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Apple introduces the AI phone

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At Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference ( WWDC) 2018 — an event somebody said it would be so boring in this year with its software-only focus and lack of new iPads and MacBooks — the company had announced what may be its very important operating system with the introduction of iOS 12. Through a series of Siri features and enhancements, now Apple is turning its iPhone into a highly personalized device, which is powered by its Siri AI.
This “new AI iPhone” — which is to be clear, is your same old iPhone and running a new mobile OS — can understand where are you, what you need to know right then and there and what you are doing.

Siri Suggestions

 Siri’s Suggestions will be everywhere when the installation of iOS 12 is completed.
In the same place on the Search screen of iPhone where we today see Siri suggested apps to launch, now onwards we can see other things where Siri thinks you may need to know, too.
For example, Siri may suggest that you:
  • Calling your grandma for her birthday.
  • Turning off your phone to Do Not Disturb at the movies.
  • Starting your’s workout playlist as you are at the gym.
  • Turning off your phone to Do Not Disturb at the movies.
And so on….

In some cases, it will be so annoying for others,

Siri Suggestions also appears on the Lock Screen when it thinks it may help you to perform any action of some kind. For example, placing your coffee orders during the times of morning.— something you do regularly in the days— of launching a preferred workout app, as you have arrived at the gym.

 

 

Apple says after a while it will improve its Siri suggestions based on how users engage.

AI-powered workflows

These type of improvements to Siri is enough for iOS 12, but Apple even went further.
The Apple company also showed off a new app called Siri Shortcuts.
This app is based on the technology Apple had acquired from Workflow, a clever — it is also advanced — it is a task automation app which allows iOS users to combine different actions into routines which can be launched with just a click. Now, we should thank the Siri Shortcuts app, as those routines can be launched by our voice.
On stage at the WWDC event, the app was demoed by Kim Beverett from the Siri Shortcuts team, who showed a “heading home” shortcut which she had built.
When she tells Siri she is “heading home,” her iPhone at the same time she launched directions for her commute in Apple Maps, also set her home thermostat to 70 degrees Celsius, she also launched her favorite NPR station,  also turned on her fan and she also messaged an ETA to her roommate.

Developers to push users to Siri

 If users hide Siri in their “junk” folder, or else turning off all the Siri Suggestions in the phone Settings, then they would not be able to completely escape from Siri’s presence in iOS 12.
So, Apple also launched new developer tools that can allow the app creators to build directly into their own apps integrations with Siri.
Developers are going to update their app’s code so that at every time a user when  takes a particular action — for example, streaming a favorite podcast, starting their evening jog with a running app, placing their coffee order or anything else — the app will make Siri know
These will inform those Siri Suggestions which appear all over your iPhone.
In your favorite apps, you can start seeing an “Add to Siri” link or button in different places — like during you perform a particular action — like viewing travel plans in Kayak, ordering groceries with Instacart, looking for your keys in Tile’s app and so on.
The “Add to Siri” screen will then pop up, offering a new suggestion of prompt voice which can be used as your personalized phase to talk with Siri about this task.
 In the Kayak example, it could be “travel plans.” n the coffee ordering example, you might be prompted to try the phrase “coffee time.”
When you record something by saying, red record button at the bottom of the screen. When it will be completed, you will see a custom Siri shortcut.
You need not use the suggested phrase that the developer has written. The screen explains instead you can make your own phrase.
It can clearly confirm that your request has been acted upon — for example, Siri may respond, “OK. Ordering. Your coffee will be ready in 5 minutes,” then you said “Coffee time” or whatever your phrase was.
Or it can also tell you if something did not work — or the restaurant is out of food items on the order which you have you placed — and it also helps you to figure out what to do next.
It can even introduce some type of personality as it responds. In the demo, Tile’s app jokes that it hopes your missing keys are not under a couch cushion.
There are a number of things that you could do beyond these limited examples — the App Store has more than 2 million apps developers where the developers can hook into Siri.
And you don’t have to ask Siri only on your phone — you can also talk to Siri on your Apple Watch and Apple HomePod smart speaker, too.

