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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.
Britney Spears, Oil Exploration and how to help your Company Innovate

Britney Spears, Oil Exploration and how to help your Company Innovate

Sep-12-18 By Paul Wagorn
Harold Hildebrand was a young musician and technical whiz who got a job with Exxon Mobil right out of university. Not long after that, he discovered a disruptive technology that could find oil by using sound.
Understanding Big Data to Improve Healthcare Delivery

Understanding Big Data to Improve Healthcare Delivery

Sep-12-18 By IdeaConnection
The New Jersey Hospital Association in the USA has launched a data and informatics center that will use big data analytics techniques to identify and address gaps in healthcare for New Jersey's citizens.
Introducing the World’s Biggest List of Live Challenges

Introducing the World’s Biggest List of Live Challenges

Sep-11-18 By IdeaConnection
IdeaConnection is very excited to announce its latest service – the world’s biggest list of live challenges, contests and competitions from all over the planet. Currently, we have more than 70 challenges listed with a combined prize pot of more than $125 million. And we are adding to and updating this information on a daily basis.
Crowdsourcing Project to Save Artifacts Lost in Museum Fire

Crowdsourcing Project to Save Artifacts Lost in Museum Fire

Sep-07-18 By IdeaConnection
The devastating fire that swept through Brazil's National Museum last weekend could have destroyed up to 90% of its collection. Important relics such as the institution's entire Egyptology collection were wiped out.
AI System Better than Doctors at Predicting Heart Disease Deaths

AI System Better than Doctors at Predicting Heart Disease Deaths

Sep-05-18 By IdeaConnection
The adoption of artificial intelligence solutions by many industries continues apace. According to the McKinsey Global Institute, about 70% of companies worldwide will embrace at least one form of AI by the year 2030.
Artificial Intelligence Forecasts Earthquake Aftershocks

Artificial Intelligence Forecasts Earthquake Aftershocks

Aug-31-18 By IdeaConnection
Earthquakes can be devastating and so too can the aftershocks. These are defined as earthquakes that follow the main shock and sometimes they can cause even greater destruction.

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