Computers – Amity Source http://amitysource.com/ Wed, 29 Jun 2022 19:49:04 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://amitysource.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/icon.png Computers – Amity Source http://amitysource.com/ 32 32 UC Berkeley offers a university for computer science and data science https://amitysource.com/uc-berkeley-offers-a-university-for-computer-science-and-data-science/ Wed, 29 Jun 2022 19:38:59 +0000 https://amitysource.com/uc-berkeley-offers-a-university-for-computer-science-and-data-science/ For the first time in more than 50 years, UC Berkeley could open another college — one for the Campus Division of Computing, Data Science and Society, or CDSS. According to a December 2021 article from the division’s news page, the on-campus data science major was formed in 2018, as was CDSS. The division’s current […]]]>

For the first time in more than 50 years, UC Berkeley could open another collegeone for the Campus Division of Computing, Data Science and Society, or CDSS.

According to a December 2021 article from the division’s news page, the on-campus data science major was formed in 2018, as was CDSS. The division’s current assistant dean for communications, Tiffany Lohwater, said plans have begun for the division to become a college in 2020.

“Research and teaching in computer science and data science has evolved rapidly over the past decade, with increased interest from faculty and students on the UC Berkeley campus,” Lohwater said in a statement. E-mail. “For example, one in five undergraduate students at Berkeley now takes a data science course each year.”

The process began with the development of a “pre-proposal” which drew on the work and feedback of faculty, staff and students. The pre-proposal was then submitted to campus Academic Senate Committees, which provided feedback to Campus Chancellor Carol Christ and the CDSS.

The proposal includes plans for the university’s steps to achieve the college’s mission and responses to comments and perspectives from multiple campus stakeholders.

After approval by the Campus Academic Senate and supported by Chancellor Christ, the finalized proposal awaits approval from the Office of the UC President and then the UC Regents. The approval process could be completed next year, Lohwater added.

Becoming a college would allow CDSS to have additional control over its curriculum, admissions and enrollment, and form partnerships and fundraising opportunities between campus departments and other universities, according to the article.

The college would be the first new college or school on campus since the founding of the School of Journalism and the School of Public Policy in the 1960s, according to Lohwater.

Lohwater noted the similarities between the 1960s and the modern era both times saw changes in higher education as “social upheaval” took place across the country.

“We are again in a time of critical change,” Lohwater said in the email. “Our lives and our society are being changed by computing and data science: the platforms on which we innovate, communicate, transact, make decisions and allocate resources.”

Part of the college’s mission is to develop the so-called “tools of tomorrow” by training computer and data scientists with ethical and social outcomes in mind, Lohwater said.

The college will also seek to find applications for these tools in many fields, Lohwater added, such as biology, medicine, and physical and social sciences.

“Computer science and data science is for everyone, and society will benefit from graduates at all levels with the skills the proposed college will produce,” Lohwater said in the email. “We need diverse perspectives, experiences and expertise to ensure that research and applications represent the needs and interests of society.”

Contact Sébastien Cahill at [email protected]and follow him on Twitter at @SebastianCahill1.

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An interactive program from computer scientists helps with motion planning for environments with obstacles – ScienceDaily https://amitysource.com/an-interactive-program-from-computer-scientists-helps-with-motion-planning-for-environments-with-obstacles-sciencedaily/ Tue, 28 Jun 2022 00:12:26 +0000 https://amitysource.com/an-interactive-program-from-computer-scientists-helps-with-motion-planning-for-environments-with-obstacles-sciencedaily/ Just like us, robots cannot see through walls. Sometimes they need a little help to get where they’re going. Engineers at Rice University have developed a method that allows humans to help robots “see” their environment and perform tasks. The strategy called Bayesian Learning IN the Dark – BLIND, for short – is a new […]]]>

Just like us, robots cannot see through walls. Sometimes they need a little help to get where they’re going.

Engineers at Rice University have developed a method that allows humans to help robots “see” their environment and perform tasks.

The strategy called Bayesian Learning IN the Dark – BLIND, for short – is a new solution to the long-standing problem of motion planning for robots that work in environments where not everything is clearly visible all the time.

