Slush Innovations in Helsinki
Slush’s innovative start-ups in Helsinki; Indian crop yields; AI cracks Enigma code; NYT ClimateTECH
Slush, Helsinki’s student-driven, non-profit movement originally founded to change attitudes toward entrepreneurship continues to serve as a platform for innovative, socially-conscious ideas. Jonathan Kent reports from Helsinki.
For farmers the date for sowing seeds is critical to ensure they harvest a good crop. Click talks to Dr Suhas Wani, from the non-profit organisation, the International Crop Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics about an AI Sowing App powered by machine learning that alerts farmers about the best time to sow seeds.
In a live demonstration last week AI experts beat 53 billion password combinations in 13 minutes to crack the enigma code. Enigma Pattern, the experts, broke the famous code originally deciphered by a team at Bletchley Park in the 1940s. Click talks to Enigma Pattern’s Mike Gibbons about how they did it.
ClimateTECH brings together influential leaders from key industries to assess bold, cutting-edge technologies that could help with global warming. Click’s Alison van Diggelen spoke to a number of innovators at the conference, including Emily Reichert, the CEO of Greentown Labs, the biggest clean tech incubator in the US with a focus on tips for clean tech entrepreneurs.
(Photo caption: A laser show is presented during the opening ceremony of the Slush start-up event in Helsinki, Finland, 30 November 2017 – credit: EPA/Markku Ojala)
Producer: Colin Grant