‘Robots of Ages Past’ — By Robert W. Lebling on Aramco World com | Fathers of Robotics: Ismail Al-Jazari — Robot Shops com | Video on 1001 Inventions

Two milestones are upon us that reflect the enduring human fascination with the idea of artificial counterparts—robots. The year 2019 marks the 500th anniversary of the death of Italian scientist-artist Leonardo da Vinci, whose designs and models of humanoid robots still inspire experts in robotics and Artificial Intelligence (ai). The year 2020 marks the centennial…

Videos on Trees: Tree Line — Patagonia | How Trees Bend the Laws of Physics — Veritasium | How trees talk to each other — Suzanne Simard | Parks, Gardens, Forest and Tress in Islam — AKDN Org

Treeline — Patagonia Patagonia Films presents Treeline: A Story Written in Rings, available in full for the first time. Follow a group of skiers, snowboarders, scientists and healers to the birch forests of Japan, the red cedars of British Columbia and the bristlecones of Nevada, as they explore an ancient story written in rings. Watch…

Xinjiang, China: More than a million Uighur Muslims have been imprisoned in what leaders describe as ‘vocational training’ camps | Watch Videos by Al Jazeera, France 24 TV and more

What can end China’s crackdown on Uighur Muslims? | Inside Story — Al Jazeera,  4 Dec 2019 U.S. politicians are sending one of their strongest ever warnings to China over the crackdown on Uighur people. More than a million of the Muslim ethnic minority have been imprisoned in what leaders describe as ‘vocational training’ camps….

The Bujagali Hydropower project: Water drives clean energy in Uganda | Video on how nearly half of the country’s electricity covered by this project

Without energy to light their homes, schools, hospitals or businesses, how can societies begin to make progress? Water holds the key to developing renewable energy infrastructures such as power dams. Access to reliable, more affordable and cleaner power has not only improved the investment climate across the country and the region, but also led to…

The high cost of cheap meat: Cruel industrial livestock farming | Male chicks shredded | Pigs to the slaughter | Dangerous slaughterhouse working conditions — Deutsche Welle Videos in 4 Part

The high cost of cheap meat: Cruel industrial livestock farming (1/4) | DW News How are animals treated in the industrialized meat business? Intensive livestock farming has emerged as one of the necessities of modern times, but how much do the people involved care about animal rights? The high cost of cheap meat: Male chicks…

Students in Portugal inspired by the fragile beauty of the sea, Video – Ismaili students experience The Living Sea photo exhibition in Lisbon

Prince Hussain visited the Ismaili Centre, Lisbon yesterday to inaugurate an exhibition of artwork designed by students from the Portugal Jamat’s Talim (religious education) classes, inspired by The Living Sea photo exhibition currently on display at the National Museum of Natural History and Science in Lisbon. The visit followed a series of events in which…

Imamat Day Special on the occasion of Salgirah of Imam e Zaman: – "Yaa Ali Khub Majaalas" by Taufiq Karmali — JollyGul com | Also watch Introducing Zoya (Salgirah 2019 Special)

“Yaa Ali Khub Majalaas” recited by Taufiq Karmali – with music and running lyrics and translations. “Yaa Ali Khub Majaalas” munajat (prayer, supplication) started getting recited on the succession of Imam Sultan Mohamed Shah as our 48th Imam in 1885. The 134 year tradition has continued to date and the munajat is now recited on…

Video: All work, no words – Official Ismaili Volunteer Corps (IVC) song

On the occasion of World Volunteer Day, 5 December 2019, The Ismaili is pleased to release the official song and music video to celebrate the centenary of the Ismaili Volunteer Corps (IVC), featuring participation from 41 countries across the world. Entitled “All work, no words,” the song pays tribute to the countless volunteers — past…

Pakistan: Timber, Rock and Stone | The Shigar and Khaplu projects has improved the life of residents — AKDN Video

Something remarkable is taking place around the Shigar and Khaplu forts of Baltistan. Immersed in the breathtaking scenery of the Karakoram Mountains – some of the highest in the world – and steeped in four centuries of folklore and legends, community heritage and culture are being revitalised.  Remote communities are reviving ancient construction techniques. Buildings…

Tatarstan: Four Videos; Treasures of Tatarstan, Tatarstan brings in skills and investors, Tatars try to save their language and Aga Khan Award for Architecture 2019 cycle

Treasures of Tatarstan (7 min, english version) — Elena Pechko Source: Elena Pechko 16 Oct 2014 brings in skills and investors — Euro News Video As Kazan hosts the WorldSkills competition, Euronews takes a closer look at this eclectic city and visits Innopolis, a satellite development outside Kazan known as the Silicon Valley of Tatarstan.……

Artificial Futures Intelligent Robots in Science and Society — Prof. Dr. Alan Winfield’s Public Lecture at University of Central Asia

Prof. Dr. Alan Winfield, Professor of Robot Ethics (University of the West of England), Visiting Professor (University of York), and Associate Fellow (Cambridge Centre for the Future of Intelligence), delivered a UCA public lecture on “Artificial Futures Intelligent Robots in Science and Society” on November 19th. In this talk Prof. Dr. Alan Winfield presented the…