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The artificial intelligence revolution

The artificial intelligence revolution
  Artificial intelligence is changing the world as we know it. Part of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, together with nanotechnology, robotics, the IoT, and many other tech trends, AI is the buzzword of the 2010s. 
18th March 2019

Leasing technology? Here’s what you should bear in mind

Leasing technology? Here’s what you should bear in mind
Leasing technology or tech equipment makes sense for all businesses. This is because leasing enables firms to maintain steady cash flow. Further, the leased technology or equipment comes with a full warranty, reducing the burden of support and maintenance. By: Jack Warner, Project Manager.
13th March 2019

International Women’s Day initiative for future Bucharest businesswomen

International Women’s Day initiative for future Bucharest businesswomen
According to a new study commissioned by METRO in Romania, 64% of women want to open their own business, but only 6% have confidence that they put this idea into practice. The problems which feed this distrust are financial: A quarter (25%) of female business owners say that raising funds as well as the lack of financial support are the most difficult challenges in starting and running a business.
8th March 2019


Is there such a thing as too much technology?

Is there such a thing as too much technology?
There was a buzz at this year’s BETT show, but if you missed it then here is a round up from the informative talks to the very impressive demonstrations. Over the past few years, decades even, education has changed. It has changed the way we learn and therefore the way we need to be taught, and one major impact to both these is technology.
18th February 2019

Drones aid scientists in monitoring health of whales

Drones aid scientists in monitoring health of whales
For years, the only way scientist had to monitor the health of wild whales, was to get as close as possible on a boat, hold out a pole, and hope that they managed to snag a sample as the whale shot spray out of it’s blowhole. However, thanks to advancements in technology, this cumbersome and invasive method is being replaced, as scientists have successfully deployed drones to gather samples. 
6th February 2019

Laundry folding robots among Brits’ most desired smart tech

Laundry folding robots among Brits’ most desired smart tech
In a world where people are busier than ever before, convenience and speed have become very desirable commodities. Luckily, the emergence of various technology has enabled individuals to spend less time on mundane everyday tasks within the workplace as well as their own home. Some of the biggest technological developments have come from WiFi enabled devices (e.g. smart speakers, smart thermostat etc.) that can function and be controlled in conjunction with one another to create a ‘connected’ working or living environment.
1st February 2019

Innovative educational tech makes UAE desirable for worldwide students

Innovative educational tech makes UAE desirable for worldwide students
At this year’s BETT show the UAE Ministry of Education came with one clear mission to showcase its vision of bringing the essence of lifelong learning to students through technological platforms and programs, and announce the launch of the new ‘Study in the UAE’ campaign, which highlights the UAE as one of the best destinations for international student from all over the world to pursue degrees in acclaimed UAE based universities. 
29th January 2019

Impact of AI on pharmaceutical product formulation

Impact of AI on pharmaceutical product formulation
There are several factors that contribute to the growing confluence of Artificial Intelligence in the pharmaceutical industry. The increased rate of expansion in the types of new chemicals being manufactured alongside the increased complexity of chemicals fosters digitalisation of health record.  Author: Ethan L Scott
23rd January 2019

Power sector faces heavy skill shortages

Power sector faces heavy skill shortages
The third annual Global Energy Talent Index (GETI), the energy recruitment and employment trends report, has revealed that power companies face a difficult task balancing the need to address current talent shortages with adapting to the changing skills needs resulting from digitalisation.
22nd January 2019

What you need to know about technology in 2019

What you need to know about technology in 2019
It’s a new year, and with it comes new opportunities. Accordingly, it’s important to recognise that what worked last year may not work this year. In today’s business world, changes happen at the speed of thought. Subsequently, you need to figure out where you can update and improve your operation regularly. You can get a jump on the competition by finding every possible opportunity for improvement for your enterprise.
17th January 2019

What is the most desired smart tech amongst Brits?

What is the most desired smart tech amongst Brits?
In a world where people are busier than ever before, convenience and speed have become very desirable commodities. Luckily, the emergence of various technology has enabled individuals to spend less time on mundane everyday tasks within the workplace as well as their own home. 
16th January 2019

Seven magnificent automotive announcements at CES

Seven magnificent automotive announcements at CES
A key area of this year’s CES show in Las Vegas was once again dedicated to the automotive sector, showcasing the latest in vehicle technology and autonomous driving, concept cars and connected vehicles. In fact, despite having many more strings to its bow, it has been named as one of the top ten automotive shows by newspaper USA Today.
14th January 2019

The weird and wonderful gadgetry of CES 2019

The weird and wonderful gadgetry of CES 2019
As it does every year, the innovation technology show, CES, has brought to the floor a spate of weird and wonderful gadgets, many aiming to improve and enhance our daily lives, and others just for the sheer enjoyment they have the potential to bring. Here we take a look at some of our favourite gadgets poking their heads up this year.
9th January 2019

Two winning innovation communities in manufacturing and urban mobility

Two winning innovation communities in manufacturing and urban mobility
The European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT)has announced the winning teams that will set up Innovation Communities: EIT Manufacturingand EIT Urban Mobility. These two pan-European partnerships bring together leading organisations from business, education, research and the public sector to tackle challenges through innovation and contribute to sustainable growth and job creation across Europe.
8th January 2019

Transforming the future of transportation with Blockchain

Transforming the future of transportation with Blockchain
In recent years, cryptocurrencies have brought increasingly more interest in blockchain technology. This has allowed the application of this technology in a number of different industries, and the automotive sector is no exception.
21st December 2018

The worst data breaches of 2018

The worst data breaches of 2018
In 2018 the world has experienced the worst data breaches in major businesses. This unplanned or unintended discharge of confidential information to unauthorised parties has left the global business community in shock and loss.
21st December 2018

Engineering sector’s astonishing gender pay gap

Engineering sector’s astonishing gender pay gap
Research conducted by one of the UK’s largest accountants has revealed that men in engineering earn up to 30% more than women in the same roles. Hemel Hempstead-based SJD accountants has analysed salaries of both male and females in the sector revealing some astonishing figures. According to the analysis females with job titles such as mechanical engineer or maintenance engineer earn almost a third less than males with the same occupation.
19th December 2018

Celebrating National App Day

Celebrating National App Day
It’s difficult to imagine a world without apps, and the latest generation of smart device users won’t actually remember one! Before the App Store, some may remember the first ever smartphone (IBM’s Simon), launched in 1994, which had preloaded ‘features’ such as a calculator, calendar, note book and a sketch pad. Not what we would necessarily recognise as an app by today’s standards, but a seminal moment none the less.
11th December 2018

That's a wrap from electronica 2018

That's a wrap from electronica 2018
At this year’s electronica show there was a clear theme running throughout all the halls, artificial intelligence (AI). Speaking to a lot of companies at the show it was clear that people had moved on from the cyber-security buzz to the AI buzz. Peter Müller, Director Product Line Boards & Modules at Kontron said: “In the past AI was only possible in the cloud, but now it is possible in edge computing.”
10th December 2018

The human ear is still a lot more accurate than AI transcription

The human ear is still a lot more accurate than AI transcription
In more recent years, the quality in artificial intelligence-driven transcription services has improved considerably. For example, between 2016-2017, Microsoft reported it had reduced its error rate by 12%, which puts the accuracy of its automated transcriptions currently at 94.9%. Automated transcription is where the video or audio file is converted into text file by voice recognition software.
10th December 2018


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