Analytical agency 2thinknow has published its Innovation Cities Index 2019. The list is topped by New York, which has picked up three points to push last year’s leaders – Tokyo and London – down one place each.
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Hitachi has envisioned how train stations of the future could transform passenger experience with the concept of deploying robots enabled by Artificial Intelligence. The robots would guide passengers to their train and offer real-time information on departures and arrivals. Hitachi unveiled the concept in the UK following its trial elsewhere across the globe.
Waste management is one of the world’s most pressing issues, however Peruza and Dots, two Latvian companies, have created a prototype through the use of AI to increase the efficiency of plastic waste.
Around 2000 participants from over 120 countries around the world attended the Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Good Global Summit in Switzerland between May 28-31 to discuss the latest innovations in AI and how they could be utilized to combat pressing global issues.
Nesta, an innovation foundation, has said that it will invest 250,000 GBP to fund 12 experiments aimed at using artificial intelligence and other technologies combined with human intelligence to “make something that is better than either on its own”.
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