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Alphabet's drone delivery project Wing launches air-traffic control app

Daily Mail - Science & tech

Drone delivery service Wing is launching its own air-traffic control app to keep its craft safe in the skies. The company, owned by Google-parent Alphabet, recently started making deliveries in parts of Australia and Finland. Wing's new iOS and Android app aims to'help users comply with rules and plan flights more safely and effectively,' providing a rundown of airspace restrictions and hazards as well as events nearby that could interfere. The new app, Open Sky, is being released to drone flyers in Australia this month according to Wing. 'The design of our software has required a detailed understanding of flight rules -- along with buildings, roads, trees, and other terrain -- that allow aircraft to navigate safely at low altitudes, and we've used it to complete tens of thousands of flights on three continents,' Wing said in a blog post.


Artificial Intelligence And The Challenge Of Global Governance

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Apple Park, the corporate HQ of Apple Inc., located in California. Digitalization is evolving from an economic challenge to a governance and political problem. Some studies suggest that by 2030, Artificial Intelligence (AI) might contribute up to EUR 13.33 trillion to the global economy (more than the current output of China and India combined). The essence of the political conflict that raises the issue of global governance is what type of actor (a state or a digital corporation) will lead this process, creating global asymmetry in terms of trade, information flows, social structures and political power. This means challenging the international system as we know it.


Wireless Movement-Tracking System Collects Health and Behavioral Data

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Just like a ray of light, a wireless signal bounces off of certain objects and surfaces. Different materials affect the wireless signal in different ways. Human bodies, therefore, cause particular changes when reflecting wireless signals. Using this property, MIT researchers from the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) designed a wireless system that captures reflections off of humans and collects health and behavioral data. The system, dubbed Marko, broadcasts radio-frequency (RF) signals that bounce off people in motion and return with specific changes.


11 Tech Experts Predict The Next Big Developments In Home IoT

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The Internet of Things is taking on a larger role in the home. From voice assistants like Google Home and Amazon Echo to smart appliances, tech companies are on a mission to make everyday life easier through IoT devices. With technology, of course, there's always something new around the corner, and it's expected that artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) will continue to expand the capabilities of IoT devices. To get an insider's perspective on what may be coming, we asked 11 Forbes Technology Council members to share what they think will be the next big thing in at-home IoT tech. IoT systems learning an individual's patterns, habits, preferences and autonomously operating are essential with the growing number of IoT devices at home.


When Every Millisecond Matters in IoT

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One of the big promises of the Internet of Things (IoT) is understanding the physical world around us and taking action based on insights and observations. Over the last decade, we've gotten really good at the first part, using smart devices and sensors for monitoring and data collection. We have sensors everywhere, in consumer products, on the floor and embedded in manufacturing and industry, distributed across nature and remote areas of the world--always on and always streaming new readings as they happen. This has transformed our understanding of how we work and live because we have more up-to-the-second data and analysis than ever before. The next area ripe for innovation is what we do with that data.


'An alliance is being forged between 5G and artificial intelligence' Silicon UK Tech News

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He is a technical expert in 5G, 4G, 3G and 2G, multi-vendor RAN (Ericsson, Huawei, Nokia), network optimisation processes, network performance management and network configuration management. We spoke to him about 5G, IoT, AI, and how businesses can best take advantage of them – including how developed countries developed countries in industries affected by the offshoring advent of the 1990s and 2000s can regain a competitive position. Is 5G as revolutionary as it appears to be? The proposed vision for 5G technology is revolutionary, and its architecture truly innovative. It offers features that enhance not only network performance, but also the way networks are built and deployed.


Security and networking were industrial IoT's top challenges. Now there's a third: Practical AI

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Sponsored Some would have us believe that the whole of Internet of Things will soon be artificially intelligent. Not only do we not think that's true, we think the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) – the part that does the meaningful work – will take longer than the rest of the connected device industry to acquire those AI features. IDC in November 2016 made a lofty prediction: some form of AI would make its way into all IoT deployments by this year. "By 2019, 40 per cent of all digital transformation initiatives, and 100 per cent of all effective IoT efforts, will be supported by cognitive/AI capabilities." A Skynet crafted from smart kettles and door locks by 2019?


The Internet of Things (IoT) in Agriculture: IoT Solutions for Smart Farming - Digiteum

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Today's agriculture is in a race. Farmers have to grow more product in deteriorating soil, declining land availability and increasing weather fluctuation. IoT-enabled agriculture allows farmers to monitor their product and conditions in real-time. They get insights fast, can predict issues before they happen and make informed decisions on how to avoid them. Additionally, IoT solutions in agriculture introduce automation, for example, demand-based irrigation, fertilizing and robot harvesting.


The Internet of Things (IoT) in Agriculture: IoT Solutions for Smart Farming - Digiteum

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Today's agriculture is in a race. Farmers have to grow more product in deteriorating soil, declining land availability and increasing weather fluctuation. IoT-enabled agriculture allows farmers to monitor their product and conditions in real-time. They get insights fast, can predict issues before they happen and make informed decisions on how to avoid them. Additionally, IoT solutions in agriculture introduce automation, for example, demand-based irrigation, fertilizing and robot harvesting.


How the internet is affecting the human brain: Multitasking and relying on Google to jog memories

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Spending time on the internet is reducing our ability to focus on one task at a time - and it means we no longer store facts in our brains. Our lives have been forever changed by gaining access to infinite amounts of information at the touch of a button, but the way our head works has too. A new review looking into the effect of the online world on our brain functions from researchers in the UK, US and Australia, has drawn a number of surprising conclusions. The review focused on the world wide web's influence in three areas: attention spans, memory, and social cognition. It notes that the internet is now'unavoidable, ubiquitous, and a highly functional aspect of modern living' before diving into how it has changed our society.