Johnson Controls Wins Most Intelligent Building IBcon Digie Award

Johnson Controls has recently announced its Digie Award win for ‘Most Intelligent Building – Corporate Headquarters’ for its ground-breaking work on Bee’ah’s new headquarters in the UAE. This award recognizes extraordinary examples of buildings, projects and communities that best demonstrate smart, connected, high-performance intelligent building concepts throughout the world. Using Johnson Controls Digital Vault and extended capabilities built on Microsoft Azure, Johnson Controls partnered with Microsoft and the Middle East’s leading digital transformation catalyst, Evoteq, to implement intelligent edge systems, devices and software designed to optimize energy efficiency, make the…

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Dahua Technology’s AI Person Re-Identification Refreshed Three Data Sets Records

After obtaining the first place in the open dataset ranking in 2018 and the large-scale person search competition of PRCV2018, Dahua AI Person Re-identification technology recently made another breakthrough – in the three international authoritative open data sets Market1501, DukeMTMC-reid and CUHK03, the key indicator mAP reached 91.98%, 83.96%, and 85.72% respectively, refreshing the best performance record and continuing the leading position in algorithm. This year, Dahua AI technology has acquired the top rankings in many international competitions fields such as semantic segmentation and instance segmentation etc. Person re-identification technology,…

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INTERPOL Hits Wildlife Trafficking

A joint worldwide customs and police operation has resulted in the seizure of large quantities of protected flora and fauna across every continent. Recently, INTERPOL and the World Customs Organization (WCO) coordinated Operation Thunderball, with police and customs administrations leading joint enforcement operations against wildlife and timber crime across 109 countries. The intelligence led operation identified trafficking routes and crime hotspots ahead of time, enabling border, police and environmental officers to seize protected wildlife products ranging from live big cats and primates to timber, marine wildlife and derived merchandise such…

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SDG 16 is the Key to the 2030 Agenda

As the High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development recently began at the United Nations in New York, the global anti-corruption coalition Transparency International called on the UN to annually review Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 16 – Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions. SDG 16 is one of six goals being reviewed in depth at the United Nations this week. SDG 16 includes commitments to fight corruption, increase transparency, tackle illicit financial flows and improve access to information. As such, the goal is critical to the entire 2030 Agenda, because corruption…

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