Cisco: IoT to generate $8 trillion worldwide in 10 years – Computer Business Review


Cisco: IoT to generate $8 trillion worldwide in 10 years – Computer Business Review.

 

Add this to the Trillions made on personal analytics over the same time and the Quaudrillions made over expanded capitalism and also the ginormous amounts of wealth created via cannabis legalisation globally – The ‘poor’ might just be able to finally pay their way and fulfill their dreams without having to ask for money from someone else first… fingers crossed

SpeechTechMag.com: MotionSavvy’s UNI Converts Sign Language to Audio


SpeechTechMag.com: MotionSavvy’s UNI Converts Sign Language to Audio.

For most hearing impaired people, the inability to properly and precisely communicate with the hearing often leads to frustration, anger, and isolation. Unless a hearing person knows sign language, which is unlikely, the deaf are forced to communicate by pen and paper using a sort of pigeon English.

However, with the advancement of speech and other technologies, several solutions aiming to lower the communication barrier are hitting the market. Considering that there are roughly 250 million deaf people in the world, according to the World Health Organization, this is indeed welcome news.

MotionSavvy, a startup from Alameda, Calif., has just taken the wraps off UNI, an assistive device that features a tablet, smart case, and mobile app. Using gesture and speech recognition, sign language is converted to audio, and spoken word is translated to text in real time without needing a Web connection.

“Every aspect of interaction with a hearing person is difficult, to the point that we feel hopeless,” said Ryan Hait-Campbell, CEO and co-founder of MotionSavvy, in an email. “We feel so hopeless that there is nothing that can be done. We are trying to give deaf people the ability to live the life that they want without any limits.”

http://www.motionsavvy.com/

The Obama’s Administration’s Response to Ebola | The White House


The Obama’s Administration’s Response to Ebola | The White House.

The Obama’s Administration’s Response to Ebola | The White House.

Understand the Facts

  • It’s not transmitted through the air like the flu.
  • According to public health authorities, the only way a person can get Ebola is by coming into direct contact with the body fluids (urine, saliva, sweat, feces, vomit, breast milk and semen) of someone who is already showing symptoms.
  • If the person does not have symptoms, they are not contagious.

FAQs

In response to frequently asked questions about Ebola, here’s what our public health officials are saying.

Q: What is Ebola, and what are the symptoms?
A: Ebola virus is the cause of a Ebola virus disease. Symptoms include:

  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Joint and muscle aches
  • Weakness
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Stomach pain
  • Lack of appetite
  • Abnormal bleeding

Symptoms may appear anywhere from 2 to 21 days after exposure to Ebola virus though 8-10 days is most common.

Q: How is Ebola transmitted?
A: Ebola is transmitted through direct contact with the blood or body fluids (urine, saliva, sweat, feces, vomit, breast milk, and semen) of an infected symptomatic person or though exposure to objects (such as needles) that have been contaminated with infected secretions.

Q: Can I get Ebola from a person who is infected but doesn’t have any symptoms?
A: No. Individuals who are not symptomatic are not contagious. In order for the virus to be transmitted, an individual would have to have direct contact with an individual who is experiencing symptoms or has died of the disease.

Visit the CDC website for more information on Ebola.

What’s Happened So Far

In March 2014, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported an outbreak of Ebola virus disease in the West African country of Guinea. Additional cases have since been reported in the countries of Liberia and Sierra Leone, as well as Nigeria and Senegal. The cases reported in Nigeria and Senegal are considered to be contained, with no further spread in these countries, but new cases continue to be reported from Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. To date, there have been more than 9,200 reported Ebola cases in West Africa, with more than 4,500 deaths.

In September 2014, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported the first laboratory-confirmed case of Ebola diagnosed in the United States, in a person who had traveled from Liberia to Dallas, Texas. The patient passed away on October 8, 2014. Two health care workers at Texas Presbyterian Hospital who provided care for the patient has also tested positive for Ebola, and have since been isolated and are receiving care.

