Recognizing data points that signal trends for the future of business post-pandemic

Planning for a post-COVID-19 future and creating a robust enterprise strategy require both strategic scenario planning and the ability to recognize what scenario planners call “news from the future” — data points that tell you whether the world is trending in the direction of one or another of your imagined scenarios.

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Facebook’s AI matches people in need with those willing to assist

Facebook says it has deployed a feature in its Community Help hub to make it easier for users to assist each other during the pandemic. As of this week, AI will detect when a public post on News Feed is about needing or offering help and will surface a suggestion to share it on Community Help.

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The role of autonomous ships in a world wary of pandemics

COVID-19 is accelerating technological advances across just about every industry. The pandemic has had a direct impact on the transport realm, with social distancing measures calling traditional modes of travel into question.

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Density raises $51 million to promote social distancing with AI occupancy-tracking sensors

Density raises $51 million to promote social distancing with AI occupancy-tracking sensors

Cofounder and CEO Andrew Farah says the $51 million will be put toward addressing “unprecedented demand” from offices, manufacturers, grocery stores, industrial plants, and governments trying to abide by capacity limits during the pandemic.

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Study finds 195 robot deployments worldwide in response to the pandemic

Study finds 195 robot deployments worldwide in response to the pandemic

Over 66 different kinds of “social” robots have been piloted in hospitals, health centers, airports, office buildings, and other public and private spaces in response to the pandemic, according to a study from researchers at the Autonomous University of Barcelona and Pompeu Fabra University.

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