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December

3D Printer Beginner FAQs

Dear Readers, I’ve recently embarked on a new journey / hobby of 3D printing, here’s my story.

I started by researching 3D printers on YouTube. I found copious amounts of resources on 3D printing from assembly, tips & tricks, maintenance, and suggested uses. The first thing that struck me was that most 3D printers come un-assembled and require anywhere from 5-11+ hours to put together. Next, is the calibration process. The table that the 3D printer sits on needs to be perfectly level and then the print bed must be adjusted

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November

A Look Ahead in Wireless (and a look back at 2017)

Every November, since 2004, the Wireless Technology Forum convenes a group of expert analysts in the wireless industry for their predictions and perspectives for the future.  On November 16, 2017, the Wireless Technology Forum held its 14th annual Wireless Predictions event with world renowned industry analysts :

Jeff Kagan, one of the best known, most frequently quoted and most influential wireless analysts, columnists and consultants today.
Greg Tevis, Principal at Deloitte Consulting
Perry Walter, Managing Director at HDH Advisors
The session was moderated by Ana Tavares Lattibeaudiere, Head of GSMA North America

Before we jump

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November

Could Amazon’s Echo Look change the apparel market?

It is no secret Amazon is looking to dominate every industry in every way. They are dominating the home AI market with a plethora of Alexa devices. Amazon is taking a shot at grocery with their purchase of Whole Foods. Now Amazon is delving further into fashion apparel with their Echo Look. Amazon quietly released their Echo Look in April 2017 as part of their Echo / Alexa lineup. This device is an “invitation only” device, meaning that each user must be approved by Amazon.

What is Echo Look?

Echo Look is

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November

Challenges and Opportunities of Enabling Education with Wireless

On October 19, 2017, the Wireless Technology Forum convened to discuss ‘Enabling Education with Wireless,’ with representatives from high school, university, county, and the startup community. The panel identified areas of opportunities but were grounded in the challenges of technology in education. Here are the top Challenges and Opportunities of Enabling Education with Wireless.

Challenges

Wireless devices are creating enormous bandwidth requirements at all levels from K-12 and university.

Kenny Wilder, Fulton County Schools, provided stats on bandwidth capacity at 10 GbE per school, and one access point per class room for a total of 10,000

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October

5 Ways AR, VR, and AI are Saving Humanity

FutureXLive was a one day conference created by Moxie to explore the possibilities of emerging technologies in the fields of Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), Mixed Reality (MR), Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Brain-Machine interfaces. Thank you Dan Smigrod for the opportunity to attend as your guest on October 5, 2017. This inaugural conference featured an all-star lineup of international and local speakers including:

Dr. Michio Kaku, author of #1 New York Times Best Seller, The Future of the Mind
Dr. Helen Papagiannis, leading expert in the field of Augmented Reality (AR)
David Putrino, Director Of Rehabilitation Innovation at Icahn

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October

Alexa Dev Day in Atlanta

I looked forward to Alexa Dev Day in Atlanta for months, and I was not disappointed! Alexa Dev Day is a free one-day workshop to teach Alexa Skill building direct from Amazon. Check out the current Alexa Dev Day schedule here. Alexa Dev Day held in Atlanta on September 19, 2017 was marketed as an “Introductory” level course. Everyone was welcome. Attendees ranged from business people interested in receiving an overview about Alexa to seasoned mobile app developers looking for their next “killer app.”

Over 200 people attended Alexa Dev Day at Ventanas in Downtown

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September

Future of Robotics & AI: Not Your Father’s Robot

Yesterday: Your Father’s Robot

Artificial Intelligence (AI) was simply automation. Programming a robot to perform the same action repeatedly, or a specific set of actions if a pre-defined set of parameters are met.

Meet “Shakey” – the world’s first artificial intelligence robot.

Today: Meet Honda Asimo Robot
Asimo has been in development by Honda since early 2000s as a “Jetson’s maid, Rosie” type robot with delivery capabilities, and most recently announced in this video, sign language and stair climbing.

Tomorrow: Intelligent robots that can react in situations they haven’t specifically been programmed for.

AI algorithms project

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September

5 Things You Need to Know about IoT

Internet of Things (IoT), started “buzzing” over a decade ago, when technologists began discussing connecting our refrigerators and washers to the Internet. Today IoT is about connected devices, monitoring, monetizing big data, artificial intelligence, virtual/augmented/mixed reality, manufacturing, transportation, smart cities, and much more.

Last week, Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) hosted Georgia’s 2nd annual IoT Symposium, in partnership with co-chairs, Dan Foster and Jason Wellman. This year, I had the honor of serving as Marketing Chair for the 2017 TAG IoT Symposium planning committee, and worked on an amazing team with