Radical Philosophy http://radicalphilosophy.org/ Tue, 20 Sep 2022 15:50:06 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://radicalphilosophy.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/radical-philosophy-icon-150x150.png Radical Philosophy http://radicalphilosophy.org/ 32 32 Brookings Registry | SD social studies hearings pit teachers against Noem https://radicalphilosophy.org/brookings-registry-sd-social-studies-hearings-pit-teachers-against-noem/ Tue, 20 Sep 2022 15:08:15 +0000 https://radicalphilosophy.org/brookings-registry-sd-social-studies-hearings-pit-teachers-against-noem/

SIOUX FALLS, AP — South Dakota teachers and school administrators on Monday voiced overwhelming opposition to Gov. Kristi Noem’s proposed standards for social studies in public schools, saying the proposal subjects them to expanding criteria and unwieldy to cover in classrooms but failed to teach students to think analytically about history.

Educators, who say they have been left out of the standards development process, voiced their opposition as the state’s Board of Education Standards launched a series of public hearings on Monday before deciding whether to adopt them.

Their objections present a determined challenge to the Republican governor’s proposed standards, which could overhaul state standards for history and civics by drawing heavily on materials from Hillsdale College, a private, conservative institution. from Michigan.

Conservatives and some parents who spoke at the Board of Education Standards hearing in Aberdeen on Monday defended the proposal as a solid effort to address the lack of awareness of American civics and rekindle appreciation for the ideals founders of the nation. Noem, a potential candidate for the White House in 2024, called the proposed standards “free from political agendas” and “the best” in the country.

But two educators who were part of the 15-member standards commission spoke out against the standards they ostensibly helped create.

“The process was hijacked and reduced the commission to proofreading or randomly inserting content into a bulleted list of exhaustive curriculum topics, while the governor’s chief of staff, not the education secretary , had to approve every change,” said Samantha Walder, an elementary school. principal who was on the standards commission, told the Board of Education Standards.

“When our small group of educational opponents tried to make significant changes, we were fired by the president.”

About 87% of people who submitted hundreds of written comments to the Ministry of Education expressed their opposition. Educators and historians, including the American Historical Association, have criticized the proposal as failing to teach students to learn about history and think about it critically.

Members of several Native American tribes in the state also said the state did not consult the tribes when developing the standards.

At Monday’s hearing, pro-standards conservatives countered that the proposal increased references to Native American history and leaders. They also championed an idea popular in conservative circles: that education should be cleansed of pedagogical terms and belong to people other than professional educators.

“The complaint that students aren’t required to show higher order because the standards don’t use guild-approved buzzwords rings hollow,” said Jon Schaff, professor of political science at the Northern State University, which presented the commission’s rebuttal on Monday.

He added, “This is the kind of education our children need if they are to be informed and educated citizens ready to take on the arduous task of self-government.”

At Monday’s hearing, teachers and school administrators, with few exceptions, urged the board to reject the standards and suggested it consider those developed by a commission of 44 South Dakota educators the year last.

Last year’s commission, which was facilitated by the National Council for Social Studies, began its work with and built on state-established standards, including increasing references to history and to Native American culture.

The standards have faced objections from conservatives who have accused the National Council of Social Studies of advancing some controversial teachings about race, such as the academic framework known as critical race theory. The organization said it does not advance the teaching of critical race theory, but it does not shy away from discussing the facts of racism in the United States.

Two conservatives resigned from the group last year in protest, and a conservative commentator, Stanley Kurtz, took to the pages of the National Review to call on Noem to reject the proposed standards. In October of last year, she did just that.

The governor restarted the process with a small, conservative-dominated task force and hired a former Hillsdale College politics professor, William Morrisey, to lead the group’s work. He produced a 128-page proposal that contained distinct echoes of “The Hillsdale 1776 Curriculum,” which glorifies the nation’s founders and criticizes the expansion of U.S. government programs.

During this time, Hillsdale also helped private and charter schools across the country implement classical education models that emphasize learning around traditional and Western writing and ideas. Rachel Oglesby, Noem’s chief policy officer, told the Board of Education Standards that she hopes the standards will bring the classic model to all public schools in the state.

The council will hold three more public hearings before deciding whether to adopt the standards next year.

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Saint Laurent’s Pop In restaurant, Philosophy’s Chinese capsule and Elite World add avatars – WWD https://radicalphilosophy.org/saint-laurents-pop-in-restaurant-philosophys-chinese-capsule-and-elite-world-add-avatars-wwd/ Tue, 20 Sep 2022 05:01:30 +0000 https://radicalphilosophy.org/saint-laurents-pop-in-restaurant-philosophys-chinese-capsule-and-elite-world-add-avatars-wwd/

PARKING IN PARIS: To mark Paris Fashion Week, Saint Laurent will host an exclusive residency of the Sushi Park restaurant in Los Angeles at its Rive Droite boutique from September 28 to October 7.

The brand said the “culinary event” will mark the first time Chef Peter Park and his team will bring the Sushi Park experience to another destination. The restaurant, which opened in 2006, is renowned for its chef’s choice menu and “has become one of the city’s most iconic culinary destinations,” the French fashion house said in a statement.

Park and his team will travel to Paris at the invitation of Saint Laurent’s creative director, Anthony Vaccarello. From September 28 to October 7, the store will host two evening services, at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., where customers can discover the Park menu with a selection of high quality fresh seasonal fish.

Peter Park, the chef of Sushi Park.

