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Interviews with 30+ sources highlights Amazon’s struggle to combat COVID-19, under pressure as orders rise, as the virus spreads to 50+ warehouses (New York Times)

New York Times: Interviews with 30+ sources highlights Amazon’s struggle to combat COVID-19, under pressure as orders rise, as the virus spreads to 50+ warehouses — Shifting sick-leave policy and communication issues are causing employees to assert themselves after they stayed on the job. Source link

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Microsoft’s AI recommends lockdown strategies to curb coronavirus

A preprint paper coauthored by researchers at Microsoft, the Indian Institute of Technology, and TCS Research (the R&D division of Tata Consultancy Services) describes an AI framework designed to help cities and regions make policy decisions about lockdowns, closures, and physical distancing in response to COVID-19. They claim that because it learns policies automatically as […]

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A look at how big tech companies and startups are helping governments around the world tackle Covid-19, with chatbots, supercomputers, hackathons, and more (Daphne Leprince-Ringuet/ZDNet)

Daphne Leprince-Ringuet / ZDNet: A look at how big tech companies and startups are helping governments around the world tackle Covid-19, with chatbots, supercomputers, hackathons, and more — Governments around the world have called on the help of the technology industry. Here are a few of the projects in the works. Source link

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Internet of Elephants launches Wildeverse, an AR game about endangered animals and conservation – TechCrunch

On Friday, the Kenyan augmented reality game developer Internet of Elephants launched its latest game in partnership with the conservation science experts from the Borneo Nature Foundation, Goualougo Triangle Ape Foundation, Zoo Atlanta and Chester Zoo. The new game, called “Wildeverse”, uses AR to create a virtual forest that players can explore to find certain […]

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