Siri Suggestions are the new Notifications

We see, as Siri’s smart suggestions will spin up and traditional notifications will go away.
In iOS 12, Siri will also take a note of your behavior around its notifications, and then turn off those with which you do not engage, or be moving them into a new silent mode of Apple calls “Delivered Quietly.” This type of middle ground notifications will also allow apps to send their new updates to the Notification Center, but not to the Lock Screen. They also can not buzz your wrist or phone.
At the same time, iOS 12’s new set of features will hide notifications from users at particular times — like when you have enabled Do Not Disturb at Bedtime, for example. This mode doesn’t allow notifications to display when you are checking your phone at night times and it also shows notifications when you wake up.

Because of these changes, it will encourage more developers to adopt the Siri integrations.

Machine learning in photos

AI will further not filtrate other parts of the iPhone, too, in iOS 12.
A new “For You” tab in the Photos app will make users share photos taken with other people, we should thank machine learning and facial recognition.
This tab will also pull out your best memorable photos and feature them, and make you try different types of lighting and photo effects. A smart search feature is also present in this Photos app which will make suggestions and allow you to pull up photos from specific events or places.

Smart or creepy?

Overall, iOS 12’s AI-powered features will definitely make Apple’s devices highly personalized to you, but they could also make some people in the wrong way.
Maybe people do not want their habits should be noticed by their iPhone and will find Siri prompts annoying — or, at worst, creepy, because they do not understand how Siri knows these things about them.
Apple is banking so hard on the fact that it’s earned users’ trust through its stance on data privacy over the years.
And while not everyone knows that Siri can do a lot of its processing on your device, not in the cloud, many do seem to understand that the Apple does not sell users data to advertisers to make money.
That could help sell this new “AI phone” concept to consumers, and pave the way for more advancements later on.
But on the other side, if Siri Suggestions become so overbearing or get things wrong too often, it may lead users to just switch them off entirely through iOS Settings. And because of that, the market of the AI-powered device will effect.

Uber’s electric bikes are now in Europe

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JUMP e-bike
JUMP e-bike

About bike sharing services:

Dockless bike sharing startups — like Ofo, Mobike, and LimeBike — have flooded European cities with rides which will be employed at the tap of an app in recent years. But fierce competition within the urban quality house isn’t deterring Uber from marketing into the region, and making an attempt to place some shine back on a whole that’s still factious — charged with all varieties of problematic effects from rising congestion and pollution to having a dangerous impact on workers’ rights.

Uber’s Jump e-bikes:

It’s actually true that the hangover from Uber’s gift operational form of brash ism and thumbing its nose at regulators continues to cause the corporate issues in Europe. Many cities have illegal its p2p service, and last year — during a major upset — London’s transport regulator withdrew its license to control.

Uber, the popular ride-hailing app company, has now set its sights on European electric bicycle riders.

Uber’s CEO Dara Khosrowshahi :

Though beneath new Chief Executive Officer Dara Khosrowshahi Uber has additionally been increasing in some European markets — wherever regulative needs enable. Uber’s new chief government has taken a strikingly totally different tone vs founder Travis Kalanick, voice communication he desires to figure with cities and native authorities, instead of fighting them. Today at the NOAH conference in Berlin that emollient tone was the on the show once more, with Khosrowshahi saying that Uber’s Jump electrical bike sharing service can launch within the town this summer.

The company announced earlier today that their electric bicycle rental service Jump will be debuting in Berlin later this summer. Afterwards, Uber plans to continue their rental e-bike rollout across other European cities

“Here in Germany, I’m determined to possess an improved dialogue with cities and varied German stakeholders to debate however we are able to form the longer term of urban quality along. Uber stands able to facilitate address a number of the largest challenges facing German cities: air pollution, reducing congestion and increasing access to cleaner transportation solutions,” he said.

Other unidentified European cities also are slated to launch within the coming back months. And bikes can’t be defendant of intensifying pollution or road-based congestion. Khosrowshahi additionally said Uber will launch all electrical vehicle Uber inexperienced service in Berlin by the top of the year, following a recent launch in Munch — voice communication that was Uber “playing our half tackling air pollution”.

