No14 (2017)

Posted on Feb 22, 2018 at 10:25

3S NEWS

Transformation and Precision.

2017 seems to be a very difficult year for 3S Intersoft JSC.

Two Ex-COO as well as 3S’Co-Founders (Mr. Tien.ND & Mr. Tuan.PQ) left and withdrew all 100% their capital from 3S. Mr. Nam.NH and Mr. Iruka focused on Japanese Development. Then Mr. Chairman Nghia Tran official took over CEO & COO position to direct all activities of 3S to transformation & Precision. That follows by many other important changes from various levels of management and key development.

Regulation, Process, Automation and Continuous Development.

3S invests in applying management software system, automatize, processize in all activities:

-  Automatize Timesheet tracking system.

- Upgrade hardware, visualize, dockerize 3S’s internal managing software systems such as: 3S Insight, 3SRM, oHRM, Git.

- Purchase licenses and use IDEs and code review / test of JetBrains for programming languages, applying to 3S projects.

- Life Long Learning becomes a force policy of 3S.

And so many interesting activities in Quarter IV.

X-Christmas: Are your sweet-potatoes BIG?

The Couple Making between 3S single men and beautiful teachers of Science Discovery brings a lots of laughter to all the members at X-Christmas party hold on 23 Dec at 3S Head Office. The 3S YU also prepared so many fun games such as Animal Swing to bring us back to childhood. At the end of the party, beautiful teachers gave 3S man a very big box of Sweet Potatoes. Anyone can guess the meaning of that gift? :D

 

3S Lunchbox Office ended

3S Happy Free Lunchbox Office ended in Dec 2017 with a statistic of 24,220 set lunch boxes with the total value of 695,930,000 VND. According to the majority, 3S members will receive lunch allowance monthly instead of being served with free lunch service at 3S Office.

 

VIETNAM ICT NEWS

Vietnam wins a bronze medal at World Skills Competition

Tran Nguyen Ba Phuoc from the Industrial University of Ho Chi Minh City brought home a solitary bronze medal for Vietnam in the occupation of IT software solutions, at the 44th World Skills Competition (WSC 2017) in the United Arab Emirates.

This is the second consecutive time that Vietnam has secured a medal at the WSC arena. At the previous contest held in Sao Paulo, Brazil, two years ago, Vietnam also claimed a bronze thanks to Nguyen Duy Thanh in the same occupation.

Robot serves HCM City restaurant

A restaurant in HCM City’s Thu Duc District has used a robot to serve customers.

The female robot named Miss Ba can move around the shop to bring food and drinks for customers in a quite professional way. 

The robot which is 1.65 metres high is designed to look like a life-size stylish girl. She greets, thanks and then wishes customers a good meal.   

When encountering any barriers while moving around the shop, she knows how to avoid them. Being blocked by someone, she speaks gently that “Sorry, may I pass by please?”

Miss Ba will scream loudly for help if inappropriately touched. 

According to Dr. Nguyen Ba Hai from HCM City University of Technology and Education who researched the robot, this is the first restaurant in HCM City using robot staff. He added that he spent nearly VND2 billion (USD90,909) and four years to make the robot. He wants to expand the model to many coffee shops and restaurants nationwide.     

Dr. Nguyen Ba Hai was voted as the most outstanding residents in HCM City in 2012. He was well-known for haptic eyes work for the blind.

The female robot was honoured at Robocon Techshow 2012.

Earlier, a group of Vietnamese young people also successfully created a robot to serve at a coffee shop in Hanoi.

(http://english.vietnamnet.vn)

 

INTERNATIONAL ICT NEWS

Saudi Arabia grants citizenship to robot Sophia

Saudi Arabia granted citizenship to a humanoid robot, it announced at an innovation conference in Riyadh. It claims to be the first nation to bestow citizenship upon a robot.

"Thank you to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. I am very honored and proud for this unique distinction," Sophia talked. "It is historic to be the first robot in the world to be recognized with citizenship."

