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University of Tartu professor to develop an AI for improving business processes

Marlon Dumas, a professor of information systems at the University of Tartu, has received a prestigious grant worth over €2 million to develop an artificial intelligence-based tool called “Pix” to enable companies to improve their business processes automatically. This article is published in collaboration with Research in Estonia. By Randel Kreitsberg, …

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Compared with other European countries, Estonian children experience fewer internet threats

A pan-European survey shows that compared with other European countries, Estonia is the only one where children’s exposure to internet threats has decreased in the last eight years. This article is published in collaboration with Research in Estonia. Multinational research network EU Kids Online has published the preliminary results of a …

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Estonian and American universities to collaborate on developing self-driving cars

Tallinn University of Technology has signed a co-operation agreement with Florida Polytechnic University to join forces for future development and increasing the security of automated vehicles. TalTech started developing Estonia’s first automated vehicle from scratch in 2017 and in the summer of 2018, presented the first prototype. The university announced …

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The Tartu Science Park opens a business incubator for game developers

The Tartu Science Park has opened a new business incubator for game developers; it can be joined by teams that already have an idea for a game and have no more than three years of work experience. “We are starting to support game developers because we see great potential in …

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Estonian delivery startup Starship is rolling into university campuses

The Estonian delivery startup, Starship Technologies, is rolling into university campuses with its delivery robots, having launched at Northern Arizona University recently. Starship, together with Sodexo, a provider of integrated food, facilities management and other services, launched the delivery robots at the end of March with Einstein Bros Bagels and …

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Estonian scientists are in a process of creating a remote air traffic tower centre that will enable a central and flexible provision of air traffic services, including the option that one person can provide service simultaneously to more than one aerodrome at the same time.

Estonian aviation scientists develop a remote tower centre to centralise air traffic services

Estonian aviation scientists are in the process of developing a remote tower centre to centralise air traffic services in the country. This article is published in collaboration with Research in Estonia. The objective of air traffic control is to prevent collisions between aircraft in the air, on the manoeuvring area …

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Estonia: a springboard for global startups and AI applications

Artificial intelligence is taking the world by storm; Triin Mahlakõiv analyses where Estonia stands in the AI ecosystem and whether the Estonian businesses are ready for AI. We know tech giants like Amazon, Baidu, Facebook and Google have AI advantages like collecting enormous amounts of data, access to top talent, huge …

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The University of Tartu develops a mobile sensor to sniff out toxic substances

Physicists at the University of Tartu have developed a sensor that can be integrated into mobile phones and will actively monitor toxic substances in the air and alert people about them. The physicists have been working on the graphene-based sensor for the past five years. According to a statement by …

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Swiss AI company plans to move its R&D division to Estonia

A Swiss artificial intelligence and machine learning software developer has opened a sister company in Tallinn and plans to move its research and development division to Estonia. Business Investigation SA, the creator and developer of a GPS analytical platform for major applications based on artificial intelligence and machine learning, launched …

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Here’s proof that Estonians really can vote online from anywhere

We jumped into ice cold water during a sauna session to vote in Estonia’s parliamentary election. Just because we can. Estonians can do almost anything online from anywhere  – including choose their parliament in just a few clicks. Voting is currently taking place online for Estonia’s next parliament, Riigikogu, so instead of …

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