Your Canadian Geospatial Briefing for August 6th: LeddarTech Defends its LiDAR Patent; MDA Plays a Key Role in Advancing Artificial Intelligence Technologies for Agriculture; AI could help future farmers win competitions; Canada joins intelligence allies to keep 5G networks free from government control
In December 2015, LeddarTech challenged Phantom Intelligence due to illegal use of its LiDAR sensing technology. The settlement was agreed upon during court-sponsored mediation, however the terms, conditions and amount were not disclosed.
MDA Plays a Key Role in Advancing Artificial Intelligence Technologies for Agriculture
A Maxar company has announced that it will be partnering with an Alberta network team selected by the Government of Canada for a Strategic Innovation fund.
This investment, totalling $49.5 million over five years, will be used to bring technology and agri-food companies together. The goal is to improve competitiveness and growth.
AI could help future farmers win competitions
The Microsoft team was part of, and won, the first Autonomous Greenhouse Challenge. The team consists of the Ontario Ministry of Food, Rural Affairs and Agriculture, Danish and Dutch university students. This team monitors crops remotely using artificial intelligence.
“Though there was no monetary prize associated with the competition, Hao said the real reward is being able to develop new algorithms capable of improving future crop production.”
Canada joins intelligence allies to keep 5G networks free from government control
The Five Eyes security alliance is standing united on the need to keep 5G networks free from foreign government control.
A communiqué was released on August 1stin Canada, USA, UK, New Zealand and Australia discussing the opportunities 5G will bring, the increased risk to telecommunications network integrity, but glossed over any disagreements between the 5 countries and Huawei’s participation.
Although the United States have taken an “aggressive stance towards the privately-owned Chinese telecom, urging allies to block Huawei products… [the Chinese` telecom] has reportedly denied it poses any threat to national security.”