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  • Future of Computers Lies in Harnessing DNA Circuitry

    first_imgAccording to EurekAlert, researchers at University of Minnesota are making progress using DNA molecules for information storage and processing.  A DNA scaffolding that is being studied has the potential to hold information “1,000 times as densely as the best information processing circuitry and 100 times the best data storage circuitry now in the pipeline.”This would be a good time to review the information storage capacity of DNA, as described here 08/16/2002.(Visited 12 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

  • South Africa leads the pack on the African continent ahead of WEF 4IR Affiliate Centre launch

    first_imgThe South African government is delighted to spearhead an affiliate centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution (C4IR), under the World Economic Forum (WEF) banner. Members of the media and CSIR partners gathered in Pretoria on Tuesday for the C4IR Business Breakfast Consultation ahead of the centre launch, set to take place on the sidelines of WEF Africa, 4 – 6 September 2019.The event created an opportunity for all stakeholders to probe conversation on SA’s state of readiness for the 4IR and also take stock of implementations that need to be put in place. Affiliate centres have already been established in China, Japan and India, with South Africa, Saudi Arabia and Israel next in line.In her address, Minister of Science and Technology, Ms Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane elaborated on how widespread the impact of the 4IR will be: “The technologies associated with the phenomenon of the Fourth Industrial Revolution have already begun reshaping the way we produce goods and services; how we communicate and interact; how we administer health; how we educate the young; and how we do many other things that determine how we live. It is no longer possible to discuss economic development without factoring in the impact of the Fourth Industrial Revolution on the economy as whole. Any effort we make as a country to grow our economy will now largely be shaped by how quickly we are able to embrace and master the technologies associated with the Fourth Industrial Revolution.”Minister Kubayi-Ngubane further said that as a country, we were spectators of the second and third Industrial Revolutions, but this time around government would like to position South Africa as a forerunner.Head of the WEF 4th Industrial Revolution Network, Dr Murat Sönmez presented a talk on WEF C4IR, highlighting aspects of machine learning and artificial intelligence, the internet of things, robotics, digital trading, data policies and smart cities. “Who gets to benefit from the #4IR? Through affiliate centres like these, we need to come up with policies and protocols that will ensure that the 4IR doesn’t only benefit a select few”, he said.Dr Sönmez also announced that South Africa will have a seat on the WEF C4IR global advisory board.The realisation of the Fourth Industrial Revolution is highly dependent on a reinforced collaboration as the world gears up for global transformation.last_img read more

