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Making wastewater clean
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Making wastewater clean

Artificial Intelligence helps detect toxic substances

European scientists are using photonics to develop a laser system to detect and trace toxic substances in wastewater. Using Artificial Intelligence and machine learning, this system will be able to continuously monitor water in a live setting with no need for sampling or preparation.

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Source: Water Technology
Fragile food systems
FoodICT

Fragile food systems

Accelerating the move to digital technologies

Digital technologies and networks have the ability to help fragile food systems navigate through troubling times. Examples in Peru, Kenya and Uruguay show how collecting, using and analysing massive amounts of machine-readable data can help transform our food systems.

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Source: World Economic Forum
Agriculture and food
FoodICT

Agriculture and food

Pathways and challenges to digitise agrifood

Achieving a food transformation by 2050 is not easy. The “Digitising Agrifood” report looks at the many ways in which digital technologies such as wireless connectivity, the Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence and blockchain can come to the rescue.

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Source: Barilla Center for Food & Nutrition
COVID-19 exposure
HealthICT

COVID-19 exposure

Disinfecting spaces with robots using UV-C light

The threat of spreading COVID-19 persists with every droplet dispersed into the air. A team from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory designed a robotic system that uses UV-C light to disinfect surfaces and neutralize aerosolized forms of the coronavirus.

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Source: World Economic Forum
Sustainable supply chains
FoodICT

Sustainable supply chains

A transparent journey from crop to cup

The coffee industry’s fragmented nature is a big challenge to sustainability in supply chains. As pressure grows on the industry to incentivise sustainable farming, digital tools help achieve the transparency that is needed to develop a sustainable production process.

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Source: Eco-Business
Climate governance
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Climate governance

Blockchain technology to act against climate crisis

As much as the world faces a climate crisis, it also faces a climate governance crisis. We know what must be done, but we don’t know yet how to get there. New mechanisms are needed. Blockchain is one technology that has the potential to boost global cooperation for climate action.

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Source: The Conversation