The prices of agricultural raw materials and the growing demand for the decline in exports are favorable conditions for Latin America.
Countries rich in natural resources and with extraordinary potential. So yes, the Russian-Ukrainian crisis can benefit some Latin American countries. Export restrictions, logistical problems, blocked ports and bombed ones would allow one of the world’s granaries, for example Argentina, to gain market positions. And then get back on the wings of an economic recovery.
If we extend the reasoning to the renewable energy sector, the opportunities multiply: solar, wind and hydrogen are areas in which Latin America can be the ideal partner for Europe.
China is using AI and 3D printing to build a 590-foot-tall dam without the need for human workers, scientists say
China is poised to build a hydropower dam in two years using artificial intelligence, construction robots, and zero human labor, scientists involved in the project said.
The Yangqu dam on the Tibetan plateau is set to be assembled layer by layer, like with 3D printing. If and when it is completed, the ambitious project will likely be the world’s tallest structure built using 3D printing processes.
A central AI system will be used to oversee a massive automated assembly line that starts with a fleet of unmanned trucks used to transport construction materials to parts of the worksite, per the scientists. Once the materials arrive, unmanned bulldozers and pavers will turn them into a layer of the dam, and then rollers equipped with sensors will help to press each layer so that they become firm and durable. When a layer is complete, the robots will send information about the state of construction back to the AI system.
However, the mining of the construction material will still have to be done manually, the researchers noted.