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Article • 13/01/2022

Our AI is learning new topics: VAR, Water Pollution, Wind Power and more

Signal AIQ

AIQ is the scalable and trainable brain behind the Signal AI decision augmentation solution. Utilizing both artificial intelligence and human intelligence – what we call our AIQ platform – Signal AI learns and understands your decision-making context to extract and surface relevant knowledge. It’s trainable artificial intelligence, and the more interactions that occur with AIQ, the more it understands and anticipates needs. It effectively can tell the difference between a brand name and an everyday object with the same name: consider Apple the company, and apple the fruit.

AIQ replaces tedious Boolean searches by making it possible to search for a topic (or entity) instead of every variation of that topic. For example, you search with our topic ‘Diversity in the workplace’ for every news story on the issue, without having to search for all the terms you might associate with it.

With access to knowledge from 5 million news, blog, broadcast and regulatory content each day, Signal AI leaves you with more time to spend connecting with clients, growing your business, and making informed and confident decisions.

Powered by AIQ, here are some of the topics Signal AI has learned recently, and the keywords you’d have to use with traditional tools to get the right results.

Video assistant referee (VAR)

The video assistant referee (VAR) topic covers the discussion of the review technology being used in football to assist on the on field match official. The technology was introduced to minimise human errors causing substantial influence on match results. This Topic should retrieve articles that discuss the use of VAR technology, its developments and implications. This should be solely related to association football. The topic should not include passing or incidental mentions of the use of VAR in a football match or in any other sports, so coverage included in this topic will be salient to the technology and its use.

The keywords you’d have to search for traditionally: VAR, video assistant referee, off-field referee, video operation room, on-field review, AVAR, assistant VAR, video official

Water Pollution

This topic covers all kinds of contamination of water supply, drinking water, as well as oceans, rivers, and other water bodies. Examples include: water pollution including plastics and microplastics in oceans as well as clean-up efforts (can include algae blooms), industrial runoff (sulfur dioxide, ammonia, heavy metals, creosote), wastewater from sewage, human and animal contamination (salmonella, norovirus), agricultural water containing fertilisers or pesticides and thermal pollution from power generation.

This topic covers all kinds of contamination of water supply, drinking water, as well as oceans, rivers, and other water bodies.

The keywords you’d have to search for traditionally: water pollution, algae blooms, microplastics, industrial runoff, sulfur dioxide, ammonia, heavy metals, creosote, sewage, human contamination, animal contamination, salmonella, norovirus, fertiliser, pesticides, industrial wastewater, thermal pollution.

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Fuel cells

A fuel cell is an electrochemical cell that converts the chemical energy of a fuel (often hydrogen) and an oxidising agent (often oxygen) into electricity through a pair of redox reactions. This topic covers research and innovation in fuel cell tech as well as broader contexts such as it’s impact on various industries, eg. automotive, industrial power supplies, public transport, etc. This topic should cover the production, distribution and use of fuel cells. The topic should also cover articles about fuel cells’ sustainability, future uses, industry trends and any controversies.

The keywords you’d have to search for traditionally: fuel cell, fuel cells, Electric storage fuel cell.

Top 10 companies mentioned in coverage of Fuel Cells in the last 3 months

  1. Toyota
  2. European Union
  3. Hyundai
  4. Plug Power
  5. Hydrogen Refueling
  6. Ballard Power Systems
  7. Honda
  8. SK Group
  9. Sinopec
  10. Bloom Energy

Gambling

Gambling (also known as betting) is the act of wagering something of value on an event with an uncertain outcome with the intent of winning something else of value. This topic will cover all articles relating to the gambling industry as well as mentions of betting and gaming that also relate to gambling.

The keywords you’d have to search for traditionally: gambling, betting, gaming, wager, stake, casino, poker, roulette, slot machine, blackjack, sports betting, bookmakers, bookies, lottery, mahjong.

Wind Power

Wind power or wind energy is the use of wind to provide mechanical power through wind turbines to turn electric generators for electrical power. Wind power is a popular, sustainable, renewable energy source that has a much smaller impact on the environment compared to burning fossil fuels. The topic should cover mentions that relate to wind power as a form of renewable energy. Wind Turbines, Wind Power regulation, Wind Power perception, Wind Energy, Sustainable energy, renewable energy, wind farms, offshore wind farms.

The keywords you’d have to search for traditionally: Wind Turbines, Wind Power regulation, Wind Power perception, Wind Energy, Sustainable energy, renewable energy, wind farms, offshore wind farms.

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