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A transformation has been taking place across the African continent, especially below the Sahara. And it’s accelerating. These developments will have an enormous impact on the 1.2 billion people who live on the continent. More importantly, what is taking place there will soon reverberate across the world. For a number... Read More
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With abundant clean energy and new investments in renewable energy technologies, Africa may be on the cusp of a clean energy revolution. According to a report by the International Energy Agency (IEA), renewable energy will make up almost half of sub-Saharan Africa’s power generation growth by 2040. Like mobile phones... Read More
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Blockchain euphoria has given way to blockchain fatigue. The hope remains that distributed ledger technologies (DLT) like blockchain will lead to an “Internet of value” in which anything of importance can be virtually managed, transacted and exchanged in a private and secure way. The reality so far, however, has been... Read More
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5G, or fifth generation mobile telecommunications, will drive a chain reaction of innovation that will transform virtually every industry. The rollout of 5G networks will mean a very different business and communications ecosystem, connecting a vast network of sensors, robots, and autonomous vehicles through sophisticated artificial intelligence (AI) and machine... Read More
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Our smartphones know more about us than our spouses, partners and friends. It’s no surprise we guard them with more than just screen protectors, considering the secrets they hold. But if we were to hand over the metadata to our devices and those of about 3 million of our neighbors,... Read More
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This article is the second part in a series on smart cities. See more from Christine Wong. Smart cities are already spawning success stories. They’re using sensors, analytics, apps and mobile devices to gain deeper insights about local citizens and their environment. The end goal? Offer residents better information and... Read More
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A new artificial intelligence (AI) arms race is underway. Led by software giants like Google and Facebook in the United States and Baidu and Tencent in China, AI is provoking a technological revolution that is fundamentally different from revolutions of the past. Ownership and control of AI and machine learning... Read More
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Facial recognition technology, like so many other capabilities of the digital age, is improving at a blinding clip. Companies are working to build smarter and more accurate programs based on deep learning and algorithms to identify people quickly in the name of security. China set out several years ago to... Read More
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Pokémon Go gave the world its first blockbuster augmented reality (AR) success. It also gave most players their first interaction with a digital world layered on top of the “real” world. By comparison, virtual reality (VR) is more like the Matrix: the user is isolated in an individual experience, tricking... Read More
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This article was originally published to the Nokia blog by Marc Vancoppenolle on December 10, 2018. We all have heard about the many benefits the Fourth Industrial Revolution will bring: revolutionizing existing industries and creating new ones, delivering a new productivity jump and creating more efficiencies, and by this, giving a boost... Read More

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