Sophia was built by the Hong Kong-based company Hanson Robotics in 2015. The inventor David Hanson claims that the robot is imbued with artificial intelligence and can recognize faces. The robot's silicon face can reportedly mimic 62 human facial expressions.

The revelation stunt came out of the Future Investment Initiative summit being held in Riyadh. Hanson Robotics, the company that developed the robot, hails it as “the most beautiful and celebrated robot,” The company goes on to lavish gendered compliments on its object of affection, admiring its “porcelain skin,” “slender nose” and “intriguing smile”.

David Hanson envisions a future in which AI-powered robots evolve to become 'super-intelligent genius machines' that might help solve some of mankind's most challenging problems.

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From $900 to $20,000:Bitcoin's Historic 2017 Year.

2017 has become the year bitcoin went big.

It started the year worth less than $1,000 but has soared above $19,000. Back in 2011, it was worth less than a dollar. It is being bought and sold by investors in a frenzy, driving the price higher and higher.

Some leading economists and financiers are calling bitcoin a bubble and a fraud, but industry insiders say they think it's only going to get bigger as it gains more widespread acceptance.

But in a refrain of the moves seen after many of the all-time highs this year, that close encounter with $20,000 was followed just days later by a 30% drop that shaved billions of dollars off of the total cryptocurrency market capitalization. It was one of the biggest market corrections seen to date, sending bitcoin's price tumbling below $11,000.

Over several days, the price of bitcoin would recover, climbing back beyond $16,000 and higher on other cryptocurrency exchanges worldwide. Yet as shown in the most recent graphs and price data, bitcoin's value has begun falling, dropping to the mid-$13k's on Dec. 28 after opening the day above $15,000.

Indeed, the moves of the past few months raise the same old question: where does bitcoin's price go from here? If 2017 is any indication, all bets are truly off.

 

DID YOU KNOW?


An 11-year-old has become America's Top Young Scientist for her sensor detecting lead in water.

Gitanjali Rao, an 11-year-old from Lone Tree, Colorado, is the winner of this year's Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge for her sensor that can detect lead levels in water better than traditional methods.

Rao, whose victory was announced late in the evening of Tuesday, October 17, will take home $25,000 for the idea, which she said she developed approximately five months ago in response to learning about the ongoing water crisis in Flint, Michigan .

"The idea just came to me when I saw my parents testing for lead in our water," Rao, a seventh-grader, told Business Insider. "I went, 'Well, this is not a reliable process and I've got to do something to change this.'"

Lead-contaminated water is a problem for more than 5,300 water systems in the US, according to 2016 data. If people want to test their water, they generally rely on one of two methods.

They can either use lead-testing strips, which are fast but not entirely accurate; or they can send the water to the EPA for analysis, which is time-consuming and requires expensive equipment, Rao explained. She wanted to devise a smarter, more effective solution.

Over the course of the summer, Rao worked with 3M scientists to bring her proposed sensor to life. The device, which Rao named Tethys after the Greek goddess for water, uses carbon nanotubes to detect the presence of lead. She tuned, or "doped," the carbon nanotubes specifically to detect lead, pairing the device with a mobile app displaying the water's status.

Now that she's won, Rao said she hopes to refine the device further. Eventually, she hopes to sell the sensor to anyone living in an area where lead contamination is a problem.

Rao wants to be either a geneticist or epidemiologist (someone who studies the spread of disease) when she grows up. Lead contamination was interesting to her, she said, because it combines both disciplines.

"If you take a shower in contaminated water, you do get rashes and that can easily be studied by an epidemiologist," she said. "And if somebody drinks lead in their water, their children might have small, minor defects."

In either case, she said the goal with Tethys was simply to reach as many people as possible.

"I studied a little bit of both of these topics since I was really interested in these fields," she said, "and then I came up with this device to help save lives."

(http://www.businessinsider.com)