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This blog outlines the reasons I’m hopeful, even optimistic, as well as 3 things entrepreneurs should be focused on *right now.* First, let me acknowledge the difficulty and pain so many are facing during this pandemic.
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Austin, Texas and Washington D.C. – April 1, 2020 – Wi-Fi Alliance ® commends FCC Chairman Pai on the momentous decision to sustain America’s technological leadership, maximize public benefit of the 6 GHz spectrum resource, and unleash the power of ubiquitous Wi-Fi ® connectivity by moving ahead with the 6 GHz order.
The Why: COVID19 is currently spreading exponentially, in a mostly unchecked fashion, throughout the world. Infection doubling rates are as high as 2-3 days. Under simplistic models, such unchecked growth means the disease infects most of the world in months.
Transportation and energy upgrades are expected to be the big drivers of smart city spending over the next decade. Why it matters: Global spending on smart city projects will reach nearly $124 billion this year, an 18% increase over 2019, according to IDC, a market research firm.
UC San Diego’s student government has joined other community voices pushing back against the city’s use of camera-equipped street lights, and has submitted a list of demands its members hope will increase transparency about the technology’s impact on privacy and public safety.
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June 18, 2019 – In a clear demonstration of why AI leadership demands the best compute capabilities, NVIDIA today unveiled the world’s 22nd fastest supercomputer – DGX SuperPOD – which provides AI infrastructure that meets the massive demands of the company’s autonomous-vehicle deployment program.
San Diego Street lights illuminate more than the sidewalk and road