This Week in Tech

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Friday, 15 December 2023 07:37

Art, Music & AI: Human Vs. Machine Featured

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Although people can't necessarily explain why, and often can't tell the difference; they still prefer art made by humans, over art generated by Artificial Intelligence.    That's the word from a new study done recently by researchers at Bowling Green State University, and on today's edition of This Week in…
With a nationwide pilot shortage putting a real strain on the airline industry; Walsh University in North Canton is streamlining its Bachelor of Science in Aviation degree program.  We talked to the University’s President, Dr. Tim Collins, who flies his own private plane, is a former US Air Force Fighter…
Friday, 01 December 2023 13:31

Uncle Sam Wants You! (To Help Fight Voice Cloning Scams) Featured

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From the "Grandparent Scam" where tricksters try to extort people for money by convincing them someone in their family is in terrible danger, to disinformation so toxic it threatens democracy itself; voice cloning enabled by Artificial Intelligence (AI) is posing unprecedented challenges to law enforcement, and to society as a…
Just days away from our annual Thanksgiving food extravaganza; "This Week in Tech with Jeanne Destro” is focusing on new technology America’s farmers are using to ensure we have plenty of food on the table. From cameras, drones, and autonomous tractors, to Artificial Intelligence and solar panels; farm operations are…
Friday, 10 November 2023 11:26

Drink Up!: New Clean Water Technology Featured

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This Week in Tech with Jeanne Destro is all about water this week, which is perhaps kind of fitting, but not at all intended; as it just happens to come at the same time the City of Akron just announced they're increasing water rates for city residents by at least…
This week, news that Summit County's multi-million dollar, 125 mile fiber-optic cable ring project, is now in the process of growing and developing into something much bigger and better. Originally conceived as a network that that would connect the County, through it's new data center, with 31 city, village, and township…
Thursday, 02 November 2023 15:57

High Tech High: New Opportunities For NE Ohio Students Featured

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Today, a special bonus edition of "This Week in Tech with Jeanne Destro" focused on two new programs in our community aimed at getting high school students excited about, and ready for careers in the tech industry. First, we'll be talking with the founder and CEO of information security consulting…
This week, we have more news about the federal government's efforts to both promote sustainable, energy-efficient technology, and to encourage manufacturing growth and job creation in Northeast Ohio. To further those goals, the U.S. Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC), is investing more than $10 million dollars in a new program called “Manufacturing…
This week, the Biden administration continued its push toward both manufacturing growth, and the widespread expansion of sustainable green energy initiatives, with a nearly $8 billion dollar investment in clean hydrogen. As part of that push; Ohio is now included in one of seven regional Clean Hydrogen Hubs, and Canton, Ohio is one…
Three years ago at this time, no one had ever heard of COVID-19. But since then, the world has changed, and so has education—in particular— online learning. Like everywhere else in the country, Akron Public School students were forced to stay home and do their lessons online. They had live…
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