Category Emerging Trends

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Powering smart grid roll-out

The race is on to upgrade current electric power systems to “smart grids” by incorporating information and communication technologies (ICTs) to deliver power more efficiently, reliably and sustainably. The global Smart Grid as a Service market is expected to more than quadruple in the next decade, from $1.3 billion in 2016 to $6 billion in […]

TOPSHOT - Indian onlookers watch the launch of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C37) at Sriharikota on Febuary 15, 2017.
India successfully put a record 104 satellites from a single rocket into orbit on February 15 in the latest triumph for its famously frugal space agency. Scientists who were at the launch in the southern spaceport of Sriharikota burst into applause as the head of India's Space Research Organisation (ISRO) announced all the satellites had been ejected. / AFP / ARUN SANKAR        (Photo credit should read ARUN SANKAR/AFP/Getty Images)

India’s satellite launch breaks record – and could bring big benefits for humanity

On Wednesday, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) successfully launched 104 satellites from seven countries on a single mission using the popular Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV), overtaking the previous record of 37 satellites set by Russia in 2014. India aims to cement its position as a destination for low-cost launches, and Wednesday’s success spotlights India […]

President and CEO of Ford Motor Company Mark Fields (L) talks about Ford's new autonomous vehicle with US Vice President Joe Biden (C) and US Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (R), D-Michigan during the Vice President's visit to the 2017 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan, January 10, 2017. / AFP / Geoff Robins        (Photo credit should read GEOFF ROBINS/AFP/Getty Images)

Ford’s $1 billion Argo AI investment highlights ICT-auto convergence

When one of the world’s largest and most influential car manufacturers announces a $1 billion investment in autonomous vehicles and pledges to get a car on the road by 2021, then you know that this is no speculative technology push, but the future of the entire industry. A century of established manufacturing and design principles […]

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IoT Cybersecurity Alliance launches with AT&T, IBM, Nokia and others

AT&T, IBM, Nokia, Palo Alto Networks, Symantec and Trustonic have announced that they are collaborating to help address IoT security challenges. The “IoT Cybersecurity Alliance” says the combination of industry-leading security providers and IoT experts will research and raise awareness of ways to better secure the IoT ecosystem. “The explosive growth in the number of […]

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New data initiative launched for Indian cities

In a bid to build high calibre data in Indian cities, the World Council on City Data (WCCD) has launched the joint City Data for India Initiative with Tata Trusts in Mumbai. The goal of the initiative is to empower city leaders, decision-makers and citizens from cities across India to make data-informed decisions to improve […]

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Top tech trends of 2017: The ‘AI of Everything’

In 2017, many technologies will move from science-fiction to product realities. At the heart of this year’s trends is artificial intelligence (AI), but as we will see, there are others that are expected to explode during 2017. Artificial Intelligence: The ‘AI of Everything’ While AI applications are already embedded in industries such as computer science, finance, […]

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5G demos showcase innovation to fuel ITU standards work (VIDEO)

ITU-T Study Group 13, ITU’s standardization expert group for future networks, will meet 6-17 February to progress high-priority ITU standards efforts for information-centric networking, fixed-mobile convergence and other areas of key importance to the development of IMT-2020 (5G) systems. The 5G studies of ITU-T Study Group 13 will be accelerated by the input received from […]