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KT deploys 5G autonomous carts at warehouses

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One of the carts, called, Targo, will trail behind staff. South Korean telco KT has deployed autonomous carts with 5G connectivity at its smartphone warehouses to alleviate the workload of staff, the company announced. The carts were co-developed by South Korean autonomous robot developer Twinny. One version of the cart, dubbed NarGo, will have a cart that has multiple carts trailing behind it, like a freight train. It is designed to carry large quantities of cargo, with each cart being able to carry 100 kilograms of goods.


Monash, Swinburne, and RMIT universities use optical chip to achieve 44Tbps data speed

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A group of researchers from Monash, Swinburne, and RMIT universities have claimed that they have successfully tested and recorded the world's fastest internet data speed of 44.2Tbps using a single optical chip known as a micro-comb. The findings, published in the Nature Communications journal, revealed how the data speed achieved has the capacity to support high-speed internet connections of 1.8 million households in Melbourne, and users can download 1,000 HD movies in seconds. According to the researchers, the micro-comb, which is touted to be a smaller and lighter device than existing telecommunications hardware, was used to replace 80 infrared lasers and load-tested in infrastructure that mirrored networks used by the National Broadband Network. They did this by placing the micro-comb in 76.6km of installed dark optical fibres between RMIT's Melbourne city campus and Monash University's Clayton campus. The micro-comb was used to mimic a rainbow of infrared lasers so that each'laser' has the capacity to be used as a separate communications channel.


Rwanda has enlisted anti-epidemic robots in its fight against coronavirus – IAM Network

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With 314 confirmed cases of the virus as of May 22, the East African country has enlisted the help of five anti-epidemic robots to battle the virus. The robots were donated by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) to the Kanyinya treatment center that treats Covid-19 patients in the capital city, Kigali. The robots -- named Akazuba, Ikirezi, Mwiza, Ngabo, and Urumuri -- were received by the country's Minister of Health and Minister of ICT and Innovation last week. They will be used for mass temperature screening, monitoring patient status, and keeping medical records of Covid-19 patients, according to Rwanda's Ministry of ICT and Innovation. Keeping healthworkers safeThe robots perform a number of tasks relating to managing coronavirus.


How to Turn Your Business into a Cognitive Enterprise with AI Technologies? Hacker Noon

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Artificial Intelligence is everywhere, opportunities are in abundance for cognitive enterprises. What do we mean by cognitive enterprises? Millions of ideas and think pieces are waiting to grow luxuriantly and cognitive AI technologies will play a bigger role in turning your ideas into a live piece of work. It is expected that AI will bring simplicity to complex business issues and deliver more useful, engaging, intuitive, and profitable solutions, and this is what we say a cognitive approach for enterprises. According to a report published by IDC a market research firm states that global spending on cognitive AI systems will reach $57.6 billion by 2021.


AI Computing for Automotive: The Battle for Autonomy - EE Times Asia

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The 2025 market for AI, including ADAS and robotic vehicles, is estimated at $2.75 billion – of which $2.5 billion will be "ADAS only"... Artificial Intelligence (AI) is gradually invading our lives through everyday objects like smartphones, smart speakers, and surveillance cameras. The hype around AI has led some players to consider it as a secondary objective, more or less difficult to achieve, rather than as a central tool to achieve the real objective: autonomy. Who are the winners and losers in the race for autonomy? "AI is gradually invading our lives and this will be particularly true in the automotive world" asserts Yohann Tschudi, Technology & Market Analyst, Computing & Software at Yole Développement (Yole). "AI could be the central tool to achieve AD, in the meantime some players are afraid of overinflated hype and do not put AI at the center of their AD strategy".


Robot barista helps South Korean cafe with social distancing

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The new robot barista at the cafe in Daejeon, South Korea, is courteous and swift as it seamlessly makes its way toward customers. "Here is your Rooibos almond tea latte, please enjoy. It's even better if you stir it," it says, as a customer reaches for her drink on a tray installed within the large, gleaming white capsule-shaped computer. After managing to contain an outbreak of the new coronavirus that infected more than 11,000 people and killed 267, South Korea is slowly transitioning from intensive social distancing rules toward what the government calls "distancing in daily life." Robots could help people observe social distancing in public, said Lee Dong-bae, director of research at Vision Semicon, a smart factory solution provider that developed the barista robot together with a state-run science institute.


One Man Cannot Summon The Future…

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JA: In terms of the VMS market itself – it seems the leading players are more clearly defined, and some players are fading away. Would you agree with that? PR: Up to a certain point the basic video recording functionality is commoditised, what's not commoditised is the reliability with which that functionality can be carried out. Regardless, there will always be at least 3 competitors in any market. So, yes, the market is fragmented but is becoming less fragmented. JA: What in your opinion are the major VMS trends of the moment?


XAG Launched JetSeed Drone Magazine

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China's leading agri-tech company XAG has just launched a patented granule spreading system JetSeed at its Special Event held in Ruoergai Grassland, Aba, Sichuan. JetSeed Granule Spreading System is designed to dispense granules such as seeds, fertilisers and pesticides precisely and effectively to any environment through high-speed airflows. It helps to combat grassland degradation, one of the world's biggest environmental challenges, using AI prescription map and high-accuracy drone spreading solution. At the launch event, XAG introduced this cutting-edge technology to Ruoergai Grassland, one of China's most primitive nature reserves, by spreading grass seeds on 670 hectares of degraded land with a fleet of P30 Plant Protection UASs configured with JetSeed Granule Spreading System. This is the first time that drones, AI and airflow seeding technologies were harnessed to restore the grassland biomes at plateau area.


Scientists built a bionic eye that could give blind people sight

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Scientists from the US and Hong Kong have developed a synthetic eye that functions a lot like the real thing. With sensors that mimic the photoreceptors found in a human eye, the new "bionic" prototype could one day be used to restore vision in individuals that have lost their sight. Referred to as a "biomimetic eye" by the research team, the device is a marriage of modern technology and nature's own designs. It consists of a hemispherical artificial retina and an array of sensors that capture and relay a live image. Getting it to interface with a human brain is, well, pretty complicated.


Artificial Intelligence : Best Human Practices and Uses SaveDelete

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Artificial Intelligence …. world's tech giants from Amazon to Alibaba, are in a race to become the world's leaders. The companies are AI trailblazers, embracing AI to next-level products and services. Here are some of the best examples of how these companies are using artificial intelligence in practice. Alphabet, Google's parent company and Waymo, self-driving technology division, started as a project at Google. Waymo wishes to bring self-driving technology to the world, today, to move people around and reduce accidents and crashes.