The peer-reviewed study by computer scientists Lydia Kavraki and Vaibhav Unhelkar and co-lead authors Carlos Quintero-Peña and Constantinos Chamzas of Rice’s George R. Brown School of Engineering was presented at the International Robotics Conference from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. and automation at the end of May.

The algorithm developed primarily by Quintero-Peña and Chamzas, both graduate students working with Kavraki, keeps a human in the loop to “increase the robot’s perception and, most importantly, prevent dangerous movements from being performed,” according to the study. .

To do this, they combined Bayesian inverse reinforcement learning (whereby a system learns from continuously updated information and experiences) with established motion planning techniques to help robots that have ” high degrees of freedom”, i.e. a lot of moving parts.

To test BLIND, the Rice lab directed a Fetch robot, a seven-joint articulated arm, to grab a small cylinder from one table and move it to another, but in doing so it had to jump over a barrier.

“If you have more joints, the instructions to the robot are complicated,” Quintero-Peña said. “If you’re leading a human, you can just say, ‘Raise your hand.’ »

But a robot’s programmers need to be precise about the movement of every joint at every point in its path, especially when obstacles block the machine’s “view” of its target.

Rather than programming a trajectory in advance, BLIND inserts a human intermediary process to refine the choreographed options – or best guesses – suggested by the robot’s algorithm. “BLIND allows us to take information from the human head and calculate our trajectories in this high degree of freedom space,” Quintero-Peña said.

“We use a specific mode of feedback called critical, basically a binary form of feedback where the human receives labels on elements of the trajectory,” he said.

These labels appear as connected green dots that represent possible paths. As BLIND moves from point to point, the human approves or rejects each move to refine the path, avoiding obstacles as efficiently as possible.

“It’s an easy-to-use interface for people, because we can say ‘I like this’ or ‘I don’t like that’, and the bot uses that information to schedule,” Chamzas said. Once rewarded with a set of approved moves, the robot can perform its task, he said.

“One of the biggest things here is that human preferences are hard to describe with a mathematical formula,” Quintero-Peña said. “Our work simplifies human-robot relationships by incorporating human preferences. That’s how I think apps will get the most out of this work.”

“This work is a great example of how small, but focused, human intervention can dramatically improve robots’ abilities to perform complex tasks in environments where some parts are completely unknown to the robot but known to humans,” said Kavraki, a robotics pioneer whose CV includes advanced programming for NASA’s humanoid Robonaut aboard the International Space Station.

“It shows how human-robot interaction methods, the research topic of my colleague Prof. Unhelkar, and automated scheduling developed over years in my lab can combine to provide reliable solutions that also respect preferences. human.”

Former Rice undergraduate student Zhanyi Sun and Unhelkar, assistant professor of computer science, are co-authors of the paper. Kavraki is the Noah Harding Professor of Computer Science and Professor of Bioengineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering, and Director of the Ken Kennedy Institute.

The National Science Foundation (2008720, 1718487) and an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program grant (1842494) supported the research.

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Foundry Partners LLC sells 4,550 shares of Computer Task Group, Incorporated (NASDAQ: CTG) https://amitysource.com/foundry-partners-llc-sells-4550-shares-of-computer-task-group-incorporated-nasdaq-ctg/ Sun, 26 Jun 2022 09:47:37 +0000 https://amitysource.com/foundry-partners-llc-sells-4550-shares-of-computer-task-group-incorporated-nasdaq-ctg/ Foundry Partners LLC reduced its stake in the shares of Computer Task Group, Incorporated (NASDAQ: CTG – Get a rating) by 2.0% in the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The company held 225,235 shares of the IT services provider after selling 4,550 shares during the period. Foundry Partners LLC’s holdings in Computer Task Group were worth […]]]>

Foundry Partners LLC reduced its stake in the shares of Computer Task Group, Incorporated (NASDAQ: CTGGet a rating) by 2.0% in the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The company held 225,235 shares of the IT services provider after selling 4,550 shares during the period. Foundry Partners LLC’s holdings in Computer Task Group were worth $2,201,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

