Graeme Thickins

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Autonomous drones can now almost 'see in the dark' with this new camera

The research was partly funded by Darpa for military and civilian use.<p>A research team from the University of Zurich, Switzerland, has developed a …

Drones

Cape Hatteras Surfer Found Dead With Surfboard Still Attached to Ankle

The Outer Banks Kill Devil Hills area a few years back. A 66-year-old man was pulled dead from the water nearby. Photo: Mickey McCarthy<p><b>On Thursday</b> …

Outer Banks

Companies need to stop AI-washing their products

As I think about the parallels between Artificial Intelligence (AI) and technologies that have had an impact on their marketplaces, I often come back to the analogy of hybrid and electric cars. People who buy those cars may have a basic understanding of how the technologies work, but most tend to …

Artificial Intelligence

Drone Investing Could be the Next Big Thing

By Brian O'Connell InsuranceNewsNet<p>If you think having a drone land on your front step with a piping hot pepperoni pizza is a great idea, then maybe, …

Drones

Nathan Oldfield Is a School Teacher Who Makes Surf Films You Don’t Just Watch, You Feel

<b>It’s an interesting time to be a surf enthusiast these days.</b> Web clips are a dime a dozen – especially as you scroll through your favorite social …

Education

Autonomous delivery drone network set to take flight in Switzerland

Matternet has long used Switzerland as a testing ground for its delivery drone technology, and now it's ramping things up a notch. The company has revealed plans to launch the first permanent autonomous drone delivery network in Switzerland, where its flying robot couriers will shuttle blood and …

Drones

New startup Doctella aims to help hospitals build their own apps

Billed as a "digital health studio," the newly-launched Doctella aims to help healthcare organizations develop patient-facing apps quickly, easily …

Medical Technology

Worth a Surf?

I wasalreadystruggling with my time management. Work was full on and littered with deadlines, the children had grown to the stage when school sports …

Surfing

Why Data Will Decide Which Companies Are Here in 100 Years -- The Motley Fool

The abundance of data in the information age provides companies with an overwhelming competitive advantage, but it requires the help of AI to make …

Stocks

Possibly the Most Important Surf Film of Our Lifetimes

Have we been doing this surfing thing wrong all along?<p>This video came out a few weeks back, and I can’t believe it just now came across our screens. …

Surfing

Infinium rolls out World’s first autonomous indoor stock-taking drone system - sUAS News - The Business of Drones

Infinium Robotics, an award-winning robotics start-up that develops autonomous solutions in Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), is developing Infinium …

Drones

Infographic – Drones: Reporting for Work

Why drones have an economic potential that is too large to ignore

Watch These Rockaway Beach Surfers Take on Hurricane Irma's Ocean Surge

While the Rockaways definitely have a thriving surf culture and a food scene to go with it, the beach is not known for the biggest waves. With the …

Hurricane Irma

How Big Is The Drone Job Boom?

A billion in venture capital this year and deregulation are fueling a hot job market.<p>For the first time in history, investments in drones--those buzzy airborne gadgets that used to be called UAVs--have crossed a billion dollars. $1.2 billion has already been invested in unmanned aerial tech in 2017 …

Drones

Meet the Twitter mafia in health and fitness-tech

Twitter alums are taking over the health-technology sector.<p>A LinkedIn search revealed that more than 20 former Twitter employees are now at health, …

Health Care

Odd delivery drone design carries cargo while keeping it safe

Why it matters to you<p>As delivery drones become more commonplace, this new design may help keep packages safe and secure on transit.<p>Researchers at …

Drones

A Bodyboarder and a Surfer Joined Forces to Score Slabbing Ireland

<b>Isn’t it grand when to mortal enemies squash their issues and join forces?</b> For some dumb reason, asshole surfers and spongers have had a hate on for …

Surfing

Drone Companies Are Doing More Storm Damage Assessment in the Wake of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma

With hundreds of billions of dollars in damage to homes across Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, storm damage assessment is becoming a bigger part of the business models behind drone companies<p>Days after Hurricane Harvey's wind, rain, and flood waters overtook Houston, drone …

Drones

Amazon Is Scouring the Globe for AI Talent -- The Motley Fool

Artificial intelligence underlies many of Amazon's business processes and represents a huge area of investment. With availability to those schooled …

Stocks

Red, White, and Wave-Pool Blue

International teams from ISA World Surfing Games stop by The Cove<p>Surfing is slotted and set for an oceanic debut in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, but the …

Olympics

How the Apple Watch Could Change How We Treat Heart Disease

The new Apple Watch Series 3 gives users more real-time information about their heart than ever, and Apple hopes that it will also be able to alert …

Smartwatches

The iPhone of Drones Is Being Built by This Teenager

With the millions he's raised, his flagship product might become one of the most game-changing drones in the air.<p><b>His drone,</b>he believes, will be revolutionary. It will come equipped with artificial intelligence so it can recognize faces and objects and pick them out in a crowd; it will help police …

Drones

Let Chicagoans enjoy the surf

During Chicago’s brief summer swimming season, rare north winds bring outstanding body-surfing waves to our shoreline. In its infinite wisdom, the city frequently declares the water off-limits to us hoi polloi because of hazardous surf. A safe, cautious approach, to be sure, especially when …

Beaches

Delivery Drones Are Saving Lives in Rwanda and Tanzania | Backchannel

<b>Tech visionaries may tantalize us</b> with visions of instant gratification via drone delivery, but Silicon Valley has yet to deliver on such promises. …

Drones

The Future Of Big Data | Articles | Big Data

The last five years have seen tremendous advances in our ability to collect and analyze data, with many organizations entering the higher echelons of …

Big Data

Everyone 'severely underestimates the impact of AI' — here's why Nvidia could soar to $250 (NVDA)

Not enough people are talking about artificial intelligence.<p>At least, that's the thinking behind Evercore's massive price target increase for Nvidia on Friday. The firm upgraded their price target for Nvidia from $180 to $250, implying that Nvidia should be worth about $45 billion more than its …

Artificial Intelligence

Who Will Build the Health-Care Blockchain? - MIT Technology Review

There are 26 different electronic medical records systems used in the city of Boston, each with its own language for representing and sharing data. …

Bitcoin

Artificial intelligence pioneer says we need to start over

In 1986, Geoffrey Hinton co-authored a paper that, four decades later, is central to the explosion of artificial intelligence. But Hinton says his …

Artificial Intelligence

Best Surf Towns In America 2017, No. 6: San Clemente, CA

The best places in the U.S. to eat, sleep, work, and shred<p><i>If, as Leo Tolstoy once wrote in Anna Karenina, "All happy families are alike…," then all</i> …

California

AMA demands EHR overhaul, calls them 'poorly designed and implemented'

Primary care physicians spend more than half of their workday typing data on a computer screen and completing other EHR tasks, according to new …

Medical Technology