Introducing Project Helios

The levels of carbon dioxide (CO2) currently in our atmosphere has not been this high in nearly 800,000 years. We as a society are polluting more than ever before. In fact, human activities release near 7,000 million metric tons of CO2 every year. And the thing is, it’s only getting worse.

By 2050, we will be heading towards a planet with vast areas inhabitable to humans.

Not because of the weather.

Not because of any global conflicts.

But instead, because of us. Our actions and ignorance to this problem has brought us to where we are today. …

Every 6 minutes, a car is stolen. And in 2019, over $6 billion was lost due to vehicle theft in the United States alone.

Vehicle theft is clearly a problem we need to put attention towards because the next stolen car could be yours.

However, with the current advancements of technology, the rate of theft is drastically decreasing.

But it is not enough.

We need use a system that is more effective and efficient than the ones we currently have.

And luckily, that system exists:

It’s called OpenCV.

What’s OpenCV?

In simple terms, OpenCV is the largest library for computer vision (CV)…

How to develop an AI system that diagnoses pneumonia more accurately than doctors… from the comfort of your home!

Over 5 million children under the age of 5 die every year.

And one of the leading causes of death for these children is pneumonia.

But that can change thanks to Artificial Intelligence (AI).

From the comfort of your home, you can create an AI model that has the ability to detect pneumonia based on X-ray images — which can be used to save lives.

This is how.

What is Pneumonia?

Before we get into the code, let’s learn a bit more about pneumonia.

Pneumonia is a type of lung inflammation caused by viral or bacterial infections. These infections may lead to the…

“Similarly to how steam, electricity, and computers have been the driving forces of the first three industrial revolutions, this fourth industrial revolution is driven by these technologies.”

- Credit: Tech Trends in Practice by Bernard Marr

Our world is on the verge of another industrial revolution. And the 5 technologies involved will change the way we succeed and function as a society:

Artificial Intelligence, Nanotechnology, Gene-Editing, Cryptocurrencies and Quantum Computing.

The fourth industrial revolution has so much to offer! It will help solve our world’s greatest problems and make our world a better place.

So without further ado… welcome to…

From Greek Mythology to our present age, this is the story of AI

The year is 1939 and a global conflict is on hand (WWII).

The Nazis, led by Adolf Hitler are blazing through Europe and the Allies are struggling to cope with this destructive offensive.

Back in England, Alan Turing, an English Mathematician is working to break the code used by the Nazis to command strategic messages. It was called the German Enigma code.

If the Allies gained the ability to break this code… victory was definite.

But it was a challenge.

There was “159 million million million possible settings” (according to the Bletchley Park website) and every 24 hours, these settings…

You’ve all heard of it… but do you really know it?

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is changing our world everyday. 🌎

Think about the device you’re using right now. It might be a computer, phone or even an iPad. Well whatever it is, it is using AI. 🤖

The autocorrect feature on your phone 📱 is using a branch of AI called Machine Learning (ML).

The voice assistants like Siri or Alexa use a branch of AI called Natural Language Processing (NLP) and Deep Neural Networks (DNN) to convert the acoustic patterns of your voice into patterns recognizable by the machine. 🗣️

The search engine that recommends your search is also using…

Project OnpointAI

Every year, about 8 million babies worldwide are born with gene-related birth defects. That’s 6% of all global births in a given year.

In 2012, scientists discovered a type of technology that gives scientists the ability to manipulate or change a host’s genes. In turn, being able to cure genetic diseases completely. Its name is “clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats”. We know it as CRISPR 🧬.

Every living thing is defined by its genes. These genes create our appearance, traits and health🧍🧍‍♀️. …

How technology is being used to save lives and keep our society running during the COVID-19 pandemic

Early December 2019. Pneumonia of unknown cause reported to the World Health Organization’s (WHO) China Office. Many more will be reported in the upcoming days.

Late December 2019. Our world is getting ready for a hopeful and exciting new year as we make our New Year’s Resolution and enjoy our time with family and friends. That is until a “…cluster of pneumonia cases are reported from Wuhan” (Credit: WHO International). These unknown cases of pneumonia later spread to all of China. We know this as COVID-19.

January 2020. “China makes genome sequencing of the novel coronavirus publicly available”: A huge…

Exploring the world of nanotechnology

The evolution of things and change in size in the technological universe impacts the way we live.

Take a look at computers — they used to take up a whole room to accomplish simple calculations, but with evolution, they now fit on your wrist and execute some complex tasks (Hint hint: video games!).

Or even transistors — when they were invented, they were about the size of our palms. But now, they can range from a minimum of 10–20 nanometers. Basically 10,000 times smaller than a piece of hair. …

Yameen Khurshid

Innovator at The Knowledge Society (TKS) | Army Cadet | Writer for Start it Up | STEAM Student at RHHS

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