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Monthly Archive for: ‘July, 2017’

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#BTATechBytes – Real Questions About Artificial Intelligence in Education

Don’t doubt it: Machine learning is hot—and getting hotter. For the past two years, public interest in building complex algorithms that automatically “learn” and improve from their own operations, or experience (rather than explicit programming) has been growing. Call it “artificial intelligence,” or (better) “machine learning.” Such work has, in fact, been going on for decades. Read more :...
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#BTATechBytes – The Impact of Big Data on Banking and Financial Systems

Today, most banking, financial services, and insurance (BFSI) organizations are working hard to adopt a fully data-driven approach to grow their businesses and enhance the services they provide to customers. Like most other industries, analytics will be a critical game changer for those in the financial sector. Though many BFSI organizations are beginning to disrupt their analytics landscapes by gathering immense volumes of data assets, these companies are at varying levels of Big Data...

Kazakhstan, Malaysia plant seeds for green Islamic finance

Astana is building on its strong bilateral ties with Kuala Lumpur to nurture the growth of a Shariah compliant green financial system. Having already won the support of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the government of Finland to assist Kazakhstan to become a regional hub for green finance, Astana International Financial Center (AIFC) now has the backing of technology financier Malaysia Debt Ventures (MDV) to develop both green and Islamic finance. Under a newly...

MDV TO STRENGTHEN ISLAMIC AND GREEN FINANCING WITH ASTANA INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL CENTRE (AIFC)

ASTANA, July 19 (Bernama) -- Malaysia Debt Ventures Berhad (“MDV”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Minister of Finance Inc. had yesterday inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MOUs) with Astana International Financial Centre Authority (“AIFC”) during the Islamic Green Financing Week at the Malaysia Pavilion Astana Expo 2017 in Astana, Republic of Kazakhstan. MDV was represented by its Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, YBhg Datuk Md Zubir Ansori Yahaya and AIFC was...
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#BTATechBytes – Airless Bicycle Tire by Bridgestone

Bridgestone has revealed a new “airless” bicycle tire that it plans to put on sale by 2019. Bridgestone’s airless tires use a series of rigid plastic resin spokes to help a wheel keep its shape as it rolls, instead of an inflatable inner tube that can puncture and leak. Read more : http://www.bridgestone.com/corporate/news/2017041701.html
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#BTATechBytes – Driverless high-speed trains

France’s national rail service hopes to have autonomous trains in operation by 2023, with sensors used to trigger automatic braking on its high-speed lines. According to reports from FranceInfo, plans are in place to develop and roll out the so-called “drone trains” between Paris and southern parts of the country on the country’s SNCF national train network. Read more :...
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#BTATechBytes : France’s Startup Megacampus, Station F

Station F, the startup megacampus that just opened in Paris is the effort of French billionaire Xavier Niel, who spent hundreds of millions of euros to purchase and transform the building into a sort of central hub for the French tech ecosystem with Roxanne Varza at the helm. Parts of the building are managed by Station F’s partners, such as Facebook, Zendesk, Vente-Privée, HEC, Microsoft, etc. Those big tech companies pick young startups to come and work at Station F and collaborate with...
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#BTATechBytes – Here’s how quantum technology is being used to detect fake merchandise

Fake goods have become a huge problem in recent years but scientists may have a solution that could make counterfeiting a thing of the past using quantum technology. The researchers at Lancaster University’s tech start-up Quantum Base have come up with a graphene-based identity tag that is completely unique and can be scanned using a smartphone. Read more :...
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#BTATechBytes – France to ban sales of petrol & diesel vehicles

The France’s Environment Minister, Nicolas Hulot announced that the country plans to ban sales of petrol and diesel vehicles by 2040. The announcement is part of measures to be taken by newly elected President Emmanuel Macron as he plans to make the country carbon neutral by 2050. Read more :...
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#BTATechBytes- Self-driving supermarket with holographic assistant

A self-driving supermarket that can bring itself to you 24 hours a day is being developed by a Swedish start-up. Developed by Stockholm-based Wheelys, the Moby Mart mobile store is run entirely using artificial intelligence and sensors, is entirely staffless, and enables visitors to scan items they want to buy with their smartphone. Read more :...
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