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agricultureWater management is complex and dynamic and requires better understanding and measurement

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Crop irrigation uses 70% of global fresh water extractions. Irrigated crops make up 40% of globally available food calories. Advanced technologies that could provide irrigation efficiency (IE) are funded and supported to improve the crop per drop. This provides private …

chinaAcademics have controversial proposal for a tax to fund incentives for larger Chinese families

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Academics proposed a tax on all working adults aged under 40 in China and the money would go to a Reproduction Fund to reward families who have more than one child. In the first six months of 2018, the number …

policySustained economic growth or spending cuts would US closer to balanced budgets

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The CBO has analyzed what might happen to the budget deficit if key economic variables differed from those in the agency’s current economic forecast: The growth of productivity and, consequently, the growth of real (inflation-adjusted) gross domestic product (GDP); Labor …

economic impactShark Tank Kevin O’Leary seems optimistic about trade war and trusts Kudlow, Mnuchin and Ross

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Kevin O’Leary is a Canadian businessman, author and television personality. He co-founded O’Leary Funds and SoftKey. He is famous for being on the Shark Tank TV show. Kevin has a net worth of over $400 million. China also has higher …

economic impactSecond tax cut package coming this year

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The White House is pushing ahead with a second tax cut package. They plan to have a new tax package ready for a vote around September or October. National Economic Director Larry Kudlow told FOX Business in March that part …

artificial intelligenceChinese Universities are patenting everyones research from AI journals- AI Forum C2 Montreal #C2M18

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This morning there is an Intellectual property panel for the AI Forum at the C2 Montreal The Key highlight – Chinese Universities are patenting everyones research from AI journals. Not just their own research but everyone else’s research where the …

artificial intelligenceEthical and Economical Questions Surrounding AI – C2 Montreal AI Forum

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This is a AI Forum at C2 Montreal. This is sponsored by Element AI. Yoshua Bengio, Element AI Philippe Couillard, Premier of Quebec The Ethical and Economical Questions Surrounding AI In this talk, one of the most prominent researchers in …

dronesAirMap enables 30 second authorization for urban drone flights in restricted airspace instead of 90 days

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AirMap is the world’s leading airspace management platform for drones, supporting more than 100,000 drone flights per day. The only platform that powers millions of flights today with APIs and SDKs built for tomorrow. Millions of drones, hundreds of drone …

chinaTrump is letting ZTE get back into business

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Chinese technology company, ZTE, earlier this month suspended its main operations after the US Commerce Department banned American supplies to its business. “President Xi of China, and I, are working together to give massive Chinese phone company, ZTE, a way …

blockchainMoving towards blockchain registration control of Patents and Intellectual Property

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As blockchain technology becomes mainstream, industry participants and blockchain developers will increasingly have to collaborate to develop standards and interoperability protocols. The World Intellectual Property Association has an article in WIPO magazine, “Blockchain and IP law: a match made in …