Meet the man who has been using Machine Learning to lift a nation out of poverty. Experts have, among other things, raised the GDP of African nations through applying Machine Learning to credit scoring. He's also applied similar methods to insure poor, tsunami hit fisherman, in Indonesia. Without his intervention great swathes of people would have been doomed to a life of penury. He is a fascinating man with a heart of gold.
In short, the Internet of Things, big data and Artificial Intelligence is being used to interpret the language of bees to gain a true understanding of biodiversity and environmental health. "We're starting to understand the characteristics of communication in the beehive," says John Abel, vice president of cloud and technology at Oracle for the UK, Ireland and Israel. "Already, we understand certain actions of the bee. For example, flying in a figure 8 is not random. Certain tones bees use will indicate food or water. The way the bee shudders and rotates within the figure 8 will indicate to the rest of the colony what it found and where it is. If the heat or sound in the hive changes, it can mean the hive is preparing to swarm. "If the queen bee is too large to fly – because when it is in the hive, its job is to create the future bees of the hive – the queen's workers have to prepare the queen for flying, and that takes 20 odd days.
Witness our very first Pynk Tank Live event. Our theme this month was social good. With hosts Jason Allan Scott & Pynk COO, Rupert Barksfield we had a stellar panel to discuss all the BIG topics surrounding this theme. Areiel Wolanow, MD of Finserv Experts - They are implementing Machine Learning to insure the poor in Indonesia and provide loans in Africa. Morgan J Boardman, founder of Blue Jay Research - He is developing a way in which long-term refugees can bring themselves out of poverty.
"DEWA supports the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, who instructed Dubai Government to deliver services that are 10 years ahead of other cities, and to work under the leadership of HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Dubai Future Foundation (DFF), and HH Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai. These directives have guided DEWA's strategy to shape the future and enhance its role in serving the community to become a globally leading sustainable innovative corporation. DEWA has achieved considerable progress in this and one of its most prominent achievements is the launch of Digital DEWA, the digital arm of DEWA, to redefine the concept of utilities and create a new digital future for Dubai, to become the premier digital organisation in the world; with autonomous systems for renewable energy and storage and the expansion of artificial intelligence and digital services," said Al Tayer. Al Tayer noted that Digital DEWA has a four-point strategy. The first is launching advanced solar power technologies in Dubai.
Microsoft Research India on Wednesday announced the launch of a center for Societal impact through Cloud and Artificial Intelligence (SCAI). Part of the Microsoft Research (MSR) Lab in Bengaluru, this center will focus on creating and nurturing projects that can have real-world and large-scale societal impact. Through SCAI, MSR India will collaborate with a number of partners, such as academia, startups and NGOs. "I am excited about the creation of the center for Societal Impact through Cloud and Artificial Intelligence and I am looking forward to the efforts and collaborations ahead. There are so many opportunities to leverage recent advances in cloud computing and AI technologies to address long-term societal challenges spanning multiple sectors and realms, including health and wellness, education, transportation, and agriculture," said Eric Horvitz, Technical Fellow and Director at Microsoft Research.
With this population that will continuously grow as the years go by, it's inevitable that the technology in China will have to improve and become more efficient to meet this population surge. Simple technological devices need to be produced more efficiently and productively to meet the demands of new families and new children. Thus, artificial intelligence is growing at a direct rate with this population growth. China's artificial intelligence needs to be up-to-date, proficient, and versatile, more so than any other nation. It is this need that brings China to the position of being considered the new hub of AI research - over any other nation in the world.
TECHNOLOGY spending is on the rise as business leaders embrace workplace automation. After all, automation is the secret weapon to the robust digital transformation that all industries are currently experiencing. Those that are ahead of the digital maturity curve are already using intelligent automation to harness the competitive advantage. Intelligent automation is the layering of automation and other intelligent technologies that deliver the digital workforce dream. With intelligent automation, human staffs and robot counterparts working in tandem is closer.
Toyota will roll out a fleet of approximately 3,700 vehicles for the 2020 Olympics, 90 percent of which will be electrified. The Japanese automaker says it aims to achieve "the lowest emissions target level of any official vehicle fleet used at the Olympic and Paralympic Games." Following the reveal of the Accessible People Mover (APM) specially designed shuttle, Toyota has released details about two models modified for the Olympics: the e-Palette and Concept-i electric vehicles. The e-Palette is battery-electric shuttle with Level 4 autonomous driving capability that supports smooth transport over short distances. It features a low-floor and electrically-operated platform that leaves little to no gap or opening between the curb and the bus at stops.