A number of other institutional investors have also recently changed their positions in the company. Fosun International Ltd increased its position in Computer Task Group by 3.6% during the fourth quarter. Fosun International Ltd now owns 56,837 shares of the information technology service provider valued at $544,000 after buying an additional 2,000 shares in the last quarter. Minerva Advisors LLC increased its holding in shares of Computer Task Group by 0.9% in the fourth quarter. Minerva Advisors LLC now owns 1,228,729 shares of the information technology service provider worth $12,251,000 after acquiring 11,325 additional shares in the last quarter. Finally, Lewis Capital Management LLC purchased a new stake in Computer Task Group stock in Q4 for a value of approximately $3,541,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds hold 53.00% of the company’s shares.

Shares of CTM opened at $8.79 on Friday. The company has a market capitalization of $134.84 million, a price-earnings ratio of 9.16, a PEG ratio of 0.63 and a beta of 0.72. Computer Task Group, Incorporated has a fifty-two week low of $6.77 and a fifty-two week high of $10.38. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $8.97 and a 200-day moving average price of $9.07.

IT Working Group (NASDAQ: CTGGet a rating) last released its results on Tuesday, May 10. The information technology service provider reported EPS of $0.16 for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.13 by $0.03. Computer Task Group achieved a net margin of 3.76% and a return on equity of 11.26%. The company posted revenue of $89.42 million for the quarter, versus a consensus estimate of $93.63 million. In the same period a year earlier, the company earned earnings per share of $0.13. Equity research analysts expect Computer Task Group, Incorporated to post EPS of 0.69 for the current year.

Separately, StockNews.com launched a hedge on Computer Task Group shares in a Thursday, June 9 report. They issued a “Strong Buy” rating for the company.

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Computer Task Group, Incorporated, together with its subsidiaries, provides information and technology services in North America, South America, Western Europe and India. It operates through three segments: North America IT Solutions and Services, Europe IT Solutions and Services and Non-core Technology Services.

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Global Visual Computing Market Overview to 2027 https://amitysource.com/global-visual-computing-market-overview-to-2027/ Fri, 24 Jun 2022 19:30:00 +0000 https://amitysource.com/global-visual-computing-market-overview-to-2027/ DUBLIN, June 24, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The “Global Visual Computing Market (2022-2027) by Component, Display Platform, Industry, Geography, Competitive Analysis and Impact of Covid-19 with Ansoff Analysis” report has been added to from ResearchAndMarkets.com offer. The global visual computing market is estimated at USD 24.01 Bn in 2022 and is expected to reach USD 69.48 […]]]>

DUBLIN, June 24, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The “Global Visual Computing Market (2022-2027) by Component, Display Platform, Industry, Geography, Competitive Analysis and Impact of Covid-19 with Ansoff Analysis” report has been added to from ResearchAndMarkets.com offer.

The global visual computing market is estimated at USD 24.01 Bn in 2022 and is expected to reach USD 69.48 Bn by 2027, growing to a CAGR of 23.68%.

Market dynamics are forces that impact pricing and stakeholder behaviors in the global Visual Computing market. These forces create price signals that result from changes in the supply and demand curves for a given product or service. The forces of market dynamics can be related to macro-economic and micro-economic factors. There are dynamic market forces other than price, demand and supply. Human emotions can also drive decisions, influence the market and create price signals.

As market dynamics impact supply and demand curves, policymakers aim to determine how best to use various financial tools to stem various strategies aimed at accelerating growth and reducing risk.

Company Profiles

The report provides a detailed analysis of competitors in the market. It covers the analysis of financial performance of listed companies in the market. The report also offers detailed information about recent development and competitive scenario of the companies. Some of the companies covered in this report are Nvidia, Intel, Matrox, Biodigital, Exxact, Cubix, Softkinetic, etc.

