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Could IoT help fight the talent shortage?

February 27th, 2020 at 12:14 pm » Comments Off

Fear of losing your job to a robot is nothing new, but is it time the conversation shifted? For as long as there have been robots, there have been fears they will take people’s jobs. The rise of the internet of things (IoT) echoes these concerns. An engineer no longer has to monitor a machine […]



How AI is helping reinvent the world of manufacturing

February 14th, 2020 at 11:59 am » Comments Off

Throughout each industrial era, the companies best able to embrace change have become the most likely to succeed. This dates back to the development of steam and combustion engines through to electricity, microprocessors and now artificial intelligence. In The Future Computed: AI and Manufacturing, Microsoft Senior Director Greg Shaw explores how AI, automation and the […]



Photovoltaic-powered sensors for the ‘Internet of Things’

October 11th, 2019 at 11:05 am » Comments Off

MIT researchers have designed low-cost, photovoltaic-powered sensors on RFID tags that work in sunlight and dimmer indoor lighting, and can transmit data for years before needing replacement. Credit: MIT News By 2025, experts estimate the number of Internet of Things devices—including sensors that gather real-time data about infrastructure and the environment—could rise to 75 billion […]



What is Web 3.0 ?

May 20th, 2019 at 12:05 pm » Comments Off

Have You Been Wondering What Web 3.0 Is? If you’ve been hanging out with techie friends at a conference lately, you’ve probably heard the term “Web 3.0.” And if you haven’t yet, you probably will soon. But if it’s one of those questions you’re a little ashamed to ask, don’t be. Not many people know […]



Very risky business: the pros and cons of insurance companies embracing artificial intelligence

May 6th, 2019 at 11:24 am » Comments Off

The enabling technology for insurers to use AI is the ‘ecosystem’ of sensors known as the internet of things. It’s a new day not very far in the future. You wake up; your wristwatch has recorded how long you’ve slept, and monitored your heartbeat and breathing. You drive to work; car sensors track your speed […]



How IoT is being used for Australian agriculture in 2019

April 3rd, 2019 at 11:31 am » Comments Off

CSIRO’s Vertebrate Pest Detect-and-Deter (VPDaD) device The development of IoT for agriculture is still in its early stages, but it looks promising as more farmers are putting these technologies to work. Australian agriculture has historically been defined by long droughts and irregular rainfall. For farmers, these harsh conditions leave small margins for error, meaning that […]



A massive, ‘semi-infinite’ trove of rare-earth metals has been found in Japan

January 7th, 2019 at 12:41 pm » Comments Off

Researchers have found hundreds of years’ worth of rare-earth materials underneath Japanese waters — enough to supply to the world on a “semi-infinite basis,” according to a study published in Nature Publishing Group’s Scientific Reports. Rare-earth metals are crucial in the making of high-tech products such as electric vehicles and batteries, and most of the […]



19 astonishing quotes about the Internet of Things everyone should read

September 17th, 2018 at 8:29 am » Comments Off

Seems like everybody is talking about the Internet of Things (IoT)—the good, the bad and the alarming along the lines of. “It’s the beginning of machines taking over the world.” The IoT is when everyday products such as refrigerators, watches, speakers and more connect to the internet and to one another. The Internet of Things […]



AI-powered IoT devices will change the way you do business

November 5th, 2017 at 10:19 am » Comments Off

AI-powered IoT devices will change the way you do business.



Researchers have linked a human brain to the internet for the first time

November 4th, 2017 at 9:23 am » Comments Off

A team of researchers at Wits University in Johannesburg, South Africa have made a major breakthrough in the field of biomedical engineering.



Ten key skills for the future

June 21st, 2017 at 12:56 pm » Comments Off

This report analyzes key drivers that will reshape the landscape of work and identifies key work skills needed in the next 10 years. It does not consider what will be the jobs of the future. Many studies have tried to predict specific job categories and labor requirements. Consistently over the years, however, it has been […]



Mary Meeker’s 2017 internet trends report

June 2nd, 2017 at 6:10 am » Comments Off

Mary Meeker, a partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, delivered her annual rapid-fire internet trends report at Code Conference at the Terranea Resort in California. Here’s a first look at the most highly anticipated slide deck in Silicon Valley. This year’s report includes 355 slides and tons of information, including a new section on […]



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