Why Sail Design Technology Will Impact Our Lives

Hanuman yacht on a racing courseNorth Sails Making sailboats blast across ocean waves with speed and efficiency embodies more than just a fixation with adventurous zeal. The process is advancing computer software and robotics, revolutionizing hull and sail technologies and integrating—with choreographed precision—all players in the design and construction process. On a recent trip to […]

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L3 and Harris agree to merge, creating $33.5 billion military technology giant

The Pentagon relies on five major defense contractors. The newly formed L3 Harris Technologies hopes to be a sixth. (Charles Dharapak/AP) Aaron Gregg October 14 at 4:46 PM L3 Technologies and Harris Corporation have agreed to merge in an all-stock deal, the two companies announced Sunday, creating a $33.5 billion military technology company. The combined […]

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Amazon’s sexist AI reveals broader weaknesses of technology

ANALYSIS/OPINION: Technology’s only as good as its imperfect human programmers. That’s been the general rule of thumb for climate-change modeling. That’s been the talked-about challenge for artificial intelligence development for years. And now, given a new report from Reuters that revealed how Amazon’s employment recruitment A.I. disregarded and dismissed qualified candidates based solely on sex […]

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New technology, housekeeping among concerns in hotel strikes – Virginian

BOSTON (AP) — Robots delivering room service, check-in kiosks with facial recognition technology and “smart” speakers that serve as an in-room concierge. The hotel of the not-so-distant future sounds like something out of a sci-fi novel, but it’s drawing real world anxiety for some of the thousands of Marriott hotel workers on strike across the […]

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