Countries studied

  • America (Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, United StatesRest of the Americas)
  • Europe (Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Swiss, UKRest of Europe)
  • Middle East and Africa (Egypt, Israel, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, United Arab Emiratesrest of the MEA)
  • Asia Pacific (Australia, Bangladesh, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Thailand, TaiwanRest of Asia Pacific)

Competitive Quadrant

The report includes Competitive Quadrant, a proprietary tool to analyze and assess the position of companies based on their industry position score and market performance score. The tool uses various factors to classify players into four categories. Some of these factors considered for analysis are financial performance over the past 3 years, growth strategies, innovation score, new product launches, investments, market share growth, etc

Ansoff analysis

  • The report presents a detailed analysis of the Ansoff matrix for the global visual computing market. Ansoff Matrix, also known as Product/Market Expansion Grid, is a strategic tool used to design business growth strategies. The matrix can be used to assess approaches in four strategies viz. Market development, market penetration, product development and diversification. The matrix is ​​also used for risk analysis to understand the risk associated with each approach.
  • The report analyzes the global visual computing market using the Ansoff Matrix to provide the best approaches a company can take to improve its position in the market.
  • Based on the SWOT analysis done on the industry and industry players, the analyst has designed appropriate strategies for market growth.

Why buy this report?

  • The report offers a comprehensive assessment of the global visual computing market. The report includes in-depth qualitative analysis, verifiable data from authentic sources, and market size projections. Projections are calculated using proven research methodologies.
  • The report has been compiled through extensive primary and secondary research. The main research is done through interviews, surveys and observations of renowned personnel in the industry.
  • The report includes in-depth market analysis using Porter’s 5 forces model and Ansoff’s matrix. Additionally, the impact of Covid-19 on the market is also presented in the report.
  • The report also includes the regulatory scenario in the industry, which will help you to make an informed decision. The report discusses the major regulatory bodies and major rules and regulations imposed on this industry across various geographies.
  • The report also contains competitive analysis using Positioning Quadrants, the analyst’s proprietary competitive positioning tool.

Main topics covered:

1 Description of the report

2 Research methodology

3 Executive summary

4 Market dynamics
4.1 Drivers
4.1.1 Improved user experience in most applications
4.1.2 Demand from industries such as gaming, animation and healthcare would drive the market
4.2 Constraints
4.2.1 Material required
4.2.2 High energy consumption
4.3 Opportunities
4.3.1 Emerging applications in technologies like augmented reality, visual analytics
4.3.2 Increase in R&D initiatives
4.4 Challenges
4.4.1 Complexity of Algorithms based on Ai
4.4.2 High bandwidth requirements

5 Market Analysis
5.1 Regulatory scenario
5.2 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
5.3 Impact of COVID-19
5.4 Ansoff matrix analysis

6 Global Visual Computing Market, By Component
6.1 Presentation
6.2 Hardware component
6.3 Software component

7 Global Visual Computing Market, By Display Platform
7.1 Presentation
7.2 Interactive Whiteboard
7.3 Interactive kiosk
7.4 Interactive table
7.5 Interactive video wall
7.6 Monitor

8 Global Visual Computing Market, By Industry
8.1 Presentation
8.2 Games
8.3 Media and entertainment
8.4 Healthcare
8.5 Automotive
8.6 Manufacturing
8.7 Defense and intelligence

9 Americas Visual Computing Market
9.1 Presentation
9.2 Argentina
9.3 Brazil
9.4 Canada
9.5 Chile
9.6 Colombia
9.7 Mexico
9.8 Peru
9.9 United States
9.10 Rest of the Americas

ten Europe Visual Computing Market
10.1 Presentation
10.2 Austria
10.3 Belgium
10.4 Denmark
10.5 Finland
10.6 France
10.7 Germany
10.8 Italy
10.9 Netherlands
10.10 Norway
10.11 Poland
10.12 Russia
10.13 Spain
10.14 Sweden
10:15 a.m. Swiss
10.16 UK
10.17 Rest of Europe

11 Middle East and africa Visual Computing Market
11.1 Presentation
11.2 Egypt
11.3 Israel
11.4 Qatar
11.5 Saudi Arabia
11.6 South Africa
11.7 United Arab Emirates
11.8 Rest of MEA

12 APAC Visual Computing Market
12.1 Presentation
12.2 Australia
12.3 Bangladesh
12.4 China
12.5 India
12.6 Indonesia
12.7 Japan
12.8 Malaysia
12.9 Philippines
12.10 Singapore
12.11 South Korea
12.12 Sri Lanka
12.13 Thailand
12.14 Taiwan
12.15 Rest of Asia Pacific

