Owkin, which is developing Federated Learning and AI technologies to advance medical research, announces it is teaming up with technology company NVIDIA and King’s College London (KCL) to deliver Federated Learning in the healthcare and life sciences sector. The King’s College London Medical Imaging and AI Centre for Value Based Healthcare (AI4VBH) is one of the world’s most ambitious Federated Learning projects in healthcare. It will initially connect four of London’s premier teaching hospitals before expanding throughout the UK, and will offer AI services to accelerate research and improve clinical practice in a wide range of therapeutic areas, including cancer, heart failure and neurodegenerative disease.
Owkin’s co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer, Gilles Wainrib, said: “This partnership brings together the best players in life science & healthcare, machine learning and data center infrastructure. NVIDIA’s platforms create the ideal and flexible footprint for hospitals to invest in machine learning. King’s College London has assembled the engineering, medical and data science talent, the high-quality patient data, and the governance framework in the AI4VBH Centre, that will show the world the future of healthcare analytics and the power of machine learning. Together we will be enabling the formation of a decentralized dataset that will generate enormous value for research and clinical practice.
Owkin hopes to demonstrate that a Federating Learning architecture is safer for patients, and statistically equivalent to the traditional pooled model for analysis. Owkin also sees huge research potential to analyse the patient data in the AI4VBH Centre to identify new biomarkers, and high value subgroups for clinical trial design and diagnostics.”
KCL will use Owkin’s Federated Learning software and NVIDIA’s EGX Intelligent Edge Computing platform to develop research, clinical and operational improvements across a large number of clinical pathways, with cancer, heart failure, dementia and stroke likely areas of early focus. KCL will make this federated dataset available to its researchers as well as a community of Life Science & Healthcare companies that are consortium members within the Innovate UK funded AI Centre.
Sebastien Ourselin, Professor of Healthcare Engineering at KCL, said: “Our aim with the Innovate UK funded AI4VBH Centre is building a community of academic and private sector researchers that can collaborate to use advanced imaging and AI to develop insight as well as clinical and operational tools that will substantially improve the experience and the clinical outcomes of our patients. We are very pleased to welcome Owkin into our consortium of partners. Owkin are thought leaders in the new field of federated learning, and will make an important contribution to the AI Centre by providing the software layer that allows models to be built, orchestrated, secured and traced as they travel between our hospital and university partners. This is enables us to learn from data at scale, while preserving patient privacy. It also ensures that the predictive models developed from patient data are representative and unbiased because they will be trained on the widest possible population of patient data, which in phase 1 includes one third of the London population and will extend far beyond London in coming years. We truly see this architecture as the future of healthcare informatics.”
NVIDIA is the world leader in AI computing platforms that power the vast majority of machine learning infrastructure around the world. NVIDIA is enabling healthcare and life sciences to adopt the state of the art in AI and already provides many of the world’s leading hospitals, startups and instrument companies with their Clara Application Framework and a range of accelerated AI computing platforms, including the NVIDIA DGX and recently announced EGX platform.
Craig Rhodes, EMEA Industry Lead for Artificial Intelligence Healthcare and Life Science, NVIDIA said: “Owkin has developed a highly flexible, secure, traceable and privacy-preserving software stack that brings federated learning to life. It allows data scientists to design federated learning strategies and it orchestrates the travel of algorithms from one hospital to another. Importantly for the European context, where GDPR is a requirement, Owkin’s blockchain-based traceability platform gives hospital information governors the assurance they need that a patient’s data is being respected and protected. We are confident that the Owkin Connect stack, integrated with NVIDIA Clara and our EGX platform, is the right solution for KCL and many other leading research hospitals around the world. The collaboration with KCL, the Hospital Trusts, Owkin and NVIDIA brings together the clinical, data science and technology partners to ensure that patients can be confident in the integrity and security of their data in this new and rapidly evolving healthcare revolution.”