“I’m excited to announce 2 new product for Berlin that are a very important commencement in developing our long run partnership with Germany — our Jump pedal-assist electrical bikes and therefore the introduction of a complete electrical Uber inexperienced service,” he added. “The team is functioning laborious to bring Jump to Berlin by the top of this summer and that we additionally conceive to launch in further cities across Europe within the coming back months.

More about Jump e-bikes:

“We’re notably excited regarding bikes as a result of they’ll offer a convenient, Image result for uber jump e bikesenvironmentally friendly ride even in dense cities wherever space is limited and roads may be engorged.”Uber noninheritable the Jump bike-sharing startup back in April, paying around $200M in step with a supply near to true.

The Jump bikes use electrical help thus renters do still needed to pedal. On a full charge, the bikes have a spread of thirty to forty miles. Uber deploys groups to service bikes however its  Help Center warns users “the bike you rent won’t be at full charge” — that the rider will find yourself having to try and do work while not help from the motor if the battery goes flat.

One Plus 6 will become nearly perfect if only…….

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One Plus 6 will become nearly perfect when…

One Plus 6
One Plus 6

ABOUT ONE PLUS 6:

The Best-value phone is now available at the market! Once again OnePlus made an innovation OnePlus 6, a phone whose performance is so great to use. Here’s the thing, though. OnePlus, a Chinese brand out of Shenzhen, which crested the pinnacle of mobile performance and design. It’s that the hardware and overall experience of using the handset is the best deal This is the best phone you can buy for very good features that many people want. Actually, there are better phones than OnePlus 6 where devices have more battery life(mAh), more features and also cutting-edge technology. iPhone X phone has secure Face ID. OnePlus 6 is also a secure phone but it does not have face unlock feature. One plus 6 has an option of wireless charging. Some phones like Samsung, LG, Huawei, and Apple can submerge in water. But One Plus 6 is merely splash-proof. It has a processor which is a fastest one, it also has updated android version, it also has a good camera with portrait mode and a beautiful design.

LONG BATTERY LIFE:

One Plus 6 has a battery life of nearly 16 hours which is a pretty good score in techmypassion’s phone tests, where we loop video in airplane mode until every last bit of power dries up. The OnePlus 6 lasts longer than the iPhone X and Google Pixel 2 XL. One Plus 6 has a battery capacity of 3,300 mAh.

 

BETTER SELFIES:

In One plus 6 portrait mode is pretty good. You know, Portrait selfies, because, unlike most marquee phones, that particular feature doesn’t exist yet for this mobile phone. The phone promises that they we’ll get the feature, but later, and it’s never a good look.  Front facing camera of this phone has 16-megapixel but it didn’t look as well-balanced as on phones like the Google Pixel 2. And the phone weirdly crops selfie videos to cut your head from the frame. Selfies are such a major part of the way people interact with phones, it’s crucial to get this right.

 

EXPANDABLE STORAGE:

The OnePlus 6 has great storage options… in theory: 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB. But popping in MicroSD card is obviously cheaper than buying the next model up if you can even find it in your country.

But One Plus company has a major defect: the price of the phone is gradually increasing. If One Plus clears these problems, then the phone will be more perfect.

GRAVY-The Online Mobile Show

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Gravy
Gravy

GRAVY-The Online Mobile Show

 

Gravy
Gravy

GRAVY-The Online Mobile Show:

As the live mobile game show HQ Trivia is following the success, a team of serial entrepreneurs has started testing the market to see if any game show concept can work. Their new game show app is Gravy, which means riff on the “Price is Right”. It is combined with a QVC (Quality Value Convenience)-style shopping experience. In this mobile game show, the “participants” compete for discounts of 30%off to 70 % off the products advertised, with some part of the proceeds will go to charity. At least 20 percent of sales are given away to charity In addition, through a side game, users can guess  Users can guess whose quantities are unknown – when the product -will sell out and at what price by playing in a side game. The guy who guess the closest can win a cash prize. This startup was created by Brian Wiegand, Mark McGuire and Craig Andler – the team who founded Jellyfish.com, an older social shopping network which was captured by Microsoft company in 2007, to help create a Shopping network called Bing.

