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Infographic: Smart cities in space
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Infographic: Smart cities in space

19 Apr 2018 3 minutes

In the ongoing quest to make real all the sci-fi predictions of the early 20th century, space exploration, and the colonisation of Mars seems to be the next big thing making the jump from the comic book pages to reality.

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Why the superannuation industry is ready for disruption

Joe Brasacchio 17 Apr 2018 8 minutes

Superannuation funds have traditionally placed themselves at the passive end of the value chain. But with the vast amount of data flowing through them, they are well placed to reimagine themselves as active participants in people’s lives. If they dare.

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Change is upon us: SXSW Interactive Festival 2018

Monty Hamilton 26 Mar 2018 9 minutes

This year’s SXSW didn’t disappoint, with the likes of Elon Musk and whurley discussing some of the pressing issues for technology and humanity alike. PwC’s Monty Hamilton wraps up his five takeaways from the annual festival.

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Report: The smarter phone

Matthew Benwell 20 Mar 2018 9 minutes

Over the last few years smartphones have become increasingly dumb when it comes to their ability to change our lives. Advances in AI and 5G are about to put an end to all that, and industry must adapt quickly.

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Report: Harnessing the 4th industrial revolution for sustainable emerging cities

Joseph Carrozzi 19 Mar 2018 8 minutes

Poverty, disease, inequality and environmental damage are some of the results of a poorly planned city. Emerging technology could be the answer to providing a sustainable future.

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Infographic: Are smart cities really smart?

08 Mar 2018 2 minutes

Can existing cities ever be smart or will they just be meccas for tech giants selling digital trinkets? We examine what it means for a city to be smart beyond a layer of technology.

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Mobile World Congress 2018: Changing the game with 5G

Matthew Benwell Mohammad Chowdhury 07 Mar 2018 6 minutes

The initial promise of 5G is huge increases in speed, bandwidth and very low latency. However 5G offers so much more – new business models that will revolutionise not only the telecommunications industry but many others – hyper connectivity, IoT and the enablement of the 4th Industrial Revolution.

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Infographic: From dumb machines to smart AI

01 Mar 2018 3 minutes

Artificial intelligence has a lot of buzzwords in its orbit, all of them more confusing than the last. If you’re a data scientist, don’t read this. Everyone else? Come on in.

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The sustainability revolution: Harnessing AI for the Earth

26 Feb 2018 9 minutes

It will take a joint effort to enable, but AI promises wonderful things to protect the Earth on which we live. Here are just some of the ways in which AI is being used to tackle big environmental challenges.

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