Make way for the world’s first autonomous tram

Who doesn’t love a tram?

The world’s first autonomous tram went on its first ride in Potsdam, Germany, last week. The AI-powered train quietly rolled along a 3.7-mile section of test track through the city in real traffic, even slowing down for teenagers who forgot to look both ways before crossing the street. The only difference between your average inner-city tram and this one was that the conductor wasn’t touching the controls, but was just along for the ride, according to the Guardian.

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Make way for the world’s first autonomous tram

Who doesn’t love a tram?

The world’s first autonomous tram went on its first ride in Potsdam, Germany, last week. The AI-powered train quietly rolled along a 3.7-mile section of test track through the city in real traffic, even slowing down for teenagers who forgot to look both ways before crossing the street. The only difference between your average inner-city tram and this one was that the conductor wasn’t touching the controls, but was just along for the ride, according to the Guardian.

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Gila Wilensky secures spot in Ad Age’s 40 Under 40 Issue

Gila Wilensky, SVP Media Activation, NA has been named to Ad Age’s prestigious 40 Under 40 List. Gila is well-deserving of this honor, with her hard work steering Activation in NA.

From the article: “Gila Wilensky, 34, has been climbing the ranks since joining GroupM media agency Essence five years ago, most recently taking the title of senior VP of media activation for North America. She oversees the agency’s digital media-buying discipline for powerhouse clients including Google, T-Mobile, Target and NBC Universal, overseeing a team of over 175 employees. Wilensky, who graduated from Montreal’s McGill University with a degree in economics, art history and communications, says her interest in the digital media business is due in part to her brother’s work as a tech entrepreneur. After graduation, worked in graphic design and freelanced in SEM before joining Morpheus Media as a search strategist in 2010. Wilensky says one point of pride was launching Essence’s “media activation knowledge base” in 2016, which is a way to share best practices, points of view, media glossaries and “every piece of information one would need to contextualize their roles.” —M.G.

The Ad Age 40 Under 40 list recognizes talented individuals who have, either personally or as part of team, been responsible for helping to advance a business or a brand at an advertiser, agency, media, tech or marketing company in a demonstrable way within the last 12 months.

People are taking to the streets to show they “Believe Survivors”

People around the country are stopping work in solidarity with Christine Blasey Ford.

Over the last week, two women–Christine Blasey Ford and Deborah Ramirez–have gone public with stories about alleged sexual misconduct from Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Instead of withdrawing the nomination, Kavanaugh and the Republican party as a whole have dug in their heels, claiming that both these women are part of a larger smear campaign.

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People are taking to the streets to show they “Believe Survivors”

People around the country are stopping work in solidarity with Christine Blasey Ford.

Over the last week, two women–Christine Blasey Ford and Deborah Ramirez–have gone public with stories about alleged sexual misconduct from Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Instead of withdrawing the nomination, Kavanaugh and the Republican party as a whole have dug in their heels, claiming that both these women are part of a larger smear campaign.

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