All posts by Marc Delgado, PhD

African Ethnic Map

“Welcome to Africa” via GIS

While in the middle of teaching GIS to my masters students, the squeaky ceiling fan above us suddenly went off. It was another power cut, the third in two hours. “Bienvenue en Afrique, Monsieur,” quipped one of my best students, making everyone laugh. I wiped the sweat off my forehead. Welcome to Africa, or precisely,...

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In the Blink of an AI

If we were to believe Steven Spielberg’s version of the future, curiously, robots can’t blink. It seems like mechas, as the life-like robots in his movie AI: Artificial Intelligence are called, lack the AI codes to involuntarily close and open their mechanical eyelids. Notice how almost all robots in Hollywood movies follow the same no-blinking pattern. Watch The Terminator movies, if you don’t...

Rent a Drone

Professional drone pilot Mike Wunderlich and his freelance drone. UAVs, pilots, and startups in Germany are a perfect fit in the sharing economy. Today’s professional UAV pilots have found a niche in the construction and insurance industries for tasks that involve inspections, measurements, and image capture. At the same time, startup companies are taking advantage...