Tag: Pandemic

Doctors Use Smart Glass Technology To Reach Refugee Camps At Jordan-Syria Border Amid Pandemic

A team of doctors from countries around the world is using smart glass technology to reach refugees and remote communities along Jordan’s border with Syria during the coronavirus pandemic.

For years, doctors volunteering with Children of War Foundation (COWF), a Los Angeles-based non-profit seeking to enhance access to medical care for communities affected by war, poverty, natural disaster, climate change and discrimination,

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Pandemic has forced TV and film producers to bring new technology to sets

LOS ANGELES — A week ago Monday, cast and crew of the Amazon series “Goliath” gathered to check in for a day of filming at Santa Clarita Studios.

Despite the pandemic, the fourth season of the show is back in action, thanks in part to technology that helps track COVID-19 testing for hundreds of cast and crew members, including stars such as Billy Bob Thornton.

As people arrived on set, a COVID safety officer scanned color-coded IDs with embedded chips that could be read by portals stationed around the set. The chips would collect and track data on the movements

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Idaho faith: Pandemic shows the value of human connection

As a millennial, I was raised with the big promises of technology. The 1990s — remember that decade? fun times, terrible fashion — were a decade that swore that computer technology would usher in an infinitely better future: greater connection, a world of information instantly accessible, all done at rapid speeds.

As a parish priest, technology has been a great help in keeping people connected and engaged in worship during this coronavirus pandemic. We’re able to livestream our worship services and share lots of fun extras online in ways that would have been nearly impossible 20 years ago. Given how

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Pandemic Forces Companies to Confront Technology Ethics Questions

Matters of ethics eventually will be built into how tech products are conceived and built, said Paula Goldman, Salesforce.com chief ethical and humane use officer.



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Ronny Knight

Companies trying to reopen offices during the coronavirus pandemic face ethics and privacy questions about how they screen employees for potential health problems.

Some apps and data-collection systems probe for Covid-19 symptoms, such as fever or cough, and ask about an employee’s activities outside of work. But collecting and storing such detailed information can lead an organization to cross ethical boundaries, said Paula

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Pandemic hurt enforcement on suicide, child nudity

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Looks like the machines aren’t ready to take over just yet.

The COVID-19 pandemic affected Facebook’s ability to remove harmful and forbidden material from its platforms, the company said Tuesday. Sending its content moderators to work from home in March amid the pandemic led the company to remove less harmful material from Facebook and Instagram around suicide, self-injury, child nudity and sexual exploitation.

Sending its human reviewers home meant that Facebook relied more on technology, rather than people, to find posts, photos and other content that violates its rules.

“Today’s report shows the impact of COVID-19

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