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First Day of Summer – Disruptive Tech is Definitely Getting Hotter!

Jun 21, 2017

Did you know the American Heart Association reports that there are 350,000 cases of cardiac arrest annually in the United States? Sadly, only 10% of those suffering from cardiac arrest survive. Chances of survival diminish 10% with each passing minute while sufferers await medical attention. The average time for an ambulance or EMT vehicle to arrive to begin treating cardiac arrest is 22 minutes. Drones have been successfully deployed to the scene of a cardiac arrest in an average of 5 minutes. Time is life. Anyone can be trained and can apply the AED once it arrives on the scene.

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Innovations are helping people live longer, better lives. Artificial intelligence (AI), automation, Internet of Things (IoT) and blockchain are reducing friction and inefficiencies in markets. They also allow company owners to develop new products and services delighting their customers. But, there are consequences for all the opportunities some of these technologies offer. It is no longer business as usual. Automation may create fewer jobs than those being lost in some cases. Neil Jacobstein, Chair, Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Track, Singularity University, believes we will see significant job displacement as well as job creation. Organizations need to make the shift from “automation or human” to “automation and human”. The evolution of digital technology should not always be about replacing humans. There are many existing and a growing number of partnerships where humans and automation work collaboratively toward a common goal. Humans have one thing that technology never will: an enormous capacity for imagination. Imagination and creativity always produce the “next big thing”. And, inclusion always makes the world a better place.

NECA Technology – the Project for Applied and Disruptive Technology, explores the world of technology and keeps members informed of what’s happening today, and of what will be launched in the not too distant future.  Dr. Joey Shorter has an extensive background in education and experience in translating the work of academics into understandable, practical ideas.