13 Competitive landscape
13.1 Competitive Quadrant
13.2 Market Share Analysis
13.3 Strategic Initiatives
13.3.1M&A and investments
13.3.2 Partnerships and collaborations
13.3.3 Product Developments and Improvements

14 company profiles
14.1 NVIDIA
14.2 Intel
14.3 Advanced microdevices
14.4 ARMS
14.5 Imagination technologies
14.6 Matrox
14.7 Biodigital
14.8 Right
14.9 Cubex
14.10 Softkinetic

15 Appendix

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Computer chip subsidy bill faces key moment in Congress https://amitysource.com/computer-chip-subsidy-bill-faces-key-moment-in-congress/ Wed, 22 Jun 2022 19:21:00 +0000 https://amitysource.com/computer-chip-subsidy-bill-faces-key-moment-in-congress/ Placeholder while loading article actions When the Senate passed a rare bipartisan measure last summer to spend $52 billion to subsidize US computer chip manufacturing and research, it seemed like an easy legislative priority for both parties. Chips were so scarce that car factories closed for weeks, threatening jobs and driving up prices. New cars […]]]>
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When the Senate passed a rare bipartisan measure last summer to spend $52 billion to subsidize US computer chip manufacturing and research, it seemed like an easy legislative priority for both parties.

Chips were so scarce that car factories closed for weeks, threatening jobs and driving up prices. New cars have become so scarce that the price of used cars has skyrocketed, often exceeding what they cost when new. Makers of seemingly everything from products as diverse as smartphones to dog wash booths have complained that they can’t get the chips they need. The White House called several emergency meetings, and Republicans and Democrats quickly rallied.

But a year later, funding has still not been enacted. It took the House until February to accept the grants. Since then, the process of merging the House and Senate bills has been bogged down due to disputes over pieces of the legislation unrelated to the chips, including provisions on climate and trade with China. A myriad of other issues, including military aid to Ukraine and inflation in gasoline prices, have also distracted lawmakers.

Supporters of chip funding say they are now racing to save it before Congress recesses for its August recess, after which election season will likely stifle prospects for any major new legislative packages.

Used car market in chaos as prices soar

House and Senate leaders met on Tuesday to try to hammer out a deal. They failed to reach agreement on what to include in the final bill, but agreed they needed to act quickly to stop chipmakers from bypassing the United States and investing there. stranger, according to a person familiar with the talks, who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss sensitive negotiations.

“We have expressed our belief that there is no reason why we should not pass this bill through Congress in July,” said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-California) and House Speaker. Senate Majority Charles E. Schumer (DN.Y.) in a statement. statement afterwards. “Democrats have already made accommodations in the name of reaching a deal, which we are optimistic can happen soon.” The Republican leadership did not immediately provide comment.

The issues that triggered the legislation in the first place are still pressing. A global shortage of computer chips continues to stall manufacturing in the United States and other industrialized nations, driving up prices for automobiles and other electronics.

Limited chip supply will continue to constrain auto manufacturing through 2024 amid pent-up demand for vehicles and the growing popularity of electric cars, which require more chips per vehicle, consulting firm AlixPartners said Wednesday.

House Democrats are eager to pass the legislation because many members, including the most vulnerable representing swing districts, believe it would help them make the case that the party is fighting inflation and blockchain issues. supplies that motivate her.

US government subsidies were never going to provide a quick fix for the global chip shortage. Building a chip factory takes years. Yet as chips, also known as semiconductors, become an essential part of so much modern technology, many tech companies and lawmakers have argued that ensuring greater domestic production is a matter of economic security. and national.

“Anything that has an on/off switch is based on a semiconductor chip,” Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-Va.), one of the grants’ top supporters, said in an interview. “As we see now with shortages of these chips holding back the automotive industry, by not having a secure domestic supply chain, this problem will only get worse as we move to more and more connected devices.”

