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New in Last 10 Minutes MoPOP’s Sci-Fi Hall of Fame inducting ‘X-Files,’ ‘Blade Runner,’ Leonard Nimoy and more GeekWire (Today) - Some of the masters and masterpieces of science fiction are being honored with induction into the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame at Seattle’s Museum of Pop Culture. The... Amazon patents system to help autonomous vehicles handle traffic shifts GeekWire (Today) - There’s been a lot of speculation about Amazon’s interest in self-driving delivery trucks, and a newly issued patent suggests that the Seattle-based retailer is putting a lot of thought into... Amazon patents wireless system for helping self-driving vehicles negotiate traffic shifts GeekWire (Today) - There’s been a lot of speculation about Amazon’s interest in self-driving delivery trucks, and a newly issued patent suggests that the Seattle-based retailer is putting a lot of thought into... New In Last 20 minutes Technology’s frantic speed will create ‘digital refugees’ with no clear fix, Salesforce’s Benioff warns at Davos GeekWire (Today) - Technology, and especially artificial intelligence, is advancing so rapidly that it will create “digital refugees,” pushed out of jobs with no training or experience to find new positions, and there’s... New In Last 40 minutes How big data can transform cities and save lives: UW and Seattle brainstorm solutions on education, homelessness, and transportation GeekWire (Today) - Using data and analytics to help improve the bottom line is now common practice in the technology and business worlds. But how can city governments use those same techniques and... GeekWire Deals: Boost your career by mastering AI and machine learning (for less than $10/class) GeekWire (Today) - What was once a feature reserved for science fiction is now the next frontier in modern technology. Artificial intelligence is finding a home in many aspects of our lives, from... Stay Alfred raises $15M to expand lodging business that rents apartments like hotels GeekWire (Today) - Stay Alfred, a Spokane, Wash. lodging startup that operates short-term rentals out of the downtown neighborhoods of major U.S. cities, just closed a $15 million Series A investment round. CEO... Microsoft doubles down on 3D with acquisition of Swedish company Simplygon GeekWire (Today) - At its big press conference in New York last year, Microsoft unveiled its upcoming Windows 10 Creators Update, promising “3D for Everyone.” Now it appears the company is doubling down on that promise. Microsoft... New In Last 45 Minutes GeekWire Poll: Do you still have a landline phone? Survey finds 52 percent of U.S. adults are cell only GeekWire (Today) - Increasingly, and unsurprisingly it seems, the only time you’re going to hear a telephone ring that sounds like a landline is when someone has his cell phone ringtone set up... New In Last Hour Uber sues city of Seattle to block landmark driver union ordinance GeekWire (Today) - Seattle’s landmark law that lets drivers for ride-hailing companies decide if they want to bargain collectively was set to go into effect today, but an Uber subsidiary has sued to... In the last 2 hours Artificial intelligence: The present and future – Maryland Daily Record (subscription) AI Ticker (Today) - Inventor and futurist Ray Kurzweil popularized the Terminator-like moment he called the “singularity,” when artificial intelligence overtakes human thinking. While AI has been at the heart of many science fiction... NASA Hosts Facebook Live to Mark Success, Future of New Horizons Mission NASA (Today) - Members of NASA’s New Horizons team will discuss the achievements of the first encounter with Pluto and look ahead to the mission’s next exploration of the Kuiper Belt during a... The latest Amazon-occupied building sale shows how far Seattle real estate has come in the last decade GeekWire (Today) - Investors from around the world continue to pay top dollar to get their hands on Amazon-occupied office buildings. The latest is a 12-story, 290,650-square-foot building called Urban Union in Seattle’s South... Maada Bio Says “SLPP Will Form The Next Gov't” - Global Times Newspaper NextGov (Today) - Global Times NewspaperMaada Bio Says “SLPP Will Form The Next Gov't”Global Times NewspaperMaada Bio Says “SLPP Will Form The Next Gov't”. By. Amadu Daramy. Published on January 17, 2017. Share;... At Davos, IBM Chief Predicts Artificial Intelligence Won’t Be a Job Killer – Wall Street Journal AI Ticker (Today) - Advances in artificial intelligence will lead to job losses, but new forms of employment will take their place, International Business Machines Corp. Chief Executive Ginni Rometty said Tuesday. For artificial... Older News Jim Schleckser on Behaviors that Make Great CEOs Washington Exec (Today) - Last fall, Jim Schleckser, author of “Great CEOs Are Lazy,” came and spoke to WashingtonExec’s Federal Business Council, about behaviors that make the difference in a CEO’s performance. Schleckser’s roundtable with... GeekWire 200 January update: New products, big deals and rapid growth propel startups up the list GeekWire (Today) - Expect a lot of activity from the GeekWire 200 list of privately-held Pacific Northwest startups in 2017. This year, we could see IPOs from some of the top companies, as well... Baidu hires ex-Microsoft exec Qi Lu as group president, to lead new AI push for Chinese search giant GeekWire (Today) - Baidu, the leading Chinese search engine, has hired former Microsoft executive Qi Lu as its group president and chief operating officer, four months after he officially left the Redmond, Wash.