Newsletter May 22, 2020

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This week's tech spotlight:

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Propel is an app that's helping people impacted by the current financial crisis. It was originally created to help those who receive food stamp benefits, and has been adapted to provide practical guides for people who need urgent help during the pandemic. They’re also directing money funded by charities to individuals.

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There’s a lot of misinformation about COVID-19 around the Internet, as well as offensive content, which can be harmful to society. That's why Facebook is using technology to reduce this problem as much as possible by improving their A.I. solutions. Although the system might not be perfect (yet), we find relief in knowing that companies are making efforts to help us overcome this and that technology plays an essential part.

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With the pandemic affecting numerous people across the US, Headspace, a mindfulness app, decided to offer its meditation sessions for free to those who are unemployed and to health care providers to help them reduce stress. There’s always a way to help and this is great example of it.

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From our perspective:

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In a previous life, I used to work as an engineer. I used to monitor hundreds of American cars being built every day in automotive plants all over the good ‘ol US of A. These plants were huge. You could walk from one end of the plant to the other, and actually end up walking a couple of miles.

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