MWC19 : ZTE Launches AI-based 5G Slicing Solution

“ZTE has unveiled its commercially ready AI-based 5G slicing operation system, CloudStudio, at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2019 in Barcelona. The company claims it is an industry first.

This system introduces the 3A concept: Awareness, Automation, and AI, supporting agile slice deployment, intelligent analysis and rapid self-healing. It simplifies 5G network operation, improving O&M efficiency by more than 30%, and reducing cost of network construction by 20%, an official statement claims.”

Spectre is a new iOS camera app that uses AI to create stunning long exposures

“But Spectre isn’t just about long shutter speeds: it’s using AI and computational photography to produce enhanced long exposures without the usual distractions. The app can completely remove crowds from a scene, which will come in handy if you’re photographing spots that are popular with tourists. It can even clear streets of cars in some scenarios. Check out the video below. Additionally, the app automatically detects evening scenes to create those desired light trails and can easily apply that motion effect to falling water.”

Why You Should Source Foreign Talent for AI, IoT and ML

“Latin American Talent

The convergence of several factors, and the chiseling hand of time, have turned Latin America into a sweet spot when it comes to headhunting. Latin American universities offer a wide range of software related degrees, from undergraduate to doctoral, particularly in Brazil, Argentina and Chile.

R&D in Brazil

Taking a closer look at Brazil, we can point to the São Paulo Research Foundation, or FAPESP, which is a public foundation with the mission to support research projects in higher education and research institutions.

Applied AI in Argentina

In Argentina, the software community has been growing strong both in the industry and academia. In 2015, the International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI) was held there; in 2017, the International Conference on Software Engineering took its turn.

Chile and the IoT

Chile has shown to be particularly fruitful in the development and adoption of the Internet of Things (IoT). The Chilean company Satelnet has been making it possible for its clients to run operations in remote locations in the south of the country, and to access online information even on mobile bases. They can view and control remote cameras or run any production process automatically through satellite technology.”

Fakespot Analyzes Over 3 Billion Online Reviews And Launches New AI Engine

  • “Artificial Intelligence backed data authentication platform Fakespot announced it has surpassed 3 billion reviews analyzed, up 50% from the end of 2017.
  • “Some of the biggest companies in the world are in danger of losing the trust of consumers. When it comes to eCommerce, marketers and advertisers know no boundaries, publishing fake reviews to sway consumers’ purchasing decisions. With Fakespots rapid growth and reach, we hope to change this narrative and bring integrity back to customer reviews.” Saoud Khalifah, CEO of Fakespot
  • Research shows that 91% of people regularly or occasionally read online reviews, and 84% trust online reviews as much as personal recommendations.”

MWC19 Highlights

MWC19 Barcelona – Wednesday highlights

MWC19 Barcelona – Tuesday highlights

MWC19 Barcelona: Monday highlights

MWC19 – Daily Highlights – Sunday

Why NYC is a Great Place to Break into AI

NYC has the highest concentration of AI/ML Jobs in the US

“New York is home to more than 7,000 startups — second in size only to San Francisco. However, when it comes to the concentration of artificial intelligence and machine learning jobs in the market, it looks like NYC even has San Francisco beat. An astonishing 11.6% of job postings on are related to AI and machine learning, compared to San Francisco’s 9.6% (according to research compiled by Bloomberg). If you’re looking for a job in the artificial intelligence space, New York is the perfect spot.”

Mobile World Congress Kicks Off in Barcelona with 5G at the Forefront


AI delivers “actionable intelligence” for the greater good

  • “MWC19: Technology executives have called for the ethical use of artificial intelligence (AI), with Facebook and Alibaba pointing to the potential positive social impact that is promised by AI.
  • With 2.7 billion active users, Facebook has faced scrutiny as a technology platform, a publishers and a proprietor of its users data with eight data centres it employs more than 250 staff that specialise in AI.”

Robots equipped with facial and voice recognition at MWC19

  • “Smart Service Robot from New Era AI Robotic is an Android device focused on customer service. It is designed to welcome and provide information to customers of commercial establishments like, shops or public administration offices.
  • Meanwhile, Robotelf Technologies is introducing the latest version of Robelf, a home security robot. Incorporating surveillance guards and voice, vision and position sensors, its facial recognition technology allows it to detect the presence of strangers inside the home. It can then provide status alerts in real-time to the home owner’s mobile phone.
  • Developed by Nuwa Robotics, Kebbi combines robotics and artificial intelligence. The maker claims its most significant characteristic is the ability to understand body language or teach English or other subjects like programming. The device is able to recognise the face and voice of each member of the family allowing it to receive orders.”