Tag Archives: Technology

METRO looks at driverless technology for city buses

  HOUSTON – You’ve probably seen videos of cars maneuvering the roads with no assistance from drivers. Now, METRO wants to apply that very same technology to mass transit as part of the Texas Mobility Summit that kicked off Sunday. KPRC Channel 2’s Leigh Frillici had a chance to take a ride in the driverless vehicle. She described it as surreal. ... Read More »

Technology: The backbone of financial markets

In today’s dynamic financial markets, one needs to make intelligent, sound, and quick decisions, the key enabler of which, is technology. While it is true that the structure of financial markets is complex, with many pillars such as regulations, taxes, and legal compliance, technology is playing an extremely critical role, having the capacity to completely ruin the mechanism of a ... Read More »

NO INFLATION? TECHNOLOGY MAY HAVE LEFT IT BACK IN THE 20TH CENTURY

During her speech to the National Association of Business Economics on Tuesday, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen made a rather startling admission: The Fed may have “misspecified” its models for inflation and “misjudged” the strength of wages and the job market. Leaving aside the odd choice of words, Yellen—true to her training and temperament—proved herself more interested in understanding the world as ... Read More »

How to Keep on Top of Technology When You Write About It

Nick Wingfield at home in Seattle with his Macbook and Apple watch. CreditKyle Johnson for The New York Times How do New York Times journalists use technology in their jobs and in their personal lives? Nick Wingfield, a technology reporter based in Seattle, discussed the tech he is using. You cover Amazon and Microsoft. Do you use their technology? The one ... Read More »

A few things that may surprise you about seniors and technology

Marci Vandersluis writes the Embrace Your Aging column. TY GREENLEES/STAFF A few years ago when I wrote about technology of benefit to elders, there was limited interest and adoption by much of the older adult population. How times have changed. Take, for example, the smartphone. According to the Pew Research Center, four in 10 seniors own smartphones, which is more ... Read More »

Emerging trends: data, technology and wellness now the focus of healthtech

One of the biggest sectors in the startup ecosystem, healthtech is evolving significantly. Amid a government-backed push, the spotlight is now on innovations, including artificial intelligence (AI) and other technology. Just off the first half of the year, India’s startup ecosystem has seen a whole lot of action on several levels. According to YourStory Research, the first half saw close to ... Read More »

Mazda to put autonomous-driving technology in all models by 2025

Mazda Motor Corporation logo Mazda Motor Corp. said it would launch a new engine in 2019 that it says would be the world’s first commercial gasoline engine to use compression ignition, unveiling a plan that places traditional engines at the center of its longer-term strategy. As many automakers scramble to get into the electric car segment, the Japanese automaker said it ... Read More »

Banks leverage voice technology

This story was delivered to BI Intelligence “Payments Briefing” subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here. Voice banking is coming to the forefront as the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) and USAA both try the relatively new technology, according to Finextra. RBC is adding payments functionality to its app. The new feature will give customers the ability to pay bills on their iPhone or iPad ... Read More »

5 Ways In Which Technology Is Changing Driving Training In India

B MATHUR / REUTERS CEAT tyres hit the nail on the head with their funny, witty, and thought-provoking “Be Idiot Safe” ad – if you haven’t watched it already, watch it here. As life moves from being 24 hours to 140-characters, our attention spans have shrunk to the duration of that commercial—30 seconds, and no more. And so, like most of ... Read More »

Credo Of Successful Digital Enterprises: People First, Technology Second

There’s been no end to the talk of artificial intelligence, machine learning and robots squeezing people out of the enterprise. Let me add a different perspective. The human is, and all always will be, at the center of the enterprise. It takes humans to organize technology – no matter how “intelligent” – in a way that it best serves customers. ... Read More »