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‘Global business value from AI to reach US$ 2.6 tn in 2020’

‘Global business value from AI to reach US$ 2.6 tn in 2020’

Artificial intelligence (AI) and advanced analytics represents a growing opportunity and global business value derived from AI in 2020 will reach US$ 2.6 trillion, said Dr. Jasmine Begum, Director, Legal, Corporate and Government Affairs, Corporate and External Legal Affairs- Microsoft Malaysia and New Markets. As strides are made…

U.S. Embassy Promotes Culture of Innovation Among Sri Lankan Youth with Upcoming Maker Fair

U.S. Embassy Promotes Culture of Innovation Among Sri Lankan Youth with Upcoming Maker Fair

The U.S. Embassy will bring together young inventors and innovators from across Sri Lanka at its second Maker Fair on October 20 at Trace Expert City.  This engineering-centered exhibition is free of charge and open to visitors of all ages.  It will include innovation workshops for youth and…

UN unveils plan to detect travelling foreign fighters with new software

UN unveils plan to detect travelling foreign fighters with new software

The United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism on Tuesday unveiled a computer-based system designed to detect the travel of would-be terrorist attackers and returning foreign fighters, with Sri Lanka and Iraq among the early signatories. The software involved – called goTravel – relies on advance passenger travel information and…

Scientists develop salt tolerant rice variety

Scientists develop salt tolerant rice variety

A group of Indian scientists has developed a new salt-tolerant transgenic rice plant by over-expressing a gene from…

Sri Lanka govt plans LED street light, CCTV surveillance network

Sri Lanka govt plans LED street light, CCTV surveillance network

Korea Telecom has won a Sri Lankan government deal to replace conventional street lights with a network of…

Digital government protection unit soon

Digital government protection unit soon

Furthermore, a National level survey to assess the Cybersecurity readiness of citizens will be conducted, Dr. K. Karunasena,…

Sri Lanka govt greenlights 100 MW of floating solar

Sri Lanka govt greenlights 100 MW of floating solar

The government of Sri Lanka has given the go-ahead to a project that will see the country build…

Sri Lanka’s northern Jaffna gets two more wind power plants for Rs4.4bn

Sri Lanka’s northern Jaffna gets two more wind power plants for Rs4.4bn

Two more renewable energy power plants are to be built in Sri Lanka’s northern Jaffna peninsula with an…

China establishing rubber Free Trade Zone in Sri Lanka

China establishing rubber Free Trade Zone in Sri Lanka

China has begun establishing a rubber Free Trade Zone (FTZ) in Sri Lanka. The arrangement will help promote the…

Sri Lanka ready to create artificial rain for hydropower generation

Sri Lanka ready to create artificial rain for hydropower generation

Ceylon Electricity Board and Sri Lanka Air Force today signed a memorandum of understanding to facilitate the project…

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