...ASIA/MIDDLE EAST: Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh & women, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China, Cyprus, Georgia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, North Korea, South Korea, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon/yemen, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar (Burma), Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, Philippines, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore-Asean, Sri Lanka, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Turkey, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, -eurasia, Russia- we list twice because most of its land is in asia but traditionally its capital and history is categorised as european.... livesmatter & entrepreneurialrevolution mapmaking 1 2 quiz - start at the pakistan port of gwadar and move east along the coastal belt of asia; the coastline will take you from lat 20 down to the equator twice before turning north at sinpapore continue up and up past asean south east rising suns, around china , korea, south, now its getting icy cold at north korea and russias extreme north east which starts to turn west at the bering st having reached within 50 miles of alaska and the start of america's western coastal belt; more than half the world's peoples lives-continental asians - depend on worldwide trade access to the coastal belt between pakistan and south korea but from 1760 when britannia had firstcomers adavantage with machines almost that whole region got increasingly colonised for london capitalists to win and other peoples lives including slaves to lose -infrastructures such as electricity grids and running water were never piped into the continent only the places the brits inhabited to divide and conquer- -this was a root cause of 2 world wars with 20th c japan joining in empiring other the asian continent from the east- above all else the birth of the united nations san fran opera house 1945 needed to help nations that had been trapped by empire regain independence through win-win trading opportunities- 4 "vest"solutions started to emerge by 1960..at the tokyo olympics 1964 prince charles japan royal family, tech leaders like sony agreed these technologies starting with american demings engineering and american borlaugs rice science could develop all of asia out of poverty and to being as great a place for next baby girls to be born in 21st c as anywhere else- sadly jf kennedy was assassinated a year earlier- american politicns and professions to the biggest organisations never fully understood that america having saved the old world twice from wars, everyone could now empower asian girls and boys to community build and celbrate win-win from what alumni of gordon moore promised to be 100 times more tech ever decade to the 2020s- covid is what buckminster fuller called one of nature's final examinations of all of us- i am confident american youth want to join in uniting the world but when it comes to americas political elders is it ignorance of mapping asia's diversity- if so let this blog help- or some in-built hatred rife among white supremacists with america's own peopl and fanned by dismal media to hate every skin color under the sun other than hitler's shade of white reporting on those who value youth most put of china .. korea .. japan.. hongkong bangladesh india UAE indonesia thailand malaysia singapore ...update from chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk fall 2020 just outofbeltway USA, livesmatter.city- my experience is that there is no greater privilege in life than traveling and interviewing trusted young people about their hopes and fears -this experience comes from starting with an MA IN STATISTICS DAMPT CORPUS CHRISTI COLLEGE CAMBRIDGE 1973, DOING OPINION RESEARCH GEARED TO GLOBAL NEW PRODUCTS AND SOCIETAL TECH, as well as my diaspora scot family having kept journals or reported from asia for over 150 years- my mother was born in mumbai and 3 generations of her family were pharMacists eg kemps corner nurses of chief justices eg grandad sir ken whose last job was writing up legalese of india's independence after 25 years of listening to mumbai's other bar of london barrister- mahatma gandhi- my dads first job as teenager was in bomber command navigating over modernday myanmar/bangladesh- surviving his career at the economist tried to roll back poverty system london had trapped asians - two thirds of our species in- in 1962 he celebrate rise of his old enemy japan then all asian rising suns eg korea taiwan hk singapore then 1977 china mainand--i have been privileged to visit asia over 65 times -the first 40 times doing client work interviewin nations youth on their grreatest needs for transnational corporations and market sectors - the last 25 times escorting young journalists to bangladesh or china- this blog recreates a diary f what i have heard from youth on their greatest entrepreneurial challnges - i feature countries by date of first year visited- eg my diary of china visits started in 2016- notwithstanding hatred some english speaking people have caused recently -if you want to see the future happening china is an essential place to keep connecting- sadly usa with the exeption of a few colleges where entrepreneurialo freedom is just about alive- the only advantage of being a diaspora scot seems to me loving each others children- wanting the best not the worst of every community sustaining solution traveling round mothers nature with hi-trust young guides welcome - our latest update of aiib projects is july 2020- in human population terms the greatest education and innovation miracles needed to stem from asia-pacific -see rural keynesian mapmaking since 1977-

