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Mobility-Accessibility Panel Shows How 5G Will Enable Greater Personal Autonomy

Mobility-Accessibility Panel Shows How 5G Will Enable Greater Personal Autonomy

For many people, the work day doesn’t begin without addressing a serious challenge: commuting. This can mean highways stacked with traffic, or crowded trains and buses. For people who are blind, everything is more complicated. They must rely on a ride from someone else, or if traveling by rail, someone to lead them to and from the train. Soon, this…

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5G Will Spur New Opportunities for Americans with Disabilities | CTIA

Screenshot-2018-6-25 5G Will Spur New Opportunities for Americans with Disabilities

We speak often about how next-generation 5G wireless networks and technologies will revolutionize our world, from enabling autonomous cars and remote surgery to powering new advances in education and public safety. But what often gets missed is that 5G will also spur new opportunities for consumers with differing needs, including millions of older adults and people with disabilities. Today the…

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What Makes Singapore A Smart Nation And The Smartest City In The World?

What Makes Singapore A Smart Nation And The Smartest City In The World?

Why is Singapore the smartest city in the world? Posted by Celine Delacharlerie | J, Jun, 2018 | Academic, Accelerators & Incubators, Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Government, Open Innovation, Sharing Economy, Smart City, South-East Asia (Singapore, Indonesia…), Startups | |   Singapore’s status as a Smart Nation is internationally recognised. The city-state ranks first in the Global city performance index 2017. …

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To Speak Up For Inclusion, We Need To Speak About Inclusion

To Speak Up For Inclusion, We Need To Speak About Inclusion

We invited people from all walks of life to have a frank and honest conversation about inclusion. In order to #SpeakUpforInclusion, we need to speak about inclusion: Courtesy of Royal Bank of Canada  

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How Municipality Officials Are Planning For Smart Cities

How Municipality Officials Are Planning For Smart Cities

As government spending on the internet of things is expected to reach $12 billion in 2020, creating smart infrastructure is a topic of concern for officials at all levels of government. At Bloomberg Government’s “Women in Smart Cities Forum,” sponsored by Verizon on June 15, 2018, women working at the city, state and federal levels of government shared their strategies…

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A Plea for AI That Serves Humanity Instead of Replacing It | WIRED

A Plea for AI That Serves Humanity Instead of Replacing It | WIRED

Sixty-two years ago this summer, Dartmouth professor John McCarthy coined the term artificial intelligence. Joi Ito, director of MIT’s Media Lab, has come to think it’s unhelpful. Talk of AI has become hard to avoid due to surging investment from companies hoping to profit from advances in machine learning. Ito believes the term has also become tainted by the assumption…

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Here Are The Ways AI Is Helping To Improve Accessibility

Here Are The Ways AI Is Helping To Improve Accessibility

Today marks the seventh Global Accessibility Awareness Day, a celebration of inclusion and digital access for people with disabilities. Microsoft took the opportunity to unveil the Xbox Adaptive Controller, a gaming controller designed to accommodate a range of special needs, and Apple announced that its Everyone Can Code curricula for the Swift programming language will come to schools with vision- and hearing-impaired students.…

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5 Ways AI Could Transform Digital Accessibility

Screenshot-2018-6-25 5 ways AI could transform digital accessibility AbilityNet

  Artificial Intelligence (AI) is increasingly being built into our digital world. And there are great opportunities to maximise AI to make the digital world more accessible for people with disabilities. Here, AbilityNet’s senior accessibility and usability consultant Joe Chidzik explores some of the possibilities and some of the ways AI is already changing things for disabled people. 1. AI could…

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