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When will Artificial Intelligence replace your job?

When will Artificial Intelligence replace your job?
Since the very first computer program, humans have been consumed with the concept of artificial intelligence - the idea that one day machines can think, react and interact with us in a distinctly lifelike manner. The truth is, we’re closer than we think. Charting the evolution of artificial intelligence, AI vs Humanity allows you to see how fast technology has progressed - and when the world’s foremost scientists think your job will be replaced!
16th May 2018

Chinese tech giant and UK Government partnership

Chinese tech giant and UK Government partnership
  To announce a strategic collaboration in the Cultural Creative Industries, Tencent and the Department for International Trade (DIT) of the UK has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in London.
9th May 2018

New name - New look - New energy for skills show

New name - New look - New energy for skills show
There’s a new name, new look and new energy for the country’s biggest interactive skills show – WorldSkills LIVE. As it evolved from the Skills Show - WorldSkills LIVE - is expected to attract more than 70,000 young people to the NEC, Birmingham from the 15-17th November 2018.
1st May 2018


If only chief Brody had one of these!!!

If only chief Brody had one of these!!!
Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water… it looks like it is! Around the coastline of Australia the latest drone technology is being used to spot sharks and help stranded swimmers.
27th April 2018

What does AI mean for SMEs?

What does AI mean for SMEs?
Last week the House of Lords’ Artificial Intelligence Committee released a new report titled ‘AI in the UK: ready, willing and able?’ Outlining the development and current uses of artificial intelligence (AI) in the UK, the paper identified five principles on which AI should be based. Article written by Salvatore Minetti, CEO and founder, Prospex (pictured below).
26th April 2018

Battery shredding equipment reduces UK environmental impact

Battery shredding equipment reduces UK environmental impact
The first fully functioning battery recycling plant in Scotland which can handle up to 12000 tonnes of battery waste every year, is extending its dismantling lines to prepare for the disassembly of an increasing number of electric vehicle (EV) batteries (Li-Ion), as the uptake of electric vehicles increases across the UK.
25th April 2018

To meet future demand we need to bridge the gap

To meet future demand we need to bridge the gap
 James Downes, co-founder of Maker Life, explains how we are to bridge the Digital Skills Gap and ensure we have enough trained programmers to meet future demand.
23rd April 2018

Using AI to become world’s number one shopping discovery site

Using AI to become world’s number one shopping discovery site
Combining paid search with artificial intelligence, a new online sales generation specialist, RedBrain launched today aims to offer retailers incremental online sales more efficiently than self-managed lead generation methods like Google AdWords. Using knowledge built up over the last eight years running shopping comparison sites, combined with AI, the RedBrain team aims to deliver sales traffic with a high conversion rate on a cost per sale basis with no risk to the retailer, complementing their existing online marketing channels.
19th April 2018

Imprinting cables and wiring as fast as a hunting lion

Imprinting cables and wiring as fast as a hunting lion
Did you know, that when a lion is hunting it can run at speeds of more than 60km/h. Modern cable extruding machines operate at a similar pace. The problem: marking systems run the risk of creating bottlenecks in production. The solution from Paul Leibinger, KG: JET Rapid –one of the world's fastest continuous inkjet (CIJ) printers, that can keep up with speeds of up to 1,000m/min. Its users include cable manufacturers such as HUBER+SUHNER from Pfäffikon in Switzerland.
17th April 2018

Let's go back to school for computer science

Let's go back to school for computer science
Modern society is digitised in nearly every imaginable aspect. Phones, televisions and computers seem to be merging into one continuous - and interactive - viewing experience. The digitised society needs specialists to support the components and infrastructure that make up the connected world. Individuals who have a passion for technology and want to work on the cutting-edge of the digital realm start out by building a foundation in computer science. From there, a world of electronic possibilities awaits.
10th April 2018

The landscape of shopping is changing as smartphones grow

The landscape of shopping is changing as smartphones grow
New research by online smartphone retailer, Mobiles.co.uk has confirmed that the way consumers shop, has changed considerably over the last decade. Although shopping online at home is not new, the way consumers shop via their smartphones is beginning to shape the online retail landscape, and the experts predict this is something that is set to continue, with 88% of shoppers now carrying out research on their phone before making a purchase.
4th April 2018

The search begins for a UK 5G city of the future

The search begins for a UK 5G city of the future
The government will create a ‘5G city’ in a multi million pound trial of new high speed connectivity to pave the way for a future rollout of 5G across the UK. The Urban Connected Communities Project, a key part of the Industrial Strategy and the next step in the government’s 5G Testbed and Trials Programme, will develop a large-scale, citywide testbed for wireless 5G infrastructure.
29th March 2018

Smart lamps and luminaires partner project launched in Frankfurt

Smart lamps and luminaires partner project launched in Frankfurt
After its recent presentation of its ‘WiZ Pro’ range for professional users, WiZ has launched its ‘WiZ Connected’ OEM partnership programme, unveiling dozens of WiZ Connected smart lights implementations already in use by established brands such as AEG, Brilliant, iDual, Lutec, Trio and more.
28th March 2018

#deletefacebook

#deletefacebook
At some point, every active Facebook user has likely given in to the temptation of doing a quiz. These marvellous multiple choice questions can explain traits of your personality, confirm your political views, predict the time of your death according to life habits, or even assign you a character on Game of Thrones. So it is particularly terrifying when you learn that these quizzes could have purposes beyond mere fun.
20th March 2018

Printing the soft robots of the future

Printing the soft robots of the future
  Three-dimensional printing offers advantages, but still faces many challenges, for fabricating small, flexible robots that can navigate through the human body and other confined spaces, according to a review in the journal Science and Technology of Advanced Materials.
15th March 2018

Electronic distribution forecast 2018

Electronic distribution forecast 2018
As Mark Burr Lonnon, Senior Vice President at Mouser observed as 2017 drew to a close, “If you aren’t making money now, you never will.” It was the land of milk and honey for the distribution industry and moving into 2018 the momentum is still there, albeit with one or two caveats.    
13th March 2018

President Trump puts the block on Qualcomm/Broadcom deal

President Trump puts the block on Qualcomm/Broadcom deal
For the second time in less than a year, President Donald Trump has blocked a proposed takeover of a US tech firm from a Far East investor, on the grounds of national security.
13th March 2018

Inspiration is the key weapon in the skills shortage battle

Inspiration is the key weapon in the skills shortage battle
Figures from the Higher Education Statistics Agency indicate the number of postgraduate and undergraduate students opting for a STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) field has seen just a modest rise in recent years.
13th March 2018

Day release... students descend on embedded world

Day release... students descend on embedded world
Student Day has become a feature of some German trade shows. Steve Rogerson visited embedded world to find out why. There is a shortage of electronics engineers in Europe. Companies are struggling to find new talent and many are forced either to pay high wages or recruit from overseas, notably Asia, or both. Germany is no different to other European companies in this regard.
12th March 2018

Five women in tech who are #PressingforProgress

Five women in tech who are #PressingforProgress
  The theme for this year’s International Women's Day is #PressforProgress. While women worldwide are closing the gap in critical areas such as health and education, The World Economic Forum's (WEF) 2017 Global Gender Gap Report reveals significant gender inequality across in the workforce and in politics.
2nd March 2018


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