Posts tagged as AI

AI accelerates local drones-for-social good solutions

Picterra and the Flying Labs from WeRobotics have announced a new collaboration. Picterra has added an AI-analytic layer to support the Flying Labs in their mission of accelerating and scaling local drones-for-social good solutions in emerging economies. Flying Labs’ members currently work on a broad and diverse range of projects, from helping farmers set property […]

AI platform launches paid plans

To make the benefits of artificial intelligence accessible to everyone, Picterra developed an online platform that allows users without machine-learning or programming expertise to plug AI into their image analysis and geospatial analytics workflow. What started in June 2018 as a beta version of an AI-powered image analysis platform, turned into a geospatial analytics hub […]

Are ASICs the next big development in AI?

Just as field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) and graphics processing units (GPUs) are beginning to show promise in artificial intelligence (AI), new developments in application specific integrated circuits (ASICs) are challenging to become devices of choice for AI in the future. The uncertainty began when Google announced its second-generation ASICs to accelerate machine learning. But […]

Release of ethics guidelines for trustworthy AI

In April, the European Commission’s High-Level Expert Group on Artificial Intelligence presented their ethics guidelines for trustworthy artificial intelligence. This follows the publication of the guidelines’ first draft in December 2018 on which more than 500 comments were received through an open consultation. According to the guidelines, trustworthy artificial intelligence should be: Lawful – respecting […]

Using satellite imagery and machine learning to protect elephants

African elephants are at risk in the majority of the countries where they live because of poaching. To plan long-term sustainable solutions to the stresses elephants are experiencing, it is necessary to have accurate data on elephant numbers and their geographical range to identify high-risk areas. There are several methods used to conduct elephant surveys, […]

A crash course in AI-driven object detection

Almost every day we hear we can use the superpowers of artificial intelligence (AI) to make work easier, to automate routine tasks, to speed up workflows, increase accuracy and make more money. But what if you are not a machine learning expert? This quick guide outlines the basics of how AI-driven object detection works, and […]

Applied intelligence studio planned for SA mining

Accenture plans to launch a new Applied Intelligence Studio for Mining in Johannesburg. The studio will apply the latest in data science and artificial intelligence technologies with new data sources for real-time co-creation of digital solutions that can help mining companies solve some of their most difficult analytical problems. The studio will bring together leading […]

Collaborative opportunities for high-res land cover products discussed

The First United Nations World Geospatial Information Congress was held in Deqing, Zhejiang Province, China from 19 to 21 November 2018. The Congress was organised by the United Nations through Statistics Division as the UN-GGIM Secretariat (United Nations Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management), in collaboration with the Government of China through the […]