QuantHub Tech News Digest 7.3.24

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Welcome to another week of hand-picked tech news, tips, and more:

🤖  MIT’s CSAIL developed RoboGrocery, automating grocery bagging with computer vision and soft robotics.

⚡️  Lesson of the Week: Leverage AI to increase personal and professional productivity.

📶  Latest in tech news brings word of innovative transceiver to boost 5G coverage and signal quality.

💡  Weekly Tech Tip: Guide for getting the most from Microsoft Teams’s features like task automation, integrations, and more.

🛠️  What’s New: Enhanced scavenger hunts and overall user experience.

📕  Book of the Week: “How to Win Friends and Influence People” by Dale Carnegie.

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Robotics Takes On Grocery

MIT’s CSAIL  department has developed RoboGrocery, an innovative system combining computer vision and soft robotics to automate grocery bagging.

The system intelligently determines object properties and packing order, successfully handling a range of items from delicate grapes to rigid soup cans in tests. This breakout tech news represents a significant step towards robotic grocery packing and has potential applications in other industries like recycling.

While not yet ready for commercial use, it’s the kind of tech news that hints at exciting future developments in automation.

Lesson of the Week

In this week’s Lesson of the Week from our “Introduction to boosting productivity with AI” skill, we explore how AI is transforming productivity across various domains like content creation, information management, data analysis, and decision-making.

Question of the Week:

What should you do when using AI to boost productivity?

Select one:

A) Rely on the AI tool with confidence, knowing AI operations are reliable and precise.

B) Jump in and start using the AI tool as long as it is well known in your market.

C) Check to see how the AI tool collects, stores, and uses the data you provide to it.

Breakthroughs in 5G & Mobile Tech

In tech news, NVIDIA has become the world’s most valuable company, reaching a market cap of $3.34 trillion, driven by its dominance in AI chip production.

Its stock price has nearly doubled this year, surpassing tech giants like Microsoft and Apple. Analysts predict further growth in the AI sector, though some express concerns about increasing competition.

NVIDIA’s rise has also elevated its CEO, Jensen Huang, to celebrity status, compared by Mark Zuckerberg to be the “Taylor Swift of tech.”

Weekly Tech Tip

Guide for Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams hosts a wealth of features designed to streamline communication and enhance collaboration.

Beyond well-known applications like chat search, it offers less utilized tools such as automating daily tasks and integrating with Power BI, saving you time and boosting productivity.

Discover how to manage your status, conduct polls, and make the most of various integrations to enhance your workflows, including Zapier integrations, which allow you to dive deep into automations and connect the software you use daily to boost productivity.

If you would like more information on Zapier in a future Weekly Tech Tip or have other suggestions, please leave your feedback in the “Rate This Newsletter” section below.

What's New

We’ve enhanced scavenger hunts and fixed minor bugs to provide the best possible user experience.

Book of the Week

“How to Win Friends and Influence People” by Dale Carnegie is a timeless bestseller on personal and professional success.

Published in 1936 and selling over 30 million copies, it offers enduring advice for building relationships, enhancing communication, and positively influencing others.

Carnegie’s principles teach readers to connect genuinely, share ideas effectively, and inspire change without resentment.

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Lesson of the Week Answer:

C) Check to see how the AI tool collects, stores, and uses the data you provide to it.

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