Two years ago, a robot crushed a 22-year-old man to death at a Volkswagen factory in Germany. While this type of tragedy is still relatively rare, efforts to improve safety are intensifying as factories around the world become increasingly automated, according to Bloomberg.
A new initiative to identify, fund and scale new ventures, partnerships and business models that harness Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) technologies to transform how the world tackles environmental issues, was launched at the World Economic Forum Sustainable Development Impact Summit.
IBM unveiled LinuxONE Emperor II, the next generation of its family of Linux-only enterprise systems, which delivers new capabilities aimed at helping organizations achieve very high levels of security and data privacy assurance while rapidly addressing unpredictable data and transaction growth.
Apple packed its $1,000 iPhone with augmented reality features, betting the nascent technology will persuade consumers to pay premium prices for its products even as cheaper alternatives abound, according to Bloomberg.
The first China built commercial airliner C919 took its maiden flight on 5th May, 2017 at Shanghai Pudong International Airport. This marks a historical moment in China’s aviation industry. C919 was developed by the Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China Ltd (COMAC), who used 3D printing technologies and specialty metals like titanium alloys in the developments of the airliner.
Neuralink, the startup co-founded by billionaire Elon Musk, has taken steps to sell as much as $100 million in stock to fund the development of technology that connects human brains with computers, according to Bloomberg.
Space Exploration Technologies will carry a Hewlett Packard computing system that is designed to last longer and may help pave the way for extended periods of space travel, such as the journey to Mars, according to Bloomberg.
Almost three quarters (74%) of people surveyed by PwC are ready to learn a new skill or completely retrain to keep themselves employable, seeing it as their personal responsibility and not employers, to keep their skills updated.
IBM Research scientists have achieved a new world record in tape storage, their fifth since 2006. The new record of 201 Gb/in2 (gigabits per square inch) in areal density was achieved on a prototype sputtered magnetic tape developed by Sony Storage Media Solutions.
Market hype and growing interest in artificial intelligence (AI) are pushing established software vendors to introduce AI into their product strategy, creating considerable confusion in the process, according to Gartner. Analysts predict that by 2020, AI technologies will be virtually pervasive in almost every new software product and service.
IBM unveiled IBM Z, the next generation of their transaction system, capable of running more than 12 billion encrypted transactions per day. The new system also introduces encryption engine that makes it possible to pervasively encrypt data associated with any application, cloud service or database all the time.
The competition in digital speaker-assistants is getting more intense, as Alibaba unfurled an Amazon Echo-like device and fellow Chinese internet giants Tencent and Baidu prepare to develop their own, according to Bloomberg.
Emirates is introducing facial recognition technology to shorten passengers’ waits at immigration and check-in counters, a move that comes as the U.S. revives a ban that could complicate air travel from the Middle East, according to Bloomberg.
Chinese bettors withdrawing money from some ATMs in Macau need to do more than punch in their PIN code. According to Bloomberg, they also have to stare into a camera for six seconds so facial-recognition software can verify their identity and help monitor transactions.
Things Mobile is breaking new ground on two fronts in the Internet of Things market. At the 2017 Mobile World Congress in Shanghai, the company is making its debut as the world’s first mobile operator dedicated to the IoT and it is also unveiling its e-SIM.
Bosch Sensortec announced a new family of MEMS acceleration sensors for wearable devices, offering high performance and ease of integration in compact packages: The BMA456 and BMA423 are specifically designed for motion and fitness tracking in wearables.