Ewan Kirk, President of GAM Systematic writes for The Financial Times: Hardly a day goes by without investors being told that artificial intelligence will revolutionise investment management. After all, AI is being hailed as a way to enhance image recognition, healthcare, movie recommendations, fake news and even the humble toothbrush. Surely it is only a matter of time before AI allows investors to sit at home getting rich, while watching movies with sparkling teeth?
Dr Kirk, who is the director of the Turner-Kirk Charitable Trust, said improving the range of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) is critical to their use in helping the planet. He has donated £15,000 to the University of Southampton engineering department as part of a project to create new types of drones with better batteries. He says as well as climate change, the technology can help in stopping or reducing instances of poaching and help first responders in natural disasters. Drones should be an essential tool at the fingertips of those environment agencies already helping in the fight against climate change, he said.