Amid new controversy, Mark Zuckerberg will lay out Facebook’s future at F8 developer conference

| April 17, 2017

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Facebook Inc.’s annual F8 conference is usually a coming-out for new technologies from the social network. This year, Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg has some other concerns to deal with too.

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Founded in 1879 and part of the Maccaferri Industrial Group, Officine Maccaferri manufactures, designs, supplies and constructs systems for the global construction industry. Solutions offered include retaining structures, slope stabilisation, erosion protection, rockfall mitigation, highway reinforcement, and coastal protection.

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8 Tips for Remote Work in Construction

Article | March 31, 2020

In recent weeks, construction professionals around the world find themselves having to navigate a new type of jobsite. The sound of heavy machinery has been replaced with a distracting stream of laughs, cries, and even barks from new coworkers, and WFH outfits have temporarily replaced tried and trusted PPE. Whether your new workspace is a dedicated home office or the corner of a couch, we are united in trying to overcome the challenges of working from home – together.

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So, you want to be a detection engineer?

Article | March 31, 2020

Detection engineers design and build security systems that constantly evolve to defend against current threats. Two common defenses include securing networks via configuration changes GPO, basic firewalls, etc. and deploying active prevention security suites advanced firewalls, antivirus, etc. Because security professionals recognize that no system can perfectly keep out attackers, the other option is to detect malicious behaviors – in network traffic and/or on a host – that bypassed the other security controls.

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AI in Real-World Robotics

Article | March 31, 2020

While experts debate the finer points of what constitutes a true general artificial intelligence (AI) and the various steps that can get us there, it isn’t in any doubt that robots are getting smarter –and learning how to make better decisions-- thanks to various AI-related systems. From the autonomous cars on our roads and the autonomous mobile robots in the world’s warehouses through to AI-powered machine vision systems, edge computing in manufacturing environments, and agricultural drones that can process huge amounts of data on the fly, AI greatly enhances robot performance by providing bots with intelligent decision-making capabilities based on an analysis of billions of data points coupled with neural network and deep learning strategies. Crucially, AI enables robots to be more flexible, while at the same time enhancing traceability across all types of automation processes.

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Using simulation to build tomorrow’s electrified heavy equipment

Article | March 31, 2020

Competition among established OEMs and start-ups is at a fever pitch as the race to design and develop a fully electric vehicle that meets both customer and regulatory demands continues. The heavy equipment industry, from agricultural to construction, are in the same position. Stringent regulations to reduce or remove pollutant levels and emissions, and customer demand for lower total cost of ownership and customization are causing a shift to bring electrified heavy equipment to market.

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Founded in 1879 and part of the Maccaferri Industrial Group, Officine Maccaferri manufactures, designs, supplies and constructs systems for the global construction industry. Solutions offered include retaining structures, slope stabilisation, erosion protection, rockfall mitigation, highway reinforcement, and coastal protection.

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