-based... New CityBldr valuation tool aims to help homeowners unearth hidden land value GeekWire (Today) - CityBldr, a Seattle-based real estate startup, has released a new tool to help property owners get maximum value out of their homes and other properties when selling. CityBldr said in a... Get your company ready for artificial intelligence – CIO AI Ticker (Today) - Your next step is simple. You are the first domino. – Gary W. Keller It looks like artificial intelligence (AI) has outranked all other technologies in popularity in 2016. It... Iowa Students to Speak to NASA Astronaut on the International Space Station NASA (Today) - Students from Oskaloosa and Mt. Ayr Community Schools in Iowa will have the opportunity to speak with a NASA astronaut living and working aboard the International Space Station at 10:25... Here are the ‘missed opportunities’ soccer legend Landon Donovan sees with sports technology GeekWire (Today) - LAS VEGAS — Major League Soccer clubs, like many other pro sports franchises, are using data analytics and technology more than ever to help players prepare and perform at higher... Oracle to open 3 new cloud regions this year, escalating challenge to AWS and Azure GeekWire (Today) - Database giant Oracle today moved to strengthen its position as a full-service cloud provider, using CloudWorld, a one-day conference convening in New York City, to announce new products and plans to open several... Federal Reserve Board's Divisions of Research & Statistics and Monetary Affairs Issued Their First Research Paper on ... - The National Law Review Google Fed Tech News (Today) - Federal Reserve Board's Divisions of Research & Statistics and Monetary Affairs Issued Their First Research Paper on ...The National Law ReviewLast month, the Federal Reserve Board's Divisions of Research &... Vencore Labs Wins $2.5M Prime Contract to Support DARPA Washington Exec (Today) - Vencore Inc. announced Jan. 12 that its innovative research arm, Vencore Labs, has been awarded a prime contract on the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency‘s (DARPA) Dynamic Network Adaptation... Salient CRGT Awarded BPA to Support DoD, Valued at $45M Washington Exec (Today) - Salient CRGT Inc. announced Jan. 9 that the company has been awarded a Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) in support of the U.S. Dept. of Defense (DoD) with a one-year base,... The One Interview Every Government Contractor Should Read Before Trump Takes Office Washington Exec (Today) - Kevin Robbins isn’t a pundit, but when a presidential election rolls around, his partners start to get a little nervous. Boards start asking, “What’s your strategy for a Clinton White... Artificial intelligence adoption driving revenue growth for businesses: Infosys – Economic Times AI Ticker (Today) - NEW DELHI: Artificial intelligence (AI) will play fundamental role in the success of an organisation’s strategy but stringent ethical standards are also needed to ensure the success of the new... First Oklahoma Federal Credit Union focuses on growth with move to Fiserv for core account processing and digital ... - CUinsight.com (press release) Google Fed Tech News (Today) - First Oklahoma Federal Credit Union focuses on growth with move to Fiserv for core account processing and digital ...CUinsight.com (press release)BROOKFIELD, WI (January 17, 2017) — Fiserv, Inc. (NASDAQ: FISV),... Mikey Dickerson fixed Healthcare.gov. That was just the beginning - CNNMoney Google Fed Tech News (Today) - CNNMoneyMikey Dickerson fixed Healthcare.gov. That was just the beginningCNNMoneyThe U.S. Digital Service is remarkably small when compared to all the information technology efforts inside the federal government, roughly one-thousandth of... Versace Family Member Wants To Succeed In Artificial Intelligence, Not Fashion – Fortune AI Ticker (Today) - Versace may be linked to high-fashion, but one family member wants the name to also be associated with artificial intelligence and robots. Massimiliano Versace, second cousin to Versace Grou… Artificial... Apana raises $3.5M to help businesses save money by controlling water use GeekWire (Today) - Water is becoming increasingly scarce, and a startup based in Bellingham, Wash., has raised $3.5 million to help businesses monitor and cut down on water usage and save money. Using... Trump's triumph - FCW.com (blog) FCW (Today) - Trump's triumphFCW.com (blog)Regular readers will know that I try to keep this blog away from politics, so what I will be writing here should not be seen as a reflection... Content Marketers Get a Boost with Artificial Intelligence – Yahoo Finance AI Ticker (Today) - Program fueled by artificial intelligence and machine learning maximizes content performance TORONTO, Jan. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ – Toronto-based technology company Atomic Reach is changing the writing g… Artificial Intelligence –... Practo raises $55 mn, sees healthcare’s future in artificial intelligence – Hindustan Times AI Ticker (Today) - Practo, the Bangalore-based healthcare startup that connects doctors and patients, has raised $ 55 million in its fifth round of funding led by Chinese investment company Tencent. It has added... Verity Voting Passes 3rd Federal Certification - Yahoo Finance Google Fed Tech News (Today) - Verity Voting Passes 3rd Federal CertificationYahoo FinanceVerity's remote transmission option complies with encryption and authentication protocols defined in the Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS), and with other rigorous federal telecommunication... Verity Voting Passes 3rd Federal Certification - PR Newswire (press release) Google Fed Tech News (Today) - Verity Voting Passes 3rd Federal CertificationPR Newswire (press release)Verity's remote transmission option complies with encryption and authentication protocols defined in the Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS), and with other rigorous... Artificial Intelligence Will Improve the World of Work – ZDNet AI Ticker (Today) - Computers have long helped us with our analytic tasks at work. But new technology options mean we can now work with them in more collaborative and intuitive ways. At one... Australian businesses rank last in global artificial intelligence maturity: Infosys – ZDNet AI Ticker (Today) - Two-thirds of “big business” organisations in Australia have artificial intelligence (AI) technologies in place, spending an average of AU$ 8.2 million in 2016, according to a report from IT giant... Odyssey Systems awarded $12.2M option for professional acquisition support services Washington Technology (Today) - Odyssey Systems Consulting has been awarded a $12.2 million option to continue providing professional acquisition support services to the Air Force....