and helps achieve transparency in the food supply chain

Despite a growing interest in automated processes across industries, agriculture remains one of the sectors with a great dependency on manual labor. What is particularly interesting to see is that the 2020 economic downtime, brought by Covid, has not affected agtech investment, according to Forbes (2021).

Let’s see how AI-powered machines can upgrade an industry on the example of agriculture and food processing industries.

Optical Sorting


Will 4 years be enough to make 3D social media normal?

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How predictions are made?

In experimental research, a prediction is usually an if/then record. Scientists forecast the outcome of a future event based upon a pattern of evidence, experience or knowledge.

When it comes to technological forecasting, it is slightly different. It aims at predicting new technologies and techniques based on previous experiences, opportunities, current tech research and existing innovations.

Pew Research Center (2021) examined how experts think a new normal will look like in 2025 and found out that technology enhancements are one of the significant changes a notable portion of their respondents have forecasted. …


Robots fashion show sounds pretty interesting

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Similar to the recent noticeable acceleration of the digital transformation in many industries, the pandemic has largely stimulated the fashion tech sector. Designers and retailers had to adjust fashion items, the supply chains, and also their physical stores to better address the customers’ lifestyle and make the shopping experience easier.

To create this article, I have used several social listening tools to look for trends and innovations in the fashion industry (that I find futuristic) and that several stores and brands are already implementing.

Virtual Outfits


And how it benefits retailers

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Have you heard of a so-called ‘post-Covid economic boom’, predicted by many famous media outlets such as The Guardian and the Economist? While this might be true (I’m not an economic expert), what we can already see is that the pandemic has changed consumer habits for a long time ahead, making them more digital.

In the report called The State of Fashion 2021, McKinsey & Company identified 3 categories and 10 themes that will be decisive for the fashion business in 2021. It is interesting to see that one of those critical themes — digital sprint — is deeply connected…


Personal Development

Because what’s important is the human touch.

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Automation, in tandem with the COVID-19 recession, is creating a ‘double-disruption’ scenario for workers.

(World Economic Forum, 2020)

And also for business owners.

No matter if you are currently employed, looking for a job, already have a start-up or a side hustle or you’re just going through some ideas — your skills are an investment. And like any other asset, it requires thorough research and a peek at the future.

It will allow you to see the current situation in different industries, the experts’ predictions, and the potential gaps. …


and what does it mean for us as consumers?

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It’s hard to find an industry that was not affected by COVID-19. In the food production industry, the disruption was particularly seen in the food supply chain. The pandemic has not only caused panic-infused stockpiling consumer behavior but it also, though not equally, challenged different stages in the food supply chain in farm production, food processing, logistics and final demand.

The COVID-19 food supply disruption has made people more aware of the origin, quality of the food they consume and of the values behind the product and, according to Forbes, AI can ensure transparency and safety at every stage of…


Everybody comes to Hollywood — AI as well

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“The possibilities for artificial intelligence in business are almost endless” — Hopkins, 2020

And we can see the demonstration of that in almost every industry.

Already in 2017, 83% of businesses believed that AI is a focus priority for their business strategy.

Today, the number of industries that are not only testing, but already successfully implementing AI systems is rapidly growing. By automating various repetitive tasks and quickly analysing large amounts of data, AI has provided multiple benefits in many industries.

In the visual entertainment sector, AI is widely used to analyze the user’s interests and activity on the platform…


Technology

and providing people with some time to prepare

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When I was 8 years old, I remember my older sister has taught me that if at night the sky is clear and you can see stars, the next day will be sunny. I was following this simple weather forecasting technique since then. Sometimes successful, sometimes not. But yes, I’ve noticed the pattern.

This is one of the ways sailors used to predict the weather. This particular prediction works on observations and finding certain distinctive characteristics of the same event.

When it comes to professional meteorological research, the collected data is much wider than 1 variable (clear night sky). Experts…


Artificial Intelligence

can AI guide us through our lives?

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In 2021, Mental health is one of the trending subjects. The pandemic has brought us many undesirable consequences not only to our daily routine but also to our mindset. Different people experience different psychological after-effects they have never had before. It could be a new obsession with keeping everything clean or some other issues that we all had to face at a different scale. Some habits that we acquired during the last year like washing hands or give away banknotes forever — bring no harm. …

Elena Beliaeva-Baran

A Copywriter at HPE💚 #AIforGood #TechForGood

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