  • A Day In The Life Of YouTube’s Fancy-Pants New L.A. Studio

    first_imgAbove the check-in desk hang 48 video screens stacked on top of each other to form a jumbotron, playing a continuous feed of video. There are arcade games in one corner of the cavernous atrium, piles of food sitting in an adjoining open kitchen. The oldest visible person can’t have been born before 1980. Most look like they were hatched in the ’90s.  Everyone wears name tags, even staffers, who seem just as awed by the fancy digs as the stream of young creators who check-in and get their name badges like worker bees or students on the first day of school. Because that’s what today is: Day one of the space’s first incubator class.Some 25 teams of YouTube “partners” are the first test batch of what can be legitimately dubbed the newest accelerator in town. Except this one doesn’t give you any money, or claim ownership of your final product. Instead, it offers the tools to make more professional productions, and strategy to build and grow audiences– while linking with creators on a profit share. When it comes to money, it’s becomes hard to pin down just how much they share as YouTube is reticent to make numbers public.  According to online searches, partners make in the neighborhood of $2 to $5 per thousand views on their videos and about $0.01 per thousand channel views. But when asked to confirm these numbers, Google spokespeople responded that they don’t make public financial details with partners. “The ad rates (are) different for many reasons, so that’s not accurate. YouTube doesn’t share those various rates (again that depend on many factors) publicly. The rev share is always ‘majority goes to the partner’ and that much is consistent and public.”Most people won’t make enough to quit their day job, and critics have said that this model is exploitive. For most people, that’s probably true. But not this group. These are very much the outliers, handpicked by YouTube based on audience size and diversity. The space’s first resident, Freddie Wong, boasts more than 4.3 million subscribers and 785 million video views on his channel. There’s big money on the table for Wong. And he’s taking it.YouTube is letting Freddie build a new soundstage for season two of his scripted series, Video Game High School. And it didn’t even have to spend a penny. Neither did Wong. He raised the money through a Kickstarter project and private investments. Freddie Wong slides down the fireman’s pole and walks over. He sits at a long table opposite from me, adjusts his glasses, musses his long hair and apologizes for intermittent coughs. He’s getting over a cold.  Wong says online video is at a turning point. He says it’s moving from short and viral to more long form, higher-production-value content. At the same time, keeping creative control and direct access to fans is pushing the medium farther and farther away from the traditional video distribution system.The involvement of Wong with YouTube, and his distaste for the studio system, is evidence of that. “As a creator, to be able to take [content] direct to our audience is something you’ve never had before,” Wong says.How to bring media direct to the consumer with a fiscal model that works for both sides, is the big unanswered question. Wong admits the money side is still a work in progress, but when asked if he would take a rich deal with a big-name production company or television studio, he shakes his head emphatically. “What’s actually being offered?” he questioned.Wong says it’s not all about the money, and creative control is a major factor. That’s why he wants to stay in this space, with YouTube. He’s predicting major gains for his upcoming new season, and his partnership with the online video giant. “We’re kind of like the guinea pigs,” he says smiling, about his four-man team. “If you can handle us, you can handle anyone.”Photos By Adam Popescu. SpecsThere’s a a 1,500 square foot sound stage geared towards live music, a 47-seat screening room, three freshly painted green-screen rooms, an editing bay, live feed control rooms, a Next Lab to help audience development, and a “back lot” filled with rentable cameras and equipment. And there’s a palpable do-it-yourself, entrepreneurial feel that pervades the entire building. 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App Related Posts 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People… Tags:#small business#social#video#YouTube center_img adam popescu “My mom should be able to walk in here and make a YouTube video,” explained Kathleen Grace, the space’s manager of production and programming. The hours are 9am to 9pm, 6 days a week (on Sunday, they rest). Partner Talk With Freddie Wong 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout It’s got a Charlie and the Chocolate Factory feel that you can’t shake. The 41,000-square-foot facility smells, looks and feels like money – it’s backed by Google, after all, and subtle reminders and signage are everywhere. There’s a 6,000-foot catwalk circling the building, a fireman’s pole for quick access to the ground floor, and 2 million feet of fibre-optic cable running under the floor.  Far from the Walk of Fame or the fabled sign, this is not Hollywood. Too far southeast from the beaches filled with silicon tech and silicone bodies, we’re miles away from the beaten path. In a converted helicopter hangar once owned by Howard Hughes, step into the home of YouTube’s new creative space. Could this be the new home of L.A. tech, nestled in sleepy Playa Vista? If you’re into online video, and lucky enough to get access to the Google-owned facility, the answer may surprise you. With fresh, wide-eyed faces, collaborative accommodations, and name tags galore, the YouTube space feels more like a college campus than a production facility. But that’s the point. Welcome to Day One of the inaugural incubator class. Welcome YouTubers. (Up till now, the space was used only for occasionally workshops, with the likes of Rainn Wilson and Amy Poehler.)Through The Looking Glass 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex…last_img read more

