Four Weekly Tech Newsletter – Aug 1

A round up of the latest tech stories, curated for you weekly, by Four.

Lead articles from August 1

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Teachers are feeling burned out - AI can help

Educators are at the ends of their ropes. So suggests a fall 2020 survey by RAND Corp., which found that a quarter of all teachers were thinking about leaving education. Remote learning and COVID-19 are partly to blame: More than half (57 percent) of teachers said they worked more hours per week during the pandemic than they did before it, according to RAND, and 80 percent reported feelings of burnout as a result.

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AI may find signs of Alzheimer's in neuroimaging data

A Texas A&M researcher will lead a team tasked with developing deep-learning methods to detect telltale signs of the disease lurking within images produced by MRIs and PET scans. Shuiwang Ji, associate professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, is one of the principal investigators on a $6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health.

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Protecting smart cities and smart people

The most all-encompassing technology with the inherent potential to change society as we know it has to be The Internet of Things A seismic technology shift that will not only change the world as we know it, but perhaps more importantly, how we experience it. IoT will be at the core of the smart cities we live in, the smart buildings we occupy, even in the smart bodies we inhabit.

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AI innovations in mining

With the total operating expenses of the top mining companies worldwide reaching USD $15 billion, efficient operational methods using AI now dubbed smart mining is rapidly advancing. McKinsey estimates that by 2035, the age of smart mining achieved through autonomous mining using data analysis and digital technologies like artificial intelligence (AI) will save between $290 billion and $390 billion annually for mineral raw materials producers.