I’m not alone, according to Immi’s founders, who conducted focus groups before launching the brand. “There are many people who grew up loving ramen but have stopped eating it entirely because it’s unhealthy,” Lee says. “But these people are still nostalgic about the food. This is precisely who we’re targeting.” … [Read more...] about This startup wants to do the impossible: make healthy instant ramen
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“As a vital part of the nation’s critical infrastructure, the Postal Service is helping the U.S. Department of the Treasury provide important Economic Impact Payment letters, checks, and debit cards to American households,” spokesperson Kim Frum told Fast Company. She confirmed that the payments are being sent first class and “handled at that service standard.” … [Read more...] about IRS stimulus checks: Painfully slow mailed-out payments frustrate many Americans
Fraser says that it’s not just events like the Capitol attack that are hiking up demand for gun detection technology. The last year has seen a spike in gun sales, driven by the pandemic, social instability, and fears that gun ownership will be restricted. During the seven months between March and September 2020, Americans bought 15.1 million guns, a 91 percent increase from he same period a year earlier, according to data collected by The Trace. Because there are more guns out there, Fraser says the burden of detecting them in public spaces falls on technology. … [Read more...] about The Capitol riot is spurring new interest in gun-detection AI
What’s happened so far? This week the Democrat-controlled House voted to impeach President Trump for inciting insurrection. This required a majority vote, and it wasn’t just Democrats voting yes. Ten Republicans joined them, making this the most bipartisan impeachment in history. … [Read more...] about Smart talking points: What happens next with President Trump’s impeachment?
For instance, it’s hard to talk about any application of technology in 2020 without addressing the coronavirus pandemic. This was among the motivating factors behind the launch of AI Cures, an MIT initiative that brings together researchers in machine learning and life sciences to accelerate the speed with which antivirals can be identified, evaluated, and ultimately deployed. Its applications in the face of COVID-19 are obvious, but its broader goal of elevating our defense against pathogens of all kinds will remain relevant long after the challenges of the present moment are behind us. In addition to its core research mission, the group has organized impressively inclusive events in recent months, providing a venue for presenters with backgrounds in computer science, infectious disease, cardiology, synthetic biology, and many others. … [Read more...] about An artificial intelligence scholar urges technologists to embrace humility