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Putin wages 'economic terrorism' in Ukraine through mining operation: official warns

FOX News

Russian President Vladimir Putin has waged "economic terrorism" in Ukraine by stocking its farmlands and Black Sea ports full of explosive mines, an official working to de-mine Kyiv told Fox News. "There's 20 plus years of mining work already in Ukraine and for every day of war there's an additional 30 days of mining work that will be required," Cameron Chill, CEO of drone company Draganfly Inc. (DPRO), explained to Fox News upon his return from Kyiv. Chill has been working with Ukraine's emergency management services to deploy drones to efficiently detect buried mines left behind by Russian forces after they withdrew from areas surrounding Kyiv in late March. Draganfly officials help Ukrainians detect landmines after Russian forces withdrew from Kyiv. However, the drone expert said where Russian troops left the explosive devices says a lot about the war Putin is raging against its former Soviet neighbor.


The West needs to codify Russia sanctions before it is too late

Al Jazeera

This week, the leaders of the G7 first reaffirmed at a summit in Bavaria their "unwavering commitment" to support Ukraine's fight against Russia "for as long as it takes". They then jetted off to the NATO summit in Madrid, where they discussed ways to strengthen the military alliance in response to Vladimir Putin's ongoing aggression. The G7's words are by no means hollow – its leaders have already begun instituting an agreed ban on Russian gold and are seeking ways to further limit oil sales by imposing a "price cap" on Russian exports. The NATO summit began with a success, too, with Turkey agreeing to support Finland and Sweden's accession to the alliance on June 28. Yet as Putin's war enters its fifth month – and with the Kremlin refusing to even consider any serious diplomatic solution to the conflict – the G7 and NATO must begin looking at the potential threats to their ability to continue providing support to Kyiv over the medium and long term.


Ukraine War Drones Lose Pivotal Role As Artillery Rules

International Business Times

The Ukrainian army's astute use of drones has been a cornerstone of its defence against the powerful Russian invader, but experts say their role is beginning to fade as heavy artillery takes over. In the early phase of the war, Ukraine's sky seemed filled with the remote-controlled aircraft deployed by President Volodymyr Zelensky's army to spy on the enemy, or go on the attack. During Moscow's early advance on Kyiv "it would have been extremely challenging for Ukraine to block (Russian President Vladimir) Putin's army without drones", said Paul Lushenko, a US Army Lieutenant Colonel and PhD student at Cornell University. "They could compound or exacerbate Putin's strategic and logistical challenges," he told AFP. The Turkish-made Bayraktar drone, known as TB-2, already famous worldwide, added to its stellar reputation during the defence of Ukraine's capital. On top of providing intelligence on Russian movements, drones also helped Ukraine offset much of its air force's weakness compared to that of Russia.


G7, UN condemn 'deplorable' Russian attack on Kremenchuk mall

Al Jazeera

The leaders of the G7 have condemned a deadly Russian missiles attack on a crowded Ukrainian shopping mall as an "abominable" war crime. In a statement on Monday, the G7 leaders, who are holding a meeting in Germany, promised that Russian President Vladimir Putin and those responsible for the attack would be held to account. At least 18 people were killed in the raids on the city of Kremenchuk, while 59 were wounded. "Indiscriminate attacks on innocent civilians constitute a war crime," the G7 statement said. Ukraine accused Russia of deliberately targeting civilians, with President Volodymyr Zelenskyy calling it "one of the most brazen terrorist acts in European history" in his evening broadcast posted on Telegram.


Global Big Data Conference - AI Summary

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China Poised To Dominate The Artificial Intelligence (AI) Market Posted on: Mar 15 – 2021 Many westerners have no idea that China is actually setting a course to become a world leader in AI, and that a number of key Chinese AI companies have already become a major part of everyday life in China, the United States, and the rest of the world. China's leaders have made AI a strategic priority and are driving the Chinese tech industry to define standards and norms for global artificial intelligence practices. There are a plethora of potential AI applications for this market, so China is fertile ground for AI companies to thrive. The government and business sector in China understand that AI is revolutionizing virtually all aspects of consumers' lives, and they are embracing the new technology wholeheartedly and providing strong strategic guidance for innovative AI tech companies. Many westerners have no idea that China is actually setting a course to become a world leader in AI, and that a number of key Chinese AI companies have already become a major part of everyday life in China, the United States, and the rest of the world.


PM Modi Says India is at the Forefront of Industry 4.0 Revolution

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who arrived in Germany for a three-day visit to attend the G7 summit, said on June 26 that India is leading the Industry 4.0 revolution, while adding that the nation is excelling on all fronts, including information technology and digital technology. In Munich, while addressing the Indian community, he also stated that India is the world's second-largest maker of mobile phones and has the third-largest startup environment. As reported by ANI, Modi said: "There was a time when India was nowhere in the race of startups. Today, we are the third-largest startup ecosystem. Similarly, we used to import even the simplest phones, today, we are the second-largest mobile phone manufacturer in the world." Additionally, he said: "In the last century, Germany and other countries took benefit from the industrial revolution.


Artificial intelligence

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Deep learning[133] uses several layers of neurons between the network's inputs and outputs. The multiple layers can progressively extract higher-level features from the raw input. For example, in image processing, lower layers may identify edges, while higher layers may identify the concepts relevant to a human such as digits or letters or faces.[134] Deep learning has drastically improved the performance of programs in many important subfields of artificial intelligence, including computer vision, speech recognition, image classification[135] and others. Deep learning often uses convolutional neural networks for many or all of its layers.


Ukraine's valiant efforts to defeat Russia being undermined by Chinese technology

FOX News

Ukrainian member of parliament Rustem Umerov reacts to President Biden announcing on Wednesday another $1.2 billion in security and humanitarian assistance on'Fox News @ Night.' An individual's location is typically known to someone or thing at any given time whether using a smartphone or device – such as a drone. This issue has become one of tremendous strategic importance for Ukrainians in their battle against Russian aggression. Allegations have arisen that Da-Jiang Innovations (DJI), a Chinese company that is the world's largest civilian drone manufacturer, has been providing the Russian military with software to track Ukrainians piloting DJI drones used to conduct operations. The matter raises grave new concerns about the behavior of another Beijing technology behemoth and its impact on Ukrainian self-defense efforts. Ukraine's minister of digital transformation sent an open letter to DJI founder Frank Wang in March accusing Russia of using "an extended version of DJI AeroScope" to navigate missiles that are killing Ukrainian civilians.


Drone Video Shows Ukrainian Warship Narrowly Escaping Russian Artillery Barrage (Watch)

International Business Times

A stunning drone video has emerged showing a Ukrainian warship narrowly escaping a massive Russian artillery fire, some of which lands as close as 200 feet. The footage, allegedly captured by a shooting spotter drone, shows the Ukrainian vessel Yuri Olefirenko, a Polnochny-class landing ship, coming under Russian attack as it sails along the Bugsko-Dneprovsko-Limansky Canal near the port of Ochakov in Mykolaiv region. According to defense analysts, the incident happened on June 3. The warship appears to be heading to Odessa when invaders rain down missiles on it. The artillery attack covers almost the entire area around the ship, some weapons falling dangerously close to the vessel.


As the Banking and Financial Institutions Adopt Artificial Intelligence -driven – Latestly

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The latest Tweet by IANS India states, 'As the banking and financial institutions adopt artificial intelligence -driven technologies globally, …