds tap AI to alert users to sirens, crying babies, and barking dogs
  • Airbnb has confidentially filed to go public
  • China is building a GitHub alternative called Gitee
  • The machine-learning model finds SARS-COV-2 growing more infectious
  • With Ultralight Lithium-Sulfur Batteries, Electric Airplanes Could Finally Take Off

…Oxis Energy’s design promises outstanding energy density, manufacturability, and safety
  • AI player creates strikingly realistic virtual tennis matches based on real players
  • Panasonic’s new home cubicle is a disheartening glimpse at our work-from-home future
  • Apple quietly acquired Israel’s Camerai, formerly Tipit, a specialist in AR and camera tech
  • Nvidia CEO: We are expecting a really large second half for gaming
  • Sweden records highest death tally in 150 years in the first half of 2020
  • Apple Reaches $2 Trillion
  • Jack Ma’s Ant Group Produces $3.5 Billion Profit in Six Months as IPO Looms (WSJ)…Alipay, with more than 1bn users across more than 40 countries…(FT)
  • 7 Digital Twin Use Cases
  • Google Maps is getting a lot more detail
  • Human Capital as an Asset (World Economic Forum)
  • “…The company added 175,000 warehouse workers in March and April, 125,000 of which it said in May it would keep permanently. Amazon said this week it is in the process of adding 3,500 corporate workers at offices in New York, Phoenix, San Diego, Denver, Detroit and Dallas…”