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Global Learning XPrize Names Two Winners

Global Learning XPrize Names Two Winners

May-17-19 By IdeaConnection
Congratulations to the joint winning teams of the XPrize for Global Learning who are sharing the $10 million award for innovations that advance education among some of the world’s poorest children. The winners of the open innovation competition were announced by entrepreneur Elon Musk, who donated to the prize.
Crowdsourcing Project to Save Puffins

Crowdsourcing Project to Save Puffins

May-15-19 By IdeaConnection
In recent years puffins have suffered a serious decline, so much so that they are in danger of extinction. To help efforts to reverse the fall in numbers, the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) in the UK is embarking on a citizen science crowdsourcing initiative.
The Rise of the Robot Butler

The Rise of the Robot Butler

May-10-19 By IdeaConnection
Many sci-fi fantasies of yesteryear are now everyday reality but when it comes to robotic butlers we've been slow off the starting block - until now that is. A Japanese startup called Mira Robotics is gearing up for the launch of its Ugo robot which will be operated by remote workers.
Nokia Open Innovation Challenge Wants Your Brilliant Ideas

Nokia Open Innovation Challenge Wants Your Brilliant Ideas

May-08-19 By IdeaConnection
Calling all innovators! The Nokia Open Innovation Challenge 2019 is open and waiting for your brilliant and innovative industrial automation ideas.
The Robot Surgeon Will See You Now

The Robot Surgeon Will See You Now

May-03-19 By IdeaConnection
With the opening of CMR Surgical's new headquarters in Cambridge, UK, research, development and production of the Versius robotic surgery system is set to accelerate. It is designed to be used across a range of surgical specialties and fit seamlessly into operating theaters.
Investigating the Solar System with Deep Learning

Investigating the Solar System with Deep Learning

Apr-30-19 By IdeaConnection
A deep learning approach is providing scientists with insights into storms on Saturn and the processes that drive them. A new technique called PlanetNet uses an algorithm to identify and map components and features of turbulent regions of the planet's atmosphere.
Big Data Success Stories

Big Data Success Stories

Apr-25-19 By IdeaConnection
From flipping burgers and shooting hoops to getting drugs to market in speedier timeframes and making roads safer, big data is transforming many industries across the world. Periodically, IdeaConnection features some of the most fascinating big data success stories. Here is a handful that has caught our attention.
AI Learns to Target Tumors for Radiation

AI Learns to Target Tumors for Radiation

Apr-22-19 By IdeaConnection
There are new weapons against lung cancer, the leading cause of cancer death among men and women - crowdsourcing and artificial intelligence. A competition hosted on TopCoder tasked participants with creating a computer algorithm that could identify tumors and segment them for radiation treatment.
Scientists Print First 3D Heart with Patient's Cells

Scientists Print First 3D Heart with Patient's Cells

Apr-17-19 By IdeaConnection
Scientists in Israel have created the world's first 3D printed heart using a patient's own biological materials. Although researchers have previously managed to 3D print the structure of the heart this is the first time it has been done with cells and blood vessels.
Crowdsourcing Cybersecurity Defense

Crowdsourcing Cybersecurity Defense

Apr-12-19 By IdeaConnection
With the threat of cyber attacks ever present numerous companies are turning to the crowd to address the dangers they face. According to a recent survey of 200 cybersecurity decision-makers, one of the motivating factors driving organizations to embrace crowdsourcing is a chronic shortage of cybersecurity measures.

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