The fundamental reason for the shortage is that too few companies are willing to invest the $10 billion or more needed to build a semiconductor factory. Countries around the world have provided grants to these chipmakers, hoping to incentivize them to locate new facilities within their borders.

Some of those programs could leave the United States behind, Warner said. “A year ago, the Europeans didn’t have a semiconductor incentive program in place,” but Germany is rolling out subsidies for an Intel manufacturing site, he said. he declares.

“When the German bureaucracy goes faster than the American legislative process, it’s not a good sign,” Warner said.

Intel announced plans in March to invest $20 billion in two chip factories in Ohio, pledging to begin construction this year and finish by the end of 2025. Other major chipmakers including TSMC , Samsung and GlobalFoundries, have also announced plans to expand in the US, although some have said the speed of their investments will depend on subsidy adoption.

“The CHIPS Act makes the US semiconductor industry more globally competitive. For GlobalFoundries, the adoption of CHIPS funding would affect the rate and pace at which we invest in expanding our manufacturing capacity in the United States,” said Steven Grasso, managing director of global government affairs for GlobalFoundries, in an e-mail. -mail, referring to the company’s expansion plans. a site in Malta, NY, where initial authorization is pending.

In the Senate and House, the funding is part of broader bills aimed at bolstering U.S. economic competitiveness amid growing competition from China and other countries. Lawmakers say there is strong support in both houses for semiconductor grants and for increased spending for the National Science Foundation and other research efforts, but the deal broke down on d other policies.

In a letter to Senate and House leaders last week, the chief executives of more than 100 tech companies, including Microsoft, IBM and Google’s parent company Alphabet, urged Congress to pass the legislation, calling semi-funding drivers and other manufacturing and research measures “vital to our whole economy”. .”

“The rest of the world is not waiting for the United States to act. Our global competitors are investing in their industry, their workers, and their economies, and it is imperative that Congress act to improve the competitiveness of the United States,” they wrote in the letter, which the Semiconductor Industry Association organized.

Manufacturers have less than five days of computer chip supply, Commerce Department says

Congressional aides said it’s likely the final bill will look more like Senate legislation, as it passed with bipartisan support, while the House bill only had one. only Republican supporter, Representative Adam Kinzinger (Illinois).

House Democrats had to make concessions along the way on the trade and climate provisions they included in their bill, the person familiar with Tuesday’s congressional leaders’ meeting said.

The expansion of the House bill Trade Adjustment Assistance Programwhich provides relief to workers who lose their jobs due to offshoring and other adverse effects of foreign trade, is a particular failure for Republicans, according to congressional aides.

Another provision sparking debate would require the federal government to screen and sometimes ban certain U.S. investments in China. The measure, proposed by the senses. Robert P. Casey Jr. (D-Pa.) and John Cornyn (R-Tex.), has some bipartisan support in both chambers but nonetheless “was one of the most contentious issues to reach an agreement” , said Stephen Ezell, vice president of global innovation policy at the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation.

Todd Tucker, director of industrial and trade policy at the Roosevelt Institute think tank, said the House bill included important provisions aimed at protecting U.S. supply chains from external shocks, such as the pandemic, which has caused widespread shortages of medical products.

Among other measures, the bill would establish an Office of Manufacturing Security and Resilience in the Commerce Department with $500 million in appropriations, tasked with tracking the availability of goods and services in real time and promoting manufacturing. criticism in the United States and in allied countries, Tucker said.

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Computer culture emerged in Canada through the convergence of a unique history and government policies https://amitysource.com/computer-culture-emerged-in-canada-through-the-convergence-of-a-unique-history-and-government-policies/ Mon, 20 Jun 2022 19:30:00 +0000 https://amitysource.com/computer-culture-emerged-in-canada-through-the-convergence-of-a-unique-history-and-government-policies/ TROY, NY – “There is a standard story about how computers developed that is centered around Silicon Valley; this myth of the creation of the computer as a uniquely American cultural and social phenomenon,” said Michel Century, Professor in the Department of Arts at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. “This story is not fake, but it’s not […]]]>

TROY, NY – “There is a standard story about how computers developed that is centered around Silicon Valley; this myth of the creation of the computer as a uniquely American cultural and social phenomenon,” said Michel Century, Professor in the Department of Arts at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. “This story is not fake, but it’s not the whole story.”

