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Infographic: Smart cities, smarter lives

21 Sep 2017 2 minutes

By 2040, global energy consumption could rise by over 50%. Half the world’s population will be living in water-stressed areas by 2025. Here’s how a smart city could promote urban sustainability.

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Infographic: The augmented reality of work

14 Sep 2017 1 minute

Augmented reality can benefit a range of industries, offering a useful way to display information and provide greater flexibility to workers.

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Using science fiction to explore business innovation

Amy Gibbs 05 Sep 2017 9 minutes

To compete, businesses understand they need to innovate, embrace digital disruption and transform offerings. Knowing how to begin that journey is tricky. Science fiction provides an accessible starting point.

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Infographic: The evolution of robotics
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Infographic: The evolution of robotics

31 Aug 2017 2 minutes

Many of us grew up with robot toys, complete with flashing eyes and computer-generated voices. Now, these playthings are becoming real. Take a look at the history of robots.

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The future of healthcare: Bringing patient data to life

Vaughn Kauffman 29 Aug 2017 9 minutes

Do hospitals need more doctors or data analysts? Is physical space more important, or digital real estate? We ask Vaughn Kauffman, head of PwC’s Health Services and New Entrants Advisory, for his prognosis for innovation in health services.

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Infographic: Wearing your health on your sleeve

24 Aug 2017 1 minute

Activity trackers have fed a growing interest in wearable technology. Fitness is just the start of the journey though, with big tech plans afoot for wearable health improvement.

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Eight questions to manage the risk of robots

21 Aug 2017 6 minutes

Automating business processes with robotics can bring benefits to organisations looking to become more efficient and reduce costs, but what if the bots go bust? Setting up risk controls ahead of time will mitigate the risk.

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Can robots create art?

Amy Gibbs 15 Aug 2017 11 minutes

From assisting creative professionals with daily tasks to helping make aesthetic decisions, artificial intelligence has its electronic sights set on the design world.

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Infographic: Sensing opportunity with the internet of things

03 Aug 2017 1 minute

From healthcare to agriculture, the internet of things promises great benefits to business and industry – though there are challenges to overcome in implementation.

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