What We’re Doing at Home

Clinicians in the United States have been key to our safety here at home by:

  • Identifying patients with both a history of travel from West Africa or contact with someone with a confirmed case of Ebola and symptoms indicating they might have Ebola
  • Immediately isolating these patients
  • Consulting their local or state health departments
  • Getting these patients tested as needed

We have also been responding to new information to adapt and enhance our response. The following five U.S. airports — which receive more than 94 percent of travelers coming to the United States from countries affected by the Ebola outbreak — are also implementing new Ebola screening measures to help stop the spread of the disease:

  • John F. Kennedy International Airport – New York, NY
  • Washington Dulles International Airport – Washington, D.C.
  • Newark Liberty International Airport – Newark, NJ
  • Chicago O’Hare International Airport – Chicago, IL
  • Jackson Atlanta International Airport – Atlanta, GA

Read here for more details on the screening measures at these airports.

What We’re Doing Abroad

The U.S. strategy to combat the Ebola outbreak abroad consists of four key goals:

  • Controlling the epidemic at its source in West Africa
  • Minimizing the secondary impacts of the epidemic that aren’t directly caused by the disease
  • Leading a coordinated international response
  • Building a robust global health security infrastructure so we’re prepared over the long run to confront epidemics such as the Ebola epidemic

CDC, USAID, and other U.S. officials have been deployed to the West Africa region to assist with response efforts — including surveillance, contact tracing, data management, laboratory testing, and health education — and CDC experts have been deployed to non-affected border countries, including Cote d’Ivoire, to conduct assessments of Ebola preparedness in those countries. This deployment constituted CDC’s largest overseas mission to date.

The President announced in September a scaled-up response that calls upon the unique capabilities of the U.S. military to support the civilian-led response. The United States already has committed more than $350 million toward fighting the epidemic in West Africa, including more than $111 million in humanitarian aid, and the Department of Defense (DoD) is prepared to devote more than $1 billion to the whole-of-government Ebola response effort. As a further indication of our prioritization of this response, the United States convened a special U.N. Security Council session on the epidemic, and President Obama called the world to action during a subsequent U.N. session called by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. These U.S. actions have galvanized millions of dollars in international funding and in-kind support.

A Coordinated Effort

CDC is assisting with exit screening and communication efforts in West Africa to prevent sick travelers from getting on planes, and is working with airlines to address crew and airline staff concerns while ensuring the ability of humanitarian and public health organizations to transport assistance into the affected countries.

In addition to implementing new Ebola screening measures in the five U.S. airports that receive more than 94 percent of travelers coming to the United States from countries affected by the Ebola outbreak, CDC is also working closely with Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and other partners at ports of entry (primarily international airports) to use routine processes to identify travelers who show signs of infectious disease. If a sick traveler is identified during or after a flight, CDC will conduct an investigation of exposed travelers and work with the airline, federal partners, and state and local health departments to notify them and take any necessary public health action.

In the United States, CDC is working to prepare U.S. health care facilities for managing patients that are suspected to have Ebola. U.S. health care workers can find updated infection control guidance on the Information for Health Care Workers page. CDC communicates with health care workers on an ongoing basis through Health Alert Network (HAN)Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity (COCA), and a variety of existing tools and mechanisms.

See more details on the precautions CDC and partners are taking to prevent the spread of Ebola in the United States.

 

Heforshe Tweets | Harlechnnorfolk Twitter


Heforshe Tweets | Harlechnnorfolk Twitter.

Heforshe Tweets by @harlechnnorfolk

Monique Wilson: Power up & sort Misogyny by February 14 2020!

Monique Wilson: Power up & sort Misogyny by February 14 2020!

#HeForShe Most damaged people spend years of their lives looking for the answer that will sort their heads

Monique Wilson: Power up & sort Misogyny by February 14 2020!

Monique Wilson: Power up & sort Misogyny by February 14 2020!

#HeForShe Most ‘ok’ people who hurt others do it for reasons many of them don’t understand

Monique Wilson: Power up & sort Misogyny by February 14 2020!

