Data analytics and AI progress in China, plans to dominate the market by 2030

Bloomberg, 14 Aug 2017 Xu Li’s software scans more faces than maybe any on earth. He has the Chinese police to thank. Xu runs SenseTime Group Ltd., which makes artificial intelligence software that recognizes objects and faces, and counts China’s biggest smartphone brands as customers. In July, SenseTime raised $410 million, a sum it said was the largest single round for …

Wait! What jobs will be safe from robots?

An excerpt from The Guardian, June 2017 Ford, the futurist, classifies resilient jobs in three areas. The first is jobs that involve “genuine creativity, such as being an artist, being a scientist, developing a new business strategy”. Ford notes: “For now, humans are still best at creativity but there’s a caveat there. I can’t guarantee you that in 20 years …

Smart City projects need long term vision and to serve the people personally

By Dan Swinhoe, IDG Connect, 19 June 2017 Depending on which expert, analyst, or guidebook you read, there are more than 100 different definition of what constitutes a “Smart City” is and what it should do. Is it about local government services all being available online? Is it about implementing sensors for things such as lighting, parking, and pollution across …

AI: Replacing managers with automated decision-making saves time and eliminates emotional volatility says world’s largest hedge fund

Bridgewater Associates has a team of engineers working on a project to automate decision-making to save time and eliminate human emotional volatility. See article in The Guardian, below.   This has an interesting connection to the weather and also air pollution.  The Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review and medical researchers had already previous reported that air pollution from fossil fuel …