It’s time the small and medium-sized businesses of America embraced robotics, automation, machine learning, and artificial intelligence. What were once technologies utilized only by massive corporations and NASA are now available to Main Street America. But adoption has been slow, even through the pandemic.
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alliantgroup Kicks Off Series of Future Focus Panel Discussions, Highlighting the Impact of Technology on the Sports-tech Industry
March marked the beginning of alliantgroup’s series of Future Focus panel discussions in collaboration with InnovationMap. The conversation centered on the SportsTech industry and the emergence of new multi-billion-dollar markets born out of exciting technological innovation. Cloud technology, social media, streaming applications, and smart devices have changed the game for fans and athletes alike.
On today’s episode of Innovation Tech Talks, Managing Editor Corey Noles chats with Dr. Robert Ambrose. He is the chairman of robotics & artificial intelligence for Alliant Group and the former chief of software, robotics & Simulation at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston.
While the effects of the Ukraine war on world peace and stability remain to be seen and while a larger conflict involving other nations including the U.S. could soon become a reality, the uncomfortable truth is that we are already at war.
Like a driver dropping a lead brick on the gas pedal, the pandemic accelerated every industry’s need to automate and digitize its processes. A combination of supply chain disruptions, an increasingly disparate workforce, and the pressure to integrate emerging technologies such as AI and machine learning are pushing companies to ramp up digital transformation efforts to maintain competitiveness.
To respond to this accelerated need for digital transformation, companies should lean on available federal and state tax incentives as a way to secure much-needed funding. A simple rewards program can tackle the most egregious offenders by offering incentives, but more comprehensive plans can be put in place to handle even smaller, everyday medical expenses.
Each week we see concerning reports about the STEM skills gap continuing to widen in the United States. The good news is that Congress and the Biden Administration have a unique chance to help move things in the right direction.
This year, IT consultants are eligible for powerful tax incentives that can help fund their innovation efforts and keep their technical workers on staff. The $1.9 trillion stimulus package recently enacted by Congress and the Biden Administration has something in it for almost everyone, and IT consultants are no exception.
With a focus on expanding economic opportunity in rural areas, the federal government is pouring billions into fiber expansion, satellite networks and other digital infrastructure aimed at boosting connectivity in hard-to-reach areas.
As President Biden takes office, tech policy is high on his agenda. That makes sense: The tech industry is a key driver of prosperity and growth, and all of us should wish the president success in this area.