The team’s efforts show a complete passion for working with brands, but it is so difficult to get consumers to connect with the brands in different ways, as their track record shows. Therefore, they are now trying Gravy.

How Gravy works:

Every night, in the Gravy iOS, the app at 8:30 PM ET, a live host will unveil the product, where the products can be bought by users. Currently, the hosts work on a show contract basis. The hosts are usually local comedians. The items are typically anywhere from 2 to 20, players are not told how many numbers of items are available. Then the price will start to drop. If you buy early, you’ll have a chance to get it at a less discount. If you wait for a longer time, then the discount will become higher. However, we don’t know who else can grab it up first and when. If you wait too long, then the product could be sold out. If you’re not interested in the product, then you can guess when it will sell out i.e, at which price. The closest guy will receive a small cash prize – a split of maybe $300 or $200.

More about Gravy:

 

Brands like Gravy because they get millennials attention for seven or more minutes, Wiegand says. “They love the engagement. It’s a highly engaged audience…I have a chance to buy the products, so I’m heavily engaged in thinking about that product. However, none of this is proven out yet – Gravy is just a couple of weeks old. About 50% percent of products are donated by brands like 23andMe, 3D Doodler, Tapplock, and others. The rest is subsidized by Gravy, including the bigger draws – like a DJI drone. A “Price is Right”-style app would be a lot of fun, but this isn’t it – it’s, at the end of the day, an invitation to watch an ad and shop at a discount. It’s not something consumers need to do every day, long-term – even if you try to woo them with a small cash prize won through a guessing game. And like Trivia HQ, which was dropped from a top 20 apps to the 140’s! Wiegand says he is so bored with these trivia apps in a few weeks, but he says Gravy is so different.

 

“I always shop and I always like a deal. The deal industry and the shopping industry are so much larger than the trivia space,” Wiegand insists. “And the thrill of seeing a product that you like going down into the sixties and seventies percent off is unbelievably thrilling,” he says. “We are able to feature things that have the best price on the planet of first-run products…it creates this heart-pounding, exhilarating an experience like, ‘Should I buy? Oh my God, look at this price. I can’t turn it down,’” he says. The company raised $2.1 million in funding from a range of investors, which includes the founders at the turn of the year.

 

So, this new mobile show is becoming so popular on the internet. If you want to try this new game show, click here.

Decade-old Twitter is now on the internet

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Twitter
Twitter

Andy Baio, the Former Kickstarter CTO did a great discovery recently: a fast way to see tweets from your Twitter timeline from exactly 10 years ago. Yes, those are 10 years ago tweets from the people you are following at present. While we definitely won’t get to see the similar type of tweets. Twitter was more innocent back then when compared to Twitter at present.

Try it here. (It doesn’t matter if you didn’t have an account a decade ago.)

 

Twitter image
Twitter image

It’s a funny way to see Twitter which has changed, in terms of the features and also in the actual dialogue of users. In my experience, it seems more driven by status update tweets when compared to the discussions or dialogues and precious little matter from the media. You can go to settings and can change the language, date etc., to explore path old Twitter. Nowadays things are, with the opposite opinions and the armies of trolls. The decade back Twitter also has good benefits. The mix is quiet with likes and fewer retweets than the current time Twitter had not  yet introduced the retweets which are automatic, but people are doing it still manually and no nested replies or link previews, while once there are major social media services such as TwitPic, TinyURL etc.,

 

It’s good to remember though we have upgraded technology, for old is gold. Long tweets of 280 characters, and a big list of people in the world to follow. And now try  Baio’s trick for yourself (it works even if you didn’t have a Twitter account decade ago)

 

Uber’s new feature-911 emergency

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UBER
UBER

Uber’s new feature which is 911 emergency is officially launched. Uber has been taking heat for assaults that happen during its rides. Some passengers have alleged they were raped, kidnapped or forcibly groped by drivers, while some drivers have reportedly been attacked by riders.

Aiming to avoid more of these incidents, the ride-hailing company has been working on new features that could make its trips safer. On Tuesday, Uber announced an in-app 911 emergency button that’s now available to all passengers in the US. A similar button will roll out to drivers this summer.

