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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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Artificially sweet: The dark side of AI

Amy Gibbs 05 Feb 2018 14 minutes

Artificial intelligence is extolled as a potential saviour to the world’s most complex problems. But with its promise it also brings concerns. Are they surmountable or will the robot apocalypse lead to the downfall of humankind?

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2018: Digital predictions in the year of fragility

John Riccio 30 Jan 2018 13 minutes

This year, optimism and caution are the lenses through which businesses will navigate digital change. The PwC Digital Services team give their predictions of the biggest trends in technology in 2018.

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Video: When I grow up, I want to be a…robot?

15 Jan 2018 2 minutes

How do we teach children that their dream job may not exist in the future? Rob McCargow says we should trust the younger generations to engage with complex problems, and they could even solve them.

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Infographic: The future (tech) of business

30 Nov 2017 2 minutes

Technology that arrives in the next few years and beyond must be planned for now if businesses want to provide contemporary experiences in the future.

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Infographic: What is machine learning?

Phil Bolton 15 Nov 2017 3 minutes

Artificial intelligence. It’s a complicated field, with complex terminology, but usually, it refers to machine learning, the way in which machines use data to become smart.

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