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Some Surprises at Google’s I/O 2022

  Google’s most recent developer conference, I/O 2022 held on May 11, offered a panoramic look in the Googleplex windows at what’s next for the search giant and its developers. As expected, there was a keynote from the Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai and a keynote from Jeanine Banks, vice presid...

IMA Moments

Thriving in a Tech-Dominated Profession

Russ Porter, CFO of IMA, recounts professional-development lessons from his current role and previous jobs over a 28-year tenure at IBM. He says that by achieving certifications, keeping up to speed with new technology, and communicating effectively, you can provide your career with a boost.

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Reducing High-Speed Internet Costs

Universal high-speed connections would have gone a long way to improve work from home and remote classroom study. Now the federal government has announced a plan to extend affordable high-speed connections to millions more with the Affordable Connectivity Program and the plans to add infrastructure.

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World Quantum Day

April 14 was declared World Quantum Day in 2022 by scientists and computer researchers around the world. Online celebrations offered greetings from the United States to Finland to Singapore, with events and learning sessions in many languages explaining where we are and where we’re headed with qua...

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Life Lessons That Boosted My Career

Judy Bartee, manager of international operations at IMA, recounts lessons she’s learned in her current role as well as previous jobs as a veterinary hospital assistant, educator, nonprofit youth organization executive director, and human resources director. She says kindness matters regardless of ...

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The Gradual Acceptance of AI

AI offers the promise of better living in a wide variety of venues. But many still see an existential threat from unregulated AI and machine intelligence that might surpass humans. The Pew Research Center released their current study of where Americans stand on AI.

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MIT’s 10 Technology Breakthroughs

This year’s 10 breakthrough technologies from MIT include an advance in molecular biology constructed on the power of AI, factories that pull carbon out of the air, the end of passwords, pills for pandemics and parasites, and the promise of fusion energy from 100 million °C reactors.

IMA Moments

Leadership through Team Building

Paulette Brown, senior business analyst at IMA, recounts lessons she’s learned as an accounting and data professional and cross-departmental team leader. She says that leading the way on boosting morale and corporate social responsibility helps to earn colleagues’ respect and provides a career b...

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Robots Aren’t Fellow Travelers

Robots that talk and smile and can walk (or roll) alongside us shouldn’t be adopted as the universal interface for most or all future machine intelligence. There’s too much to lose if we design to dumb down what AI machines can know or do just to make them conversational and comfortable for us.

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A Mathematical Twin of Your Heart

Digital twin technology has been enthusiastically adopted in many sectors from manufacturing to satellite management. And now the applications in healthcare are moving medicine to some very unusual horizons, including virtual copies of our brain and a digital self to watch over our well-being.