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Mobile and IoT technologies integrated with AI features to enable data driven solutions

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Computex Taipei has long been one of the most important tradeshows worldwide for engineers and executrives in ICT industries. On May 31, 2017, Digitimes hosted Computex 2017 Mobile and IoT technology forum, featuring speakers from various sectors to share their views of the future of IoT technology leveraging artificial intelligence (AI) capability. Internet of Things combining and converging sensor technologies and robotics is driving profound transformations of the industrial system. As more factories and equipment are equipped with IoT devices, data volume will double by 2020 and computing must become more cognitive to properly process, analyze and optimize the information. This is a key focal point of of the talk by Mike Chang, IBM Cloud Adoption leader.


What Are Smart Cities? - CB Insights Research

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Technology is powering the rise of smart cities, transforming everything from traffic management to waste collection. We dig into the digital revolution giving rise to cities that are more connected, sustainable, and efficient -- and what the future of urbanization might look like. Cities are evolving at a rapid pace. Over half the world's population currently lives in urban areas. By 2050, that number is expected to jump to 70%. Along with a growing population, new challenges are emerging as cities look to improve everything from infrastructure to connectivity. Many see this as a viable business opportunity, developing technology to help cities efficiently provide proper foundation, energy, transportation, resources, jobs, and services to their residents. As a result, cities are undergoing a digital transformation -- that is, they are turning into "smart" cities. Get a data-driven look at the startups and industry players developing smart city technologies.


6 Examples of How 5G Will Improve IoT Deployments

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With digital transformation in full swing, the number of connected devices is increasing at a fast pace. IDC Data predicts 152,200 connected IoT devices every minute by the year 2025. While this translates to more data and, subsequently, more avenues to improve efficiency, a robust network is necessary for this data exchange. The fifth-generation wireless technology has features that will not only support high-speed mobile communication but also make IoT data transfer more efficient. Let's look at these features in contrast with the existing 4G network: All these features make the 5G network adaptable to the external environment, unlike its predecessors, which has limited network flexibilities.


What is a Smart City? Definition from WhatIs.com.

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A smart city is a municipality that uses information and communication technologies (ICT) to increase operational efficiency, share information with the public and improve both the quality of government services and citizen welfare. While the exact definition varies, the overarching mission of a smart city is to optimize city functions and drive economic growth while improving quality of life for its citizens using smart technology and data analysis. Value is given to the smart city based on what they choose to do with the technology, not just how much technology they may have. Several major characteristics are used to determine a city's smartness. A smart city's success depends on its ability to form a strong relationship between the government -- including its bureaucracy and regulations -- and the private sector.


A Smarter World: How AI, The IoT And 5G Will Make All The Difference

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From fields and streams to offices, factories, hospitals and transportation systems, organizations are using internet of things (IoT) sensors to collect massive amounts of data in order to improve operations and increase sustainability. Analyzing this information reveals patterns that can nip maintenance problems in the bud and lead to better decisions about resource allocation. Systems become smarter, using artificial intelligence to make speedy decisions without human intervention. The infrastructure that will unleash the IoT revolution will be powered by 5G technology. Without it, networks wouldn't have anywhere near the capacity to handle the estimated 125 billion devices that will connect to the internet by 2030.