Monique Wilson: Power up & sort Misogyny by February 14 2020!

#HeForShe There is no full understanding of the damage arising from an ofhand remark or one put down too many

Monique Wilson: Power up & sort Misogyny by February 14 2020!

Monique Wilson: Power up & sort Misogyny by February 14 2020!

#HeForShe which ‘joke’ is harmful to women and their futures and which is just funny

Monique Wilson: Power up & sort Misogyny by February 14 2020!

Monique Wilson: Power up & sort Misogyny by February 14 2020!

#HeForShe find out what it is that seems to be winding up the hate against women.

Monique Wilson: Power up & sort Misogyny by February 14 2020!

Monique Wilson: Power up & sort Misogyny by February 14 2020!

#HeForShe stopping in it’s tracks that old argument “you are a misogynyst!” “No, I’m not!”

Monique Wilson: Power up & sort Misogyny by February 14 2020!

Monique Wilson: Power up & sort Misogyny by February 14 2020!

#HeForShe an app like a geiger counter but one that lets you know how misogynystic someone is (or misandrystic)

Monique Wilson: Power up & sort Misogyny by February 14 2020!

Monique Wilson: Power up & sort Misogyny by February 14 2020!

#HeForShe an app that you have on your first date which tells you whether the other person is being honest

Monique Wilson: Power up & sort Misogyny by February 14 2020!

Monique Wilson: Power up & sort Misogyny by February 14 2020!

#HeForShe nothing ‘accidentally’ left out of his, or her, case notes

Monique Wilson: Power up & sort Misogyny by February 14 2020!

Monique Wilson: Power up & sort Misogyny by February 14 2020!

#HeForShe How about making sure that all evidence is collected re the abuser?

Monique Wilson: Power up & sort Misogyny by February 14 2020!

Monique Wilson: Power up & sort Misogyny by February 14 2020!

#HeForShe how about for making 100% sure that your rape is not ‘shelved’ by the police?

Monique Wilson: Power up & sort Misogyny by February 14 2020!

Monique Wilson: Power up & sort Misogyny by February 14 2020!

#HeForShe Why would anyone need additional ‘tools’ in this day and age?

Monique Wilson: Power up & sort Misogyny by February 14 2020!

Monique Wilson: Power up & sort Misogyny by February 14 2020!

#HeForShe Ask those in society who have to deal with the wreckage left behind

Monique Wilson: Power up & sort Misogyny by February 14 2020!

Monique Wilson: Power up & sort Misogyny by February 14 2020!

#HeForShe Ask the families of the damaged, un-fixed people

Monique Wilson: Power up & sort Misogyny by February 14 2020!

Monique Wilson: Power up & sort Misogyny by February 14 2020!

#HeForShe Ask the children of the damaged

Monique Wilson: Power up & sort Misogyny by February 14 2020!

Monique Wilson: Power up & sort Misogyny by February 14 2020!

#HeForShe Ask those who are hurting now. Ask those who still hurt after decades of distortion

Monique Wilson: Power up & sort Misogyny by February 14 2020!

Monique Wilson: Power up & sort Misogyny by February 14 2020!

#HeForShe consider the present point of view of 100, or 200, or maybe even 300 years

Monique Wilson: Power up & sort Misogyny by February 14 2020!

Monique Wilson: Power up & sort Misogyny by February 14 2020!

#HeForShe shame a lot of people into changing their ways much much sooner than the predictions say?

Monique Wilson: Power up & sort Misogyny by February 14 2020!

Monique Wilson: Power up & sort Misogyny by February 14 2020!

#HeForShe Imagine. Ramping up the action so that a billion stories suddenly flood our consciousness

Monique Wilson: Power up & sort Misogyny by February 14 2020!

Monique Wilson: Power up & sort Misogyny by February 14 2020!

#HeForShe Isn’t it worth talking with people who deal in Global technology … and empower the user?

com.expectlabs.models


com.expectlabs.models.

