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What will the smart city of the future look like? - Information Age

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In 1900, only 14% percent of the world's population lived in urban areas. The number of smart cities around the world is expected to grow exponentially over the next few years and by 2050, 70 per cent of the world's population will be living in smart cities. Lighting technology will be at the heart of urban life in 2030, helping deliver more sustainable and better-connected smart cities. A city's lighting infrastructure will offer enormous potential to be part of a city-wide network capable of acquiring data and delivering information and services to and from millions of devices, from dustbins to autonomous vehicles.


How the Internet of Things will reshape future production systems

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The advent of IoT technologies--and the more general move to digital tools that support operations, communication, analysis, and decision making in every part of the modern organization--won't change the fundamental purpose of production systems. With the introduction of comprehensive, real-time data collection and analysis, production systems can become dramatically more responsive. Highly integrated, digitally enabled production systems won't just work differently from today's--they'll be built differently, too. Automated optimization systems will adjust manufacturing sequences and speeds to help balance lines and match production more closely to customer demand.


Harri Valpola dreams of an internet of beautiful AI minds

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Valpola, 44, is founder of The Curious AI Company, a 20-person artificial intelligence startup based in Helsinki, which has just raised $3.67 million in funding – small change compared to many tech funding rounds, but an impressive sum for a company that has no products and is only interested in research. Wanting to put his theories into practice, Valpola co-founded ZenRobotics, a startup building brains for intelligent robots. At this year's Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (the leading conference in AI, better known as NIPS), he is going to present a cousin of the ladder network, punningly entitled Mean Teacher. "I've met Harri a few times, and we have similar views on AI and deep learning," says Murray Shanahan, professor of cognitive robotics at Imperial College London.


Has the Internet of Things Transformed Your Business? @ThingsExpo #IoT #M2M #Sensors

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With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing Cloud strategies, now is the perfect time to attend @CloudExpo @ThingsExpo, June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY and October 31 - November 2, 2017, Santa Clara Convention Center, CA. Join Cloud Expo / @ThingsExpo conference chair Roger Strukhoff (@IoT2040), June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY and October 31 - November 2, 2017, Santa Clara Convention Center, CA for three days of intense Enterprise Cloud and'Digital Transformation' discussion and focus, including Big Data's indispensable role in IoT, Smart Grids and (IIoT) Industrial Internet of Things, Wearables and Consumer IoT, as well as (new) Digital Transformation in Vertical Markets. Accordingly, attendees at the upcoming 20th Cloud Expo / @ThingsExpo June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY and October 31 - November 2, 2017, Santa Clara Convention Center, CA will find fresh new content in a new track called FinTech, which will incorporate machine learning, artificial intelligence, deep learning, and blockchain into one track. The upcoming 20th International @CloudExpo @ThingsExpo, June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY and October 31 - November 2, 2017, Santa Clara Convention Center, CA announces that its Call For Papers for speaking opportunities is open.


The latest iPhones show why A.I. is the new electricity

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The "Neural Engine" is designed to work with Apple's Core ML developer tools, which exist for app developers to gain easy access to the power of machine learning. If you were to list the emerging technologies that will define the coming few decades, these might include augmented and virtual reality, self-driving cars, gene therapy and many others.


14 Benefits and Forces That Are Driving The Internet of Things

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For example: it is already true that sensors on a single Boeing aircraft jet engine can generate 20 terabytes of data per hour; the future astronomy optical telescope LSST (Large Synoptic Survey Telescope) will produce about 200 petabytes of data in its survey lifetime; and the future astronomy radio telescope ensemble SKA (Square Kilometer Array) will alone produce several exabytes per day as it senses the changes and behaviors of objects in the Universe. Supply Chain Analytics – delivering just-in-time products at the point of need (including the use of RFID-based tracking). One of the major developers of IoT in the industrial environment is GE – check out the excellent recent article on "GE's Vision for the Industrial Internet of Things". Several big data platforms are beginning to investigate the data challenges, communication standards, analytics requirements, and technology responses that the Internet of Things will bring to operational analytics and supply chain environments, but very few are architected to handle IoT.


AI Is Transforming IoT and We Better Pay Attention 'Power Panel' @ThingsExpo #AI #IoT #M2M

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With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing Cloud strategies, now is the perfect time to attend 21st Cloud Expo, October 31 - November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, CA, and June 12-14, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, and learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and ensure that your enterprise is on the right path to Digital Transformation. With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing Cloud strategies, now is the perfect time to attend @CloudExpo @ThingsExpo, October 31 - November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, CA, and June 12-4, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, and learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and ensure that your enterprise is on the right path to Digital Transformation. Join Cloud Expo @ThingsExpo conference chair Roger Strukhoff (@IoT2040), October 31 - November 2, 2017, Santa Clara Convention Center, CA, and June 12-14, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, for three days of intense Enterprise Cloud and'Digital Transformation' discussion and focus, including Big Data's indispensable role in IoT, Smart Grids and (IIoT) Industrial Internet of Things, Wearables and Consumer IoT, as well as (new) Digital Transformation in Vertical Markets. Accordingly, attendees at the upcoming 21st Cloud Expo @ThingsExpo October 31 - November 2, 2017, Santa Clara Convention Center, CA, and June 12-14, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, will find fresh new content in a new track called FinTech, which will incorporate machine learning, artificial intelligence, deep learning, and blockchain into one track.


Ride the artificial intelligence wave: Four technologies making AI accessible

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While there has definitely been a laser focus on AI in the past few years, consumers and businesses have actually been exposed to AI for a long time, perhaps without even knowing. The influx of new data-led technologies over the past decade has led to businesses becoming data hoarders, collecting and storing it without really knowing what to do with it. For all intents and purposes, data storage today is unlimited, but that doesn't mean businesses have to store everything. Addressing big data also requires a large computational infrastructure – essentially power – to ensure data is being processed and analysed correctly.


Jack Ma says 'stop training kids for manufacturing jobs'

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"In the last 200 years, manufacturing [has brought] jobs. But today -- because of the artificial intelligence, because of the robots -- manufacturing is no longer the main engine of creating jobs," he said in a speech at the Bloomberg Global Business Forum in New York City. Instead, small businesses using the internet to extend their markets will lead economic growth this century, Ma added. Whoever becomes the leader in this area will become the ruler of the world," Putin told students on September 1, at the start of the school year in Russia.


Tech industry must secure against 'unintended consequences': Elop

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The path to disruption is paved by unintended consequences, Telstra group executive of Technology, Innovation and Strategy Stephen Elop has said, with the tech industry needing to secure machine-learning and artificial intelligence (AI) applications against unconscious biases and breaches of security and trust. According to Elop -- who served as CEO of Nokia before being added to the Telstra team last year after the telco created the new role of innovation head to lead its CTO, chief scientist, software group, and corporate strategy -- while AI machines learn from the data input into their systems, this data comes tainted by humans with unconscious biases. "At the heart of artificial intelligence is big data, and the insights that can be gleaned from advanced data analytics ... how we use data, and the data we select to train our machines can have a profound outcome on our analytics," Elop said. Most importantly, Elop said, is when developers fail to secure systems against the unintended consequence of breach of trust.