Courtesy of Saint-Laurent

“I have always been grateful to Anthony for being a regular, when I was offered to collaborate with YSL I said yes. I wanted to create a unique experience and invited an old friend and ceramist, Daeyong Kim, to create a new line of ceramics just for this collaboration. I really hope it will be a joyful and unforgettable experience for everyone,” Park said.

The Rive Droite boutique, which occupies the space that previously housed the Colette concept store, is presented as a “creative and cultural destination” which regularly organizes exhibitions and events. It once hosted a Sant Ambroeus food truck, but diners lucky enough to snag a reservation at Sushi Park will be seated in the basement nightclub. — JOELLE DIDERICH

COLLEGE OF CHINA: The girls of philosophy are eastward.

Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini is teaming up with youth-favorite Chinese fashion label and retailer Mo&Co. for a fall capsule collection releasing on Tuesday.

“I think collaborations can be a great tool to give a new twist to a brand and explore different areas. At the same time, I believe it is important to choose the right partner. And in this case, I’m sure I’ve found the perfect one,” said Lorenzo Serafini. “I hope to transmit to Chinese girls all the energy, strength, vitality and femininity that define the most authentic spirit of the Philosophy brand.”

Designed by Serafini and echoing the Italian brand’s Fall 2021 collection defined by preppy style, the 24-piece capsule includes two drops. It offers Chinese consumers a taste of the Philosophy aesthetic with tailored blazers, cable knit sweaters, bomber jackets, T-shirts and sweatshirts.

In line with the Fall 2021 collegiate theme, some of the capsule’s pieces feature logo patches, while the brand’s signature feminine touches echo in the range of collars that are part of the range.

The collection will be transported to around 800 Mo&Co. doors in China. A dedicated campaign featuring actress Cecilia Song was launched by the Chinese fashion brand to promote the launch.

Philosophy x Mo&Co. campaign by Chinese actress Cecilia Song.

Courtesy of Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini

Seen as a new push into China for the brand, Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini is offered at several retailers there, including IT and SKP.

A member of the fashion group Aeffe, Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini has been multiplying collaborations lately. It has teamed up with Milanese resort brand Manebì and Superga for a range of shoes and last December unveiled a partnership with London-based Smiley Company for a cheerful ready-to-wear capsule. — MARTIN CARRERA

MODELING AVATARS: Elite World Group has partnered with Igoodi to create 3D avatars of models, adding all of their body measurements to their books.

This type of deal is a first in the fashion model management industry globally, according to Elite, although avatars are all the rage right now, as noted. “Changes are already underway. There is no need to wait for them; if anything, they need to be ridden,” said Paolo Barbieri, managing director of Elite World Group. “There are risks, but it is better to take them than to stand still, to tackle the new first to take advantage of these opportunities. We have to take the customer by the hand, to be able to apply our skills to novelty. »

Igoodi’s technology is based on scans performed with a process that creates an avatar that is as close to a copy of the real person as possible in terms of body shape, hair color and skin tone. Igoodi also provides a unique set of data called Smart Body, including the model’s anthropometric measurements, taken during the scanning process, which are accurate down to the millimeter.

The Igoodi scanner.

The technology will enable the creation of new fully virtual and more versatile operating models while reducing the carbon footprint of modeling, as castings can be done online.

“We are thinking of a near future in which it will be possible to make catalogs with avatars of real models,” observed Barbieri. “It will allow people to do two jobs at once, one in the real world and one in the metaverse, or to move virtually, reducing the cost and environmental impact of travel.”

“We are pleased and proud of this important partnership which, thanks to EWG’s spirit of innovation, allows us to bring evolution to such an important sector,” said Billy Berlusconi, CEO of Igoodi. “We also like the fact that it’s a Made in Italy company like us that does it. For Igoodi, technology is a great tool that can improve people’s real lives. Our vision is based on the “good” usefulness of technology. innovation, which supports human innovation in all our activities and according to the principles of digital humanism.

The entrepreneur is the nephew of former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi and is attracting attention with Igoodi, first launched in 2015 and tackling fashion industry issues such as designed and designed virtual collections on the virtual body.

Vittoria Ceretti, Mariacarla Boscono, Kendall Jenner, Majesty Amare, Adut Akech, Isabeli Fontana, Pleun Keijers and Loli Bahia are just some of the models represented by Elite World Group agencies. — LUISA ZARGANI

ALL PINK: Valentino is in a pink mood.

The brand will partner with Hypebeast this week to open a Pink PP installation at its 41 Division Street store in Manhattan’s Chinatown, and will also create a special sneaker to celebrate the collaboration.

Pink PP is the name of the company’s fall collection designed by creative director Pierpaolo Piccioli. Although Valentino has always been associated with the color red, for the season Piccioli worked with the Pantone Color Institute to create an intense magenta-pink hue that the brand has used on everything from mini dresses and straight-leg pants to platform heels.

As part of the Hypebeast activation, Valentino is taking over the tiered store window facade, turning all windows into pink PP. The interior of the space will feature pink PP flooring, silver chrome furniture and mannequins dressed in pieces from the fall collection.

Only 20 pairs of sneakers, which will cost $1,430, have been created, and they are numbered and signed by Piccioli. This is an open-top skate style in calfskin, fabric and suede with a padded fabric tongue, leather tag with Pink PP Limited Edition branding, clear rubber outsole and Pink PP lettering in black .

The shoe will cost $1,430.

The installation will remain until October 3 and there will be an event at the space on Thursday.

