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ProjectBlog: Business, biomedicine and art: my weekly digest (#18, 2019)

Blog: Business, biomedicine and art: my weekly digest (#18, 2019)


Here’s my weekly digest:

Business, finances and politics

  • How Venice is battling climate change and tourist-inflicted damages (Guardian; initiative to rescue the city — Venice Project Center)
  • Jakarta sank 2.5 m (8.2 ft) in the last decade, and how the government is researching its options to relocate Indonesia’s capital city (dezeen)
  • The process of finding the right candidate at L’Oreal (LRLCF) may involve assistance from Mya and Seedlink — artificial intelligence-based chatbots/software (CNN)

Inspiring — business, biomedicine, improving lives

  • Comfort foods, walks in nature — it’s all about koselig/hygge (CNN)
  • If you’re applying for a job, it’s likely an artificial intelligence-powered software will scan your application — get ahead of your competition by reading these insights (FastCompany)
  • Using a coworking facility may be costly — but here in San Francisco a new initiative, WePark, offers coworking space at parking lots (FastCompany)

Literature and art

  • Lucia Lucas debuts in Mozart’s Don Giovanni at Tulsa Opera (Tulsa, OK, U.S.) as the first transgender woman to perform the main role in an opera (Billboard; classicfm)
  • Music for Dementia 2020 — a campaign designed to improve the lifes of dementia patients (classicfm)
  • On the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci’s death, CNN is running a piece on his achievements (CNN) including an interactive tool to identify what he had achieved by which age

Miscellaneous — life hacks and productivity

  • MentalFloss lists interesting courses to register for on-line in May (MentalFloss) (disclaimer: while I do not receive commission for your signing up for the courses, MentalFloss — a for-profit business — will be reimbursed for all purchases made; keep in mind that Coursera offers courses which are free of charge)

STEM: science, technology, engineering and mathematics

  • A silicon wafer made of platinum and titanium, plus 10 billionth of a watt — here’s a recipe for a minuscule robot that can be injected into a smartphone or a living cell; its therapeutic and technological potential is tremendous (New York Times)
  • The accumulation of a protein TDP-43 — a process similar to what happens with the accumulation of amyloid and tau proteins in Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases — may cause limbic-predominant age-related TDP-43 encephalopathy (LATE) (original peer-reviewed article — Brain; Guardian; PubMed)

Source: Artificial Intelligence on Medium

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