“Users have told us, ‘Something to give me peace of mind is a way to access emergency features,'” Sachin Kansal, Uber’s head of safety products, said in a phone interview. “We are making this very accessible right from the home screen.”

Uber gives millions of rides per day, but a small handful of those rides have reportedly ended in dangerous situations. Nine women are suing the company, claiming to have been sexually assaulted by drivers, and several states, including California, Colorado, Massachusetts, and Texas, have launched investigations into Uber, alleging that the company routinely fails to screen drivers adequately and has hired drivers with criminal histories.
Uber has acknowledged the problem. Last month, it launched several new safety programs, including tougher driver screenings that require annual background checks.

Image result for uber 911 GIFMeanwhile, the company has built a global team of former law enforcement officials to handle requests from police on active investigations. And in April, it named former US Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson as chairman of its Safety Advisory Board.

In addition to the 911 button, Uber is piloting a new feature in seven cities that will send a rider’s location and trip details automatically to an emergency dispatcher if the rider hits the 911 button in the app. Kansal said it can often take responders several minutes to find out where a caller is located, but with the app location information, dispatchers can get to a person in need more quickly.

“In such situations, every second count,” he said.
Uber plans to roll out the location feature nationwide after testing it in Denver; Charleston, North Carolina; Naples, Florida; and three areas in Tennessee, including Nashville, Chattanooga, and Tri-Cities.

For situations when passengers can’t access their phone to tap the 911 button, Kansal said the company will continue to figure out more features that focus on safety.

“We see this launch as one of the steps we’re taking to keep our users safe,” Kansal said. “We see this as a significant step, but not the only step.”

More about uber’s 911 emergency number:https://help.uber.com/h/5e7e1143-8fa2-4f2e-9ba0-dee79586a9d6

 

Apple smart speaker can beat Alexa when…

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Apple Homepod smart speaker
Apple Homepod smart speaker

 

 

Apple HomePod smart speaker can beat Alexa when these 6 things are right:

 

Apple HomePod
Apple HomePod

1.Drop Price:

Apple has one smart speaker, the pricey $349 HomePod. It should introduce an entry-level alternative.

Amazon’s speakers range in price from the $50 Echo Dot to the $230 Echo Show; Google’s speakers range from the $50 Home Mini to the $399 Home Max.

Apple said it wasn’t trying to compete directly with devices like the Echo Dot or the Home Mini when the HomePod first hit stores — it was prioritizing sound quality over smart home functionality.

The tech giant bet that folks would pay more for the HomePod’s superior speaker. But people are largely buying lower-priced Amazon and Google smart speakers over the pricier Echo Show or the Home Max, according to a Voicebot report.

If the Home Max really only captured 0.6 percent of the 2017 market share, as Voicebot claims, where does that leave the similarly high-end HomePod? A Bloomberg report — perhaps unsurprisingly — says HomePod sales are slow too.

There is a rumor Apple is developing a cheaper HomePod speaker, but it hasn’t been confirmed.

2.Improve Siri

Siri needs a pretty significant overhaul to reach the sheer number of features as Alexa and Google Assistant. Here’s what I want to see added:

Voice training — Siri can’t distinguish between voices on the HomePod. Anyone who says “Hey, Siri” will get a response from the speaker.

Calling —  If I ask Siri on the HomePod to call one of my iPhone contacts, the voice AI replies: “I wish I could, but I can’t help you make calls on HomePod.”

Playing music — You can only use Siri voice commands on the HomePod to play Apple-approved music services. For Spotify, YouTube and any other third-party service, you have to use AirPlay 2.

 

Amazon Echo and Apple HomePod speake
Amazon Echo and Apple HomePod speake

Controlling Apple TV — While you can use voice control on the Apple TV remote, you can’t ask Siri on the HomePod to play The Office on Netflix.

Basic questions — Siri’s ability to answer everyday questions is somewhat unreliable. Sometimes the correct response comes immediately, other times a similar question returns this annoying response: “I can’t get the answer to that on HomePod.”

  1. Open up music streaming

You should be able to say, “Hey Siri, play my ‘focus playlist’ on Spotify.” But you can’t.