Valentino Pink PP’s guerrilla installations and projections are on show in cities around the world this fall and include the façade of the rue Saint-Honoré boutique in Paris and takeovers of pink buses and telephone booths in London .

So far, installations have taken place at Antonio in Milan, Saks Fifth Avenue in New York and at Plastic Milan Club Night. Then Aranya in the coastal city of Qinhuangdao in China, as well as the Seoul Wave Art Center in the middle of the city’s Han River, Daphne NYC Club Night and Selfridges. — JEAN E. PALMIERI

YOHJI REIGNS SUPREME: Yohji Yamamoto, who is celebrating his 50th birthday in fashion this year, releases his second collaboration with cult streetwear brand Supreme this week.

The collection includes leather jackets and pants, bomber jackets, parkas, suits, sweaters, shirts, hoodies, cargo pants, t-shirts, beanies, Dr. Martens 1461 3 shoes -Eye and skateboards.

The capsule will go on sale from Thursday at Supreme stores in New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles, California, London, Paris, Milan and Berlin.

It will be available at Supreme stores in Japan and select Yohji Yamamoto stores around the world starting Saturday.

Many styles feature original artwork from the Japanese “Tekken” game franchise, which means iron fist in English.

A black bomber, for example, features a demon design on the front, while a shirt features the faces of game characters and the word “Saiko,” which means the best in English, on the back. back.

A Yohji Yamamoto x Supreme collaboration shirt with the word “Saiko”, which means the best in English, on the back.

Independent

Yamamoto first collaborated with Supreme in 2020.

At the time, the brand called him “one of the most influential fashion designers living and working today” and praised the way Yamamoto “blazed a new trail with masterful drape and playful androgyny” and “continues to break down the barriers between the catwalks and the street, luxury and sport, tradition and avant-garde.

Following Supreme’s 2017 high-profile collaboration with Louis Vuitton, the luxury world was keen to embrace the VP Corp-owned brand.

Last year alone, the street brand label released capsules with Emilio Pucci, Tiffany & Co. and Missoni. He has also teamed up with Rimowa, Jean Paul Gaultier and Junya Watanabe on additional collaborations. — TIANWEI ZHANG

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Ethereum Merge Complete: Is “The Flippening” Next? https://radicalphilosophy.org/ethereum-merge-complete-is-the-flippening-next/ Mon, 19 Sep 2022 21:25:00 +0000 https://radicalphilosophy.org/ethereum-merge-complete-is-the-flippening-next/

Phira Phonruewiangphing

After the core development team behind Ethereum (ETH-USD) gave a window in mid-September for when the long-awaited switch from proof-of-work to proof-of-stake, “The Merge” has become the most big story of cryptography. ETH has had a massive bounce since the June 18 crypto low, rising to more than 100% by mid-August.

BTC vs. ETH performance

Looking for Alpha

But crypto has largely stagnated since. While Ethereum is still well ahead of the mid-June lows and has significantly outperformed Bitcoin (BTC-USD) over this period, the action since the merger has been less than stellar with ETH now down drastically. around 20% in the last 5 days. Turns out “The Merge” has been a rumored big buy, sell out news event so far. Of course, there is also a macro to blame here with warmer than expected CPI prints last week. Although the price of the token does not show it, the merger was a great success in many ways.

The success of “The Merge”

Ethereum’s merging of proof-of-work with proof-of-stake is significant. From a purely technological standpoint, it’s incredibly impressive that the development team was able to pull this off without any issues. And judging by the number of people who saw it live, it was one of the biggest events in crypto history. While I’m not trying to hide my personal philosophical issues with the perceived decentralization of Ethereum as a network, I think the success of The Merge has actually reduced the risk of ETH the currency a bit and given more credit to the cryptocurrency ecosystem as an investment idea.

If any of the staked values ​​were somehow compromised by the potential failure of The Merge, it would theoretically have been catastrophic for the network effect that Ethereum has used over the past few years. Much of this growth has involved DeFi. Despite the proliferation of blockchains that now have a DeFi footprint, the market still relies heavily on Ethereum for base-layer security:

DeFi Market TVL
Ethereum $30.3 billion
Polygon (MATIC-USD) $1.35 billion
Arbitration $932 million
Optimism (OP-USD) $836 million
Total market $52.7 billion
Ethereum footprint 63%

Source: DeFi Lama

Polygon, Arbitrum, and Optimism are all Ethereum Layer 2 solutions that use Ethereum’s network. And that doesn’t include the market caps of the tokens of the protocols that build those apps. Some of the major dexes, lending protocols, content projects, and derivative networks are all built on Ethereum and use ERC-20 tokens.

Ethereum survived a major turning point in the history of the network. And there’s a lot of value in the rest of the cryptocurrency market that’s probably a little safer than it was just a week ago. But as is often the case, we are already waiting impatiently for the sequel. Some of the focus of the Ethereum community has now shifted from “melting” to “flipping”.

What is Flippening?

The reversal is the theoretical moment when Ethereum overtakes Bitcoin as the number one cryptocurrency by market capitalization. At the time of writing, Bitcoin’s advantage is just over 2:1 on a non-fully diluted ratio.

Piece of money Market capitalization Fully Diluted Market Cap
Bitcoin $370 billion $405 billion
Ethereum $166 billion $166 billion

Source: CoinMarketCap

So how viable is flipping? Frankly, I think it’s possible for that to happen, although I don’t think we’ll see it for several years. What I think gives the flip idea some credence is the growth of on-chain wallet addresses for Ethereum. Although the market caps of each coin do not necessarily show it, the growth of Ethereum as a network has actually far exceeded that of Bitcoin if we judge only by the on-chain wallet addresses that have a non-zero balance. .

