Team IoT Takes the Stage with VR, AI at the Tokyo Olympics The Olympics are here. After a year-long postponement due to the COVID-19 pandemic, athletes from around the world are gathering in Tokyo for the 2020 Olympic Games. Without fans in the stands, companies are looking to IoT to bring the Olympics to fans at home and maximize the efficiency and experience at the Games.  
AI-powered Athlete Tracking Makes Olympic Debut In elite competition, fractions of a second can mean the difference between a gold or a silver medal. The Tokyo 2020 Olympics is using a new tracking technology that allows fans to watch the action and know how fast the athletes are running.  
Venues Look to IoT for a Safe Return to Events As events ramp up toward pre-pandemic capacities, venues are looking to help reduce safety concerns and increase concession sales. Mobile ordering and crowd analysis, powered by IoT, are helping venues and fans ease into the return to normalcy.  
COVID-19 Self-Tests Tap IoT for Virus Tracking Even as more Americans are vaccinated against the SARS-CoV-2 virus, the need for testing hasn’t faded. Some companies are developing COVID-19 self-tests that are easy to use, easy to read, and provide virus-tracking data to public health officials.   
AI-Based Vision Applications in the Classroom Engaging students in class—especially during remote learning—can be a challenge for teachers. Artificial intelligence can help teachers be more aware of when their students lose focus and new devices can encourage student interaction.    
United Nations Uses Technology to Address Worldwide Hunger Technology innovations enable refugees and other at-risk populations to purchase food without needing bank accounts or passwords. Electronic banking and iris scans ensure proper distribution of benefits, which can be used to shop in local markets, boosting local economies. Organized operational data can improve on-the-ground aid processes.  
Intel Tech Helps a Singapore Coffee Shop Build a Robot Barista At Crown Coffee, a small-yet-homey coffee bar in downtown Singapore, the barista never gets your order wrong. Ella is her name and with uncanny consistency she makes a perfect cup of coffee every time.  
How to Tap the Superpowers at the IoT Edge: A Podcast with OnLogic Co-Founder Lisa Groeneveld From gathering intelligence to providing predictive maintenance, IoT at-the-edge solutions are making an enormous impact in Industry 4.0. To find out what’s happening now in industrial computing, the IoT Integrator editors chatted with Lisa Groeneveld, Co-Founder and Chair of the Board at OnLogic. She describes how smart factories are tapping into data and automation at the edge, how the Internet of Things touches our lives every single day, and how her own company re-imagined operations in a COVID-19 world.    
IoT Aids in Complex Distribution of COVID-19 Vaccine IoT technologies play a key role in the distribution of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine, which must remain at sub-arctic temperatures to ensure efficacy. Monitoring the location and temperature will be essential as vaccines move from the manufacturer to the public.    
Banks Roll Out Smart Bots for Safe, Self-Serve Customer Management Intuitive interactions can influence where and how customers choose to bank. From self-service kiosks to fully autonomous robots, the financial sector is using IoT technologies to court potential clients.  

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