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Artificial intelligence and virtual reality revolutionise retail industry

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Over the past 15 years, the traditional retail model has been dramatically disrupted by online retail. With the introduction of online retail, shopping is gradually being transformed from an offline activity to an online one. That was the first retail disruption, but it's not the last. Increasingly online retailers and offline retailers are evolving to provide an immersive, seamless, and personalised shopping experience. Customers don't want a fully digital experience while shopping; rather they want a digital shopping experience that is so seamless as to not seem like a shopping experience at all.


Amazon Prime Day 2019: Here's the best deals for video gamers

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With Prime Day just around the corner, here are 5 products on Amazon that truly deserve their 5-star ratings AND a spot in your shopping cart. Has Amazon Prime Day become the new Black Friday? For the fifth July in a row, the country's biggest e-commerce marketplace – it now accounts for about 50% of all U.S. retail sales, according to eMarketer – offers aggressive discounts on several products, in a variety of categories. This year's Prime Day – it actually runs 48 hours starting Monday at 12 a.m. PT and through Tuesday at 11:59 p.m. PT – looks to be no different, especially if you're into video games.


AI, IoT and data centres key drivers of M&A deals

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According to GlobalData, artificial intelligence (AI), the Internet of Things (IoT) and data centres were the key drivers behind mergers and acquisition (M&A) activity over the last two years. In 2018, the total transaction value of M&A deals announced in the global TMT sector reached $630bn, up 23% from 2017 and significantly ahead of other markets in both 2017 and 2018, according to GlobalData's Deals Database. GlobalData's latest thematic report, Mergers and Acquisitions in Technology Media and Telecoms (TMT), reveals the most notable deals over the last five years, identifies their key thematic drivers, and predicts potential future acquisition targets. Cyrus Mewawalla, head of Thematic Research said, "Running any business today requires an understanding of all disruptive threats – and most of these threats come from the technology sector. "Whatever industry you are in, technology now makes it easier for you to be disrupted.


IoT, AR, VR to beyond with 5G - Connected World

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For this column let's consider how IoT (Internet of Things) technologies and 5G will impact medicine and healthcare. Just for a moment I think it's really important to imagine what our society will look like when we imagine real possibilities for technology beyond what we ever dreamed possible. From teaching empathy to med students to enabling telemedicine and telesurgery, the impact of technologies like AR (augmented reality), VR (virtual reality), AI (artificial intelligence), wearables, and robotics in medicine and healthcare are wide ranging and far reaching. With 5G, the possibilities seem even more endless. There are so many exciting applications of IoT technologies in the medical field.


IoT, AR, VR to beyond with 5G - Connected World

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For this column let's consider how IoT (Internet of Things) technologies and 5G will impact medicine and healthcare. Just for a moment I think it's really important to imagine what our society will look like when we imagine real possibilities for technology beyond what we ever dreamed possible. From teaching empathy to med students to enabling telemedicine and telesurgery, the impact of technologies like AR (augmented reality), VR (virtual reality), AI (artificial intelligence), wearables, and robotics in medicine and healthcare are wide ranging and far reaching. With 5G, the possibilities seem even more endless. There are so many exciting applications of IoT technologies in the medical field.


Opinion 'There's Just No Doubt That It Will Change the World': David Chalmers on V.R. and A.I.

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Over the past two decades, the philosopher David Chalmers has established himself as a leading thinker on consciousness. He began his academic career in mathematics but slowly migrated toward cognitive science and philosophy of mind. He eventually landed at Indiana University working under the guidance of Douglas Hofstadter, whose influential book "Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid" had earned him a Pulitzer Prize. Chalmers's dissertation, "Toward a Theory of Consciousness," grew into his first book, "The Conscious Mind" (1996), which helped revive the philosophical conversation on consciousness. Perhaps his best-known contribution to philosophy is "the hard problem of consciousness" -- the problem of explaining subjective experience, the inner movie playing in every human mind, which in Chalmers's words will "persist even when the performance of all the relevant functions is explained."


'An alliance is being forged between 5G and artificial intelligence' Silicon UK Tech News

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He is a technical expert in 5G, 4G, 3G and 2G, multi-vendor RAN (Ericsson, Huawei, Nokia), network optimisation processes, network performance management and network configuration management. We spoke to him about 5G, IoT, AI, and how businesses can best take advantage of them – including how developed countries developed countries in industries affected by the offshoring advent of the 1990s and 2000s can regain a competitive position. Is 5G as revolutionary as it appears to be? The proposed vision for 5G technology is revolutionary, and its architecture truly innovative. It offers features that enhance not only network performance, but also the way networks are built and deployed.


How food manufacturers can use mixed reality tools to enhance operations

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Characterized by a fusion of technologies that blur the lines between the physical and digital, the Fourth Industrial Revolution is spreading across the manufacturing world. As a component of this revolution, a growing number of suppliers are using augmented reality (A.R.) to improve operations in workforce training and equipment maintenance. A.R. is a technologically enhanced version of reality created by using technology to overlay digital information on an image of something being viewed through a device, such as smart goggles or a smartphone camera. The goggles are often voice-controlled, leaving wearers with both hands free. Statista estimates the A.R. market was worth $5.91 billion in 2018 and that it will reach more than $198.7 billion by 2025.


De:central Days. Digital Economy Convention

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Healthcare Shapers is an international network of independent consultants, service providers, experts and decision makers with extensive and deep healthcare experience. They connect experts to collaborate on the new solutions and pragmatic ways to change the healthcare industry. The healthcare industry has become an important growth and key economic driver in recent years. Large sums of money are being spent on decoding the human genome using the latest technologies, for example, and the pharmaceutical industry is constantly developing new R & D models using artificial intelligence to reduce development time for new drugs. However, a steadily increasing life expectancy with the high expenditures on health services associated with this change massively increases the cost pressure on the social systems.


5 MEGA TECH TRENDS DECODED - globalsocialmediacoaching.com

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We're living in a time of wonders, so it's easy to miss some. Every day, tech publications announce fresh hyped-up initialisms. Some people who understand them, and some who just obsess about anything new. An idea arrives, gets a lot of buzz, then seems to vanish while people work on the practical applications. If it seems truly viable, it becomes a big industry term seemingly overnight.