ETH versus BTC wallets

CoinMetrics

There are 86.4 million non-zero balance ETH wallets and 42.8 million non-zero BTC wallets. This shows a user-generated network effect that cannot be ignored and is largely explained by the amount of additional layers and applications that have been built on top of Ethereum. After all, ETH is still the gas needed for transactions that members of the ecosystem execute. Year-to-date, we have seen non-zero balance addresses increase by 16.9% for ETH but only 9.5% for BTC. Looking further ahead, the growth since the peak of the 2017 bull cycle has been staggering.

ETH BTC
January 2018 8.5 27.7
January 1, 2022 72.2 39.1
Now 84.4 42.8
YTD 16.9% 9.5%
Since the last peak of the bull cycle 892.9% 54.5%

Source: CoinMetrics

Since the peak of the 2017 bull run in crypto, ETH’s non-zero balance growth has been nearly 900% while BTC’s non-zero growth has only increased by 54.5% over the course of 2017. of the same period. This has undoubtedly contributed to the adoption of Ethereum as a crypto ecosystem and helped close the market capitalization gap between the two coins. It’s not just non-zero balances where ETH has grown faster than BTC. While Bitcoin addresses with at least $100 are still just under double those of Ethereum, BTC’s multiple in this metric has fallen from 5.6 at the bear market bottom in December 2019 to less than 2 today. today.

BTC vs. ETH Addresses

CoinMetrics/BCR

In the chart above, we see ETH outperforming during bull markets and underperforming during bear markets. What is interesting during the current bear market is how well ETH has managed to keep the ratio below 2 despite falling coin prices. During the 2017 bull run, Bitcoin topped in December while Ethereum actually topped in January 2018. By late January and early February, the $100 BTC/ETH minimum address ratio had fallen to 2.3 . It took about a year for BTC’s multiple ratio to double from the February 2018 low. We’re back on track to see the same happen this time around, but from a point of starting much lower, indicating that Ethereum has strengthened as a cycle-to-cycle network against Bitcoin.

The market cap story is slightly different

Despite growing network addresses with non-zero balances and $100 lows, Ethereum’s market capitalization never really eclipsed its 2017 high against Bitcoin. In June 2017, ETH as a percentage of BTC market capitalization reached 83%. During this recent run, ETH never exceeded 55%.

ETH Flipping MC

BlockchainCenter.net

While I think some might take this as evidence of Bitcoin’s future dominance, Ethereum’s market cap has actually held up quite well despite the tough bull run compositions of 2017. The previous bull was a bit different from the latter as BTC and ETH seemingly rallied in turns. We see the MC percentage of ETH to BTC MC rise to 83% in June 2017 before collapsing to 14% in December 2017. After the Bitcoin bubble burst in December, Ethereum’s market capitalization compared to Bitcoin’s market capitalization again exceeded 64% in February 2018. These were truly unsustainable swings. What we saw in the 2021 bull run was a bit more organized, with all boats largely rising together.

Risks

I think the biggest risk to Ethereum, and by extension “rollover” as a narrative, is regulation. Even though ETH can now be positioned as a more eco-friendly crypto than BTC, one could try to argue that ETH is now a security after the switch to proof-of-stake. I personally disagree with this argument, but it is something that should be considered when investing in crypto. Additionally, the SEC is specifically warn the banks on how they keep cryptocurrencies, potentially making it cost prohibitive for some to offer the service.

Summary

While I still think we are a few years away from Ethereum overtaking Bitcoin by market cap, I think it could be argued that the “turnaround” has already happened when it comes to users. Most DeFi takes place on Ethereum. Ethereum still controls the NFT market judging by sales volume and buyer statistics. It’s unclear if any or all of these things continue. But if you think crypto is here to stay, Ethereum will continue to be a Tier 1 smart contract chain in the industry. The network effect was faster than that of BTC based on on-chain wallet addresses and there is no doubt that there is more construction on Ethereum and its scaling chains than on Bitcoin du application point of view.

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Launching in October 2022: Exit Planning Institute Miami Chapter https://radicalphilosophy.org/launching-in-october-2022-exit-planning-institute-miami-chapter/ Mon, 19 Sep 2022 07:24:31 +0000 https://radicalphilosophy.org/launching-in-october-2022-exit-planning-institute-miami-chapter/

MIAMI, Fla., September 19, 2022 /24-7 PressRelease/ — The Exit Planning Institute™, in cooperation with a collaborative team of Miami’s top advisors and market leaders, are joining forces to launch the Miami Chapter of Exit Planning Institute on October 14, 2022, hosted at the Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay, The Watson Island Ballroom (Floor 2), 1633 N Bayshore Dr, Miami, FL 33132. This local is different from many other professional networking organizations in the market . The PPE Chapter is cross-functional, meaning it attracts and engages advisors, experts, thought leaders, media and business owners from diverse backgrounds. These leaders engage in exit planning and value acceleration education that ensures local market continuity and improves success rates for transitioning businesses as owners look to their future.