In his new book, Northern Sparks: Innovation, Technology Policy and the Arts in Canada, from Expo 67 to the Internet Age, Professor Century details insights and observations gained as a producer and creator of new media art and as a digital policy advisor to the Canadian government. He brings a unique perspective to the emergence of the digital age in a uniquely Canadian narrative, which revolves around the social, technological and political history of Canada from the late 1960s to the early 1990s.

“I had this privileged position to examine in depth the interconnections between arts and technology,” Professor Century said. “I began to see that the computer would become a common tool to enable interdisciplinary work in the arts in unprecedented ways.”

He places the beginning of his account of Canadian digital culture at Expo 67, Montreal’s transformative World’s Fair, when “the nation was undergoing a palpable political reinvention alongside the celebration of its centennial, and artists were raising the slippery challenge of defining what that might mean”. talk about a uniquely Canadian culture.

The creative sparks from that initial momentum set the stage for what he calls a uniquely Canadian “tech ethos,” where emerging technologies were shaped and co-invented by experimental artists. Professor Century further argues that the innovations made by the artists resonated with the political consciousness of the time and were nurtured by government policies responding to an era of national modernization.

In Northern SparksProfessor Century uses case studies in animation, virtual reality and software applications, among others, to illustrate how art, technology and politics have intersected in Canada in ways that are distinct for this particular time and this particular country.

He ends his analysis in the early 1990s, when the World Wide Web made the Internet ubiquitous and Canadian cultural policy changed to adapt to the new pressures of globalization.

“This book gives you an in-depth experience of one of those creative moments in history when artist, technologist, researcher and policy maker all came together around a spirit of innovation that coincided with a period of national reinvention,” Professor Century said. “Canadian history serves as an instructive object lesson now and for the future, in the full range of its broad scope and multiple methods of mobilizing arts, politics and innovation.

Northern SparksProfessor Century’s first book, will be published by MIT Press in June 2022.

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Hollandale residents will get faster internet speeds https://amitysource.com/hollandale-residents-will-get-faster-internet-speeds/ Thu, 16 Jun 2022 22:24:00 +0000 https://amitysource.com/hollandale-residents-will-get-faster-internet-speeds/ MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) – The community of Hollandale, Wis. will soon benefit from a new partnership between Allied Energy and Mount Horeb Telephone Company. The rural community will receive a boost that includes up to two Internet services and computer donations. The new partnership announced Thursday will extend high-speed Internet services to nearly 150 homes […]]]>

MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) – The community of Hollandale, Wis. will soon benefit from a new partnership between Allied Energy and Mount Horeb Telephone Company.

The rural community will receive a boost that includes up to two Internet services and computer donations.

The new partnership announced Thursday will extend high-speed Internet services to nearly 150 homes and businesses.

“We are excited about this new partnership and the value it brings to our customers,” said David de Leon, president of Alliant Energy’s Wisconsin power company. “This is an important step towards bridging the digital divide which is particularly pronounced in rural areas and among financially disadvantaged customers and communities. This is the first pilot where we are partnering with a local broadband service provider and leveraging our combined strengths for the benefit of the community. »

MHTC will lease the excess fiber strands that Alliant Energy already has underground to be able to provide this fast and reliable internet service.

“It’s an exciting day for our customers who will have access to speeds of up to 2 gigabits before the end of the year,” said John Van Ooyen, CEO and Managing Director of MHTC. “MHTC and Alliant Energy are to be commended for their innovative partnership in delivering this fiber optic solution, solving this decades-long challenge of providing reliable, quality internet connection. We are proud to be their premier partner and look forward to helping our customers.

According to MHTC, many of the new customers currently rely on other means to access the Internet, or they simply do without.

MHTC expects construction to begin in late June, with expected performance be available before the end of the year.

In addition to this partnership, Alliant Energy is also donating computers to help bridge the digital divide. In partnership with local businesses, Alliant Energy donates old computers and other technology to organizations in the Mount Horeb area. These organizations include Hazel Green Library, First Responders, Hollandale Lending Library, Village of Hollandale, and Community Action Program of Southwest Wisconsin, Inc.

