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.  ...

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 ...

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 ...

“We must change to become a science-based nation as AI disrupts finance and other services beyond recognition”

“We must change to become a science-based nation as AI disrupts finance and other services beyond recognition”
Financial inclusion still problematic with AI It’s long been assumed that technology will help the financially underserved access the banking services they need. In this interview with American Banker, our Founder, Christine Duhaime, of the Digital Financial Institute, says this assumption is wrong, and that some tech advances are already starting to have unanticipated adverse ...

Bots and Banking – Chats with American Banker

Bots and Banking – Chats with American Banker
The Digital Finance Institute joined other experts to discuss the future of artificial intelligence, machine learning and deep learning in financial services with American Banker, in a series of articles: at this link “Bring on  the Bots” at this link “Before AI Runs Amok” at this link “WIll Tech Advances Hurt the Unbanked.” .  

Michelle Obama: “Get a good education; build a country worthy of your promise”

Michelle Obama: “Get a good education; build a country worthy of your promise”
Michelle Obama’s farewell speech today made me think of AI. In a few short powerful statements as she left The White House on her last day, the First Lady said: “Young people, you matter. You belong. Be focused. Be determined. Empower yourself with a good education. Then, get out there and use that education to build a country worthy of your ...