As evidenced by the vast amount of recent research, including the State of Owner Readiness™ survey, the US landscape is poised to transform six million businesses over the next 5-10 years. Baby boomer business owners are retiring at a rapid pace, and these same owners own 66% of all businesses in the United States of America. According to recent research conducted by EPI, most baby boomer owners have failed to consider their ultimate exit transition. Statistics show that only two out of ten companies in the market are selling. Without proper planning, owners run the risk of getting a lower price than they need for their business or, even worse, not selling at all.

“Selling your business is arguably the highlight of your career. Planning and preparing for this process is key to reaching a beneficial conclusion for the business owner. There is a clear need to improve exit readiness, which is why I am excited to launch the Miami Chapter of the Exit Planning Institute alongside my esteemed partners. We will come together to cooperate with, support and educate business owners and their trusted advisors on how to optimize outcomes for all stakeholders during the exit process.

– Diego Obando, CEPA, AWMA, AAMS, President, Miami Chapter

The PPE Chapter Network creates a forum where the local community of professional counselors can collaborate and meet the unique needs of their community. Chapters develop educational programs for business owners and professional advisors that educate and better prepare an owner for successful business exit. The purpose of the PPE Chapter Network is to create, encourage and foster the adoption of best practices in the discharge planning profession. Chapters promote the common interests of business advisors engaged in exit planning.

The EPI Miami Chapter will hold monthly meetings and encourages your continued participation. To learn more, go to www.EPIMiamiChapter.com If you would like more information or are an owner interested in participating, please contact Exit Planning Institute Community Coordinator Jenna Meredith at [email protected].

About the Exit Planning Institute

The Exit Planning Institute (EPI) was established in 2005 to meet the training and resource needs of professional business advisors. Its Certified Exit Planning Advisor (CEPA) accreditation program is the most widely endorsed professional exit planning program in the world, providing advisors with the content, tools and training needed to engage business owners and become their advisors. the most appreciated. For more information, visit exit-planning-institute.org or follow us on LinkedIn.


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Role of robots in various industries and why industrial automation is important https://radicalphilosophy.org/role-of-robots-in-various-industries-and-why-industrial-automation-is-important/ Sun, 18 Sep 2022 05:48:56 +0000 https://radicalphilosophy.org/role-of-robots-in-various-industries-and-why-industrial-automation-is-important/

By Atul Patil

Robotics is a major and very important component of industrial automation. The balance maintained in factories and workshops through the introduction of robotics and automation has transformed work processes and improved efficiency manifolds. The use of automation and robotics is transforming various industries in this advanced era. Robots are now an essential part of manufacturing processes in many industries due to the precision they provide and their ability to work for long hours without fatigue.

When industrial robotics projects first emerged, they brought confusion and denial. Automation is now widely used in many industries, from healthcare to agriculture, despite the fact that it was once more theoretical than practical in many of them.

During the first phase of this revolution, electric machines were introduced that performed repetitive tasks without fatigue. These robots have been used in the automotive industry and other similar applications. The second phase brought industrial robots which, in addition to performing basic tasks, also absorbed data to evolve and become better. Today, robots have revolutionized many important industries, some of which include:

1. Health industry: Healthcare is not only one of the fastest growing industries, but it is also one of the most developed sectors. Over time, it has grown rapidly taking advantage of new technologies and innovations, including robotic automation. A range of Robots is now specially designed for medical applications in environments requiring very low particle emissions such as the pharmaceutical, medical or semiconductor industries.

2. Automotive industry: Small robots and robotic automation are needed to meet the changing demands of the automotive industry, enabling leading two-wheeler manufacturers to create vehicles that are safer, more comfortable, environmentally friendly, efficient and prepared for the future. Due to their high accuracy and flexibility, some robots can highlight all aspects of the part, including quality assurance, haptic measurements, and assembly of complex components. These robots are capable of performing their tasks around the clock at full speed.

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3. Food: Compared to other sectors, the food industry makes selective use of robotics. But over time, this industry is growing at a very rapid pace and the diversity of possible applications such as picking and placing raw materials or processed foods, slicing, cutting, sorting, dispensing and many other activities would require nearby robots. coming. Given the stricter hygiene standards, some robots are able to trace the products and processes involved in their manufacture. These robots are an integral part of the ecosystem today and will be in the future as well. These robots ensure and guarantee quality even for sealing specifications and for food grade greases in accordance with the hygiene guidelines of the American NSF (National Sanitation Foundation)

4. Industry producing semiconductors and electronics

A multi-joint horizontal robot with a space-saving suspended installation mode is suitable for a wide range of applications, from precision assembly of small electrical, electronic and other components to inspections, high-speed transportation and processing. packaging. SCARA robots, drive products, power distribution and control products, computerized digital controllers, and a wide variety of other products and solutions provide better technical support.

The future of robotic automation

With Industry 4.0 in place, robotic process automation will gradually expand its footprint in other major industries as well as divisions of current industries, emphasizing their importance in the contemporary manufacturing process.

Importance of Automation in Industry 4.0

We are in the midst of an advanced industrial revolution that makes it possible to manage complex machines and processes much more efficiently and affordably than ever before. By reducing the need for human labor in redundant and dangerous processes, automation allows companies to focus on critical operations, energy consumption and safety. Due to the many technological changes affecting our industries, there is an urgent need for high-end and precise products that can only be met by high levels of productivity. Engineering systems, automated manufacturing, and industrial automation all play a role here.

Industry 4.0 and automation is currently taking shape through technologies such as AI, 5G, advanced automation, advanced sensing and many more which have dramatically changed how various industries operate and how their processes are executed. Automation in Industry 4.0 puts a strong emphasis on efficiency and optimization while significantly reducing the possibility of errors. In a manual process where the margin of error can reach up to 10% when humans do the work, an automated platform can reduce it significantly.