In the first phase, the AI4VBH Centre, which is part of KCL School of Biomedical Engineering, will federate the Data of three universities (King’s College London, Imperial College, and Queen Mary University of London) and four London Tier 1 teaching hospitals (Kings College Hospital, South London & Maudsley, Guy’s & St. Thomas’, and Barts Health). Phase 2 will extend the hospital network by up to 12 hospitals throughout the UK. The KCL School of Biomedical Engineering & Imaging Sciences recently won the Queen’s Anniversary Prize, which is the highest national honour awarded in the UK for higher and further education. Owkin are proud to be associated with this prize winning institution.
Owkin has integrated its Federated Learning Platform, Owkin Connect, with NVIDIA’s EGX, DGX and Clara platforms. NVIDIA’s EGX cloud-native, edge-first platform can deliver and activate a pre-integrated instance of Owkin Connect in a matter of minutes after plugging in an NGC-Ready for Edge Server. This is transformational for hospital research: Instead of building AI models on local data, hospitals will soon be able to extend their research to include data from the Owkin Loop – a network of Tier 1 Academic Medical Centres around the world, where scientists can train and validate models on decentralized data from behind the firewalls of participating hospitals. By expanding the size of the training dataset, Owkin ensures that models can be trained on heterogeneous data, without removing the data from the hospitals. The network already includes Tier 1 hospitals in France and the USA, and KCL and its London hospital partners will be the first participating academic medical consortium in the UK.
Powertrain Sensor Market Worth $24.7 Billion by 2027 – Exclusive Report by MarketsandMarkets™
According to the new market research report “Powertrain Sensor Market by Sensor Type for ICE Vehicle (Position, Pressure, Speed, Temperature), Sensor Type for EV (Position, Temperature, Current, Voltage), Propulsion, Powertrain Subsystem, Vehicle Type, EV Type, and Region – Global Forecast to 2027″, published by MarketsandMarkets™, the global Powertrain Sensor Market size is projected to grow at a CAGR of 2.8% to reach USD 24.7 billion by 2027, from an estimated USD 19.8 billion in 2019. Factors such as increasing awareness about carbon emissions, fuel economy, and adoption of green vehicles would drive the market.
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Position sensor for ICE vehicles is the fastest growing segment during the forecast period
Position sensor plays an important role in understanding the operations of vehicle powertrain and identifying facult, if any, in the engine. Vehicle efficiency can be measured and analyzed with the help of signals coming from position sensors installed inside the vehicle powertrain. Apart from installation in the camshaft and crankshaft assemblies, position sensors are being installed in gearbox assembly to measure the data related to the position of gears and gear shifters. Increasing adoption of position sensors in vehicle powertrains is the main factor driving the market segment.
Heavy-duty vehicle is expected to be the fastest growing segment
Heavy-duty vehicles include trucks and buses. Trucks and buses are being installed with advanced powertrain sensors with the upgrading of powertrains. Powertrains in heavy-duty vehicles have to be powerful enough to survive robust conditions. As a result of that, they are required to be installed with sensors that offer high operational efficiency. The market for heavy-duty vehicles in developing countries is flourishing day-by-day. These are a few of the factors contributing to the growth of the heavy-duty vehicle market for powertrain sensors.
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Latin America is expected to be the fastest growing market by 2027
Most of Tier I and Tier II suppliers and OEMs are focusing on the Latin American automotive market. Countries in this region are becoming self-dependent and economically stable. The production of vehicles in this region is also increasing. Governments in these countries are also looking forward to the adoption of fuel efficient technologies. This is the reason for the growth of the powertrain sensor in the region.
The major Powertrain Sensor Market players include Bosch (Germany), Continental (Germany), Denso Corporation (Japan), Hella (Germany) Texas Instruments (US), and Aptiv (UK), among others.
