Thoughts on 5G, AI, Huawei, infrastructure, Belt & Road Initiative, Alexander The Great and satellites

Thoughts on 5G, AI, Huawei, infrastructure, Belt & Road Initiative, Alexander The Great and satellites
The most important story in the world this week is the arrest by Canada of Meng Wanzhou, the CFO and heir to the Huawei dynasty in China. She was arrested by Canada at the request of the US. Ms. Wanzhou is the most important person in the world in AI and automation at the moment.  ...

How artificial intelligence plays a role in cybersecurity for critical infrastructure

How artificial intelligence plays a role in cybersecurity for critical infrastructure
Given the global importance of cybersecurity and the daily occurrences of cyberattacks, AI and machine learning play an increasingly important role in cybersecurity. In due course, we will see AI being employed as the main defensive strategy to combat cyberattacks. Cyberattacks represent the biggest threat to businesses, governments and institutions, with cybercrime costing the global ...

The US and China making interesting advances in artificial intelligence to support large infrastructure projects

The US and China making interesting advances in artificial intelligence to support large infrastructure projects
AI has enormous potential in infrastructure. Upwards of US$153 trillion will be spent on infrastructure in the next ten years globally and such projects need innovative thinking from asset managers, engineers and computer scientists. The US is spending trillions of dollars on infrastructure and China likewise is spending $2 trillion just on infrastructure associated with ...

AI can fill labour shortages, provide smarter agricultural management to solve food security and save lives

AI can fill labour shortages, provide smarter agricultural management to solve food security and save lives
AI is projected to revolutionize agriculture. AgTech, one of the most under-developed areas of AI will, in about one to two years, become one of the most important areas of AI, on par with cybersecurity. Agricultural automation, for example, is critical to sustain food production in the face of massive global food security issues, starvation in ...

Plato would argue that self-driving cars commit murder when they intervene in a fatal accident

Plato would argue that self-driving cars commit murder when they intervene in a fatal accident
In the Spring I met a person working at an advisory firm funded by Canada’s federal government who was coding how an autonomous car with a family of four should react when confronted with two potential fatal traffic outcomes – to crash into an oncoming car or to avoid the car and plummet off a cliff. He has no law degree or even ...

Self-driving and autonomous ships being developed in Europe

Self-driving and autonomous ships being developed in Europe
In an interesting move for the AI autonomous vehicle space, a consortium made up of the EU’s Maritime Unmanned Navigation Through Intelligence in Networks Project, China’s Maritime Safety Administration, Wuhan University of Technology, and Rolls-Royce are developing self-driving technology for oceangoing ships to be deployed by 2020. Developing and testing self-driving technology in the ocean ...

“We need to have AI that is inclusive of the diversity of all people & avoid creating racist robots”

“We need to have AI that is inclusive of the diversity of all people & avoid creating racist robots”
In this interview, our Founder, Christine Duhaime, of the Digital Finance Institute joins a panel discussion with Anna Maria Tremonti on CBC Radio’s The Current in Canada to discuss the need for an AI national strategy and equally, the need to change course to have a policy that embraces the diversity and inclusion of all, ensuring ...

Exploring the growing application of artificial intelligence in aerospace and defence

Exploring the growing application of artificial intelligence in aerospace and defence
While the application of AI in aerospace and defence is not new, it continues to have a significant and growing impact. By aerospace, we refer to the branch of technology and industry concerned with aviation and space flight and by defence, we refer to military assets, measures or resources for protecting a country and its ...