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Karl Morteo
Works at Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Attended Cranfield University
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The best interface is no interface: 
why we don't always need An App for That
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Author and designer Golden Krishna believes that we’re quickly becoming a society that’s obsessed with our screens, and that the companies making and marketing apps aren’t doing us any favors.
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Relation extraction is the task of assigning a semantic relationship between a pair of arguments - for example, a relationship between the phrases “Ottawa” and “Canada” is “is the capital of”.  While relation extraction systems work accurately for English and a few other languages, there is relatively little work in developing such systems for most of the world's language.

However, there are translation systems (such as Google Translate) between English and many other languages, so one can translate text from a non-English language to English, perform relation extraction and project these relations back to the foreign language.

To facilitate researchers working on natural language processing and to encourage novel applications in a wide variety of languages, we are releasing a dataset of automatically extracted relations from the Wikipedia corpus in 61 languages, along with the manually annotated relations in 3 languages (French, Hindi and Russian). Head over to the Google Research blog to learn more.
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SPACE APP CAMP 2015

It's that time again: Professional app developers from all across Europe can now apply to participate in this year's Space App Camp by 22 July 2015 at www.app-camp.eu
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Always exciting to see the projects coming out of Google ATAP. Project Soli is all about radar based gesture control. Pretty neat!
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ITU originally shared to ITU publications:
 
ICT revolution since year 2000 and remaining gaps
3.2 billion people are using the Internet, up from 400 million users since the +United Nations Millennium Development Goals were established in 2000. 4 billion people from developing countries remain offline, however.
For the latest #ITUdata  on the #MDGs  2000-2015: ICT Revolution, download the free stats from  www.itu.int/en/ITU-D/Statistics/Pages/facts
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The +Nkommo opportunity - maybe they don't need the Internet itself first...
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30 May-7 June. The annual strawberry festival takes place in the town of Nemi in the Castelli Romani, just south of Rome, from 30 May until 7 June. The 82nd edition of the popular Sagra delle frago...
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Ex-NASA engineer to plant 1 billion trees a year with drones.  BioCarbon Engineering,  http://www.biocarbonengineering.com/, led by ex-NASA engineer Lauren Fletcher, will begin planting one billion trees per year using drone technology.  

Lumber industry, mining, agriculture, and urban expansion destroy 26 billion trees each year, but only 15 billion are replanted. This industrial scale deforestation is best combated using the latest drones.
A drone start-up is going to counter industrial scale deforestation using industrial scale reforestation.
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SPACE APP CAMP 2015

