Big data can help end poverty

A new mapping technique that harnesses big data is being developed to transform the ability of governments and aid organisations to tackle extreme poverty. The research, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates ...

Machine learning startups to Google

(USA) Four startups applying machine learning (ML) to "important challenges in the healthcare industry" are the first to join the Google Developers Launchpad Studio. The initiative is based in San Francis...

Mobility revolution gathers pace

Transportation - like all industries - is undergoing a tech-led transformation. Whether by land, sea or air, technologies are driving the mobility revolution and redefining what it means to get from A to B. ...

Early warning system for earthquakes

A team of international scientists has shown how machine learning systems can provide an early warning for earthquakes. The researchers from Boston University, the University of Cambridge and Los Alamos Nati...

Robot rolls like humans

(USA) MIT engineers have developed a 'socially aware' autonomous robot that can navigate naturally in human environments. They trained a robot using machine learning technology to make it capable of mak...

Google targets AI startups

Google has launched a new platform for artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning startups. Building on its Google Developers Launchpad mentoring programme, this latest venture will provide young comp...

What’s next?

“It is possible to imagine, by 2050, the capacity to innovate will have become the only source of competitive advantage,” wrote Kristel Van der Elst, co-founder & CEO of the Global Foresight Group. So wh...

Nurturing next generation technologies

(SWITZERLAND) Thomson Reuters has launched a startup accelerator in Switzerland to support young companies pioneering the next wave of game-changing technologies. The Thomson Reuters Labs™ – The Incubator...

Security robots ‘to keep offices safe’

(USA) An innovative California-based startup has developed an indoor security robot that interacts with employees and works alongside human guards. Cobalt's robots are "designed to work alongside human gu...