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University of Illinois form partnership with Amazon, Apple, Google, Meta, and Microsoft to develop speech recognition technology

The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is joining forces with giant tech leaders Amazon, Apple, Google, Meta, and Microsoft on a Speech Accessibility Project to progress voice recognition and ensure it is more functional for people living with speech disabilities. The Speech Accessibility Project will gather a section of samples from […]

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Aotearoa New Zealand publishes digital strategy action plan for 2022-2023

Aotearoa New Zealand’s digital government, focusing on how to “meet [people’s] needs using technologies, data and changes to government culture, practices and processes”, has the week published their digital strategy action plan for 2022-2023. Noting that digital technologies hold significant opportunities to foster productivity, sustainability and inclusivity, the Digital Strategy […]

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Mixed reality company launches holographic scenarios for common respiratory conditions

Tech supplier GigXR, through a partnership with the University of Cambridge and Cambridge University Hospitals NHS FT, has launched its first augmented reality module, providing holographic scenarios for common respiratory conditions and emergencies. The mixed reality application called HoloScenarios, includes asthma, anaphylaxis, pulmonary embolism and pneumonia training scenarios, that have been […]

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Good Health Pass Interoperability Blueprint released

The Good Health Pass Collaborative, a group of organisations with an aim to help restore international travel with privacy-protecting digital health passes, has published its Interoperability Blueprint, proposing a “privacy-preserving alternative to vaccination certificates.” Developed over the past six months with contributions including 125 global organisations, a set of principles and standards […]