The Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO) in partnership with Intel has announced the launch of a new phase of the Intel Innovation Center in the integrated free zone technology park. The new phase will be hosted by Dubai Technology Entrepreneur Campus (Dtec), DSOA's wholly owned tech incubation center. Moreover, the Intel Innovation Center's new phase will directly be aligned with "Project Mustakbal", an Intel initiative that seeks to accelerate the Middle East's digital transformation. The Centre set to become a hub for future technological development in the region that will feature artificial intelligence (AI), Blockchain, Video analytics and Autonomous Driving. Muammar Al Katheeri, Executive Vice President of Engineering and Smart City at DSOA, said in a statement, "Four years ago, we launched with Intel the region's first Internet of Things (IoT) ignition lab that has already added significant value to tech start-ups and entrepreneurs in the UAE. Today we celebrate our partnership with Intel as we step forward together into a new milestone through the inauguration of the Intel Innovation Center that has found an ideal home at DSO. With its dynamic mix of business partners and boasting an environment that fosters the entrepreneurial spirit, DSO continues to push the boundaries of technological innovation."
Technology and trends, go hand in hand these days. From automation to connectivity, artificial intelligence to virtual reality, the decade had it all. As we are about to step in the last year of the decade, we drift our focus from many to the one that is expected to disrupt the global business industry, IoT! Gartner report's that there would 4.8 billion devices installed in work infrastructure towards the end of 2019 and around more than 20 billion interconnected devices would ply across the globe. The gamut of IoT seems to be huge and it would not be wrong to state that IoT is the new norm penetrating deep in organizational infrastructure and across all business verticals. However, technology never remains the same or it never stagnates.
Across all industries, organizations are evaluating ways to modernize and transform their processes to create business advantages. No industry is untouched by the opportunities and threats evolving from innovations that connect systems, processes, equipment, data, and humans. The application of these innovative technologies is creating profound changes in business and society. In this panel, members of the Industrial Internet Consortium and their guests will discuss the major trends in Industrial IoT (IIoT) applications with an emphasis on AI, Machine Learning and how companies are using technology to deliver transformational outcomes.
With a mere 24 hours before Samsung's Unpacked event, leaks of some of its soon-to-be-announced products are still rolling in. In a tweet sent out just three days before Samsung's major product event, Max Weinbach of XDA Developers, who has leaked several other major details about Samsung's forthcoming products, showed off real glimpses of the company's new smart speaker, the Galaxy Home Mini. A video of the smart speaker in action and corresponding literature for the Galaxy Home Mini offer insight into just what the product will do. According to images posted by Weinbach, among the capabilities will be the usual list of voice-activated queries like'what's the weather?' or'play Jazz music' in addition to a range of smart home controls. The sheet leaked by Weinbach also suggests that users will be able to summon Samsung's voice-assistant Bixby to change smart thermostats, turn devices off or on, or with applicable hardware, even change the channel on a TV.
The artificial intelligence (AI) in social media market size is poised to grow by USD 1.67 billion during the period 2019-2023, according to the latest market research report by Technavio. This press release features multimedia. The process of deploying and maintaining reliable data interfaces is difficult, owing to the complexity of the process and the huge volumes of data being generated across various end-user industries. Therefore, enterprises around the world are adopting data integration solutions. Al in social media allows real-time synthesizing of data to facilitate real-time analysis for effective decision-making.
Over the past decade, the proliferation of devices that can connect to the internet has skyrocketed. These days, almost anything with an on/off switch or sensor (cars, coffee makers, refrigerators, even clothing) can connect to the internet and share information that makes our lives easier. This network of connected "stuff" has been dubbed the internet of things (IoT). According to Forbes, by 2020 there will be more than 26 billion connected devices around the world. That's a lot of devices -- and a lot of data being collected and shared.
A lot of news hit the industry last month at CES 2020. Amid new product and service announcements were some partnership announcements too. One that's worth picking back up and discussing is the new working group formed by Amazon, Apple, Google, and the Zigbee Alliance called Project Connected Home over IP, which aims to develop a new, open standard for smart-home device connectivity. According to MarketsandMarkets, the smart-home sector will be worth 151.4 billion by 2024. Growth will be driven in part by factors like increased awareness and adoption of smart devices, a growing desire for saving energy and reducing carbon footprints, the ubiquitous adoption of smartphones, and increasingly accessible solutions in terms of pricepoint and ease of use.
We've heard it for years: 5G is coming. And yet, while high-speed 5G internet has indeed slowly been rolling out in a smattering of countries across the globe, many barriers remain that have prevented widespread adoption. One issue is that we can't get faster internet speeds without more efficient ways of delivering wireless signals. The general trend has been to simply add antennas to either the transmitter (i.e., Wi-Fi access points and cell towers) or the receiver (such as a phone or laptop). But that's grown difficult to do as companies increasingly produce smaller and smaller devices, including a new wave of "internet of things" systems.
First, ticket buying went digital. Over time, more and more players entered the events tech industry, developing new technologies to lessen the burden on consumers and make it easier to access our favorite events. Ticketing platforms are bolstering their apps to make event searches and purchases more efficient. Venues are now equipt with technologies to make event attendance both convenient and appealing. Thanks to AI and IoT, the online events industry is becoming far less tedious to navigate.
'Smart wallpaper' that can boost WiFi signal in your home by up to ten times and allow for even smaller internet-connected devices has been developed by MIT researchers. A team of researchers from the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab, has found a way to create a surface that can reflect and enhance wireless signals. They say this means WiFi can be added to devices that are currently too small to make it viable, or make already-connected devices'more elegant'. This could allow for tiny sensors to detect indoor pollution levels, smaller smart speakers or even'biomedical devices' inside the human body, according to the study's authors. 'Smart wallpaper' that can boost WiFi signal in your home by up to ten times and allow for even smaller internet-connected devices is developed by MIT researchers The issue with ever-smaller smart technology is that smaller devices have smaller wireless antennas that struggle to maintain a good signal.