moores law has been multiplying 100 times more human connectivity per decade since moon landing- it was inevitable that by 2020s the east and west's greatest risks and need for solutions would be the same- in economic terms edutech needed to connect win-wins between youth of all hemispheres race to sdgs- you cant be 5g ai ed 5-sense cyber space interconnected and have some communities thriving and others collapsing- make an index of who was testing ready, what big data they can now ai analyse and the opposite league table- you may conclude that any millennial who wants to help the war on virus needs hitrust millennial friend across the far east islands of japan taiwan hk singapore the peninsular of south korea, mainland china , every border of china that wants data without fatal gaps

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uman development economics- the economist mapped these between 1962 and 1978- then turned to educational and financial entrepreneurial revolution needed to win-wn worldwide if the post-industrial knowhow webbing planet was to huper connect millennials as the first sdg generation


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.....after world war 2 the main community resiliency needs were mappable across the continent of asia where over 60% of human beings lived without access to electricity grids because europes colonial empires led the island-led mernatike world uk pound economy had focused on mercantile trade- moreover the way the usa had developed across the continent was not replicable to asia- however asian development solutions might have some parallels for developing two more tenths of human beings living in africa and central and south america- we track 4 technology revolutions that grew
; deming inspired engineering, rural keynesianism beginning with borlaug crop science and barefoot medis, satellites space , telecoms and mobiles- and analytical digital capacity beginning with von neumann as father of programmable computing and promising 100 times moore analytical power per decade through moores law-whee and how did these force ,ultipliers map human development win-wins- and how did they intersect positively or negatively with macroeconomists who kept on perpetrating paper currencies dynamics of the pound and then its far bigger successor the dollar economy.....
Economistindia.net and EconomistBangla.com and EconomistRefugee.com welcome you to the hitchhikers guide to the oceans Belts and Continents railRoads/pipes/cables etc -bottom up solutions need replicating through communities as digital leapfrog collaboration permits what half a millennium og mercantile colonisation never could celebrate - health is the most fundamental service of girl empowerment communities - so special thanks from girls to health servants like Brilliant, Kim ,Sir Fazle and universal health id network of Nilekani.
UNwomens linkedin:..schools new curricula:2/5 of people live in china & s.asia- how to share their sustainability solutions everywhere; 2/5 of world's land is in china and its north and north west-how do overland roads linking in sustainability; far more than 2/5 of world shipping trade revolves round coastal belt east of china- how will sustainbility world trade roures map- join us at BRI.school- next week long retreat BRACinn Dhaka sept 30 to Oct 6. Special thanks to AlibabaUni.com and NormanMacrae.net for this special opprtunity to celebrate yerr 50 of The Economist's Entrepreneurail Revolution - redesign every market's value chain to SME networks thrive by changing education until youth livelihods match sustainability goals rising everywhere. RSVP isabella@unacknowledgedgiant.com
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GOAL 1 - ending poverty begins with ending the lottery- current odds about 1 in 4 - that the next girl born will have next to no chance of a decent livelihood- mostly this results from history's era of colonisation which spiralled over 5 centuries 16th to 20th as a few monetarily large nations (about tenth of peoples) decimated the economies of others; it wasn't really to 1972 that one of 10 most populated ex colonial nations bangladesh started today's benchmark solution to ending rural poverty- born as a new nation bangladesh had next to zero taxes to govern social solutions with but unlike other colonies its 2 most extraordinary economists went the villages to live and learn with the poor- and to see how partnering with foreign assistance bottom-up girl empowered communities could build - the greatest case of Entrepreneurial Revolution since journalist records began in 1968. Consider Bangladesh's grassroots networking involved 25 years of no electricity and no digital development follows by partnering tech companies with experiments since 1996 today economistpoverty benchmarks solutions at brac and bkash and since april 2018 chinese greatest fintech for small enterprise have joined in these partnerships so that sino-s asia is the space to celebrate girl empowerment and every extreme solution to goals 1 to 17 .. those who wish to end poverty in old cities of big nations might start linking ted leonsis 1 2 Asia's SDG advocates 1 2 hail from : India: Dia Mirza 1, Qatar Sheikha Moza 1, China Jack Ma, Iraq Murad


