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#BTATechBytes : Bionik’s ARKE Exoskeleton in Clinical Development to Integrate Voice Commands with Amazon’s Alexa

“We are excited to complete the integration of Amazon’s Echo and Alexa into our ARKE exoskeleton, combining the power of Amazon’s voice-activated technologies with our powerful assistive robotic solutions for the next evolution in treating consumer immobility,” Bionik co-founder and COO Michal Prywata said in a news release. “In building ARKE, we had one goal in mind — to empower the user to take back their mobility and regain the ability to complete tasks that the rest of us deem...
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#BTATechBytes – The Smallest Ever Satellite

On June 23, 6 of these smallest ever satellites - known as Sprite - went into low-Earth orbit as secondary payloads on the Latvian Venta and Italian Max Valier satellites carried by an Indian rocket. The Sprite is only 4 grams and looks just like a small 3.5cm square circuit board. Attached to the board are sensors, a low-power transmitter, a microprocessor and a small solar panel. The purpose of this mission is to test how well the Sprite's electronics systems and radio communications...
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#BTATechBytes – Solar panel cleaning robot

At a solar energy farm just outside Budapest in Hungary, a cleaning robot is industriously getting on with today's task. Hundreds of square metres of solar panels are waiting to be cleaned - as quickly and effectively as possible. And without the use of chemicals or any unwanted discharges to the natural environment. The robot is the result of a joint project between Norwegian researchers and the Hungarian company ProDSP Technology. Read more :...
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#BTATechBytes – Researchers have developed energy-absorbing stairs

A group of mechanical and biomedical engineers, along with computer scientists from Georgia Tech and Emory University, have built what they call “energy-recycling stairs” that compress when someone steps downwards onto them, saving energy by dampening the impact. This energy is then returned on the way back up as they rise with the user’s foot as they step up. This can boost a person’s step by up to 37%, the research suggests. Read more :...
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#BTATechBytes – Cybersecurity is a $81.7 billion market

With global malware attacks like WannaCry garnering widespread attention and press coverage, and companies and consumers growing increasingly worried about how security threats are rapidly evolving and diversifying, investors and entrepreneurs alike are seeing big opportunities. “Security is a space where you see a lot of startups,” said Sarah Guo, an investor at Greylock Partners. “Everything is increasingly internet connected and if it’s internet connected, it’s vulnerable....
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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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