Brainport Eindhoven has set up the Cyber Weerbaarheid Centrum (CWCB) to help businesses protect themselves from digital espionage and sabotage. It will target especially SMEs working in high-tech industries around the Eindhoven business cluster, and they will be invited to join a collective system for guarding against hacking.Read more
On Wednesday, 9 May, the Smart Port system featuring automatic license plate identification and traffic management will be launched for cars and buses in Terminal D of the Port of Tallinn. Tallink says the check-in area for Tallink passengers with cars with its newly built access gates will from then on be situated in a new location, in the part of the port closer to Kadriorg.
The vehicle traffic management software solution Smart Port will mostly make guiding cars to the ship automated and speed it up: due to the automatic license plate recognition, the drivers who have made a booking beforehand will be directed to the right check-in booth and then the right lane for going on board.Read more
MONTREAL, May 7, 2018 /PRNewswire/ - SPORTLOGiQ, the AI-powered sports analytics company comprised of the world's leading researchers, has officially opened the doors to its Kitchener-Waterloo AI Lab. The company is headquartered in Montreal and has added an office in the Kitchener-Waterloo region, which was named as Canada's fastest-growing tech sector in 2017.
SPORTLOGiQ will have access to top universities, such as the University of Waterloo, where the company already has research collaborations with David Clausi of VIP lab. As well as planning a collaborative research project with Pascal Poupart on theoretical and practical aspects of Reinforcement Learning.Read more
If you Google “Melbourne Sydney rivalry”, an option comes up “song”, and a 2015 story pops up from the Leader-Herald Sun website headlined “10 Great Songs About Melbourne.”
As journalist Caitlin Ryan gushed, you couldn’t compose such a list without a song or two from “the great Paul Kelly”.
“We all know Melbourne is better than Sydney, but in this track from 1985, he nails the divide,” Ryan writes. She then quotes “these classic lines” from Kelly’s song From St Kilda to King’s Cross:Read more
The Intelligent Community Forum (ICF) has named the world’s Top7 Intelligent Communities of 2018. This is the think tank’s 16th annual Top7 list of regions, cities or towns that have gone, in ICF’s words, “from smart city to intelligent community.”
This year’s list includes communities from four nations, with Taiwan contributing three, Canada two communities and Australia and Finland one each. The seven will travel to London in June where one will go on to be named the Intelligent Community of the Year, succeeding Melbourne, Australia, the reigning community.Read more
Drilling out a hole in the skull base requires great precision and often takes many hours, a demanding procedure for a surgeon. Researchers from Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) have developed a surgical robot to take over this task. With sub-millimeter precision, the robot can automatically and safely mill a cavity of the desired shape and dimensions. Jordan Bos received his PhD on 16 April for the robot he designed and built. The robot is expected to perform its first surgery within five years.
Each year, surgeons trepanate more than 100,000 people worldwide, for example to treat infections or cancer, or to place a cochlear implant. This is a delicate task, because they come across quite a few structures that they must avoid, such as motor and sensory nerves, and structures of the inner ear. In addition, bone filings and blood impede the view through the microscope during the procedure. The surgeon must therefore work with extreme concentration, often for hours, in an uncomfortable posture.Read more
Markham, Ont. – Owing to its growing success in Canada, Kubota Canada Ltd. will be moving its operations to a new facility located in Pickering, Ont., by the end of 2019. As part of KCL’s ongoing commitment to deliver high-quality products and top-tier customer service, the new facility will be designed to house its head office and warehouse operations. KCL has continuously operated in Canada from Markham, Ont., since 1975, and this project marks a new opportunity for the brand.Read more
OSHAWA, ON, April 24, 2018 /CNW Telbec/ - Bell today announced an investment of more than $100 million to bring its all-fibre optic network directly to approximately 60,000 homes and business locations throughout the City of Oshawa. Bell fibre will deliver the best Internet, TV and business communications services to Oshawa and further accelerate investment and innovation in one of Ontario's most forward-thinking and innovative urban communities.
Fully funded by Bell, the Oshawa network is part of Bell's plan to deploy all-fibre connections to an additional 1.3 million homes and businesses throughout the GTA/905 region surrounding Toronto and extending to the US border. Earlier this month, Bell turned on its all-fibre Toronto network, which is connecting more than a million locations throughout Canada's largest city.Read more
Edmonton could become a major centre for developing ways to use the artificial intelligence (AI) that will probably drive the world’s next industrial revolution, a top scientists in the field says.
“AI could be well thought of as the leading edge in the second industrial revolution; Edmonton is a leader in the science,” University of Alberta computer science professor Richard Sutton said Tuesday.
“Why can’t we be a player in AI applications?”Read more
Roberto Gallardo is Assistant Director of the Purdue Center for Regional Development and a Purdue Extension Community & Regional Economics Specialist. He holds an electronics engineering undergraduate degree, a master's in economic development, and a Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration. Gallardo has worked with rural communities over the past decade conducting local & regional community economic development, including use of technology for development. He was Founder of the ICF Institute for Rural Studies at Mississippi State University.