Thursday, September 30, 2004

ai agriculture

extracts reporting 
August 24, 2020 at 5:00 a.m. EDT
YECHANG, China Chinese tech whizzes are turning their attention to facial /body recognition to animals  Zhao Jinshi, who studied at Cornell University and founded Beijing Unitrace Tech, a company developing software for the agriculture industry.
“For pigs, it’s more difficult because pigs all look the same, but dairy cows are a bit special because they are black and white and have different shapes,” Zhao said as he checked on the technology installed in a pilot project here at a farm in Hebei province, outside Beijing.For humans, facial recognition works by measuring distances between features like eyebrows and lips. But for cows, the software detects patterns and shapes on the animals’ faces and hides. With 50 photographs from different angles, Zhao’s software can tell a Daisy from a Bessie.We can monitor how long the cow is drinking for, how much it’s eating, how many times a day it visits the trough,” Zhao said as the cows walked in a row from their outdoor pen toward the milking shed.3-D laser camera system used to identify cows in operation in Yechang on Dec. 18, 2019. 
Signs of illness or unusual behavior can be detected using ­artificial intelligence and treated quickly by a human, rather than relying on farmers to inspect the herd for potential problems.“This system is very powerful and it will definitely make our work easier,” said He Ye, the manager of the farm in Hebei province. The farm has to buy the cameras, but Zhao’s company has been providing the technology for free while it irons out the wrinkles.“When the weigh scale is installed, I will be able to monitor them in real time,” he said. If a cow shows symptoms of illness or any other problem, He gets an alert on his phone.This kind of information for each animal used to be collected from electronic tags punched through their ears or worn around their ankles. The problem was that the cows were always trying to remove them — and often succeeding.This initiative fits nicely with the Hebei provincial government’s goal to double milk production within two years and improve safety. quality improves too- “The milk industry has completely changed,” said He, the farmer. “The standards for milk production increased so much — it’s become much more rigorous, with requirements about sterilization and other sanitation regulations.”
“Intelligent farming” is beginning to change how the agricultural sector operates, and China’s technological giants are getting in on the action, focusing on pork, China’s favorite meat.Alibaba, the tech behemoth, has been developing voice recognition technology for pigs to try to detect if the animals are in pain or trouble, while online retailer JD.com has been working on an AI-powered system to develop feeding plans for individual pigs.

agri- technology could be useful on farms, said Gosia Zobel, a scientist with AgResearch, a New Zealand government institute.
Chinese entrepreneurs see an opportunity to apply this know-how to agriculture as farms become bigger and more commercialized, and as the rural population ages, limiting the number of people able to do manual work.
Farmers load information such as health conditions, insemination dates and pregnancy test results into the system, which syncs up with cameras installed above troughs and milking stations. If everything works, farmers can amass valuable data without lifting a finger

There are almost 630 million facial recognition cameras in use in the country, for security purposes as well as for everyday conveniences like entering train stations and paying for goods in stores.

Chinese AI company, Megvii,  is applying its technology to a program to recognize dogs by their nose prints. 
China is now paying more attention to food hygiene. With the spread of the coronavirus, China’s government has banned the trade and consumption of wildlife such as civet cats and bamboo rats.


The automated milking system in Yechang. Technology is bringing changes to agriculture in China. (Gilles Sabrié/For The Washington Post)
While farmers in other parts of the world are increasingly turning to technology to offset aging populations and labor shortages, China is mainly motivated to produce more domestically, said Salah Sukkarieh, a professor of field robotics at the University of Sydney.“These technological advances are driving individual plants to get the most out of each square meter of land, to increase yields and reduce variability,” Sukkarieh said. “In China, this is mostly about food security and growing more on its national land.
China feeds 22 percent of the world’s population with only 10 percent of the world's arable land. That creates extra incentive for China to improve food standards and production, including through the use of advanced technology.
search too for how drones very big in china agriculture - china is the world leader in drones for non-military uses