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Added 19 May, 2019

Airbus has begun shore-to-ship trials in Singapore with its Skyways parcel delivery drone. This marks the first time drone technology has been deployed in real port conditions, to deliver a variety of small, time-critical maritime essentials to working vessels at anchorage. The maiden shore-to-ship delivery flight was made to the Swire Pacific...

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Added 12 May, 2019

Germany launched the world's first electrified truck route, using overhead power lines supplied by renewable energy sources to cut emissions significantly. The system designed by Siemens uses similar technology to that seen on electric railways in Europe to connect the hybrid trucks to the power. While operating on electricity the maximum speed...

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Added 2 May, 2019

H&M has launched a tool that lists all suppliers and factories attached to an individual product, giving consumers an unprecedented level of access and transparency to its supply chain. Available on all 47 local H&M websites, a ‘product sustainability’ button on individual product pages displays details on materials, as well as the...

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Added 22 April, 2019

A company has finally become the first to start regular drone deliveries. Wing, which is an off-shoot of Google’s parent company Alphabet, has received approval from Australia’s Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) to start deliveries and is making the service available in three suburbs of North Canberra. Users of the service can place orders...

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Added 2 April, 2019

In China’s biggest cities, restaurants are struggling to satisfy the appetites of customers ordering food delivery through apps on their phones. That’s leading to a booming market for renting kitchen space, without tables, chairs or waiters. One shared kitchen startup, Panda Selected, plans to announce on Friday a $50 million investment from a...

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Added 16 March, 2019

"It typically takes about seven seconds for someone to make a first impression and about five to 15 minutes for a recruiter to make a decision. We want to challenge that," explains Elin Öberg Mårtenzon, chief innovation officer at TNG's office in central Stockholm. The world's first robot designed to carry out unbiased job interviews is being...

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Added 15 March, 2019

Artificial intelligence might be better at reading the body language of a shoplifter than human employees can, as suggested by a surveillance technology adopted in Japan. Tokyo-based startup VAAK has developed an AI software called ‘Vaak Eye’, which claims to spot shoplifters before they’ve taken something from a store. It’s straight out of the...

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Added 14 March, 2019

Staying in Hotel rooms comes with its own set of horrors. What if the bedsheets aren’t washed clean? What if the rooms haven’t been moped for weeks? And even worse, what if the curtains haven’t been dry cleaned for ages? Well, for all you cleanliness freaks out there, there’s good news! Doing away with the need for manual cleaning and thus...

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Added 12 March, 2019

Now in beta, Astrid is an AI-powered assistant for managers of small teams. The bot aims to take care of everything you need to coach and develop your team such as help running productive meetings, setting development goals and handling challenging situations via mentors and coaches. It works by integrating with many of the most popular...

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Added 22 February, 2019

Twiga Foods in Kenya, a platform helping farmers distribute produce to food stalls, partnered with IBM to extend microloans to stall vendors. IBM created a system to help these sellers receive credit scores; a machine learning algorithm analyzes their mobile purchase records and calculates a credit score. The end-to-end lending process is then...