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Overcoming Big Data Challenges

Overcoming Big Data Challenges

Oct-27-18 By IdeaConnection
Big data has huge potential to facilitate the delivery of the UN's Sustainable Development Goals, but it is being hampered by a number of complications. This was one of the key messages coming out of the second UN World Data Forum which was held in Dubai earlier this week.
AI Puts Harrison Ford in Solo Prequel

AI Puts Harrison Ford in Solo Prequel

Oct-19-18 By IdeaConnection
The force is most definitely with artificial intelligence. A Star Wars fan has used deep learning to insert a younger looking Harrison Ford into Solo: A Star Wars Story, the prequel film that was released earlier this year.
Crowdsourcing Challenge for Digital Diabetes Solutions

Crowdsourcing Challenge for Digital Diabetes Solutions

Oct-17-18 By IdeaConnection
Global healthcare company Novo Nordisk is on the lookout for digital solutions to help people living with diabetes. To this effect, it recently launched a crowdsourcing contest for ideas and there is still time to submit yours.
AI Set to Revolutionize Radiotherapy

AI Set to Revolutionize Radiotherapy

Oct-12-18 By IdeaConnection
The UK's public health service, the National Health Service is under continual pressure. This is due to several factors including budget cuts, an increase in the number of patients and a decrease in the number of qualified personnel to meet demand.
How Nestlé is Leveraging Open Innovation

How Nestlé is Leveraging Open Innovation

Oct-10-18 By IdeaConnection
To get some fresh thinking from outside the company food giant Nestlé USA launched the Terra Scheme last year. This is an open innovation accelerator program that supports start-ups in the food and agricultural sectors and may lead to new products and brands to keep up with consumer demand.
Robotic Skin Brings Inanimate Objects to Life

Robotic Skin Brings Inanimate Objects to Life

Oct-05-18 By IdeaConnection
In Pixar and Walt Disney’s Toy Story, the toys are living things that only pretend to be lifeless when humans are around. Well, now new research and technologies are opening up the possibility of bringing such inanimate objects to life.
Big Data Push to End Hunger

Big Data Push to End Hunger

Sep-30-18 By IdeaConnection
A $500 million data drive spearheaded by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and several national governments aims to improve the harvests of millions of farmers around the world.
Using Artificial Intelligence to Teach Gliders to Fly

Using Artificial Intelligence to Teach Gliders to Fly

Sep-21-18 By IdeaConnection
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's an artificial intelligence glider that is learning to fly in the same way that birds do.

A paper published in this week's Nature describes how scientists from universities in the US and Italy trained an algorithm to control a glider to navigate thermals.
Open Innovation Day to Tackle Social and Environmental Challenges

Open Innovation Day to Tackle Social and Environmental Challenges

Sep-19-18 By IdeaConnection
Essex and Suffolk Water, a water supply company in the UK have been flirting with open innovation in a major way. On 18 September it held its first ever Day of Innovation to address major social and environmental challenges.

Approximately 250 people took part, including scientists, engineers, designers, customers and representatives of global businesses.
Robotic Trousers to Help the Elderly Get Around

Robotic Trousers to Help the Elderly Get Around

Sep-14-18 By IdeaConnection
British scientists are designing robotic trousers to help the elderly walk upstairs and get out and about without the use of wheelchairs.

This item of apparel has been dubbed 'the right trousers' in a nod to the Wallace and Gromit animation The Wrong Trousers in which Wallace develops a pair of techno slacks.

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