ZDNet, Greg Nichols
August 17, 2020
The No Traffic autonomous traffic management company has deployed an artificial intelligence (AI)-driven traffic management system
in Phoenix, AZ, switching traffic-light coordination from a timer-based model to one based on demand. The goal is to improve traffic
flow and cut vehicle and pedestrian delays at intersections, and the system has reduced vehicle delays by up to 40% in some instances. T
he NoTraffic platform monitors road assets as they approach an intersection and calculates optimal service for the intersection in real
time, autonomously changing signals accordingly. Phoenix Street Transportation director Kini Knudson said, "We are now seeing the
convergence of technology-enabled automobiles and traffic management systems working together to move vehicles more effectively
through busy corridors."
Venture Beat, Kyle Wiggers, August 13, 2020
University of Tokyo (Japan), August 17, 2020
by Jeff Gothelf, Harvard Business Review, August 18
Being able to reinvent yourself in your job is particularly important in the technology industry, where technological disruptions automate IT workers out of jobs annually. Remaining viable in the job marketplace means you have to be intentional about where you are going, and you have to be prepared to act when the right opportunity presents itself. With a foundation in your expertise, a thorough and current understanding of your domain and an ever-growing network to lean on, you can guarantee the next job will find you. With that in mind, there are five core concepts to keep in mind as you think about the second half of your career.
USA Today, August 20
In this work-at-home era when most job interviews have turned to the webcam in place of in-person meetings, the networking website LinkedIn has introduced new video practice tools for online interviews. Since more companies are embracing video interviews as a great tool to meet and get to know job candidates, it is important to prepare in advance. LinkedIn now supplies a list of 26 potential questions asked by interviewers and asks you to record your answers on video. Before you get started, LinkedIn also offers video tutorials on each question, with tips from LinkedIn experts on how to answer each question
The Washington Post, Hamza Shaban, August 27, 2020
Amazon opened its first Fresh grocery store in the Woodland Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles, featuring no checkout lines, smart shopping carts, and Alexa virtual assistant-powered guides. Shoppers sign into the Amazon app and put items in a sensor-equipped Dash Cart that identifies each item as it is added and enables customers to use a dedicated checkout lane to pay for those groceries. The store also is integrated with Alexa and Alexa shopping lists, while Echo Show devices can help shoppers navigate the outlet. Unlike the smaller Amazon Go markets, Fresh customers can choose between smart or traditional shopping carts, pay at a checkout lane with cashiers if they prefer, and ask Alexa guides for help.