Why Industrial Automation Matters

In addition to discrete manufacturing companies, the following factors are propelling new market entrants into the industrial automation sector:

Cost efficiency: As automation requires less human intervention, it reduces production costs. Apart from this, the implementation of virtual and augmented reality, coupled with automation, helps to increase the productivity of business models and facilitate learning.

Competitive advantages: Due to the nature of industrial automation technology, production is continuous and operational 24/7. As a result, it provides competitive advantages in terms of increased productivity, capacity and process quality, while minimizing job errors and the cost of downtime.

Time reduction: Information processing time is reduced thanks to Automation 4.0. For the storage and management of data generated by the processes, the platform has a large capacity.

Flexibility and scalability: A human operator needs training because the industrial sector is dynamic and the tasks are constantly changing. The flexibility and scalability of robots and machines is maintained because they can be precisely programmed in a limited amount of time and are reconfigurable.

Maximized security: Machines may be assigned risky tasks by the production line that pose a significant risk to workers. For components, machines, people and systems, advanced security controls can also be implemented. With collaborative robots, the robot and humans can share a common workspace.

Monitored control: Automated processes are controlled, monitored, and recorded to generate the big data that helps identify patterns, improve operations, and implement changes to prevent future job errors.

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Automation is expected to grow at an exponential rate globally in the coming years, which will give a rapid acceleration to the growth and development of robotics in the industrial division. At the same time, India is embracing Industry 4.0 at a reasonable pace and has seen tremendous growth thanks to recent advances in automation. Industry 5.0 is a more recent trend that emphasizes immediate customer service, customization and the integration of humans and cobots (collaborative robots) to be proactive in the new model of industrial automation and adopt new technological advances.

(Atul Patil is Deputy General Manager, Marketing Dept, Factory Automation & Industrial Division, Mitsubishi Electric India. The views expressed in the article are those of the author and do not reflect the official position or policy of FinancialExpress.com. )

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Starfield’s philosophical insights could make it stand out from other sci-fi games https://radicalphilosophy.org/starfields-philosophical-insights-could-make-it-stand-out-from-other-sci-fi-games/ Sun, 18 Sep 2022 00:50:00 +0000 https://radicalphilosophy.org/starfields-philosophical-insights-could-make-it-stand-out-from-other-sci-fi-games/

by Starfield The early 2023 release draws nearer and anticipation continues to mount for Bethesda Game Studios’ new intellectual property. Its first new IP in 25 years, Todd Howard, executive producer at Bethesda Game Studios, says star field is Skyrim in the space. With a large map, a 30-40 hour long story, and over 1000 planets to visit across hundreds of star systems, the game is shaping up to be an impressive feat.


Whereas star field is sure to give players plenty of places to explore, more than enough meat and potatoes to fill the game world with lively activities and adventures to take on. Different factions, governments, corporations, mercenaries, and pirates live and breathe among the stars players will traverse. However, beyond these elements, the scope of star field is vast and could set it apart from other sci-fi games. This stems from his philosophical ideas which the game hopes to challenge and explore.

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Humanity among the stars

Howard mentioned several times that star field will contain two “step out” moments where the player will be confronted with the fear of the surrounding universe. These moments are tied to the exploration that the game seeks to offer players and will be milestones on the journey. Howard mentioned that these moments relate to ideas of humanity as a space species.

It’s an essential part of the game and of this philosophical thought about what’s next for humanity as a species. To capture the realism of space and our place in that future, Howard visited SpaceX to physically and aesthetically understand the authenticity of what space, space travel, space stations, exoplanets and colonies might look like. in the future. Avoiding flashy, high-tech sorcery was a pivotal decision in gauging how humanity can thrive at the end of realspace.

Humanity’s Purpose at Starfield

Tied to the idea that humanity is a species that lives in space and thrives among the stars, this is just the tip of the iceberg for star field. Recently, composer Inon Zur shared his thoughts on the game. Zur says the game’s scope is not only huge, but the story is dark and philosophical, posing enduring and thought-provoking questions to players who are likely doomed wasting hundreds of hours in-game looking for answers.

Zur’s comments complement Howard’s insights into what this means for humanity as a species and its purpose if space is the next logical frontier to explore and conquer. Howard and Zur both identify that the game not only challenges this way of thinking, but can provide answers if players are willing to find the answers. Both men conclude that part of the player’s agency in the narrative will lead to such discoveries.

Going further, Zur even described the game and its philosophical questions and answers as life changing. He certainly believes that the conclusions of the game and the agency for these philosophical questions will change the way players think and see the universe. While story details have been scarce, the little-known does indeed point to deeper and exciting questions beyond a superficial level.

star field is one of the most anticipated new games in 2023, as the first new IP for Bethesda in 25 years. However, the game should be expansive and more extensive than Skyrim, with a long and voracious story that will contain at least two release moments for players to admire the surrounding wonders of the universe. Additionally, the philosophical theme of what it means for humanity to be a space-faring species only heightened the mysteries and exploration designed for the game.

star field released in 2023 for PC and Xbox Series X/S.