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ARISTOTELES Sky by Kaiserwetter is Emerging as the Ideal Platform for Managing and Matching Energy Generation and Demand at the National Level
The end of the Sustainable Innovation Forum was marked on December 12th, a COP25 event that brought together over the course of two days the main multilateral organizations, investors and innovators from the private sector, as well as ministers from various countries. Key governmental actors included Carlos Manuel Rodríguez, Minister of the Environment and Energy of Costa Rica, Ian Duncan, member of the House of Lords from the Government of the United Kingdom, Ola Elvestuen, Minister of Climate and Environment of Norway, and Yasmine Fouad, Minister of the Environment of the Arab Republic of Egypt. This morning, representatives of the Government of Chile, co-organizer of the COP, as well as the Former President of Chile, Ricardo Lagos, have also joined the forum.
In this context, there has been debate about the needs of different countries to face the current climate crisis, as well as the inevitable energy transition towards renewables and how this works in the wider picture of governmental commitments to a transition based on technological innovation. During the panel “Transitioning Towards a Cleaner, Smarter Energy System of the Future,” this topic was studied in depth, and common conclusions were reached, such as that in order to achieve the objectives set in the COP and the Paris Agreement, it is necessary to enact a more flexible energy system for different governments in their capacity to integrate intermittent renewable energies and other decentralized energy sources. This change requires new business models, regulations and policy frameworks to drive a safe and profitable transition in each region independently. Under this premise, the SAP partner company in IoT and Data Intelligence, Kaiserwetter, has presented in the framework of this forum, the possibility of a new era of effective climate governance for countries, with the presentation of its patented Energy Cloud for Nations, ARISTOTELES Sky.
Hanno Schoklitsch, CEO and founder of Kaiserwetter has stressed the importance of “attracting capital towards the energy transition, not only in industrialized but also in emerging countries, and doing so using the Internet of things and Artificial Intelligence, combined with Machine Learning to create transparency.” With the launch of its new B2G platform The Energy Cloud for Nations “we are creating a more sustainable future by offering a new level of data transparency in the energy market,” which Hanno Schoklitsch says is “essential to achieving the Paris goals, as ARISTOTELES Sky helps governments and authorities cope with the increasing complexity inherent in the energy transition. Action must be taken to accelerate the energy transition now, not only from the private sector, but also from governments, and there is already a way to do this.”
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iAnthus Subsidiary CBD For Life Continues to Expand National Reach for Holiday Season
CBD For Life (the “Company”), a subsidiary of iAnthus Capital Holdings, Inc. (“iAnthus”) (CSE: IAN), (OTCQX: ITHUF), which owns, operates, and partners with best-in-class regulated cannabis operations across the United States, is pleased to announce it has now reached over 2,600 retail stores in the United States with its leading CBD-infused wellness and self-care products.
In addition to traditional retailers like Urban Outfitters, Dillard’s, The Hallmark Store, and Wegman’s, CBD For Life’s products can now be found with top shelf placement in newsstands in hundreds of high traffic areas including rail stations, commuter terminals and airports. The Company also began a limited roll out of products with UNFI Distribution, the largest natural foods distribution company in the United States and Canada with over 43,000 customers including natural foods grocers, health food markets and superstores. The Company’s products are also available online at CBDforlife.us, Dillards.com, UrbanOutfitters.com and recently relaunched at TheGrommet.com. CBD For Life’s rubs were recently featured on the Yahoo.com holiday shopping guide 7 classy stocking stuffers they’ll never guess are under $25, and the company has now reached over 1000 5-star product reviews.
“We are thrilled that CBD products are in such high demand this holiday season. On Black Friday alone this year, we saw a nearly 300% increase in our average daily sales. Cyber Monday was similar. Our holiday gift set, available through our website, is seeing incredible sell-through. With the recent upgrades we’ve made to our website, e-commerce fulfillment, and third-party logistics systems, we are ready to meet that demand and can’t wait to put smiles on thousands of faces on Christmas Day!” said Julie Winter, Vice President at iAnthus and General Manager of CBD For Life. “We are beginning our fifth year of operations with great momentum. In the new year, look for new packaging and new products, including deodorant and lip treatments.”
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