June 2019

Wearable tech hits the factory floor at Hannover Messe

Germany has always been a place for industrial invention and innovation, reflected by the creation of the concept of “Industrie 4.0” by the German Government. Last week saw Europe’s leading technologists involved in the digitalization of industry bought together at Hannover Messe to showcase their answers to the key question faced by industrial enterprises everywhere: How … Continue reading "Wearable tech hits the factory floor at Hannover Messe"

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WeChat’s director of user growth talks up new features for overseas clients

I got a chance to sit down at RISE 2017 in Hong Kong with WeChat’s Director of User Growth Stephen Wang.  For those unfamiliar, WeChat began as a messaging app back in 2010 created by China’s Tencent, but over the years, it has quickly become a tool of everyday life in mainland China. WeChat has … Continue reading "WeChat’s director of user growth talks up new features for overseas clients"

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Elon Musk calls on governments to start regulating AI

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has called on governments to proactively regulate artificial intelligence, before we arrive at the general purpose AI stage. Musk, who also founded non-profit AI research company OpenAI, has stated before his view that AI is an existential threat to humanity and he repeated the same warnings at the National … Continue reading "Elon Musk calls on governments to start regulating AI"

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For future transactions, in blockchain we trust

What makes our societies run? Oil? Silicon? Yes, and yes: When we place an order online and the item shows up on our doorstep the next day, or we stock our stores with delicacies from Chile to China, some quantity of petroleum and electronics fuels every transaction. But in all these exchanges, the operative factor … Continue reading "For future transactions, in blockchain we trust"

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What are the 10 key things that make a city smart?

After Mobile World Congress and IoT World earlier this year, there was a lot of buzz about 5G, smart mobility, general IoT, and smart cities. It feels like we’re entering the future, and the excitement is palatable. Unfortunately, there are many soldiers on the battlefield without a plan. See also: Is location intel the key to citizen-centric … Continue reading "What are the 10 key things that make a city smart?"

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Ignore the hype machine — It’s back to basics with bots

I occasionally meet with a company that worries they’re not ready for bots. They think of bots as an emerging technology fraught with complexity. In some cases, they worry they don’t have the skillset internally to deploy and get ROI out of the technology. Others want the technology to “mature” a bit more before they … Continue reading "Ignore the hype machine — It’s back to basics with bots"

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Automation to hit poorer workers hardest, says report

The proliferation of robots and artificial intelligence into the workplace will make social inequality even worse and lead to significant job losses, according to a report from the Boston Consulting Group. The report says that while automation will affect a broad range of jobs, the rich will be able to retrain and deploy themselves into … Continue reading "Automation to hit poorer workers hardest, says report"

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How is the new age of digital transformation changing the utilities sector?

It is easy to take for granted the technology we have at our disposal. We flick a switch and the lights go on, we turn on the tap and clean water comes out. We don’t have to worry about the provision of natural gas for cooking. But today, the utilities sector is under pressure to simultaneously … Continue reading "How is the new age of digital transformation changing the utilities sector?"

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How LogiNext uses logistical data to build a better connected city

The most important aspects of the logistics industry are safety and efficiency. At the end of May, LogiNext, a Mumbai-based SaaS company, unveiled its most advanced location-tracking SDK to help more logistics companies and e-commerce platforms gain necessary insights on traffic data so that they can provide a better customer experience. LogiNext users just need to install … Continue reading "How LogiNext uses logistical data to build a better connected city"

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IoT sensors empower the senses that bring AI to life

“Everything we call real is made up of things that cannot be regarded as real” – Niels Bohr For many, the “virtual world” of AI and the “real world” in which we live seem to perpetually be at odds. With AI largely being academic or theoretical in nature for most of the past 60 years, … Continue reading "IoT sensors empower the senses that bring AI to life"

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