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]]> New Pacific School – Rancho Cordova Approved to Open Fall 2023 https://radicalphilosophy.org/new-pacific-school-rancho-cordova-approved-to-open-fall-2023/ Sat, 17 Sep 2022 14:06:42 +0000 https://radicalphilosophy.org/new-pacific-school-rancho-cordova-approved-to-open-fall-2023/

The Folsom Cordova Unified School District (FCUSD) School Board approved New Pacific School – Rancho Cordova Charter School at the September 8, 2022 board meeting. New Pacific School is part of Pacific Charter School, an organization in nonprofit created by Sacramento educators in 2005.

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In a victory for school choice, the Folsom Cordova Unified School District (FCUSD) school board approved the New Pacific School – Rancho Cordova charter school on September 8. convey their desire for an additional option for families living in Rancho Cordova.

New Pacific School is a small school, open to all students, that connects students, family and school with the unique option of a hands-on, project-based curriculum where teachers serve as guides and encourage a collaborative student. centered environment. The school will add middle school in 2024 and high school soon after.

New Pacific School is part of the Pacific Charter Institute (PCI), a nonprofit organization established by educators in Sacramento in 2005. PCI has extensive experience serving students and families in Northern California, including New Pacific. Pacific School – Roseville, which opened this fall. With the green light from the FCUSD School Board, New Pacific School members will begin enrolling students at the Rancho Cordova site in the next school year.

“We heard a strong desire for something different from the families of Rancho Cordova,” said PCI Executive Director Dr. Paul Keefer. “We are excited to get started and do our part for the community!”

New Pacific School – Rancho Cordova will provide families south of Highway 50 in Rancho Cordova with a small, hands-on school with foreign language and arts at all levels, before and after school care, inclusive student options disabilities and a whole child approach / Inquiry-based learning.

“Students thrive in small schools and when they’re happy and engaged,” Keefer said. “I’m excited to bring this option to Rancho Cordova!”

New Pacific School

The New Pacific School is a tuition-free TK-12 public school that strengthens the bonds between students, family, and school. Social-emotional learning (SEL) is at its core. The small, safe alternative to traditional classrooms meets students where they are to support a self-directed, self-determined educational experience through individualized learning plans, leadership opportunities, and nurturing support. New Pacific School programs give students a competitive edge with major school districts in California.

Visit pacificcharters.org to learn more about how Pacific Charter Institute offers tuition-free personalized homeschooling and independent study options for Northern California students. For parents interested in a free five-day-a-week program focused on academic, social, and emotional education, visit newpacificschool.org.

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Book sheds light on racial bias in courts | News, Sports, Jobs https://radicalphilosophy.org/book-sheds-light-on-racial-bias-in-courts-news-sports-jobs/ Sat, 17 Sep 2022 05:46:53 +0000 https://radicalphilosophy.org/book-sheds-light-on-racial-bias-in-courts-news-sports-jobs/

M. L. Berg, Minot

One of the main tenets of critical race theory is that racism is embedded in the fabric of American society and its institutions. It is surely a truism. If not, why was federal legislation necessary to guarantee the civil rights of minorities in areas such as education and housing?

The fact that even the Supreme Court of the United States is not immune in this regard is made clear in a book written by Walter Echo-Hawk. Walter Echo-Hawk is an author and lawyer who has advocated for decades to secure the legal rights of Native Americans. He himself is a member of the Pawnee tribe. I might mention that the novelist James Fenimore Cooper met a Pawnee chief who was visiting Washington, DC to negotiate with President James Monroe in 1822. Cooper was so impressed with the Pawnee chief that he made him the hero from the fifth and last, from his tales of leather stockings; this fifth tale is called La Prairie. (The Last of the Mohicans is the second of Cooper’s leather stocking tales.)

Echo-Hawk’s book is titled In the Courts of the Conqueror: The 10 Worst Indian Law Cases Ever Decided. These cases extend from the end of the 18th century, at the beginning of our Republic, until the middle of the 20th century. What many of them have in common is a racist view that is detrimental to Native American rights.

It is Echo-Hawk’s hope that by discussing these issues, people will realize that changes need to be made. In the case of the Supreme Court, he writes that “the Court must find a theory other than conquest, colonization or racial superiority to justify its decisions” (page 6).

In the same way, the point of considering critical race theory in the first place should be to inspire people to make changes, so as to establish equality in a racially mixed society.



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Saul Kripke (1940-2022) | We every day https://radicalphilosophy.org/saul-kripke-1940-2022-we-every-day/ Fri, 16 Sep 2022 23:28:24 +0000 https://radicalphilosophy.org/saul-kripke-1940-2022-we-every-day/

Saul Kripke, one of the most influential analytical philosophers of the 20th century, has passed away.

Professor Kripke was well known for his work in the philosophy of language and logic, with his Denomination and necessity, the book version of the lectures he delivered at Princeton University in 1970, widely recognized as one of the most important works of 20th century analytic philosophy. An overview of his influential work can be found here, and a list of his publications can be viewed here.

At the time of his death, Kripke was professor emeritus of philosophy and computer science at the CUNY Graduate Center. From 1977 to 1998 he was professor of philosophy at Princeton University. Before that, he held positions at Rockefeller University, Harvard University, and Princeton, and even before earning his BA from Harvard in 1962, he taught classes at Yale and MIT. He has held numerous visiting positions around the world during his career, including Cornell University, UCLA, University of Oxford, University of Utrecht and University Hebrew, to name a few.

Among his many honors were the 2001 Schock Prize for Logic and Philosophy from the Swedish Academy of Sciences,

He died on September 15.

A more detailed commemorative notice will be published.

