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IBM, Microsoft and Amazon Suspend Police Access to Facial Recognition Tech, Prompt US Lawmakers to Act

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Earlier this month, Microsoft President Brad Smith explained that Microsoft would no longer “sell facial recognition technology to police departments in the United States until we have a national law in place, grounded in human rights, that will govern this technology.” This statement followed Amazon’s the previous day, in which it announced a one-year moratorium on police use of Amazon’s facial Rekognition technology.

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New Research: RPA is Essential to Fulfilling Organization-wide Strategic Business Objectives

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Futurum Research, in partnership with UiPath, completed a global research study of 500+ high-level business and technology executives directly responsible for the planning, management, and use of automation technologies to better comprehend the RPA journeys organizations must undertake to successfully achieve their strategic business objectives. Here’s what we found.

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Qualcomm’s Robotics RB5 Platform Brings Powerful AI-enabled 5G Connectivity to Industrial Robots, Drones, and the IIOT

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Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., (NASDAQ: QCOM) just announced its first-of-a-kind 5G Robotics RB5 platform. The natural successor to the successful (4G-based) Qualcomm® Robotics RB3 platform. As Qualcomm puts it, the Robotics RB5 platform aims to “empower developers and manufacturers to create the next generation of high-compute, low-power robots and drones for the consumer, enterprise, defense, industrial and professional service sectors.”

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Cisco Live! — Cisco’s Internet for the Future is Meeting COVID-19 and Digital Divide Challenges Today

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Cisco’s Internet for the Future is developed to address alarming digital divide gaps and playing a pivotal role in scaling Critical Infrastructure during global crises such as the COVID-19 pandemic. However, still Cisco needs to foster partnerships across businesses, governments, and institutions with strong commitments in order to move the needle in making the Internet more universally accessible.