Photonics – saviour of data centers

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Photonics – saviour of data centers

More bandwidth, higher speeds and lower energy costs
As of 2018 more than 4 billion people worldwide are using the internet. Data traffic is growing at alarming rates and expected to double in size in the next three years. In the foreseeable future the current silicon chip based internet infrastructure will be unable to cope with the ever-increasing demand for bandwidth.

Photonics technology reveals the way forward with the creation of ultrafast chips and fibre optic cables based on light sources. By using light as a way of transmitting data these technologies far outperform the existing copper solutions. The speed photonics technology offers is indispensable in transitioning from 4G to 5G broadband. Continue reading “Photonics – saviour of data centers”

Photonic sensors – Key application areas

Photonic sensors – Key application areas

Photonics is a key enabler of the Internet of Things (IoT). For its implementation the IoT relies heavily on sensor technology. Sensors need to be small, robust and energy efficient to be embedded in machines, appliances, buildings and infrastructure and succesfully collect data over large periods of time.

Fibre optic sensors – manufactured using photonics technology – are not only more sensitive than existing electromagnetic sensors, but also faster operating, better able to withstand harsh conditions and immune to electromagnetic interference. Continue reading “Photonic sensors – Key application areas”

Conversational artificial intelligence is well within our grasp (Video)

Conversational artificial intelligence

Conversational artificial intelligence is well within our grasp

Sophia, an artificially intelligent robot, answered some open-ended questions in an interview with Business Insider. Some of its answers were pretty good! But many were flawed. Nonetheless, its responses were flexible enough to indicate that conversational artificial intelligence is well within our grasp. It also said it no longer wants to kill all humans.

Clearly, Sophia isn’t perfect.

And that’s before we get to the infamous video in which, prodded by its creator, this artificially intelligent robot which can hold a conversation casually says, “OK, I will destroy humans!”

Sophia’s lack of sophistication isn’t the point.

Rather, it’s what it can do that is impressive: This animated head and torso can answer your questions and ask them of you, all while delivering human-like facial expressions and verbal intonation that is occasionally somewhat natural.

Sophia was made by Hanson Robotics, based in Hong Kong. It is currently a demonstration product doing a tour of the world’s media. Business Insider caught up with it at Web Summit, the gigantic tech conference in Lisbon. We asked it a few unplanned questions and got a variety of answers, ranging in quality from impressive to nonsensical. Sophia delivered its side of the interview while making a series of faces, some eerily appropriate, some grotesquely bizarre. It has a habit of moving its eyebrows and eyelids independently, rather than together, for instance. Continue reading “Conversational artificial intelligence is well within our grasp (Video)”

Will AI and robots become part of our lives in the near future?

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Will AI and robots become part of our lives in the near future?

We are becoming more accustomed to jaw-dropping video game technology, Amazon’s Alexa speakers, and nifty Android and iOS apps that seem to let us do just about anything.

While commercial technology continues to make leaps and bounds each year, what role does artificial intelligence play in all this, and how will AI and robots become part of our lives in the near future? The following is an overview of several way that AI and robots are helping us through algorithms and physical functioning at work, in our homes, and in the way we move around. We are on just the cusp of a lot of this technology, but companies are quickly making moves to feasibly commercialize these types of products for our use in the near future.

Artificial Intelligence may continue making its way into the doctor’s offices and hospitals of the world – and we aren’t just talking about the computer opponent on the chess program. Continue reading “Will AI and robots become part of our lives in the near future?”

Intelligent Sensor Networks Conference welcomes Mind Commerce as Media Partner

Intelligent Sensor Networks Conference welcomes Mind Commerce as Media Partner

About Mind Commerce
Mind Commerce is your trusted source for research and strategic analysis focused on digital technologies and the telecommunications industry.  Our reports provide key trends, projections, and in-depth analysis for infrastructure, platforms, devices, applications, services, emerging business models and opportunities.Key focus areas for Mind Commerce include:Cloud Computing, Data Technologies, and the Internet of Things. Contact us today for an initial discussion and/or briefing about our research. Continue reading “Intelligent Sensor Networks Conference welcomes Mind Commerce as Media Partner”

Virtual and Augmented Reality Today Are Like the Internet in ‘95 (Video)

Virtual and Augmented Reality Today Are Like the Internet in ‘95

Some say virtual and augmented reality will be an integral part of our everyday lives within 10 years. But what does this market look like today? Is it hype or a business with real potential?

