Asia Pacific youth expect Artificial Intelligence to have biggest impact on their future: Microsoft survey - Asia News Center

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SINGAPORE, 22 February 2017 -- In our increasingly digital world, new and emerging innovations are set to disrupt the way people live, work and play. According to youth across the Asia Pacific region, the most exciting technologies expected to have the largest impact on their future lives will be artificial intelligence (AI), virtual/mixed/augmented reality (VR/MR/AR), and Internet of Things (IoT), based on survey findings released today by Microsoft. In the Microsoft Asia Digital Future Survey, 1,400 youth were polled across 14 markets across the Asia Pacific region, comprising Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam. Artificial intelligence (AI) is ranked as the top technology that youth expect to have the biggest impact on their lives. In recent years, the confluence of power devices, cloud and data has enabled bold visions on how AI can be an integrated part of our digital future.


Asia Pacific youth expect Artificial Intelligence to have biggest impact on their future: Microsoft survey - Asia News Center

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SINGAPORE, 22 February 2017 -- In our increasingly digital world, new and emerging innovations are set to disrupt the way people live, work and play. According to youth across the Asia Pacific region, the most exciting technologies expected to have the largest impact on their future lives will be artificial intelligence (AI), virtual/mixed/augmented reality (VR/MR/AR), and Internet of Things (IoT), based on survey findings released today by Microsoft. In the Microsoft Asia Digital Future Survey, 1,400 youth were polled across 14 markets across the Asia Pacific region, comprising Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam. Artificial intelligence (AI) is ranked as the top technology that youth expect to have the biggest impact on their lives. In recent years, the confluence of power devices, cloud and data has enabled bold visions on how AI can be an integrated part of our digital future.


Big Ideas in 2016: How 2016's tech trends are setting the stage for a smarter 2017

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More than ever before, our day-to-day lives have become increasingly akin to something out of a sci-fi film, as the boundaries between real life and the digital world are increasingly blurred, and technology is ever more integrated into our lives. For example, the average person now has the ability to converse and work with artificial intelligence, while businesses are transforming the way they operate thanks to the advent of blockchain solutions. Some of these innovations have already been ramping up for the past few years, but they have secured their place as an increasingly integral part of our lives in 2016, making businesses more efficient and able to deepen their reach in key markets. Over the past year, computers have become smarter than ever. We've been talking to machines for decades, but in 2016, they now talk back, transforming how we work and play.


Indian millennials feel AI can bring global peace - ETtech

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When it comes to achieving global peace and addressing social causes via technology, Indian millennials look forward to embracing artificial intelligence (AI) that can help find better solutions, a survey revealed on Wednesday. According to the regional online survey by mobile operator Telenor Group that assessed the attitudes of Asia's millennials towards technology and social impact, Indian millennials believe artificial intelligence (AI) will help governments and entreprises develop platforms to achieve peace. "When asked about the technology that has the largest potential to give rise to peace, 36 per cent of India's respondents placed their bets on AI, followed by the Internet of Things (IoT) and virtual reality (VR)," Telenor said in a statement. Across all six markets (Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Malaysia, Pakistan and Thailand) surveyed, AI, IoT and VR ranked consistently in the top three. "These results suggests the vast potential seen in future technologies by the Internet generation," the statement added.


Middle East youth and tech: What's happened since the Arab Spring?

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Why is there so much interest in the youth demographic? Put simply, the Middle East's youth population bulge makes it too big to ignore. "In 2015, close to one person out of five in the region was aged between 15 and 24 years," the World Economic Forum recently noted, following on an earlier observation that "one-third of the population is below the age of 15 years". The forum goes on to suggest that one of the main challenges will be the empowerment of youth and the huge pool of talent, energy, and resources it represents. How does the Arab Spring fit into this issue?