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

  • 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

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.

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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