Agricultural insurance is an increasingly important safety net against production losses from weather and climate shocks. Index insurance using geospatial data and real-time analytics has been one of the most important (and popular!) research topics in our community.
In this end-of-year special/spatial webinar, jointly organized by the CGIAR Platform for Big Data in Agriculture and the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), four pioneering colleagues present applications of digital innovations for index-based agricultural insurance products.
1. Remote sensing for agriculture resilience: Linking insurance and technology – Murali Krishna Gumma (ICRISAT). Murali presents a series of innovative mesoscale insurance products using radar and optical remote sensing imagery in India
2. Eyes on the ground: Using smartphone images and ML for crop monitoring – Berber Kramer (IFPRI). Berber presents field-level monitoring for crop insurance using smartphone images.
3. Underwater – Loss, flood insurance: evidence and potential at the global scale – Giriraj Amarnath (IWMI). Giriraj will present a new flood insurance program that can be applied on a global scale.
4. Can technological advances lead to the ”perfect” index insurance design? – Aniruddha Ghosh (Alliance Bioversity-CIAT). Ani will present the latest technological advances that can contribute to the development of a “perfect” index insurance design.
The four presentations are followed by a moderated panel discussion to discuss where more research is needed to promote climate-resilient food, water, and land systems.
Unchainet – Heterogeneous Platform for DApp Development
Unchainet is an international, heterogeneous, transparent, secure and decentralized cloud platform designed for successfully executing your workloads, web services and digital products. With a blockchain layer for security and node grading and management, Unchainet is the next evolution in cloud computing. Cloud 2.0
Wealth Management for 2018: Top Technology Trends
As the wealth industry keeps continuing their discussion about we should be creating a future-ready platform for wealth management, and suggest an advising model that is hybrid in nature, we are failing to notice the emerging technology trends. Trends that make us believe that wealth management is not a destination but a journey. Yes, we believe that ‘Hybrid Advice Model’ is the new and upcoming wave for wealth management.
Hybrid Cloud Operations With RPA – The Relevance and Benefits
Convergence of Robotic Process Automation (RPA) with new age technologies such as Cloud has unlocked many innovative possibilities. Enterprises have to continue the use of legacy systems due to different strategic reasons ranging from those being vendor/client preferred or inherited from mergers & acquisitions or simply because the cost of migration is beyond budget. Here RPA brings all legacy systems on the same plane as ERPs and acts as the greatest leveler with RPA-on-Cloud simply taking this technology to the next level. Though Cloud is looked at with some skepticism, the risks can be easily mitigated by using forward-looking technologies available today. Let us see how this hybrid framework is relevant in a dynamically changing business ecosystem.
What Is AI? And Why Is It Important?
Artificial Intelligence makes it feasible for machines to comprehend or learn from experience, adjust to different inputs and conduct human-like work. The most recent example of AI is the self-driving cars which entirely rely on profound learning and natural language processing. Some movies and science fiction novels have displayed AI as human-like robots that expropriate or rule over the world, but the recent advancement of AI technologies is not that terrifying- or relatively smart.
The Relevance and Advantage of Technology in Our Daily Life
The mistaken belief of using technology is that it encourages laziness, but in fact, it is the way we use the technology which determines if we fail or succeed. Technology does not drive one to be innovative, opportunity does.
How Artificial Intelligence Will Impact Our Everyday Life
Let’s take a look at the various ways we can understand the impact of artificial intelligence in everyday life. AI has become deeply ingrained in our everyday lives and that will only intensify in the coming decades, as more and more companies shall join hands. We can find applications of artificial intelligence (AI) pretty much everywhere. Find out more..Dive into the blog here…
How to Be a Blogger
How can I start a blog, How to Create a Blog Site are a very relevant question and this post shows the answer and explains step by step process on how to create a Blog.WordPress is the CMS mostly used for blogging and there are a number of good plugins available free and paid in WordPress to increase the functionality of the blog site. Here I recommend Bluehost web hosting for any blogger because it provides a free SSL lifetime for WordPress websites and a good support as well.
Reasons Why Patents Are Important for Any Invention
A patent is a form of incorporeal right. It is the granting of property rights by a sovereign authority to an inventor. This means that the grant gives exclusive rights of the invention, its process, and design to the creator for a specific period – in exchange for a particular reveal of the invention.
The Best SLAM Solution for Robots Is Here
Before getting into the best solution, the first and foremost things to see are the definition of SLAM and its applications. The full form of SLAM is simultaneous localization and mapping. It is a method, a part of the robots’ artificial intelligence, that helps them create maps and navigate around.
3 Tips to Learn Data Science the Easy Way
There is no doubt that there is a huge demand for data scientists. In the United States, professionals make more than $113,000 a year. Therefore, if you gain experience in this department, you can make tons of money.
Prototype Technology Must Stay Up To Date
Product developers know that they need to engage in a close exchange with the producers at all times for prototypes of their PCBs to ensure that they are producible as planned. Exotic or highly innovative requirements quickly reach the limits of feasibility, since the production lines are not designed for certain prototypes or demands. Becker & Müller Schaltungsdruck GmbH from Kinzigtal in the Black Forest know this, of course.
3 Reasons Why Crm Systems Becomes Liability After a Couple of Years
A CRM purchase is an important decision an organization makes to grow its business and need to live with it for years to come. Focusing on the real data and analytics related capabilities of a CRM system will go a long way in ensuring it continues to provide value in long run.
All You Need to Know About the Concept of Darknets
Darknets refer to open network that is programmed in C or CUDA. It is one of the software that is used legally and easily. The source of the network can be accessed on Github as well.
E-Mail Associated Crimes?
E-mail has fast emerged as the world’s most preferred form of communication. Billions of e-mail messages traverse the globe daily. Like any other form of communication, e mail is also misused with the aid of criminal factors. the ease, speed and relative anonymity of e mail has made it a powerful tool for criminals. some of the major e mail related crimes are: 1. e mail spoofing A spoofed e mail is one that appears to originate from one source but has actually emerged from another source. Falsifying the name and / or e mail address of the originator of e mail usually does e mail spoofing. typically to send an e mail the sender has to enter the following information: e mail address of the receiver of e mail e mail address(es) of the person(s) who will receive a copy of e mail (referred to as CC for carbon reproduction) e mail address(es) of the person(s) who will receive a copy of e mail (referred to as CC for carbon copy, but whose identities will not be known to the other recipients of af
15 Best Practices to Protect Your Website From Malware & Cyber-Hacking
As hackers grow faster, more numerous, and more effective, many companies are struggling to protect their websites from cyber-threats. While some attacks present only minor threats like a slow website, many attacks result in severe repercussions such as major theft of confidential data or indefinite website failure due to ransomware. With that in mind, here are 15 best practices your IT department should be leveraging to protect your organization from malware and cyber-hacking.