“Guided by our purpose-driven strategy to serve customers and build stronger communities, we believe our partnership with MHTC and our computer donations will make a difference,” said de Leon. “We will continue to do our part to help bridge the digital divide by exploring other partnerships that will succeed in making internet access affordable and accessible to everyone.”

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Swiss airspace reopens after computer problem https://amitysource.com/swiss-airspace-reopens-after-computer-problem/ Wed, 15 Jun 2022 06:01:48 +0000 https://amitysource.com/swiss-airspace-reopens-after-computer-problem/ Published on: 06/15/2022 – 08:01Amended: 06/15/2022 – 08:03 Geneva airport said it had started to gradually resume flights after a computer glitch shut down Swiss airspace on Wednesday morning. The air traffic control system has blocked flights at major airports across the country, officials said. “Good news! Air traffic has gradually resumed since 08:30 (06:30 […]]]>

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Geneva airport said it had started to gradually resume flights after a computer glitch shut down Swiss airspace on Wednesday morning. The air traffic control system has blocked flights at major airports across the country, officials said.

“Good news! Air traffic has gradually resumed since 08:30 (06:30 GMT),” Geneva airport said in a tweet, adding that “several flights have been cancelled. Passengers should check with their airlines if their flights are maintained”.

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Earlier, Geneva airport said in a tweet that it was grounding all its flights until 11 a.m. (0900 GMT) due to the computer failure.

“Swiss airspace is closed to traffic for security reasons after a computer failure with Skyguide, the Swiss air traffic control service,” Skyguide said in a statement.

She did not give details of the computer crash, but “regrets this incident and its consequences for the customers, partners and passengers of Geneva and Zurich airports and is working hard to find a solution”.

(FRANCE 24 with AFP)

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SOSA Aligned 3U VPX Avionics Mission Computer for Fixed Wing Airplanes and Helicopters Introduced by Mercury https://amitysource.com/sosa-aligned-3u-vpx-avionics-mission-computer-for-fixed-wing-airplanes-and-helicopters-introduced-by-mercury/ Mon, 13 Jun 2022 05:35:51 +0000 https://amitysource.com/sosa-aligned-3u-vpx-avionics-mission-computer-for-fixed-wing-airplanes-and-helicopters-introduced-by-mercury/ ANDOVER, Mass. – Mercury Systems Inc. of Andover, Mass., introduces the SOSA-aligned, DAL-certified OpenVPX 3U Mission Computer for Avionics Modular Mission Platform (AMMP) for fixed-wing aircraft, helicopters, ground stations and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). The 3U VPX AMMP adheres to the open systems Sensor Open Systems Architecture (SOSA) embedded computing standard and is security certifiable […]]]>

ANDOVER, Mass. – Mercury Systems Inc. of Andover, Mass., introduces the SOSA-aligned, DAL-certified OpenVPX 3U Mission Computer for Avionics Modular Mission Platform (AMMP) for fixed-wing aircraft, helicopters, ground stations and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).

The 3U VPX AMMP adheres to the open systems Sensor Open Systems Architecture (SOSA) embedded computing standard and is security certifiable to Design Assurance Levels (DAL).

Featuring the latest safety-certified Intel Core i7 processors, the AMMP delivers up to 40 times the performance of current generation avionics while consuming 50% less power.

Mercury’s modular and scalable Mission Computer uses artificial intelligence (AI) and machine automation to help improve decision accuracy and response times for aircraft pilots.

Related: The SOSA Standard Takes Over in Military Embedded Computing

Mercury’s AMMP supports critical real-time applications such as mission management, sensor fusion and processing, surveillance, and 5G communications.

The computer comes with Mercury’s commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) builtSAFE multi-core single-board computers, avionics I/O, video processing, and software.

The AMMP comes with ARINC-429 avionics I/O to capture and distribute HD video. Its configurable 3U cards can run multiple mixed-safety workloads, and the system runs Green Hills, Lynx, and Linux software card support packages.

For more information, contact Mercury Systems online at www.mrcy.com.

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