5 Key Stories From The Digital Worlds
BY NABYL CHARANIA
- Difficulty — for any investment firm — of accurately predicting a portfolio company’s growth, and how data analytics can change the game.
- “Right now in the industry, when most associates at a private equity firm go to sell [a company], they [just] put ‘12%’ in there. It is a relatively finger-in-the air approach.”
- Noted that one factor slowing down its adoption is that private equity can be a low-velocity business.
- Ensure that its core ride-hailing product is accessible to riders who might be blind or have low vision, and this extension of that work now means its pilot fully autonomous ride-hailing network is available as an option to this group of passengers.
- With more accessible features, including Braille guides for riders of the self-driving vehicles, which provide detailed info about the route the autonomous test cars run in Las Vegas.
- Detail sensors and technology positioned across the car, so riders can be fully informed as they participate.
- Over the past few months, a variety of players — including juggernauts like Nestlé, Carrefour and Starbucks — have reported on their latest blockchain-powered initiatives within the field.
- Traceability is not just the customer’s whim, however, but a crucial component for the industry at large, in which investigations into foodborne illnesses require extra swiftness to prevent human loss.
- Most mainstream and adopted blockchain tracking solution within the field is IBM’s Food Trust, which is based on the Hyperledger Fabric blockchain protocol.
- Waymo is looking for ways to distinguish itself in the cut-throat taxi market, where it must compete with ridesharing apps and other self-driving services as well as traditional taxis and public transport.
- To address this challenge, Waymo is focusing on better amenities to appeal to regular customers.
- Features currently being tested in Waymo vehicles in the greater Phoenix area include free WiFi and music streaming.
- Proof-of-principle glass AI…can distinguish between handwritten single digit numbers…can also recognise, in real time, when a number it is presented with changes – for instance, when a 3 is altered to an 8.
- Works by taking advantage of small bubbles deliberately incorporated into the glass, as well as embedded impurities such as graphene.
- Training the AI involved presenting the glass with different images of handwritten numbers.