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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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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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Humanity is at the cusp of an era of pure wonderment. Our everyday lives are laced with incredible technological advancements that, not so long ago, were considered the stuff of science fiction. When science fiction turns to science fact Science fiction has always played a vital role in the construct... 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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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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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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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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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
Dr. Jagdish N. Sheth wrote an excellent book on why good companies fail, called “The self-destructive habits of good companies and how to break them.” In it, I found that the average life of a company was about 14 years. Sheth believes that there are at least six significant external... Read More

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