Disappointingly, you can only use Siri voice commands to play music from Apple-approved streaming services, referenced in the Audio Sources section of this HomePod specs page:

  • Apple Music
  • iTunes Music Purchases
  • iCloud Music Library with an Apple Music or iTunes Match subscription
  • Beats 1 Live Radio
  • Apple Podcasts

Every other service — YouTube, Spotify, Pandora — you have to control manually via AirPlay 2 from the Control Center on your iPhone or iPad (see the screenshot). You can ask Siri to stop or resume a song streaming from a third-party service (I got this to work on YouTube), but you can’t say, “Hey Siri, play ‘Yulunga (Spirit Dance)’ by Dead Can Dance on YouTube.”

Alexa and Google Assistant work with a wide range of third-party music services. Here’s more details on supported music services for Siri (on the HomePod), Alexa (on Echo speakers) and Google Assistant (on Home speakers).

  1. Add device partners

Apple needs more smart home integrations. Period.

Siri currently has way fewer than either Alexa or Google Assistant. Follow the links below to see what products work with Apple, Amazon and Google smart speakers:

  • What works with Siri?
  • What works for Amazon Alexa?
  • What works for Google Assistant?

Apple previously required a specific piece of hardware called an MFi chip to be installed in third-party devices for them to work with its smart home platform HomeKit. It meant manufacturers had to release next-gen versions of their existing products just to make them compatible. Amazon and Google took a more open approach to the smart home from the beginning, giving them more opportunities to grow their respective platforms.

Apple no longer has that hardware requirement, so it’s easier for devices partners to support HomeKit now. Hopefully, that will spur more choice for Apple-loyal smart home enthusiasts.

5.Introduce third-party skills

Apple should allow outside developers to create voice commands for Siri.

Amazon and Google make it much easier for third parties to create content for Alexa and Google Assistant than Apple does for Siri. This is one of the main reasons — if not the main reason — Alexa, in particular, has thousands of available skills. Some of the skills tie in directly to smart home control — things like turning on lights or adjusting a thermostat. Other skills are trivia games, workout routines, and meditation exercises.

There are pros and cons to opening a platform up to developers. If anyone can create an Alexa skill, they aren’t as closely regulated and sometimes come with clunky invocation words like, “Alexa, ask Geneva when the dishwasher will be finished.”

It also means that some of the skills aren’t particularly good. I tested out all of the Alexa workout skills and of the 30-plus options, only six actually offered useful guided routines.

Apple avoids the pitfalls of awkward phrasing and poor quality integrations simply by not allowing the possibility. But the company is also missing opportunities to broaden Siri’s scope.

6.The outlook

Apple needs to accomplish all of these things to be taken as seriously in the smart home as Amazon and Google. Right now the HomePod is a great speaker with built-in Siri voice functionality. Adding new devices and features, lowering hardware prices, making Siri better and introducing more partnerships should give Apple a better chance of staying competitive.

AirPlay 2 takes Apple part of the way, but it isn’t enough to get every shopper to buy a HomePod over an Alexa or Google Assistant speaker.

Scientists have created the first 3D printed corneas

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Two of the creators of the artificial cornea, Steve Swioklo and Professor Che Connon. Swioklo
Two of the creators of the artificial cornea, Steve Swioklo, and Professor Che Connon. Swioklo is holding up a dyed cornea.


 

About 3D printed cornea

Scientists have invented a new 3D printed, thin protective film over the eye known as the cornea. It is made using human cells — and it is the most advanced version of an artificial cornea. If this technology improves, it could help millions of people. Professor Che Connon, a tissue engineer at Newcastle University who was one of the inventors of the 3D artificial cornea says, it was so tricky to find out the correct recipe for an ink which is thin enough to squirt into a 3D printer’s nozzle.

Scientists have 3D printed the most advanced artificial cornea ever using human cells

They’re not ready for human eyes yet, but one day these artificial corneas might help people

How the 3D printed cornea made?

