ARTICU ao Intelligence and Robotics saving the Planet
Insites from the Tata Communications sponsored 2016 CEO Summit, with the theme “Artificial intelligence meets emotional intelligence”.
Inspired by Oliver Pickup Daily Telegraph (UK)
Infrastructure of next-generation telecoms, power and agriculture systems need to be built in 3rd World Countries , providing consistent and secure global connectivity to the 4b people who have not got mobile connectivity
Vinod Kumar, chief executive of Tata Communications and host of the summit, praised the China-led One Belt, One Road project. It aims to develop a strategy and framework focusing on connectivity and co-operation among 65 countries. “It will connect 60pc of the world’s population, and is estimated to add $2.5trn to those countries in the next decade,” said Mr Kumar, whose company is currently building India’s first-ever IoT network, which will underpin many AI applications in the country.
(Ik Insite:- Not only will it help the third world population – but will bring into the grid an extra 2b potential consumers and (through elearning) educated minds to add value to the planet. )
Some insights from New York Entrepreneur – Jack Hidary, who moderated a session
- the technology needed to revolutionise inefficient, ineffective food and healthcare systems in developing countries is within grasp and can be implemented now helping the 2b people that are going hungry with a need for medical attention.
- Soon we could expect instant medical advice and prescriptions from ‘smartphone laboratories’
- Technologies such as GPS have increased the yield in developed countries but have not yet been widely used in developing countries. Now we can level that playing field with smartphones and access to the cloud
- “The ability to increase the yield of farmland under tillage in developing countries is a mission-critical challenge. I see that as within reach using these technologies. We already have autonomous drones for agriculture, for both shooting seeds into the ground, and fertilising.” In India, Tata Rallis, an internet of things (IoT) project, uses drones to administer pesticides. The aim is to harness data, such as crop health and soil conditions, to boost output.
- Drones are able to pick fruits, almonds and other kind of foodstuffs that are difficult to collect for humans. Drones are cheap – about $100 (£75) – and could be used by communities for farming and other tasks, and don’t have to be owned by one person.
- Smartphones are now more widely used by people in developing countries. Soon we could expect instant medical advice and prescriptions from “smartphone laboratories” (Casinos n point – providing hairlip surgery via trained local technicians guided by surgeons in USA
- Prediction – A device that attaches to a smartphone could take samples of blood, saliva and urine – It would tell the patient if they had diseases as serious as zika, cholera or ebola.
- AI could speed that process and save many lives. There would be no need to send samples to a lab to the (usually unequipped and under-resourced local hospital , which could take weeks. There could be an immediate analysis and a prescription issued. Often the solution would be just a few pills or an injection, getting to the person to care – sending them medicine by a drone or isolating them.
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Posted on November 5, 2017