New IoT-related events in Eindhoven this autumn

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We invite you to check these two new IoT-related events in Eindhoven this autumn and get up-to-date with the latest smart society technology developments.

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?”

Exponential rise of IoT and invisible payments

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Exponential rise of IoT and invisible payments

By Fabrizio Burlando Fintech executive and investor focused on payments, innovation and data. Senior Vice President, Region Head Europe, MasterCard Advisors. International FinTech executive and investor, focused on Payments, Innovation and Data. From 2013 he has led MasterCard Advisors in Europe, a 250-people boutique specialised in data-driven insights from the payments world for financial services and retailers. Alumnus of BCG, INSEAD and Yale, he divides his time between Rome and London.

If you’re excited about buying something, it’s not the payment itself you look forward to, it’s the overall experience. The feeling of walking away with a new gadget or item of clothing we’ve been thinking about is what we like to enjoy. Continue reading “Exponential rise of IoT and invisible payments”

ULE technology underpinning new smart kitchen offering

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ULE technology underpinning new smart kitchen offering

At the IFA 2017 electronics trade show, DSP Group® Inc. (Nasdaq:DSPG), a leading global provider of wireless chipset solutions for converged communications, announced that Cloud of Things, the premier connected device management company for the industrial and consumer IoT markets has launched a family of IoT gateways featuring native ULE support based on DSP Group’s ULE solutions. The joint solution has been selected by Howdens Joinery, UK’s largest supplier offitted  hens, to facilitate their innovative connected kitchen initiative. Continue reading “ULE technology underpinning new smart kitchen offering”

Economic impact of Dutch data centers estimated at EUR 1bn & growing fast

Dutch data centers

Economic impact of Dutch data centers estimated at EUR 1bn & growing fast. The multitenant data center market in the Netherlands has experienced significant growth the past decade and continues to expand rapidly. A new report by the Dutch Datacenter Association (DDA) and independent research agency Pb7 Research estimates that the direct, indirect and induced economic impact of Dutch data centers is currently EUR 1 billion. This estimate should be seen as conservative, as the wider internet economy of the Netherlands is dependent on data centers and was recently valued at 7,7% of Dutch GDP (estimated at EUR 676,5 billion in 2015) by the Dutch Central Bureau of Statistics. Continue reading “Economic impact of Dutch data centers estimated at EUR 1bn & growing fast”

Haptic.ro is Media Partner of Internet of Things Event

Haptic.ro

Haptic.ro is Media Partner of Internet of Things Event, which will take place on June 08, 2017, High Tech Campus Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

About Haptic.ro
Haptic technology has made it possible to investigate how the human sense of touch works by allowing the creation of carefully controlled haptic virtual objects. Haptic.ro promote the newest app, technology and products from IoT, VR and IT fields You’ve probably experienced haptic in many of the consumer devices that you use every day. Publishing articles and making reviews. Haptic tools are used in a variety of educational settings, both to teach concepts and to train students in specific techniques. Continue reading “Haptic.ro is Media Partner of Internet of Things Event”

On the way to a smart future: Internet of People, not Things

Internet of People

On the way to a smart future: Internet of People, not Things! On December 15, internationally renowned speakers and IoT enthusiasts will gather in Eindhoven to debate the way our increasingly digitized society develops in the context of the entirely new Internet emerging.

It will not be an Internet of Things Event, but an Internet of People Event, in which the citizen/individual is the key.

The Internet of People Event aims to help you think systematically about the future from the human perspective, in other words the SMART SOCIETY, while embracing the new technologies that combine to produce new capacities for productivity, connectivity and communication. Continue reading “On the way to a smart future: Internet of People, not Things”

Pushing boundaries of software-defined networks toward next generation of 5G

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Pushing boundaries of software-defined networks toward next generation of 5G. EIT Digital’s director of research, Fabio Pianesi, introduces SoftFIRE, a programme designed to push the boundaries of software-defined networks and network function virtualisation toward the next generation of 5G networks Continue reading “Pushing boundaries of software-defined networks toward next generation of 5G”