Startup company founded by UB grads develops technology that streamlines process of detecting fevers

This thermal image was generated by Bifrost, a new technology that can detect the body temperatures of several people at once. (Image: Buffalo Automotion)

This thermal image was generated by Bifrost, a new technology that can detect the body temperatures of several people at once. (Image: Buffalo Automotion)

Wed, Sep 2nd 2020 11:40 am

Buffalo Automation adapted thermal-imaging technology it developed for self-driving boats to take temperatures of several people at once

By the University at Buffalo

Buffalo Automation, a startup company with roots at the University at Buffalo, is setting a new course that could eventually help organizations around the world better navigate return-to-work plans amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The primary focus of the company, which was founded in 2015 by CEO Thiru Vikram and two fellow UB engineering undergraduates, has been to develop and implement AutoMate, an artificial intelligence (AI) system that enables ships and boats to essentially drive themselves. It uses thermal imaging to detect and steer around other vessels, buoys, swimmers, the shoreline and other non-water bodies during periods of

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The Rude, Inconsiderate Things Job Seekers Are Forced To Endure In The Job Search And Interviewing Process

We’re six months into the Covid-19 pandemic and millions of Americans are out of work or desperately worried that they’ll lose their jobs. Going through this ordeal is mentally, emotionally, financially and spiritually damaging. 

To add insult to injury, instead of being empathetic, understanding and caring about people who are seeking out a new job and interviewing during this time, corporations and their representatives, according to the hundred-plus people I’ve spoken to, are indifferent and callous.

Here is what job seekers are saying about their experiences, as they look for a new job.

Juwairia Abbas was surprised and incensed when a recruiter first asked, “Are you a U.S. citizen? Do you need sponsorship?” Abbas said of the interaction, “Clearly, nothing prompts this question aside from my skin color and name.” A review of her résumé would have shown her experiences, including law school, were based in the United States. 

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Intel Vs. TSMC: Process Technology Leadership Is More Than Transistor Density (NASDAQ:INTC)

Investment Thesis

Much of TSMC’s (NYSE:TSM) growth comes from advanced process technology nodes, which serve to follow Moore’s Law: they deliver up to a 2x improvement in transistor density per generation, every two to three years. This provides chip designers with a larger transistor budget, of more powerful and more efficient transistors, which allows them to increase functionality. Furthermore, cost per transistor also tends to come down.

For Intel (INTC), likewise, reaping the benefits of Moore’s Law has been and continues to be vital for being able to compete with its product offerings and expand to new markets such as IoT, GPUs, and AI.

Given that Moore’s Law is an exponential trend, even being ahead by just one step could deliver a tremendous competitive advantage. For example, for gamers, a 2x better GPU could mean achieving 60fps instead of 30fps.

In a past article, I explored the future of

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The Two Biggest Lies In The Job Search Process

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Frustrated with unemployment and wondering how to make some financial progress during the coronavirus pandemic? You are not alone. Forbes reports that approximately 30 million Americans are receiving unemployment benefits – about 1 in 5 workers. A recent survey conducted during the week of August 26 by Ipsos shows that 51% of respondents said it’s likely they or someone they know might lose their job in the next six months. In the midst of these statistics and sentiments, finding a new career can seem daunting – especially if you’re exiting an industry that’s been punished by the pandemic (travel, tourism, hospitality and retail, to name a few). Yet there are those who will be able to transition, to position themselves for new career opportunities, even in these difficult times. Is it time to change careers? If you want to make progress, drop

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