India’s huge outsourcing industry struggles with work-from-home scenario

Reuters | Mar 25, 2020 at 10:30 PM

As the coronavirus pandemic pushes India into a lockdown, the call centres and IT services firms that function as the world’s back office are struggling to piece together work-from-home solutions and other business-continuity plans.

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Google’s AI helps robots navigate around humans in offices

Venture Beat | Mar 25, 2020 at 10:10 PM

In a study published this week on the preprint server Arxiv.org, Google and University of California, Berkely researchers propose a framework that combines learning-based perception with model-based controls to enable wheeled robots to autonomously navigate around obstacles.

3GPP delays 5G standard updates over coronavirus

Venture Beat | Mar 25, 2020 at 8:14 PM

Although mobile industry association 3GPP pushed up the initial 5G standard’s release to kickstart millimeter wave and sub-6GHz hardware deployments across the world, it left many important details unresolved pending future standardization meetings and votes.