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The uncomfortable link between poo and privacy https://radicalphilosophy.org/the-uncomfortable-link-between-poo-and-privacy/ Fri, 16 Sep 2022 05:03:22 +0000 https://radicalphilosophy.org/the-uncomfortable-link-between-poo-and-privacy/

New York state officials struggled in mid-summer to shed light on a polio outbreak. They used a proven approach that has gained new attention in monitoring the spread of COVID-19: the collection and analysis of water samples containing human waste from sewage systems.

Wastewater monitoring has a long history in the fight against infectious diseases. More recently, it has been implemented in at least eight states in the track an outbreak of monkeypox. But it comes with its own risks, including the potential to infringe on privacy and to be used for purposes other than public health, such as in law enforcement – ​​uses which, if pushed too far far, could further erode Americans’ trust in government.

There is no denying that the value of wastewater monitoring as a public health tool is undeniable. Last July, doctors in Rockland County, New York, diagnosed a 20-year-old man with the first case of polio in the United States in nearly a decade. Public health officials wanted to get ahead of the disease so they could roll out vaccinations. In the past of the disease, by the time they saw a case, it was too late to protect the patient and, probably, too late to prevent the spread of poliomyelitis. So state officials went looking for signs of the disease in nearby communities — in the sewage.


They discovered that polio was not a problem they could simply eliminate. In addition to Rockland County, sewage tests revealed the disease in at least two other counties as well as New York, prompting Governor Kathy Hochul to declare a public health emergency and take steps to scale up vaccinations.

Push back against COVID-19

During the COVID-19 pandemic, a major and persistent problem had been tracking the spread of the disease and its variants. Counties were the building blocks of the data system, but data collection was often weak, especially in states where top officials made COVID-19 a political corner. Additionally, across the country, not all counties have collected COVID-19 data in the same way. It was difficult to fight the disease in the dark. Researchers at the University of California, San Diego have found they can detect RNA indicative of COVID-19 in campus wastewater. They collected the data and published it on a digital dashboard. On a summer afternoon in 2020, the research team detected one positive case. Over the weekend, they tested more than 650 people living and working in the dormitory and helped stop a COVID-19 outbreak in its tracks.

The success of the UC San Diego experiment led the CDC to create a new National Wastewater Monitoring System. The system funded the development of wastewater treatment systems across the country, covering health services in over 40 jurisdictions which serve more than 16% of the country’s population. The CDC has estimated that at least 80% of the population could eventually be served by monitoring the poop and urine flowing down the nation’s sewers. Other scholars have taken up the theme; the University of California, Merced, created a dashboardaptly called COVIDPoops19, which now tracks wastewater monitoring efforts in 70 countries.

Newsha Ghaeli, a former MIT student, holds the prototype of a device used in sewage systems to track and analyze a wide range of pathogens. Ghaeli then launched wastewater testing startup Biobot Analytics. (David Kidd/Governor)

COVID-19, monkeypox and poliomyelitis show what wastewater monitoring can accomplish. But as Vladimir Putin’s strange drive on the road shows, it can also raise big questions. Putin is apparently so concerned about what he might leave behind – and what it might tell adversaries about his health – that his bodyguards collect his excrement as he travels, put it in separate bundles, pack it in a special briefcase, and bring it home.

Presumably, few Americans would go so far as to create a personal poop patrol. But wastewater monitoring raises big privacy issues that go far beyond what’s behind a closed door. It can, as we have seen, detect COVID-19, monkeypox and poliomyelitis. But it can also detect pesticides and pharmaceuticals, including illegal ones. The concern is that this could, in turn, draw police attention to individual neighborhoods.

Of course, sewage monitoring cannot identify anyone’s individual waste (unless the system is as elaborate as Putin’s). But the system can identify problems in relatively small neighborhoods. The same science that allowed UC San Diego scientists to zero in on a particular dormitory would also allow local police to zero in on a few blocks where sewers suggest cocaine use or fentanyl manufacture.

The issue of gunshot detection

Sophisticated technology identifying individual neighborhoods has already eroded trust. While the Inspector General of Chicago found that police responses to the ShotSpotter gunshot detection system “rarely yield evidence of a gun crime, rarely result in investigative stops, and even less frequently lead to the recovery of related evidence to a firearms felony during an investigative arraignment,” Judge MacArthur said. Center documented that Chicago’s system had been “massively rolled out in black and Latino neighborhoods”, exacerbating “resident distrust and fear”.

Wastewater monitoring risks the same problems, especially as the technique becomes more sophisticated and allows investigators to focus on particular communities. It is possible to imagine, indeed, days not too distant that would allow investigators to obtain a search warrant to check the waste from a single building that they find suspicious.

At this point, the potential for using wastewater monitoring outside the realm of public health might only be theoretical – at least in this country. Yet its value for disease monitoring and control is so enormous that its use for this purpose is likely to continue to grow. With a surveillance system that uses a constant (indeed, unavoidable) supply of raw materials and can identify neighborhoods where diseases are emerging before many cases appear, it is easy to imagine that water testing waste becomes a first-line tool in public health – what is already called “wastewater epidemiology.”

But the risks are real. For a long time in American federalism, the adage has been that trust in government is greater the closer government is to the people. Wastewater monitoring is all the more useful as scientists get closer to people. It puts a whole new spin on the “eeewww” reaction that the mere mention of the government evokes in so many Americans these days, pushing their concerns to those little rooms where people value their privacy most. This may not be the prescription for building confidence.


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