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Remote vs. Working Home

We would all agree we are living in uncertain times. The COVID-19 coronavirus is changing the world of work. The way we play. The way we live. On Tuesday, I hosted a radio show that was also unprecedented.

Who’s Eyeing Quantum Clouds

There has been a lot of talk, as of late, that the cloud has become a resource to turn to when a company needs large amounts of digital storage, constantly updated SaaS (software-as-a-service), or high-performance computing capabilities. Couple this with the expansion of AI (artificial intelligence) in applications, even smaller companies can realize the full computing power available in the cloud.

Honeywell Solution Makes Smart University Even Smarter

Commercial buildings are voracious consumers of energy. The buildings and building construction sectors contribute around 30% of global energy consumption and almost 40% of CO2 emissions (direct and indirect), according to the IEA. Sustainable buildings are more than trendy, they’re key to reducing humans’ carbon footprint on the planet. Building owners deploy smart building solutions and building-management systems to not only cut operations costs and comply with regulations but also to do their part in reducing carbon emissions without sacrificing occupant comfort in the process.

Top Data Center Concerns and Priorities

As 2020 kicks off a new decade, and one of the questions the tech space is asking about the years ahead is what will happen to traditional data centers? The data center market is expected to reach about $10 billion by 2023, while the global data center market could reach $174 billion by 2023, according Arizton. But what shape will the market take?

AI Against AI

What comes to mind when you think of deepfakes? A report by CB Insights got me thinking the other day about deepfakes and their impact on AI (artificial intelligence), quantum, and more.

Manufacturing IoT Revolution of Innovation

This should come as no surprise—since it has been publicized many times—the Chinese government has launched a very aggressive campaign to be a world leader in high-tech manufacturing by 2025.

Overcoming Hurdles to Autonomous Cities

The technology to power connected cities exists today—and continued growth is predicted. Will all our cities soon be connected? Or do hurdles stand in the way? Perhaps one of the biggest challenge will be overcoming regulatory hurdles that could slow the progress down. Technavio says the autonomous bus market, as an example, will grow by 2364 units during 2020 and 2024, which is a growth rate of 32%. At the end of last year, IDTechEx also predicted that that the robotaxi services will become a $2.5 trillion market by 2040. Further, if you were at CES earlier this year, then you know intelligent transportation systems and autonomous vehicles were big trends at the show and it is a topic that has been covered in depth over on Constructech TV.

Cybersecurity Best Practices: Key Properties of Highly Secure Devices

High up on companies’ list is protecting their data, privacy, physical safety, and infrastructure. This is true across the board. No matter the industry, sector, or business, any enterprise looking to develop and deploy secure, connected devices has a similar list of concerns. Microsoft’s latest answer to this need for privacy and security in IoT (Internet of Things) connected devices, Azure Sphere, is now generally available, and the timing seems right on point.

Manufacturers Tighten Supply Chain

All weekend long I debated whether I should add my two cents about the sudden uneasiness over whether the COVID-19 coronavirus is really a wakeup call to us all and understanding the importance of the IoT (Internet of Things). We’ve all heard and seen massive growth number predictions for AI to soar well beyond $400 billion by 2025. One key factors driving growth in this market is advances in voice recognition, which is also going to help drive the market for voice assistants.

Steve O’Brien – Staying Safe in the Surveillance Economy

Steve O’Brien, president of staffing, Job.com, talks with Peggy Smedley about the surveillance economy and how our online data creates value and is used as a tradable commodity. They also explore the regulation of the economy, how it is taxed, and the responsibility of the companies collecting the data in terms of privacy and transparency.

Impactful, but Overhyped AI

In an industry as dynamic and exciting as the IoT (Internet of Things), it can difficult to separate hype from reality. One sector that often falls victim to hype is AI (artificial intelligence). For many decades, machine intelligence and autonomous decisionmaking have grabbed ahold of people’s imaginations, simultaneously bringing about utopian and dystopian predictions for the future AI-driven world. Practically speaking, the hype surrounding AI technologies can make it tough for investors and businesses to get a handle on exactly what to expect from this growing space and how they should try to harness it. How can companies avoid getting caught up in the AI hype cycle? How can they set their AI projects up for success?