Tag: Artificial Intelligence
UK Railroads Invest in Data Science, AI, and Machine Learning
The oldest rail network in the world, with over 32,000 km. of track, is investing in artificial intelligence and machine learning to streamline maintenance and deal with weather-related challenges. Two months ago, during the AI and Big Data Expo, I had the opportunity to meet Nikolaos (Nick) Kotsis, Chief Data Scientist at Network Rail. At […]
Portland joins other US cities banning facial recognition with the most restrictive law
Portland’s city council unanimously approved prohibiting public and private facial recognition technology — giving the largest Oregon city the broadest such ban nationwide.
Lisbon’s Web Summit will happen online this year
Unless a miracle arrives, the largest tech conference of the year will be coming “from home,” as Portugal is still fighting the pandemic. Last year, the Portuguese government agreed to pay Web Summit €11 million a year to expand Lisbon’s conference facilities, anticipating that the number of participants would eventually increase from 70,000 to 100,000. The government […]
Online panel: 3 ways to face the Covid-19 crisis
This week, we had the opportunity to talk to three experts, from three different cities, about how they are handling different challenges to help cities and communities during the Covid-19 pandemic. From Israel, we had Dr. Hila Oren, CEO of the Tel Aviv Foundation. She told us the different programs of the foundation and Tel […]
LaLiga Enhancing the Football Viewing Experience
By using new technologies, including AI, LaLiga aims to increase viewer enjoyment, predict optimal match time scheduling and provide clubs with tactical data.
IoT Times: Industrial IoT connections will reach 46 billion by 2023
When Artificial Intelligence (AI) kicks in as the real game changer in industrial evolution will mark the end of IoT as mere devices being connected to the Internet. New, powerful, edge computing devices and real-time computing and analytics will make parts of IoT full autonomous and able to modify processes and systems without external control. Read […]
London Creates Ethics Panel to Evaluate Use of Facial Recognition
An independent panel that advises City Hall on the ethics of policing in the capital is to examine the use by the Metropolitan Police of facial recognition technology. Today the Mayor of London announced that a new Chair of the London Policing Ethics Panel, the ethical policy expert Dr Suzanne Shale, will review the Metropolitan […]
Who has responsibility when AI is running the show?
Paula Boddington, Oxford University researcher and author of “Towards a code of ethics for artificial intelligence,” guides us through some of the complex ethical issues raised by AI’s increasing presence in our lives, its impact on our value system, and why we need to think hard about what could go wrong before adopting it wholesale. […]
Susan Etlinger: We are at a critical turning point about data
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is coming and in big waves. But the way it functions, analyzes, and makes decisions without human input is already affecting the lives of billions of people. We all need to understand the basic benefits and dangers of the technology to make sure AI become an useful tool. That was the main topic […]