Source: New Castle University
Source: New Castle University

This bio-ink should be thin and it also had to be stiff enough to hold its shape as a 3D structure. To get the right consistency to the cornea, the researchers added a jelly-like substance called alginate and stem cells which are extracted from the donor corneas, and also some ropy proteins called collagen are also added. The cornea is the first lens of human eye where light passes through before hitting the retina which is present at the back of the eye. If cornea damages, then it may lead to blindness. At present, the damaged corneas are replaced with healthy ones from donor corneas, but there are not sufficient donated corneas. According to the World Health Organization.

More about the3D printed cornea:

About  5 million people around the world are blind because their corneas are damaged. The new technique, which is described today in the journal Experimental Eye Research, can’t be given directly to the people who are blind — those are key for making the stem cell part of the recipe. But, the donation goes a lot farther by using the technique,  Che Connon says. Instead of replacing the damaged cornea with the healthy cornea, you could grow enough cells from one healthy donated cornea to print about 50 artificial new corneas. To know what exactly should be printed, the team also had to know the shape of a human cornea. So the researcher’s used a specialized camera to image a victim’s eyeball and create a 3D model of their’s cornea. Then, the team keeps the image into a 3D printer, and with the help of the bio-ink 3D printer creates the cornea. And the final result will look like a very soft contact lens in a bath of goo. This study is a proof that you can print in 3D something that looks like a cornea and contains mostly the same substances. It is also the first time researchers have recreated the cornea’s distinctive, curved shape.

If this technology improves, then it will be useful for millions of people.

More about 3D printed  artificial corneas:

 

 

Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) make it possible for employers

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Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) make it possible for employers to post new positions online and manage the hundreds of applicants who typically respond to each opportunity. No human hiring manager reviews hundreds of applications.

Instead, the ATS produces a manageable number of viable candidates for the hiring manager to review. How does the ATS do this? It’s not magic, but rather a keyword-based filter, comparing resumes to the posted job description, and passing through candidates who appear to be a better match.

Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) make it possible for employers to post new positions online and manage the hundreds of applicants who typically respond to each opportunity. No human hiring manager reviews hundreds of applications.

Instead, the ATS produces a manageable number of viable candidates for the hiring manager to review. How does the ATS do this? It’s not magic, but rather a keyword-based filter, comparing resumes to the posted job description, and passing through candidates who appear to be a better match.

Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) make it possible for employers to post new positions online and manage the hundreds of applicants who typically respond to each opportunity. No human hiring manager reviews hundreds of applications.

Instead, the ATS produces a manageable number of viable candidates for the hiring manager to review. How does the ATS do this? It’s not magic, but rather a keyword-based filter, comparing resumes to the posted job description, and passing through candidates who appear to be a better match.

 

 

Applicant Tracking Systems

Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) make it possible for employers to post new positions online and manage the hundreds of applicants who typically respond to each opportunity. No human hiring manager reviews hundreds of applications.

Instead, the ATS produces a manageable number of viable candidates for the hiring manager to review. How does the ATS do this? It’s not magic, but rather a keyword-based filter, comparing resumes to the posted job description, and passing through candidates who appear to be a better match.

 possible for employers

Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) make it possible for employers to post new positions online and manage the hundreds of applicants who typically respond to each opportunity. No human hiring manager reviews hundreds of applications.to know more http://www.i-firms.com

Instead, the ATS produces a manageable number of viable candidates for the hiring manager to review. How does the ATS do this? It’s not magic, but rather a keyword-based filter, comparing resumes to the posted job description, and passing through candidates who appear to be a better match.

Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) make it possible for employers to post new positions online and manage the hundreds of applicants who typically respond to each opportunity. No human hiring manager reviews hundreds of applications.

Instead, the ATS produces a manageable number of viable candidates for the hiring manager to review. How does the ATS do this? It’s not magic, but rather a keyword-based filter, comparing resumes to the posted job description, and passing through candidates who appear to be a better match.

Instead, the ATS produces a manageable number of viable candidates for the hiring manager to review. How does the ATS do this? It’s not magic, but rather a keyword-based filter, comparing resumes to the posted job description, and passing through candidates who appear to be a better match. for more details about employers read

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A 2017 Wall Street Journal survey found that employers have a very or somewhat difficult time finding people with the requisite soft skills. But what if employers are looking for soft skills and are not seeing them? The vast majority of mid-size and large employers in the US, UK and Canada utilize Applicant Tracking Systems.

