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Digital Transformation

Inequity pandemic: The lost generation of the digital transformation (Patrycja Pendrakowska, ORF)

Internationally, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has varied depending on the measures undertaken, the number of infected, government subsidies supporting businesses, access to online education, and media coverage. It is certain that the negative impact of COVID-19 reached every corner of the world. Indeed, even the richest societies were heavily struck by supply chain disruptions and sudden ceasure of socio-political life that eventually transformed even the way elections are conducted, allowing wider participation of distance voters. The pandemic meant immediate transformation of nearly every aspect of social life and the effectiveness of this transformation was largely dependent on already existing features and characteristics: Digital infrastructure, quality of healthcare systems, and the responsiveness of policymakers.

Inequity pandemic: The lost generation of the digital transformation | ORF (orfonline.org)

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Digital Transformation Emerging and Disruptive Technology

Predictive Model Determines Antidepressant Medication Response (Erin McNemar, MPA, Health IT Analytics)

Using data from the National Institute of Mental Health, UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers created a predictive model to determine how a patient will respond to antidepressants.

According to researchers, these findings could provide a strong precision medicine approach in identifying the correct medication for individuals.

Predictive Model Determines Antidepressant Medication Response (healthitanalytics.com)

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Digital Transformation Emerging and Disruptive Technology

‘Forever’ Chemicals? Maybe Not, Thanks to Supercomputing (Oliver Peckham, HPC Wire)

Nonbiodegradable “forever chemicals” like perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (collectively, PFASs) were invented in the 1930s as a way to advance nonstick and waterproof materials. Unfortunately, as the chemicals began to accumulate in living bodies over time, researchers started to uncover links between PFASs and a range of diseases, including kidney and testicular cancer. Recently, researchers from the University of California Riverside (UCR) applied supercomputing power at the San Diego Supercomputer Center to investigate methods of removing these dangerous chemicals from drinking waters – one of their primary methods of ingress to the human body.

‘Forever’ Chemicals? Maybe Not, Thanks to Supercomputing (hpcwire.com)

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Digital Transformation Emerging and Disruptive Technology

Australia’s Bartle Frere Bananas using IoT and data to improve banana traceability (Aimee Chanthadavong, ZDNet)

“If you can trace a cow, you can track anything,” Gavin Devaney, owner and managing director of Bartle Frere Bananas told ZDNet. It’s the reason why for the last two years he has been rolling out sensors and relying on data to improve the overall operation of his 250-acre North Queensland banana farm, including ensuring it meets management best practice.

Australia’s Bartle Frere Bananas using IoT and data to improve banana traceability | ZDNet

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Digital Transformation Emerging and Disruptive Technology

Augmented reality project involving Microsoft brings Olympics birthplace to life (Derel Gatopoulos and Theodora Tongas, Associated Press, The Spoksman-Review)

What would it be like to walk around the ancient religious sanctuary of Olympia when the Olympic Games were held?

An unusual partnership between Microsoft and Greece’s Ministry of Culture and Sport is offering visitors the answer, launching an immersive tour Wednesday at one of the world’s major archaeological sites.

Augmented reality project involving Microsoft brings Olympics birthplace to life | The Spokesman-Review

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Digital Transformation Emerging and Disruptive Technology

Machine Learning Uses Predictive Analytics For Suicide Prevention (Erin McNemar, MPA, Health IT Analytics)

Johns Hopkins University researchers developed a machine-learning algorithm that uses predictive analytics to identify adolescents experiencing suicidal thoughts and behavior.

After decades of analysis, researchers discovered specific risk factors associated with suicidal thought and behavior among adolescents, helping to improve suicide prevention efforts. However, few studies have examined these risk factors in combination with each other, especially in a large adolescent population.

Machine Learning Uses Predictive Analytics For Suicide Prevention (healthitanalytics.com)

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Digital Transformation Emerging and Disruptive Technology

Met Éireann signs up for weather forecasting supercomputer (BBC News)

Met Éireann is joining forces with the national weather services of Denmark, Iceland and the Netherlands to operate a new supercomputer aimed at bringing “significant advancements to short-term weather forecasting”.

Met Éireann signs up for weather forecasting supercomputer – BBC News

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Digital Transformation Emerging and Disruptive Technology Quantum Computing

In a quantum future, our economy needs to be protected. A cyber security expert explains why (Abhinav Chugh, WEF)

  • The dawn of the quantum computing age brings with it many potential new risks – including those related to security.
  • Government agencies and industry groups have expressed a growing sense of urgency when it comes to transitioning to a quantum safe future.
  • Cyber security expert Jaya Baloo explains why and how we need to protect our economies in case of a quantum future.

Quantum computing will lead to new risks for cyber security | World Economic Forum (weforum.org)

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Digital Transformation Emerging and Disruptive Technology Machine Learning

Google and AWS harness the power of machine learning to predict floods and fires (Liam Tung, ZDNet)

Google and Amazon Web Services (AWS) have highlighted their respective work on machine-learning (ML) models that may help nations deal with environmental crises happening with increasing regularity across the world.

The companies flagged up their efforts to tackle climate change effects such as floods and wildfires as the UN Climate Change Conference UK 2021 (COP26) wraps up this week.

Google and AWS harness the power of machine learning to predict floods and fires | ZDNet

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