News from the fields
An Israeli company BloomX implemented an artificial pollination to boost crop yields at an avocado orchard in Eyal, a kibbutz in central Israel. The firm uses algorithms to predict the optimal time to maximize the efficacy of pollination. The system entails eight drones connected to a platform utilizing AI and machine vision to analyze images of the fruit fed by their cameras. This helps determine not only which fruit is ripe and ready to be picked, but also sugar content and any diseases. The drones use suction to gently pull the fruit off the branch and place it in a bin, with humans needed mainly to oversee their operation. The technology is in use in Israel, the United States, Italy and Chile and works on more than 40 different types of apples, peaches, nectarines, plums, apricots and pears.
Another case from Israel, but from a totally different domain comes from Accyourate, an Italian digital health manufacturer whose smart T-shirt records and monitors vital body signs such as heart rate and breathing patterns. Accyourate has opened a data analysis center in Tel Aviv. The center seeks to use techniques such as machine learning (ML) and deep learning to analyze the extensive longitudinal multi-parametric big data collected by Accyourate’s wearable devices. The goal is to extract patterns and correlations for the development of personalized healthcare strategies, proactive health-related alerts, and medical interventions. Accyourate’s washable e-textile shirt monitors seven body signals — ECG, heart rate, breathing pattern, body temperature, movement, GPS, and body position for fall alerts. The T-shirt is connected to a proprietary AI-driven cloud-based software platform that securely collects, stores, and analyzes vast amounts of data. The data is transmitted to a user’s smartphone or smartwatch.
18 countries have unveiled the first international agreement on how to protect artificial intelligence from irresponsible players. It aims to develop AI solutions that are "inherently safe".
On November 30, the professional IT community GlobalCIO hosted a large-scaled international conference "Global CIO Insights: Digital Transformation with AI". During the event, leading experts shared their practical experience in launching projects utilizing artificial intelligence (AI) and highlighted approaches that helped elevate their companies to new heights.
Voting for projects participating in the "Project of the Year" contest is open. The voting began on December 1st and will continue until January 15th inclusive. The winners will be announced on February 7th, 2024.
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