5 Ways to Prepare Today’s Students for the Future alongside Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Explore the future of AI and the tactics to prep the budding generation of millennials to work alongside AI. Click on the link for some fantastic insights.     Artificial Intelligence is the IT thing today. From telling Alexa to change the lighting of the room to Elon Musk’s self-driving cars – AI has become a part of our everyday fabric. Every industry – be it finance or manufacturing, hospitality or healthcare – is being revolutionized with AI.   In his book, AI Superpowers, Kai-Fu Lee, once president of Google China,…

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How Significant is Blockchain in the Internet of Things?

  Blockchain and the Internet-of-Things (IoT) are two subjects which are currently receiving a great deal of attention. Excitement and hype, not only in the tech sphere but in all facets of the macro business world springs from these themes.     Internet of Things – The Rise Image Credit: europe.hughes.com   What is IoT? Simply said, IoT is a network or chain of connected physical objects to the internet. These interconnections utilize sensors and embedded software to enable remote monitoring, collection of data and control of devices.   A…

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5G: The Roadmap to Launch in Asia

  ConnecTechAsia Summit speaker, Quah Mei Lee, Industry Principal – ICT Practice APAC, Frost & Sullivan, discusses the potential and challenges of 5G as a catalyst for Asia’s digital revolution.     By 2022, there will be 280 million 5G subscriptions in Asia Pacific, with 5G service revenue reaching US$4.5 billion.   Compared to previous generations of networks, 5G’s significance lies in its capability to offer real-time end-to-end service offerings. Alongside the emergence of technologies such as the IoT, drones, smart devices and with increased mobile phone uptake, 5G has…

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Blockchain Technology can rule IoT

The first international IoT Blockchain Camp in Valencia, Spain, is a five-day event that looks at the potential of blockchains managing rules for objects in the physical world, as well as digital assets.     More than 70 participants will join IoT Blockchain Camp, which runs from April 11-15th.   It will look at five key topics: smart cities, Energy, Tourism, Transport, and Health/Sport. Technologies covered include robotics, A.I. and machine learning, (AIML), embedded systems, smart contracts and oracles, data acquisition and off-chain systems.     It will also look…

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Walmart “Smart Shipping” and the Blockchain

On 1 March 2018, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) released an application by Walmart to patent a device described a “Smart Package”.  This is a device that would record information on a blockchain regarding the contents of the package, environmental conditions, and location for example.       Walmart has indicated that this “Smart Package” could be used in tandem with other connected devices such as autonomous vehicles, drones.       Online shopping is becoming increasingly popular which also brings about new challenges.  In the patent application,…

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IoT and Blockchain, a Match made in Heaven

What is IoT? The Internet of Things (IoT) is a collective name for hardware devices linked to the internet from high-level devices such as smartphones to very simple devices like a kitchen device or a sensor. The IoT market has been on an upward trend for the last few years and started to grow exponentially  in 2017 and there are IoT projects ongoing from “Smart Agriculture” to “Smart Cities” Gartner research estimates  20.4 billion internet-connected devices in use by 2020 which raises many questions regarding the shortcomings that come with conventional…

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