It's that time again: Professional app developers from all across Europe can now apply to participate in this year's Space App Camp by 22 July 2015 at www.app-camp.eu
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The amalgamation of man and machine will be the ‘biggest evolution in biology’ claims Professor Yuval Noah Harari
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New innovators can change the competitive landscape in Africa -- but only if they have support.
New innovators can change the competitive landscape.
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"Control the digital overload rather than letting it control you" advice by Dr. Larry Rosen AlexandraSamuel.com from Harvard Biz Review
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+Arabian Business​ sez Abu Dhabi #SatelliteCommunications company targeting Africa, Asia & MidEast markets +John Blossom+Arab News​
The company says it is on track to launch its third satellite in Q4 2016, says CCO
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Education
  • Cranfield University
    Intelligent Knowledge Based Systems, 1987 - 1988
  • University of Leeds
    Computational Science, 1984 - 1987
  • Llanedeyrn High School
    1984
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Happily married, 3 children loving life.
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Supplying sound IT solutions & services
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Leadership, Innovation, Governance, Program Management, Proposal Writing, Project Management, PRINCE2, Knowledge Management, Semantic Web, Data Analysis, Metadata, GIS, Statistics, Information Management, Team Management, IT Management, ITIL, Software Development, Databases, Programming
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  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
    Data and Information Integration, 1998 - present
    I am currently at the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), a specialised agency of the United Nations, where we are working to improve nutrition, increase agricultural productivity, raise the standard of living in rural populations and contribute to global economic growth. I am transitioning to the new Data and Information Integration Unit but right now I am still leading the Knowledge Information System Services unit, my activities are centred on the development and support of information systems that deliver the FAO’s technical programme. My duties and responsibilities include: • To perform systems requirements and analysis, formulate project proposals, estimate budgets and prepare work plans. • To manage and execute projects following the PRINCE2 methodology. • To coordinate information systems development, quality assurance and roll-out. • To manage the provision of information systems support, operations and maintenance services through Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) procedures. • To provide expert consultancy on all aspects of information systems. • To manage and supervise staff and consultants. I am currently managing a broad portfolio of information system covering a broad cross section of the FAO technical programme and representing a significant proportion of the total. The majority of these systems run at the FAO headquarters, a few are the result of collaborations with other international organizations and secretariats. Several strategic systems are deployed directly in the member countries and regional bodies. The majority of my recent effort is dedicated to managing the http://data.fao.org project. The objective of the project is to establish a reliable, robust, secure and scalable corporate data repository to store, organise, integrate, locate and retrieve interdisciplinary substantive technical data of the organisation. The technical corporate data repository includes application and end user data dissemination and analytical capabilities. data.fao.org is an umbrella project, providing a framework and enterprise technical architecture that enables, underpins and integrates many different initiatives, activities and projects.
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
    Expert Consultant (freelance), 1994 - 1998
    Designed and implemented an interpreted expression language for statistical data analysis, aggregation and imputation used by FAOSTAT, a global cross sectoral time-series database. Developed back-end processes for the extraction elaboration and presentation of FAOSTAT statistical data in multiple languages on the web (the second ever dynamic website published by FAO). Developed a web application for the management and publication of FAOSTAT metadata including data quality indicators and provenance. Managed a team of IT professionals that designed and delivered web-applications for Food Security, Crop Forecasting and Plant Genetic Resources. Developed best practices and a frameworks to expedite the delivery of web-applications, including a library for dynamic web mapping.
  • Deutsche Bank (Morgan Grenfell & Co.)
    Expert Consultant (freelance), 1993 - 1994
    Working in small multi-disciplined expert team, designed and implemented a front-office currency derivatives trading desk system to price derivatives, record trades, monitor positions and perform risk analysis. The systems was extremely performant and supported the rapid introduction of new exotic and complex currency derivative products.
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
    Systems Development Specialist, 1991 - 1994
    Analysed, designed and implemented an information system for statistical data input, import, review, transform and calculation, used by statistical officers and clerks to produce the national time-series product, FAOSTAT.
  • Tecnodata Italia Srl
    Project Leader, 1990 - 1991
    Designed and developed satellite image pre-processing subsystems (atmospheric correction, automatic geometric registration and resampling) for the European Space Agency (ESA). Formulated the bid and led the resulting project to develop software modules for spacecraft docking system for ESA in cooperation with contractors in France and Germany.
  • BT plc (British Telecommunications)
    Analyst/Programmer, 1988 - 1989
    Analysed, designed, planned and implemented components of a large real-time decision support system that monitored faults on the trunk telephone network and in exchanges.
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How A Machine Learned To Spot Depression
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The computer doesn't pay attention to what you say. What matters is how you say it.

Chrome Remote Desktop
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Access other computers or allow another user to access your computer securely over the Internet.

The New Google Photos App Will Include Photo And Video Link Sharing With...
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We gave you an overview of the new Google Photos app earlier today, but there's a lot more to see than can be covered in a single post. We'r

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If you ever wonder about any of these things, TVPM’s new issue #19 has you covered: What is the purpose of evolution, life, everything? What

Ocean's hidden world of plankton revealed in 'enormous database' - BBC News
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Thousands of species of the ocean's tiniest organisms are revealed in a series of studies.

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