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Karl Kenny, CEO, Kraken Robotics

Ocean Influencer: Karl Kenny, Kraken Robotics

hard to ensure that his company continually evolves the technology, particularly the ability to work more efficiently and to ‘see’ better underwater, as he understands that the quality of data starts with its collection: “Garbage in, garbage out,” says Kenny, who worked at Microsoft before it was a public company. Kenny thinks big, beyond the confines of his company and his Canadian home.The subsea industry is about a generation behind robotics markets on the land and in the air for a fairly simple reason: working under the water in the ocean is an extremely difficult and

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ConocoPhillips Deploys 'Low-code' Tech to Boost Bottom Line

, said.Low-code platforms are an accelerating trend as companies digitise globally, big tech is developing new systems and the impact of COVID-19 increases the focus on cost-cutting.Amazon launched a platform called Honeycode last week and Google bought AppSheet in January to replace an older system. Microsoft's Power App has existed for several years. Portugal's biggest technology start-up, OutSystems, is a major competitor."The concept matured in the last 7 to 10 years with an acceleration in the last couple. It addresses the developer shortage. It's faster and cheaper and you can

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Stripe Puts $1 Mln Toward Carbon-removal Projects

, chief scientist at the Environmental Defense Fund.“We have to help catalyze the research and development and the learning, so we really understand what are options are,” said Hamburg, a lead author at the IPCC, co-winner of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize.Stripe is already having an impact. Microsoft was struck by Collison’s promise to spend more than necessary in hopes of spurring innovation. Microsoft later said it would invest $1 billion on carbon removal.“It’s terrific to see companies like Stripe making bold commitments about carbon removal,” said Microsoft spokeswoman

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Subsea Digital Alliance Launched

with the developing Subsea Alliance Members allows all stakeholders to now see more than ever before — the same information, at the same time to make more impact on a project’s outcome and make more efficient decisions that save time, reduce errors and mitigate risk.”Powered by Microsoft Azure, the Digital Alliance brings together a multitude of digital innovators, as showcased at the Norwegian Pavilion at ADIPEC 2019.Core Alliance members support digital transformations across the entire life of field:RagnaRock Geo - Exploration. AI software applications to enable data-driven

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DNV GL Strengthens Ocean Space Research Activities

; DNV GL is also at the forefront of sustainable ocean initiatives.  Recently it joined 30 companies and institutional investors to sign up to the UN Global Compact Sustainable Ocean Principles, committing to take action to secure a healthy and productive ocean.  DNV GL also worked with Microsoft to host the Xynteo Exchange event which focused on measuring, analyzing and sharing ocean data.“DNV GL’s history is intertwined with the oceans, which has allowed us to build deep expertise across the industries involved in the blue economy,” said Remi Eriksen, Group President

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Sunken Japanese Carrier Discovered

to effectively scuttle it. Of the crew members on board, 814 were killed as a result of the battle.Along with Kaga, three other Japanese fleet carriers – Akagi, Sōryū and Hiryū – were sunk during the battle.The crew aboard R/V Petrel, a high-tech research vessel owned by the estate of late Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, spent several weeks surveying the massive area, documenting more than 500 square nautical miles, all within the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument.“This project is significantly different from previous missions as it required a level of investigation, analysis

Google to Tap the Power of Offshore Wind

by the Nordic Council of Ministers, the official body for regional cooperation, said on Tuesday.Big companies have rushed to secure cheap renewable energy to manage costs and reduce their carbon footprint through corporate PPAs which allow firms such as Google, owned by Alphabet Inc, Facebook and Microsoft to buy directly from energy generators.Nordic countries are competing for the multi-billion-euro investments with the more established FLAP-D markets, an acronym for Frankfurt-London-Amsterdam-Paris-Dublin.While the Nordics are still perceived as less connected than these markets, the region is

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Microsoft Co-founder Paul Allen Dies at 65

Paul G. Allen, co-founder of Microsoft and noted technologist and philanthropist, died on Monday afternoon from complications of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, Vulcan Inc. announced today. He was 65 years old.“My brother was a remarkable individual on every level. While most knew Paul Allen as a technologist and philanthropist, for us he was a much loved brother and uncle, and an exceptional friend,” said Paul’s sister, Jody Allen, in a statement.“Paul’s family and friends were blessed to experience his wit, warmth, his generosity and deep concern. For all the demands on

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Olis Robotics Acquires Machine Learning Startup

, such as valves, tools and potentially dangerous objects in dynamic environments. The Olis Operating System (OlisOS) also allows for new levels of precision control, progressive levels of autonomy, and advanced situational awareness for remotely operated robots.WMF was launched by MIT Ph.D. and former Microsoft Partner Software Architect Steve White and Don Marsh who was a veteran Principal Software Architect at Microsoft and earned his Masters Degree from Berkeley. Both White and Marsh will join Olis as part of the acquisition.“With the acquisition of leading-edge machine learning technology, we

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