How self-driving cars will change the notion of cars

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Owning and driving a car is an important milestone for most people. Many fantasise about driving a dream car, sun rays reflecting on the bonnet and their hair flowing in the wind. But in the coming decades, this image might be relegated to the old Hollywood movies since it is very different from what the future has in store for us. A few years back, people considered the car a precious possession, but today, it is becoming a service thanks to the rise of the self-driving car. …

Getting a job in the world of tomorrow

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Choosing a future career is always a daunting task. Young students try to evaluate their strengths or weaknesses together with their dislikes and likings towards various jobs. They spend months pondering about the pros and cons of one career path against the other with the support of their parents. In the end, they have to make a choice.

This is probably one of the most critical decisions in their life which will mark their future journey. Even though it is not cast in stone, very few then dare to switch jobs. The reasons are various; the availability of time, the…

Opening up the ICT industry for women

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April 22nd is Girls in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) day, but there isn’t much to celebrate since women only make up around 25% of the tech industry. Women are 45% more likely to quit within a year of taking a job, and they lack support to climb the corporate ladder. If we zoom on Europe, only 16.7% of the nearly 8.2 million ICT specialists are women, and on average, they earn 18.9% less than their male counterparts to do the same job. …

A quick look at the robotic side of Law Firms

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Did you ever realise that your next lawyer might be an Artificial Intelligence (AI) system, debating at the speed of light with an AI judge? Well, we’re not quite there yet, so you won’t get legal counsel from your robotic vacuum cleaner any time soon, but things are moving relatively fast.

A few years back, an AI lawyer called LawGeex challenged 20 top US corporate lawyers with decades of experience. The task was relatively simple. They were each given five Non-Disclosure Agreements (standard contracts used in most business deals to establish a confidential relationship). …

A quick summary through the problems faced by AI today

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To err is human and mechanical.

It’s a cold winter day in Detroit, but the sun is shining bright. Robert Williams decided to spend some quality time rolling on his house’s front loan with his two daughters. His wife and mother-in-law lingered in a corner, sipping a warm drink while chatting away. Suddenly, police officers appeared from nowhere and brought to an abrupt halt a perfect family day. Robert was ripped from the arms of his crying daughters without an explanation, and cold handcuffs now gripped his hands. The police took him away in no time! His family were left shaken in disbelief at the scene…

A quick guide to determine whether you should take the plunge or not!

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A quick stroll through the most prominent technological portals seems to share a common theme. Behold, the rise of Artificial Intelligence (AI) is near! By now, everyone heard about AI, everyone uses it in some form or another, but very few understand it. Luckily for us, one does not need to become an AI scientist before benefitting from it. Of course, with this information in hand, business owners are none the wiser since they still have no idea from where to start. …

Medical disruptions…close to home

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The past year brought the world on its knees, yet it also ushered to the door several essential healthcare innovations. Telehealth and remote care became more widely available due to the restrictions imposed by the pandemic.

The strain on our health system meant that the most forward- looking medical institutions had to evolve new capabilities such as voice assistants capable of servicing hundreds of calls, over and above their usual complement. To speed up processing, Artificial Intelligence (AI) blossomed in various healthcare applications, with big data taking on a significant role in the field of predictive analytics.

These innovations are…

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.

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

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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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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. …

Alexiei Dingli

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

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