#Innovation – Investment Decisions Using Machine Learning
Venture Capital investment decisions in U.S. startups are predicted with 80% accuracy using machine learning algorithms developed by Hone Capital to analyzing data patterns combined with investors’ recommendations.
Typical investment range $100K to $200K on startups.
There is a shortage of 50,000 truck drivers and automation may help attract younger candidates to become professional drivers because semi-autonomous trucks make it easier and less exhausting to drive a vehicle.
From El Paso, Texas to Palm Spring, California via I-10 W highway semi-autonomous trucks are hauling products without the driver’s intervention. Only in case of emergency, the driver will take control of the truck. It’s a 650 mile route, and the trucker just has to sit behind the steering wheel and let the truck do the rest.
John Rossman in his book “The Amazon Way on IoT” writes about the obstacles for innovation and shows that implementing the Internet of Things (IoT) is a challenge for most companies because of the vested interest of some stakeholders in the status quo.
New 20 megapixel cameras on the top of imaging cars will produce higher contrast images of the streets around the world. And HD cameras will allow artificial intelligence software for image recognition to better indicate the names of businesses and streets in the maps. Also, people using 360-degree cameras will be able to contribute to upgrading the street maps.
There are two circumstances that lead to arrogance:
One is when you're wrong and you can't face it;
the other is when you're right and nobody else can face it.
American poet and philosopher
According to the last report dated 9/25/2017 of International Data Corporation (IDC) on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Cognitive Systems (natural language processing and machine learning), global spending is growing exponential since 2016. The total estimated figure will reach $57.6 Billion in 2021.
Retail and banking will be the industries with major investment in these technologies.
Li-Fi technology replaces radio frequency bi-directional communications from your Wi-Fi router by using light modulated fluorescent tubes or LED lamps similar to the LED lights already in use at the workplace or at home.
Light pulses issued from the digital data of a text message, video or email modulates the Light Emitting Diode (LED). The rate of change of the LED light is so fast that although now it contains a digital signal the lights are not flickering and the modulation is not perceived by the naked eye.
It increases the speed of uplink/downlink wireless transmission (download a video, Skype video call) between the server and a laptop computer, tablet, or smartphone providing an extremely high bandwidth. It can also protect the communication from eavesdropping if the light source is contained inside the building.
The headquarters of Microsoft in Paris and other companies already are using Li-Fi communications.
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#Innovation – What county in Florida has been hit by more hurricanes: Monroe, West Coast or Miami-Dade, East Coast?
Robert Allison an expert in custom graphs with SAS has prepared an innovative map based on the data available from the NOAA’s National Hurricane Center website.
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The temperature of the World Ocean has a major impact on rainfall: The warmer the surface of the ocean the stronger the tropical storms and cyclones (hurricanes, typhoons) across the globe.
Expendable Bathythermograph (XBT) is a probe used since 1955 for ocean thermal profile observations at different depth in the ocean.
Using data provided by XBT probes and innovative Argo profiling floats, Levitus et alt. published a research article updated in 2012, which unveiled a substantial increase in Ocean Heat Content (OHC) since 1955 to 2010.
The relevance of Levitus’ research, led the scientific community to thoroughly analyze the 1955-2010 series of XBT data and methods used to measure the temperature of the World Ocean.
The Science Workshop held in Tokyo in October 5-7, 2016 concluded that it was more accurate to use the corrected XBT data series published by Chen et alt. in 2016 and that Ocean Heat Content (OCH) should be a fundamental metric to assess models.
The following figure depicts an OCH long term trend since 1970 to 2010 showing a very revealing fact: All the oceans are warming.
The increase of temperature provides additional energy to monster storms that hit U.S.A., India, China and other countries.
So what to do?
The construction code in South Florida, U.S.A. had significant changes after hurricane Andrew in 1992, so new buildings were prepared to withstand hurricane force winds.
Also in places near rivers or in the beach such as in the State of Louisiana, U.S.A. prone to flash flooding or coastal storm surges, some houses are built on elevated stilts or platforms.
Any patient’s immune system has T cells that can be extracted to be genetically modified in the laboratory. They are then infused back into the blood stream to start seeking for cancer cells unique to the patient and destroy them.
This new method tested on a girl diagnosed with leukemia may be the innovative therapy awaited for many patients suffering from leukemia or lymphoma.
She was treated with the new revolutionary immunotherapy approach after all other treatments had failed, and completely cured from leukemia.
Doctors in U.S.A. are now considering more cancer patients to try this revolutionary therapy.
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