  • Dealing with Conflict Is Not Aggressive

    first_img Get the Free eBook! Learn how to sell without a sales manager. Download my free eBook! You need to make sales. You need help now. We’ve got you covered. This eBook will help you Seize Your Sales Destiny, with or without a manager. Download Now There is something people call aggressive that isn’t something that should be attached to that word. People who are generally more averse to conflict believe that this behavior is aggressive when it is not. Instead, what they deem as aggressive is nothing more than dealing with challenges directly. Let’s say you have a client that always asks you for a discount (this is a very poorly disguised hypothetical). You don’t believe you should have to discount your pricing because you create value in excess of your competitor’s pricing. Regardless of what you believe, your client always asks you for a better price. This is what you might call a systemic problem, because it continues to happen over and over and over again . . . like a giant cable knit sweater. One choice is to try to defend your pricing and your model on every call, repeating the same pattern from week to week. By avoiding a bigger conversation, you eliminate the risk of making your client unhappy by asking to change the nature of your relationship from one that is transactional to one where you create greater value—and one in which you are entitled to capture a little more value for doing so. By making this choice, you avoid the potential conflict and a potential negative outcome that might come from broaching the subject. You also leave the problem unresolved. A second choice is to ask to have a conversation about your relationship and the value you create beyond the product. By asking, “Can we talk about how I can best serve you and why it makes sense for you to buy from me even if our price is a little bit higher than our competitors? I want to make sure I am serving you and make sure you know that I will take care of, even if I don’t always have the lowest price?” Now the cat is out of the bag, and we can now give it a name. Let’s call it “reset.” By dealing directly with a systemic challenge, you can work on a systemic solution. Instead of leaving the issue unaddressed, you address it, and you work towards a resolution. This is not aggressive, nor does it have to be. You can choose to enter this conversation in a way that is playful, professional, and one in which no one feels that you are being aggressive.last_img read more

  • Federer, Serena Williams win titles at Cincinnati

    first_imgRoger Federer won an unprecedented sixth championship in Cincinnati, overcoming one bad set.Serena Williams dominated for her first title.Federer extended his record of finals perfection in Cincinnati, beating David Ferrer 6-3 1-6 6-2 in the Western & Southern Open on Sunday. He’s won all six times he’s reached the tournament’s title match.The latest came against an opponent he has dominated throughout his career. Federer improved to 16-0 against Ferrer, who has won only five sets off him overall.It ended a bit of a slump for Federer, who finally got the large winner’s trophy after losing his last four Masters title matches. He was the runner-up to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in Toronto a week earlier.”I’ve been bringing home some smaller ones,” Federer said. “I’m happy to get the big one.”Earlier on Sunday, Williams finally got the one that had always slipped away. And she did it so convincingly that she came away thinking another title could be coming soon.Williams needed only 62 minutes to beat Ana Ivanovic 6-4, 6-1 for a personal breakthrough. She’d never even reached the finals in Cincinnati until last year, when she fell apart and lost to Victoria Azarenka on a third-set tiebreaker.No wobbles this time. After getting broken in the first game, she took control with her serve and took advantage of Ivanovic’s sloppy play, improving to 5-0 in finals this year.”Definitely my best performance of the summer,” she said.”Hopefully not the last. This is definitely a level that can take me to the (U.S. Open) title. I still have a lot of work to do. It’s definitely a better level than I’ve played all year, to be honest.”advertisementIvanovic was treated for a stomach ailment during her nearly 3-hour win over Maria Sharapova in the semifinals Saturday night. She didn’t have much left against Williams, who dominated with her serve.Williams had 12 aces.”Only?” Ivanovic said. “It felt like way more.”The only other event that Williams has played six times without a title is Sydney. She finally got her win in Cincinnati with the help of a good matchup. Williams is 7-1 in her career against Ivanovic, with the only loss coming at the Australian Open this year.Although their last three matches have been close – all going three sets — this one was one-sided after the first few games.”I felt like she was dominating,” Ivanovic said.Williams developed a stiff back that limited her serve in the semifinals Saturday night. She moved stiffly at the start yesterday, double-faulted in the first game and was broken — an ominous sign. But she started moving better and took control with her serve, pulling even at 3-3. She clinched the set when Ivanovic double-faulted twice in a row.The back problem came into play in the second set.Williams winced after a serve in the opening game and arched her back. She stretched her back a few times between points and played through it. And Ivanovic couldn’t take advantage.”I felt it a little bit in the second, but I just was so excited for this final and to be in the final,” she said. “I just really felt like I had nothing to lose. So I was able to relax.”Despite the loss, Ivanovic will move back into the top 10 in the WTA rankings with her strong showing in Cincinnati.”It’s the biggest final I’ve been in in a while. It feels good to be part of it,” she said. “There are still a few points in mylast_img read more