Digital world

  • AI empowers the workforce

    15 July 2018 by Natalie Mouyal
    Artificial intelligence (AI) is one of the big buzz words in the tech industry. From robots to self-driving cars, digital twins and medical diagnosis, AI promises to deliver innovation on the scale of the discovery of...
  • Smarter living

    15 July 2018 by Natalie Mouyal
    Nearly every aspect of our lives bears the imprint of smart technology. From home thermostats controlled via a smart phone to watches that monitor our health, the number of traditional devices that are becoming connected...
  • Making cities smarter

    15 June 2018 by Natalie Mouyal
    Quayside, a waterfront district in Toronto, is advertised as the first city to be "built from the Internet up". A joint partnership between Google Alphabet’s Sidewalk Labs and Waterfront Toronto, Quayside seeks to...
  • How secure is your medical device?

    15 June 2018 by Antoinette Price
    In 2007, when cautious doctors replaced a former US Vice President’s heart defibrillator, a battery-powered device placed under the skin to monitor heart rate, they modified it so it couldn't be hacked by terrorists, by...
  • Eliminating bias from algorithms

    15 June 2018 by Mike Mullane
    Wael Diab, who is leading international efforts to standardize artificial intelligence (AI), has identified the mitigation of data bias as a priority challenge for eventual future standards work. Diab recently told the...
  • Keeping our cyber world safe

    15 June 2018 by Antoinette Price
    As with any other day, you wake up, check the smart phone, read emails, note sleep quality, get the real-time weather update and dress accordingly, adjust your smart home settings from an app, jump in the car, ask your...
  • Staying one step ahead

    15 May 2018 by Michael A. Mullane
    Innovation brings new challenges – or, put another way, every silver lining has a cloud. While the Internet has given us connected, smart and interactive technologies, it has also spawned the murky, underground world of...
  • Back to the future of virtual reality

    15 May 2018 by Natalie Mouyal
    The new film Ready Player One provides a glimpse into a futuristic concept of immersive virtual reality. Set in 2045, the movie tells the story of a hidden game within a connected and interactive virtual reality platform...
  • Building blocks for cyber security

    15 May 2018 by Ann-Marie Corvin
    As we move towards more connected environments, cyber security threats are increasing. One technology that could help with data protection is blockchain, which is also starting to be used in some renewable energy...
  • Good things come in pairs in Industry 4.0

    15 May 2018 by Michael A. Mullane
    Imagine opening your email and finding a medical prescription to treat an illness you didn’t know you had, without any prior physical tests and perhaps before you even felt unwell. Your doctor could have decided on the...
  • Smart buildings for smart living

    15 March 2018 by Antoinette Price
    Our world is getting smarter by the minute. Voice recognition allows us to tell devices to do things, such as find a specific TV channel or remind us of all our appointments for the day. Smart agriculture uses sensors...
  • Evolving with digital transformation

    15 March 2018 by Antoinette Price
    Information technology has penetrated our homes, cities and workplaces, as billions of “sensorized” devices and systems that form part of the internet of things (IoT) help to simplify how we work, communicate and carry...
  • Protecting railway networks from cyber threats

    15 March 2018 by Morand Fachot
    Railways and metro systems have been the subject of a spate of cyber attacks in recent years. Although no major accidents or casualties have been reported so far, it is likely that the problem will get worse and affect...
  • AI is listening to you

    15 January 2018 by Natalie Mouyal
    Artificial Intelligence (AI) was one of the big buzzwords at CES 2018. From home appliances to robots and self-driving cars, AI is able to help us with our everyday activities. While an interest in intelligent machines...