Three ways AI can support the Sustainable Development Goals GovInsider

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Wild Sumatran rhinos were once a common sight in northern Borneo, gamboling through the rainforests, but that ended last month when the last of their number died in a cage. Their habitat was eroded and Malaysia's rhinos are officially extinct. The TECH4ALLL programme exists to see how tech and AI can save the homes of creatures like the Sumatran rhinos, and build opportunities for the humans who live alongside them. "We want to protect vulnerable groups and make ordinary people extraordinary," said Ken Hu, Huawei's Deputy Chairman, at Huawei Connect 2019. Huawei created this programme to tie into the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and is working with partners to protect tropical rainforests, keep food sources sustainable and diagnose visual disorders in children early.



7 Key Fintech Trends That Will Dominate in 2020 TechBullion

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Whether you're new to the market or not, you need to keep up with the trends to stay relevant. When you know what's going on in your industry, you can take proper steps to stand out and grow. That's especially important in fintech, where technological developments are constantly disrupting financial services. Since the digital market is very competitive, staying up-to-date with trends is key to cutting through the noise of the competition. We sat down with Guy El Khoury, the CEO of Accomplish Financial, to discuss the latest trends in the fintech industry.


Robot Analysts Outwit Humans on Investment Picks, Study Shows

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They beat us at chess and trivia, supplant jobs by the thousands, and are about to be let loose on highways and roads as chauffeurs and couriers. Now, fresh signs of robot supremacy are emerging on Wall Street in the form of machine stock analysts that make more profitable investment choices than humans. At least, that's the upshot of one of the first studies of the subject, whose preliminary results were released in January. Buy recommendations peddled by robo-analysts, which supposedly mimic what traditional equity research departments do but faster and at lower costs, outperform their flesh-and-blood counterparts over the long run, according to Indiana University professors. "Using this type of technology to make investment recommendations or to conduct investment analyses is going to become increasingly important," Kenneth Merkley, an associate professor of accounting and one of the authors, said by phone.


Should you use AI to tackle workplace harassment?

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Post #MeToo, employers have become increasingly focused on tackling harassment. In fact, it was recently reported that some companies are implementing monitoring software that uses AI to detect online harassment at work. The technology is said to use algorithms that recognise harassing or bullying language within internal worker emails and online chats, which are then flagged to HR for investigation. But is this really the correct tool to combat workplace harassment? And are there better ways for employers to protect workers?


Tables, footrests, smart speakers: Self-driving cars could become the living rooms of the future

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When you slide into the car of the future, you may feel like you've already reached your destination. You'll sit at tables, under ambient lighting, getting help from voice assistants as you stretch out your legs in reclining seats. And that's appealing to many Americans who already know they want to sleep, send emails or play video games as they zip down the road in a car that operates itself. With self-driving vehicles on the horizon, automakers are rethinking what the future of car interiors will look like. And because these completely autonomous cars, called Level 5 vehicles, will free drivers from focusing on the highway, companies are now free to experiment.


Amazon opens Seattle grocery store, expanding grab-and-go cashless shopping. Is Whole Foods next?

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Amazon's radical new approach to buying foods and speeding up the checkout process goes the next mile today, with a full-size grocery store here. The Amazon Go Grocery opens Tuesday, with more than four times the space of the original, 7-Eleven-style, on-the-go type stores first opened in 2018. The e-tailer, which also owns Whole Foods, launched the Go stores as a way for local workers to get in and out, with a just basics menu that bypassed essentials like fruit and frozen foods. "We believe'Just walk out' technology," makes shopping a better experience, says Cameron Janes, vice-president of Amazon's physical stores division. He gave USA TODAY a sneak-peek tour of the new concept Monday.


NeuroTechLDN Buzz in Review 2020 // Sponsored by BIOS

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Are you passionate about neurotechnologies? Whether you are a student, a researcher or a professional working in this fascinating field, this event is for you! NeuroTechX - the largest global community focused on neurotechnology - is putting together an exciting networking event where you'll be provided with a yearly recap of everything you should know about what happened in neurotechnology in 2019 around the world. Join us for the London version of this exciting event, which will also be happening in many other cities around the world. This event is sponsored by BIOS (bios.health), a full stack neural interface platform that uses AI to decode and encode the signals from the brain to the body, to treat chronic health conditions.


AI can make our school system the envy of the world

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Artificial intelligence offers Britain the opportunity to have a world-leading school system. We have a good education system, but it is not innovative nor exciting. Nor is it in tune with the post-Brexit world. AI is transforming every aspect of the human experience. Britain is making considerable progress in applying it to healthcare, to the professions and to industry, but despite good progress schooling remains the Cinderella of AI.


Top 5 Data Science Trends for 2020 - KDnuggets

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Technology is evolving continuously, and so are we. In the upcoming years, there will be massive growth in the AI and Machine Learning field. There is already a considerable amount of data to be managed, and with new technological advancements, we can utilize big data in many ways. For that, we have to stay up to date with the latest trends in data science. Data Science is not a single term; it covers a variety of topics and networks, such as the Internet of Things, Deep Learning, AI, etc.