Articles for October 2017


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Slideshow: Drones Past, Present, and Future

5 October 2017
Intrepid museum exhibition showcases unmanned aerial vehicles for the military, medicine, and the arts

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Four Recommendations to Protect U.S. Citizens as AI Continues to Expand

11 October 2017
IEEE-USA committee’s position statement addresses R&D, workforce development, and more

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Banks Are Offering Voice-Recognition Technology to Replace Passwords

24 October 2017
Customers unlock their account by talking to their Amazon Echo and mobile device

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Changes You Can Usher in at Your Office to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

2 October 2017
Even minor changes to energy use, consumption, and travel can make a big difference

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Humanitarian and Philanthropic Opportunities Initiative Launches at IEEE Sections Congress

12 October 2017
10 groups showcase activities that benefit society

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Sentient Technologies Manages Investments With Artificial Intelligence

10 October 2017
IEEE Fellow helped develop software based on evolutionary computation to make smarter stock trades

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Highlights From the New York Luxury Tech Show

12 October 2017
Bionic earbuds, electric single-seater car, and a smart patio umbrella were the standouts

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In Memoriam: October 2017

17 October 2017
IEEE mourns the loss of five members

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High School Club Builds Self-Driving Vehicle

19 October 2017
Sophomore Ravi Krishna discusses how the project teaches students about machine- and deep-learning technologies

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A History of Wall Street’s Stock Tickers

4 October 2017
These machines sped up the communication of stock prices

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Timeline: The Evolution of Financial Technology

23 October 2017
The devices used to advance the financial industry during the past four decades

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Military Drones: From World War II to the Present

13 October 2017
What started out as DIY projects for hobbyists became invaluable in warfare

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How Fintech Is Changing the Way We Access Financial Services

16 October 2017
The technologies include mobile payment systems, cryptocurrency, and automated investment products

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Stephen Welby is Named IEEE Executive Director

18 October 2017
The IEEE senior member will start on 2 January

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Getting People With Disabilities Involved in the Maker Movement

30 October 2017
DIYAbility facilitates custom devices made for them and, in some cases, by them

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What to Do If You’ve Been Harassed in the Workplace

31 October 2017
An IEEE senior member and her lawyer talk about steps to take

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Why Retailers Like Expedia and Overstock Are Getting On Board With Bitcoin

5 October 2017
The cryptocurrency is now more accepted but still has drawbacks

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Wall of Honor Commemorates 100th Anniversary of IEEE’s Highest Award

9 October 2017
Display pays tribute to Medal of Honor recipients

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IEEE Opens Its European Technology Centre in Vienna

10 October 2017
Providing collaboration, support, and services for IEEE members and global initiatives

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José M.F. Moura Is 2018 IEEE President-Elect

9 October 2017
The annual election results are in

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IEEE TechEthics Event Addresses the Challenges Involved in Designing Ethical AI

26 October 2017
More regulations and ethics training are needed to protect consumers

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The Basics of Blockchain

6 October 2017
IEEE resources include podcasts, standards projects, and communities

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Has the Title Engineer Become Meaningless?

3 October 2017
IEEE members and others express concern the description is being used to cover many types of jobs

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The Best of the 2017 World Maker Faire

6 October 2017
Video games, a mechanical fire-breathing dragon, and a 3D printer for your smartphone among the projects

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Become an ABET University Program Evaluator

25 October 2017
You can help influence the next generation of engineering education

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How a Retirement Savings Startup Attracted Goldman Sachs

27 October 2017
IEEE senior member sold his company Honest Dollar, which offers a simple way to open an IRA

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Q&A With Thomas Kailath: Recipient of the Marconi Society’s Lifetime Achievement Award

27 October 2017
The Stanford professor emeritus discusses his contributions to information and system science