This Week in Tech

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Thursday, 03 November 2022 11:58

This Week in Tech with Jeanne Destro-11-4-22: AI Santa Claus! Featured

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What if Artificial Intelligence got so good at predicting what consumers want, that a virtual "Santa" could just automatically deliver Christmas toys without parents even having to order them in advance? That was just one of many intriguing questions I explored this week with Joshua Gans, who recently co-authored the…
Ohio's ongoing Manufacturing renaissance means so much more for job seekers than just opportunities in big headline-grabbing facilities like Intel's Chip plant, and Honda's new EV battery facility. According to the CEO of Northeast Ohio's Manufacturing Advocacy & Growth Network (MAGNET); Ethan Karp, those big name projects are just the…
Ohio wins big again this week, as Honda announced a $4.4 billion dollar partnership with LG to make electric vehicle batteries in Fayette County. They're also expanding production at three Ohio plants, and hiring thousands of new employees. On the flip side, there was a nationwide cyber scare this week,…
When Tech Entrepreneur and billionaire, Elon Musk, unveiled his new humanoid-looking "Optimus" robot recently; it caused a big splash. It also caused visions of "Skynet" to dance in my head, as I imagined Arnold Schwarzenegger's "Terminator" movie character ominously promising; "I'll be back!" But, maybe I'm just a Scaredy Cat.…
Friday, 30 September 2022 06:17

This Week in Tech with Jeanne Destro-9-30-22: Quantum Clinic Featured

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The Cleveland Clinic is taking medicine to the next level, as they collaborate with IBM on a 10 year "Discovery Accelerator" research project that will include using a Quantum computer. Listen now, as Jeanne Destro finds out why with Cleveland Clinic Chief Research Information Officer, Dr. Lara Jehi.
Privacy, security, and disinformation on social media in the spotlight this week. In the past ten days, the former head of security from Twitter testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee in Washington, a former policy director at Twitter revealed that she testified about threats posed by former President Donald Trump…
Great news for people in the Akron area who are having trouble getting online at home, because they either don't have a computer, or an internet connection. Now, they can get both, for free, from the Akron Summit County Public Library. Listen now, for details from library Technology Director, Ryan…
Even if you’re deep inside a forest, high atop a mountain, or walking on the moon; there is always some form of plastic nearby. From the buttons on your shirt, to the laces on your shoes; you are literally wearing it wherever you go. You talk into it through your…
One day in the not too distant future, all our computer systems will be obsolete, our current cybersecurity methods worthless, and even our most powerful supercomputers powerless in the face of even faster, and much more powerful quantum computers, that can crack passwords like a hot knife through butter. That…
This week, advanced new autonomous and remote controlled aircraft, and what the state of Ohio is doing to make sure it doesn't crash into what's already flying overhead. Our special guest is Dr. Christina Bloebaum, Dean of Kent State University's College of Aeronautics and Engineering.
Dr. Christina Bloebaum,…
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