There are more employers that claim soft skills are hard to find than hard skills

Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) make it possible for employers to post new positions online and manage the hundreds of applicants who typically respond to each opportunity. No human hiring manager reviews hundreds of applications.

Instead, the ATS produces a manageable number of viable candidates for the hiring manager to review. How does the ATS do this? It’s not magic, but rather a keyword-based filter, comparing resumes to the posted job description, and passing through candidates who appear to be a better match.

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The keyword-based filter at the top of the hiring funnel of most employers has a number of interesting knock-on effects. One is the phenomenon of resume spam: candidates who literally copy the job description in white font into their resume in order to get past the screen. A second is an over-emphasis on technical skills.

Faced with the need to differentiate hundreds candidates for every online posting, employers have added many new job requirements most of which are technical.

According to Burning Glass, technical skills now dominate in terms of the sheer number of competencies demanded in job descriptions more than cognitive and soft skills combined for virtually every career.

While the dominance of technical skills in job descriptions is probably a reflection of the fact that it’s easier to come up with 10 technical requirements for a job than 10 different ways of saying problem solving or communication skills, this is the reality Millennials face in being seen by hiring managers. Because if they don’t have these technical skills, they’re not making it through the ATS filter. And if they’re not making through the ATS filter, they’re effectively invisible to employers.

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Does this mean there’s a soft skills shortage or that Millennials are all late, disorganized poor communicators? The punctual, organized and well-spoken Millennials whom employers should want have played by the rules and completed college degrees.

But because nearly all colleges and universities continue to live in a bubble, floating high above the mundane concerns of the labor market, and because they continue to believe that the job of higher education is to prepare students for their fifth job.

Colleges have not seriously undertaken to provide last mile technical training to students. So all these Millennials are missing.

The first is giving all Millennials a chance to become visible to employers through last-mile technical training

The second is that employers need to escape the tyranny of the keyword-based filter at the top of their hiring funnel. Employers need to demand that their ATS vendors like Taleo (Oracle) incorporate new technologies that allow them to screen (and search) on competencies rather than keywords.

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The shift to competency-based hiring is inevitable and will broaden the top of the funnel to include candidates with great soft skills, and likely more diverse backgrounds than the current pedigree- and degree-based hiring system allows.

Gyroscope founder Anand Sharma seems pretty content when we meet up for a walk to The Mill, a hip cafe known for its $4 toast in San Francisco’s NOPA neighborhood. It’s a rare sunny day in the city and his startup is growing.

His self-tracking platform with a sleek UI has added a genetics and step tracking component and soon blood tracking. He’s also closed on a small sum of angel funding from key investors like Periscope founder Keyvon Beykpour.

Even Jack Dorsey has started using Gyroscope, he tells me. Sharma’s worked for well over two years! He called it AprilZero then but the idea grew to include friends and soon anyone who wanted to track themselves on a range of different metrics relating to health and wellness.

The plan now includes where you go, what you eat, how many times you go running in a year and how much time you spend staring at the screen in front of you.

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The platform seems like an outgrowth of the quantified self movement a movement pairing technology with personal data to help you improve your life in some mental or physical way. But Sharma shrugs off the suggestion.

I don’t like to place myself in that category, he says. Mainly because those guys are little weird. He’s not wrong. The movement, also known as life logging, conjures up images of folks wearing six different health tracking bands, sensors on their heads and measuring every little detail of their actions in every part of their life for what sometimes is very unclear.

But Sharma, whom we’ve written about before when he was just getting started, has shaped the platform up quite a bit since starting out. Gyroscope is in the App Store now!

He has thought about productivity components like how much time you spend surfing the internet each day and added a bit of a competitive enhancement to the platform, allowing you to compare how many steps you took compared to your friends on the platform.

He’s also launching a feature this summer called Insights, an AI component that aims to help you make connections between certain behaviors and what you log on the platform. Sharma tells me it would work by drawing these connections and then sending push notifications to motivate and remind those using Gyroscope to do something relating to their goals.

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