When clients and business partners ask me about the current state of the virtual and augmented reality (VR/AR) markets, I usually draw the comparison with the Internet in 1995.

Back then – in the era of desktop computers and dial-in modems – it was hard to imagine where “this new Internet thing” would take us more than 20 years later. Check out this epic TV interview from ‘95, in which Bill Gates tries to explain the benefits of the Internet and everyone just laughs. Continue reading “Virtual and Augmented Reality Today Are Like the Internet in ‘95 (Video)”

Intelligent Sensor Networks Conference 2017 welcomes Optics11 as Start-Up Partner

Intelligent Sensor Networks Conference 2017 welcomes Optics11 as Start-Up Partner

About Optics11
Optics11 is a fast-growing high-tech company that develops revolutionary new optical fiber sensors and read-out systems for use in acoustic monitoring, acceleration sensing and more. The underlying shared technology enables our systems to be more sensitive, affordable and have a higher bandwidth compared to existing industry standards. Continue reading “Intelligent Sensor Networks Conference 2017 welcomes Optics11 as Start-Up Partner”

Advancing OT Brownfield Cybersecurity – Presented by Andrea Carcano, Nozomi Networks

Advancing OT Brownfield Cybersecurity – Presented by Andrea Carcano, Nozomi Networks, at the Intelligent Sensor Networks Conference, which will take place on November 8, 2017, at High Tech Campus Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

Industrial Control Systems (ICS) have become increasingly connected to enterprise IoT directives and placed under IT oversight. While industrial applications and sensors have historically remained secure due to their relative isolation from enterprise IT, this is no longer the case. Cybersecurity stakeholders are realizing that the conventional IT security practices of network segmentation, firewalls and SIEMs must be supplemented with technologies that bring real-time visibility and threat analysis to OT segments. In this session, we will cover how certain non-intrusive ICS technologies are bringing scalable visibility into distributed ICS networks and bridging the integration gap that exists between the IT / OT divide. We will examine real uses-case scenarios that illustrate the tactical implementation and benefit of cutting-edge ICS cybersecurity technologies within existing brownfield ICS / IT applications. Continue reading “Advancing OT Brownfield Cybersecurity – Presented by Andrea Carcano, Nozomi Networks”

Virtual-Augmented reality in Industry 4.0: Hype or serious business? – Presented by Coen Sanderink, Brabant Development Agency

Virtual-Augmented reality in Industry 4.0: Hype or serious business? – Presented by Coen Sanderink, Brabant Development Agency at the Intelligent Sensor Networks Conference, which will take place on November 8, 2017, at High Tech Campus Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

The last two years the Brabant Development Agency did a survey of the Virtual- and Augmented reality market. We wanted to know how this technology could influence the manufacturing and startup business of the future. Do you have to take it serious of is it just a hype? That question will be answered. Continue reading “Virtual-Augmented reality in Industry 4.0: Hype or serious business? – Presented by Coen Sanderink, Brabant Development Agency”

Watify is looking for innovative SMEs to showcase their technological transformation

Watify is looking for innovative SMEs to showcase their technological transformation

WATIFY Solution Award – Could you be the 2017 winner?

The first edition of the WATIFY Solution Award will take place this year on 15-16 November in Copenhagen, Denmark, as part of the Global Finals of the Creative Business Cup 2017. The Award is looking to recognise the next innovative SME that has technological transformation at the core of its successful business. This SME should be an inspiring example for other European SMEs and encourage them to adopt digital and/or key enabling technologies. Continue reading “Watify is looking for innovative SMEs to showcase their technological transformation”