Industry News: Week of February 17, 2020

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Every week we curate industry news and thought-provoking articles that reflect today’s trends so you can spend more time learning and less time searching. Here’s what we’ve been reading:

 

AI helps warehouse robots pick up new tricks
Covariant.ai, a startup specializing in AI technology for bin-picking robots, announced on January 29th that they have developed a robotics platform that consists of the off-the-shelf robot arms, ingenious AI-driven computing power, and array of cameras to support warehousing operations in Germany.
Bombardier exits the commercial plane business
Faced with multi-billion debt,  Bombardier has announced that they will exit the commercial aviation industry and sell its stake in A220 program to Airbus.
An algorithm detected the Coronavirus outbreak a week before doctors and scientists did
Canadian firm, BlueDot, has developed an algorithm that successfully detected the Coronavirus outbreak a week before the Center for Disease Control or the World Health Organization did.
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