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Microsoft’s Move to Acquire Affirmed Networks Aims to Deliver New Opps for 5G Ecosystem

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Microsoft’s move to acquire Affirmed Networks aims to deliver new opps for the 5G ecosystem. In my opinion, this is exactly the company it needed to make new waves in the 5G ecosystem and firm up its presence with mobile operators in particular. Now it’s up to cloud rivals AWS, Google Cloud, Alibaba, IBM, and Oracle to refresh their telecom-specific portfolio development and marketing strategies.

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Qualcomm’s Tiered SOC Diversification Pays Off, Expands Footprint

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The potential move away from Qualcomm’s premium 5G Snapdragon 865 SOC as reported would signal that Google and LG might be leaving Apple and Samsung to fight for the top spot in the premium tier handset category. This move would allow Google and LG to focus instead on more budget-friendly high-end phones for consumers who enjoy premium features but don’t need all of the bells and whistles of a $1,200+ phone. The decision to select Qualcomm’s 765G mobile platform over the superior 865 mobile platform may initially seem like a setback for Qualcomm’s flagship 5G SOC, but I don’t think that’s the case at all. Here’s why.

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Telehealth and IoT Free Up Hospital Beds, Providing Value in Big Ways

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Telehealth and the IoT are being put to good use in Seattle, freeing up hospital beds for more severe COVID-19 cases. This rapid transition to telehealth in a moment of necessity will show hospitals and healthcare providers that telehealth should be an integral part of their operations. Telehealth and IoT powered devices can deliver big benefits in treatment, monitoring, and even aftercare. In fact, I think it’s safe to say that this is the beginning of a new normal for healthcare.

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Microsoft Research AI Ethics Checklist Crafts Principles for Designing AI DevOps Processes

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Microsoft Research AI ethics checklist is a set of published principles for designing ethics checklists that can be readily operationalized in AI DevOps processes. We commend Microsoft Research’s recent effort to catalyze consensus within the practitioner community for the purpose of developing clear principles for designing operationalizable AI ethics checklists.