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Toyota and NTT lead research into data centres for connected cars

Toyota and Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT) have announced plans to develop and standardise technology for connected cars. As part of the agreement, the companies will establish next-generation IT and data centre infrastructure to support the enormous amounts of data generated by the emerging market. In an effort to commercialise self-driving cars and encourage… Read More


Hitachi develops AI for real-time people detection and tracking

Researchers at Japanese multinational Hitachi are developing a new image analysis system using artificial intelligence (AI) to detect and track individuals in real-time. The team explained in a news release that the detection software can pick out an individual in real-time by categorising and searching a combination of over 100 external appearance and movement features,… Read More


Google to launch nine new data centres over three new cloud regions

Google has announced that it will initiate three new cloud regions in the U.S., the Netherlands and Canada, involving the creation of a total of nine new data centre builds. The launches will bring the search giant’s total of cloud zones from six to nine, though the company anticipates it will ultimately operate up to… Read More


Hitachi develops AI and wearables to assist manufacturing workers

Japanese manufacturing giant Hitachi has teamed up with a German research institute to develop an artificial intelligence (AI) technology which can recognise workers’ actions in real-time using data collected through wearable devices. Hitachi partnered with a team of Smart Data & Knowledge engineers from the German Research Centre for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) to create an… Read More


‘Drone bees’ could help pollinate crops as natural population declines

Swarms of bio-inspired drones could be called upon to help fertilise wildflowers and crops, as the natural bee population teeters onto the list of endangered species. Around 70% of global crops rely on cross-pollination by bees and other insects. But climate change and a rise in pesticides among other factors have led to an alarming decline in… Read More



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