The IRC and tech partners launch digital initiative to combat misinformation for Venezuelan refugees and displaced populations in Colombia

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  • The platform – InfoPalante – is the most recent instance of the Signpost project, which operates globally to provide life-saving information to vulnerable populations including refugees and people fleeing crisis.
  • Signpost uses context-appropriate social media channels to create two-way messaging with users, allowing the platform to adapt content contextualized to the community. Signpost has reached approximately two million users around the world.
  • Tripadvisor, Jigsaw, Zendesk, Nethope, and others are supporting the IRC in the expansion, providing critical financial support and in-kind expertise in technology and product design.

Today, the International Rescue Committee (IRC), with support from Tripadvisor, Jigsaw, Zendesk, and Nethope, launched InfoPalante, a digital platform to help displaced populations and Venezuelan refugees living in Colombia. Users will be able to access crucial information on civil and legal rights, jobs, and access to healthcare. The platform provides a detailed map of services and

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AI in Computer Vision Market COVID-19 Analysis, Growth Forecast, Size, Share, Trends, Business Opportunities and Industry Challenges

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Aug 25, 2020 (Heraldkeepers) —
Market Overview

The AI in computer vision market will surpass a valuation of USD 27 billion, attaining a CAGR of 45% during the forecast period (2017-2023), Market Research Future (MRFR) unveils in a detailed report. Computer vision is an AI technology that helps computers to label and understand images. This technology is extensively used in driverless car testing, convenience stores, monitoring livestock and crop health, and daily medical diagnostics.

Market Potential and Pitfalls

Computer vision has become an integral manifestation of AI. From retail to autonomous driving and healthcare, top global firms are using computer vision across domains, in order to enhance operations and improve productivity. The development graph for computer vision in application areas has shown exponential growth over the past few years and is extensively being used by tech giants

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My Number reward program gets off to a slow start in Japan

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A government reward point program for holders of the My Number social security and taxation identification card started on Tuesday, attracting less than 10 percent of the expected number of applications so far.

The program was launched to mitigate the negative effects of last year’s consumption tax hike and speed up the spread of cashless payments. But critics doubt whether it will push up consumption as hoped by the government.

The program remains unpopular partly because some major credit card companies have not joined the program, in contrast to active participation by cashless payment services, including smartphone settlement and electronic money businesses.

Users of the program need to select one participating company before receiving reward points.

The program will provide points worth 25 percent of the value of cashless shopping or charges, with the ceiling set at ¥5,000 per person.

Participating cashless payment service providers and credit card businesses offer

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Four Trends Winning Teams Will Embrace.

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It has become a truism that “Covid-19 will change everything,” but in the case of selling software, the evidence for significant change is already clear. Few areas of business have felt more disruption from the pandemic than enterprise software sales – and few have seen as much rapid adaptation to the current environment. Using the tools of digital revolution, the traditional selling process is undergoing a fascinating reinvention. 

Historically, enterprise-level software sales have depended on intensely personal connections and interactions. Regardless of the product, sales involved an elaborate, almost ritualized courting process. A series of carefully orchestrated in-person meetings, often involving CTOs, CIOs and even CEOs has been the norm. Multiple rounds of dinner, lunch or coffee meetings, extensive travel to corporate headquarters, and other

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Barbara Sinatra Children’s Center uses internet personalities, celebs to fight child abuse

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The Barbara Sinatra Children’s Center in Rancho Mirage recently debuted its new Fight Child Abuse campaign for prevention and awareness in partnership with media personalities and popular content creators from TikTok and Instagram.

The project, which is directed toward parents, teachers, school counselors and children, was developed to meet the needs of those isolated by COVID-19 and designed to connect with young people where they are — online. The $1.5 million nationwide campaign aims to educate youth on how to reach out to a trusted adult and empower them to disclose their abuse.

