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How The Red Cross Has Survived In Crisis Mode For 150 Years

The ICRC has had to develop a management structure, policies, staff benefits, and all the other mechanics of a large company, with the added demand of operating in constant crisis mode. (Read more on Fast Company.)

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How autonomous car technology can help GE’s freight trains run better

A locomotive is a 30-year investment, and until now there hasn’t been much drive to upgrade the industry on a faster timescale. But the progress of artificial intelligence in self-driving cars and trucks, and even in consumer apps, is putting … Continue reading

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Lyft’s biggest AI challenge is getting engineers up to speed

It’s not so important to find people with years of experience, says Gil Arditi — which is good, because very few people have that experience. Expanding machine learning just requires finding more people who are willing to learn. (Read more … Continue reading

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Pop-Up Disaster Relief Groups Are Navigating A Devastated Puerto Rico

Now groups founded in the wake of Harvey and Irma have crossed 1,000 miles of ocean to devastated Puerto Rico. They are also organizing efforts for the U.S. Virgin Islands. (Read more on Fast Company.)

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Intel debuts a deep-learning AI chip to battle Nvidia

Originally called Lake Crest, the chip gets its name from Nervana, a company Intel purchased in August 2016, taking on the CEO, Naveen Rao, as Intel’s AI guru. (Read more on Fast Company.)

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5G wireless boosters shouldn’t get their hopes up, says Morgan Stanley

Building 5G systems will cost a fortune—at least $225 billion worldwide—and demand for all those new technologies will take a while to materialize. (Read more on Fast Company)

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The American Black Cross Is Reinventing Disaster Relief

Fearing a repeat of those failings when Hurricane Harvey drenched Houston last month, a band of Texas entrepreneurs formed their own aid group whose name—the American Black Cross—addresses the political conflicts inherent in disaster relief on several levels. (Read more … Continue reading

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The Red Cross Presses Silicon Valley To Fight Cyberwarfare

War zones and war relief extend to cyberspace—through hacks that take out infrastructure as effectively as a bomb, through online posts that can provoke real-life violence, and through humanitarian needs that encompass connectivity and education. (Read more on Fast Company)

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Hulu Monthly Streaming Guide

The best new shows and movies this month on Hulu.

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Amazon Prime Monthly Streaming Guide

The best TV shows and movies coming to Amazon this month, on Tom’s Guide.

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