Learning about “expand Connectivity” in India

Written by Michelle Erdin

Connectivity goes hand in hand with accessibility and plays a central role for the progressing globalization. Especially in Bangalore, Focus India witnessed many different state-of-the-art technological innovations. India is believed to be a 1 trillion-dollar economy because of its biggest market of mobile traffic globally. In fact, for many Indians, being connected via a mobile phone to the world has become a crucial part of their everyday life. We are pleased to share with you some of our most memorial experiences.

Accenture‘s IoT solutions

Smart buildings, smart bins, smart parking, precision farming, transit automation were some of the most-advanced solutions Accenture showed us in their exemplary Innovation Hub in Bangalore. Special transit automation provides truck drivers with personalised cards to more easily and faster transit through cities. Smart building enables owners to manage building maintenance more efficiently and sustainably. For smart precision farming a fully-functional miniature farm was on display, showing how soil dryness can be assessed with sensors to plan water usage more responsibly, as well as the more precise and effective use of pesticides. For all these solutions, Accenture has collaboration zones with designated teams to continuously work on these innovations.

Cisco‘s involvement in smart city projects

Cisco is working with several partners to enable smart solutions to manage lightening, safety, urban mobility, the environment, parking and waste management in cities. To interlink all these different smart city components, Cisco has developed a tool called Cisco Kinetic that supports the government and companies to get the right IoT data to the right application at the right time.

How LinkedIn is utilising AI and ML technologies to make content more meaningful

As professionals and students, you may know of some of LinkedIn’s products – people you may know suggestions, the news feed, job recommendations, e-learning site or recruiter search. For all these products Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning is used. With algorithms, LinkedIn can remove bad content and leverage good content, while enabling machines to continuously improve content for its users. For instance, user flagging such as “hide this post” or “report this post” trains the machine with what individual users find relevant or irrelevant. One of the challenges LinkedIn and other social media platforms face is fact checking. Fake news can still not be identified on a fully-automated basis. Nonetheless, collaboration with other social media providers takes place to develop better solutions.