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  • A Dutch startup has teamed up with Google Glass to create a set of AI-powered spectacles that help blind and visually-impaired people to see.
  • China is developing an earthquake prediction system that uses AI to measure seismic activity in one of the world’s most quake-prone countries. The system developed by the University of Science and Technology of China and the China Earthquake Administration analyzes vast volumes of seismic data to automatically predict impending earthquakes.
  • Renowned Japanese technology companies, Toshiba and Toyota as well as a Turkish company have secured a geothermal project deal from the Government of Ethiopia. Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation announced that the company, Toyota Tsusho Corporation and Turkish engineering company and Egesim Energy Electro-Mechanic Construction have received an order of engineering, procurement and construction for Aluto Langano Geothermal Wellhead Power System in central Ethiopia.
  • Digital technologies that enable access of vital utilities such as water and electricity are gradually transforming lives of rural dwellers, with a new report saying such services have the potential to reduce poverty. The report says increased digital inclusion has seen water and electricity top the list of Pay on Demand services that are adding value to the life of ordinary Kenyans.