HERE Technologies, a global leader in mapping and location platform services, today announced the establishment of the new international Institute for Advanced Research in Artificial Intelligence (IARAI), with the facility to be located in Vienna. The IARAI will be the world's first global machine-learning research institute to use industrial-scale geolocation data.
We recently partnered with Greater Chicago Food Depository - the Windy City's largest food bank - on an innovative project that's helping residents of the greater Chicago metropolitan area fight hunger. In its most recent fiscal year, GCFD was responsible for distributing nearly 70 million pounds of food; 38% of which was fresh produce.
A key part of our corporate goals at HERE focuses on building innovative location intelligence tools that deliver solutions to developers across the globe. In parallel, we are aware that we must play a part in getting on the ground to foster and encourage future generations of technologists from around the world.
Just one year ago, HERE CEO Edzard Overbeek wrote that collaboration and partnerships will pave the way to the autonomous world. That's a brilliant directive, but when the time comes to take action, logistics and competitive marketplaces can make it difficult to know precisely how to move forward.
For us at HERE, the responsibility of being a global company is a truly important one and something that we take very seriously. Though it's certainly our aim to ensure our company culture provides a safe, welcoming and inclusive space for all employees, we're also committed to initiatives that affect the lives of people everywhere.
At HERE, we believe in everyone having the freedom to engage in work they love using the skills they've acquired throughout their lives. We believe that enabling this will result in fulfilled people, and more productive teams delivering innovative products for a better world.
Ten years ago, Ford rolled out its innovative SYNC system. This in-car software allowed drivers to interact directly with their phones via their cars in completely new ways - from pushing a button and asking the system to phone a specific friend, to playing music from their phone.
If you've never heard of the Grace Hopper Celebration, it's the world largest gathering of women in technology. Held in Houston, Texas and named after the late computer scientist and tech legend (can I say 'badass'?), it's a series of conferences designed to inspire female technologists of today and tomorrow.
Ask anyone - I have a passion for maps. In my dorm room, except for the pictures of my family, every bit of my section of the room was filled with maps of places like Paris and Chicago. Chicago, especially, as this was my new adopted home.
If you're a developer working with location data, there's a good chance you have been around the block of evaluating the platforms, services and data from multiple location providers. It is not a simple task.