 

Package com.expectlabs.models

This is the documentation for the MindMeld Android SDK.

The most important functionality for this SDK is contained in the MMApp class. Most API calls and requests are made from there. More specific functionality is available in the other model classes. All models inherit from the ManagedObject class, so all shared functionality about calling the API and refreshing their data is contained in this object.

For sample code and examples on how to use specific functionality, you can refer to the sample applications that we offer along with the SDK code. You can also look in the Developer Console for the API documentation and the parameters supported by each object.

via com.expectlabs.models.

You can only work with what you’ve got…


http://theonepercentchallenge.tumblr.com/post/83199082866/you-can-only-work-with-what-youve-got

You can only work with what you’ve got…

A bad phone call is a bad phone call.

Scratchy patchy fuzzy sounding. To any local court it might be the very call that should have convicted a rapist, but didn’t.

With this kit behind the victim that call would have been analysed by technology used by governments, hospitals, research laboratories. What could end up being presented at court, with the full weight of high level analytics is a recording that takes the rapist out of circulation whilst restoring some honor to the victim.

This kit can be designed with a powerful open front end. All the user has to do is start talking, or shouting, or screaming… if the input from that user is unexpected then the technology being focused on that input ramps up too.

So, if the user speaks calmly in the expected dialect with a ‘normal’ taxonomy then standard technology like Nina from Nuance or Voxeo’s Prophesy can easily handle not only what is being said but in many cases know how to handle that command directly.

However if it is someone shouting in Swahili in the middle of rural Wales then Autonomy and it’s language independence jumps into play – it can focus down to the root of the language based on phonemes so it can even get a measure of understanding even if the language itself isn’t one that has been optimized. By asking a few more questions based on the words inputted the system then knows what it needs to do. Something or nothing.

Real-time analysis has been going on from the start of the conversation. If there is panic, fear even terror in the sounds being analysed then focusing in on the source of that call is set in motion, If the words ‘Police’ or ‘HELP’ or any other recognizable cry for help in any language then the emergency services are alerted with as many details as possible – if they need to connect in with the call they can easily do so – all of this is fully recorded.

Until the ‘victim’ or client has been restored to equilibrium the kit keep the case as live. Nothing can stop the kit from interfering to make sure all has been handled properly regarding resolution of the initial problem, and any other problems triggered by the event, whatever it was. We expect change in our lives, even though we might not like it, we expect disasters of one kind or another to change our lives too, however there are some events that happen that should be helped with and sorted out so the scarring and damage don’t rule the whole of the rest of someone’s, or some groups, lives.

So this kit not only anchors the incident, only letting go when the incident is resolved, but it also actively works on that incident with all the tools that incident needs for its resolution.

This is not a purely mechanical digital setup. People add their own input and can allow that input to be used as answers for someone else’s input. Obviously a lot of the answers will come from output already there on the web and in different libraries of all sorts of user useful information. Only by asking a question will the kit know where to look and eventually find an answer, if there is one. People are used where people can add that wisdom or knowledge or experience that a solution needs. So where the machinery fails the task is handed over to humans to re define the parameters of the first conversation and find a satisfactory answer, if there is one.

The better the fidelity of the call the more information can be gleaned more speedily, for the benefit of the client.

As with ‘the more ‘normal’ the client’s voice and word useage the better and easier the fulfilling of the mission so it is with higher quality sound input.

But it is also different in that with higher quality sound there is more that can be run successfully on the input in order to find out immeasurably more about the client, their state of mind, of health, of well being. That data from that input and successive inputs is refined until a highly accurate profile is helping the client to better achieve their own goals.

…whilst also helping with those problem days or those problem moments… which is where this kit covers itself financially so that it can then do an amazingly cheap job of helping sort out distress and the like.

Unless you just get the major players to install this at their own expense so that from soon onwards we can all have this kit and all it’s possible help tools as part of our everyday lives.

http://theonepercentchallenge.tumblr.com/post/83199082866/you-can-only-work-with-what-youve-got