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With COVID-19 stay-at-home orders, no schools to attend and plenty of economic stress for families

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The Final Frontier: New Course Addresses Lack of Inclusion in Computer Science

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Nicki Washington is a woman on a mission: As a professor of the practice of computer science at Duke, she teaches a course called Race, Gender, Class & Computing, which explores the diversity challenges in computer science and the effects that this lack of inclusion has on technology.

“I have long argued that computer science needs a stronger dose of social sciences as part of its curriculum and this class is a chance to do that,” she said.

This is uphill work. Though women make up over 50 percent of the U.S. population, as well as the majority of Americans now earning college degrees, less than a quarter of computer science professionals are female. African Americans and Latinos also hold computer science jobs at a rate well below their percentage in the U.S. population.

And even when these groups do make in-roads into computer science, new recruits tend to be

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Global smartphone shipments expected to drop nearly 10% in 2020: IDC, 5G

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FRAMINGHAM, Mass. August 27, 2020 — The worldwide smartphone market is forecast to decline 9.5% year over year in 2020 with shipments totaling 1.2 billion units, according to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracke r. While the second quarter of 2020 (2Q20) resulted in slightly better than expected numbers, the market was still down 17% year over year with visible signs of economic concerns. On a positive note, IDC expects the smartphone market will return to a full recovery by 2022, and will achieve a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 1.7% over the five year forecast, largely driven by the assumption that smartphones will continue to be the computing platform of choice for most of the world.

“5G remains a priority for all smartphone OEMs despite the challenges with the COVID-19 pandemic and lack of consumer demand,” said Ryan Reith, program vice president with IDC’s

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Why Digital Signage and Wayfinding Technology Are Critical in a Post-Pandemic World

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This year we have faced a host of new challenges around the way we work and live due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Every component of our life, from work, to schools and universities, healthcare facilities to entertainment centers, all must find ways to adapt and overcome challenges to support the “new normal” while keeping the public safe and proactively mitigating health risks. Flexible and safe workplaces, learning spaces, and other public spaces must become agile and pivot as needs continue to change daily.

For systems integrators, installers, AV/IT managers, and others responsible for keeping technology working in buildings, remaining agile is especially critical. Fully remote companies and schools are still widespread, but in-person working, learning, and more continues to expand as buildings open fully or partially. Digital signage and wayfinding are an important part of how these buildings operate; they bring people together, communicate changes and important messages, streamline operational

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8 digital jobs you can do from home and be your own boss

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a woman sitting at a table using a laptop: Being a solopreneur: 8 digital jobs you can do from home and be your own boss


Being a solopreneur: 8 digital jobs you can do from home and be your own boss

In a world where the internet is now used by more than 4.5 billion individuals or over half the global population, the online medium is undoubtedly bursting with new possibilities. Combine access to good speed Internet with adequate technical knowhow and a knack for business innovation, and you have the recipe for starting a solo digital business.

With the ever-restless millennial workforce always on the lookout for avenues that break the status quo, digital solopreneurs or people running solo businesses online are the next big thing!

The digital revolution sweeping the world has given us unprecedented access to people, ideas as well as marketplace. On one hand, the digital medium gives us access to a huge market or consumers, on the other hand it also makes it easier to find work associates and sell

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Global Computer Graphics Industry

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Global Computer Graphics Market to Reach $214. 4 Billion by 2027. Amid the COVID-19 crisis, the global market for Computer Graphics estimated at US$152. 7 Billion in the year 2020, is projected to reach a revised size of US$214.

New York, Aug. 24, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Reportlinker.com announces the release of the report “Global Computer Graphics Industry” – https://www.reportlinker.com/p05817667/?utm_source=GNW
4 Billion by 2027, growing at aCAGR of 5% over the period 2020-2027. Application Software, one of the segments analyzed in the report, is projected to record 5.2% CAGR and reach US$131.6 Billion by the end of the analysis period. After an early analysis of the business implications of the pandemic and its induced economic crisis, growth in the Hardware segment is readjusted to a revised 4.6% CAGR for the next 7-year period.

The U.S. Market is Estimated at $41.4 Billion, While China is Forecast to Grow at 7.7% CAGR

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