Ghita Wallin

Posts by Ghita Wallin

Will tech replace nurses?

by on August 2, 2017 12:44 pm
This spring I took part in a multidisciplinary course at Aalto University focusing on innovating in elderly care. For one week, each of us shadowed a nurse making house calls. This was an eye-opening experience for me, revealing how alone many elderly people are in Finland, as fewer younger people today take care of their… Read more Will tech replace nurses?

Emotion recognition for good or evil?

by on July 28, 2017 8:46 am
In the 1970s Paul Ekman pioneered the study of facial expressions by creating a catalog of more than 5,000 muscle movements to show how expressions reveal hidden emotions (1). Today AI and machine learning teach machines to understand and react to our emotions. Vaish and Kumari defines emotion as “a psycho-physiological process triggered by conscious… Read more Emotion recognition for good or evil?

5G –just around the corner

by on July 20, 2017 3:23 pm
Mr. John Donovan, the Chief Strategy Officer and Group President of AT&T described 5G as enabling the most exciting tech during his lifetime. With voice over 1G invented in the 80s, text messages over 2G dominating in the 90s, multimedia over 3G being introduced in the 00s, and 4G LTE providing us the basis for… Read more 5G –just around the corner

Is open source software worth investing in?

by on July 14, 2017 6:34 am
Did you know that three out of four key developers of LAMP stack components (an open source web platform for websites and servers) are Nordic? Linus (Linux) and Monty (MySQL) are Finns, whereas Rasmus (PHP) is a Dane. This development highlights the nature of the Nordic startup with active internal and external communication resulting in… Read more Is open source software worth investing in?

Leveraging local know-how through public-private partnerships

by on July 6, 2017 10:44 pm
Coming from Finland, where Nokia has been at the very core of a successful national innovation policy, I was surprised by the limited collaboration between the State of California and the tech giants in the region. I used to live a mile from Nokia’s HQ. When others dreamed about becoming ballerinas, I wanted to be… Read more Leveraging local know-how through public-private partnerships