How Artificial Intelligence is taking over a nearby planet.

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You might be surprised to learn that very close to us, there exists a planet governed by Robots. No human beings live over there. The population is still relatively small, with only five robots on it, but it is growing steadily. This planet is none other than our sister planet Mars.

You might be surprised to learn that very close to us, there exists a planet governed by Robots. No human beings live over there. The population is still relatively small, with only five robots on it, but it is growing steadily. …


A look at the role of auto-pilots in today’s flights

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Photo by Suhyeon Choi on Unsplash

According to the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) in 2018, 4.3 billion people worldwide travelled by plane. This figure shows that more than half of the world’s population took one of the 40 million scheduled flights that year. People feel secure because even though flight accidents still happen, statistically, it is the safest mode of transport in existence at the moment. Passengers are relieved knowing that competent pilots are handling the aircraft, but very few realise or acknowledge the autopilot’s important role.

Some pilots claim that autopilots take care of up to 90% of the flight during regular trips. The…


Reshaping our relationship with the state through technology

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Photo by Katie Moum on Unsplash

A government is a group of people with authority to administer a country. As any other institution, people manage it, and as such, the weakest part of the system is the human element. People get tired, their decisions are not always sound, and as a result, make mistakes. Because of this, governments need a new way of interacting with citizens. A system which provides their people with the services they require but stripped of all the red tape. …


How Artificial Intelligence can assist our elderly in their own homes

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It is a known fact that people live longer these days, and most governments are under pressure to provide more institutional care. But such care is very costly, and most of the time, the demand is much higher than the supply, thus leaving vulnerable people without adequate supervision. Many people are worried because their parents have reached a stage where they cannot live independently, but on the other hand, there’s no space available for the institutional care they can afford. Furthermore, we all know that people prefer to keep living in their community rather than being uprooted and placed in…


The AI’s journey beyond the frontier of creativity

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Photo by Nikola Johnny Mirkovic on Unsplash

Human creativity seems to be the last frontier for Artificial Intelligence (AI). Many people claim that AI is good at various things, it excels way beyond human expectations, but it will be challenging to exhibit creativity. The creative process is still enshrined in mystery. We can use techniques to cultivate innovative thoughts, but in the end, we are not entirely sure how it happens. This lack of understanding regarding our own biological processes makes it hard for scientists to replicate them on a machine. Notwithstanding these limitations, we are not that far in creating innovative masterpieces using AI.


Let’s not waste our time, and choose to use it well throughout our life!

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This pandemic taught us that the most precious resource we have is not wealth but time. All the wealth in the world is useless when faced with death. A healthy lifestyle can maybe prolong our existence, but in the end, we never know when our life will terminate. We all know several cases where people of different ages had a full future ahead of them, but all of their plans fizzled into nothing when they met their fate. The pandemic was a reality check for most of us. It placed us face-to-face with our mortality. …


Fun Hi-Tech Activities for Kids during Christmas

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Photo by Caleb Woods on Unsplash

The world’s population is rising rapidly, and just this year, Father Christmas needs to deliver no less than 2.1 billion presents in one evening. He will fly at a speed of 1280 miles per second and spend one millisecond in each of the 842 million households. Not a simple deed, especially for a man of his age. So how can we all help Santa in this epical feat?


Opinion

Realising how Artificial Intelligence saved us during the pandemic

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Photo by Dai KE on Unsplash

The year of the pandemic was horrible. People lost their lives. Our houses became our prisons, and we had to restrain our social instincts. It was all very surreal, something you only see in Hollywood disaster movies.

However, did you ever stop and wonder how we could survive a pandemic without technology? In particular, Artificial Intelligence (AI)?

Most probably, if we speak about electricity, there is no debate, and we all agree that it is fundamental for our day-to-day life. But AI is a little bit more elusive. Our devices do not specify that an AI lies at the heart…


Many people fall through the support net

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Throughout my past experiences in various roles, I realised that many people who are going through a rough patch, in general, feel stuck in an alley.

When they seek help from those who should be supporting them, some of them find other broken individuals.

Essentially, they are just going around in a vicious circle. Most tragic of all, many of them are so sick and tired that they have lost all hope.

As the blessed Carlo Acutis once said: “We are all born original but many die as photocopies.” …


How transport-innovations can reshape our future

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Photo by Mathew Schwartz on Unsplash

Sounds like the stuff of science fiction but the technology is already available today. At the moment, it’s undergoing heavy testing somewhere in the massive Nevada desert north of Lass Vegas. But for the first time, this new means of transport carried two humans from one place to another at blazing speeds. This technology is the brainchild of the tech-magnate Elon Musk (founder of Tesla and SpaceX) and is known as the Hyperloop.

The Hyperloop is a sort of train which runs through a system of tubes having low air pressure. Since these tubes have virtually no air inside them…

Alexiei Dingli

Professor of #AI at @uniofmalta, @AIMalta, Co-organiser at #GDGMalta

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