JTC 1

  • Brain power

    15 January 2020 by Catherine Bischofberger
    The brain contains about 100 billion microscopic cells called neurons which together can generate enough electricity to power a low-wattage bulb. Scientists, researchers as well as forward-looking tech companies are...
  • The future of the printer

    15 June 2019 by Natalie Mouyal
    Nearly all industries are impacted by the move to an all-digital environment. The reality is no different for the printing machine industry as the total sale of printers decreases worldwide and fewer documents are kept...
  • Innovative technologies broaden use of digital twins

    15 June 2019 by Antoinette Price
    Digital twins are virtual replicas of physical objects or systems. They use real-world data to run simulations of situations before actual devices are built and deployed, and predict different outcomes. Manufacturers...
  • AI standards help accelerate digitalization of smart manufacturing

    15 June 2019 by Wael Diab, Chair ISO/IEC JTC 1/ SC42 for Artificial intelligence
    Various analysts put the market estimate at several hundreds of billions US dollars with double digit CAGR growth. Much of this growth is being fuelled by the digitalization of the sector as emerging IT technologies such...
  • Answers in the cloud

    15 May 2019 by Natalie Mouyal
    Cloud computing has taken the IT industry by storm. Estimated at USD 24.6 billion in 2010, cloud computing has already surpassed USD 100 billion and is expected to reach USD 150 billion by the end of 2020.
  • Mind games

    15 May 2019 by Catherine Bischofberger
    The medical profession is resorting to virtual reality, telemedecine and artificial intelligence (AI) to treat mental illness. These technologies improve the access to patients and the results are more than encouraging.
  • Building an age-friendly world

    15 May 2019 by Catherine Bischofberger
    From robots to wearables, various technology breakthroughs are helping the elderly population better cope with the many inconveniences associated with old age. IEC International Standards help these new devices to...
  • Computing: getting ready for the quantum leap

    15 April 2019 by Michael A. Mullane
    Engineers and scientists around the world are racing to build quantum computing devices capable of achieving quantum supremacy, which is broadly defined as solving problems that today’s computers cannot. Quantum devices...
  • Moving data around the network

    15 March 2019 by Natalie Mouyal
    The digitalization of information is underway. It is enabling the use of data to better understand our preferences and provide us with the services that match our needs. At home, the data collected and analyzed ensures...
  • Virtual reality makes real life even better

    15 March 2019 by Antoinette Price
    Imagine being able to see the issues of large-scale construction projects before building is complete and to collaborate with engineers and architects to keep on top of changes, or observe a city’s infrastructure in real...
  • How secure is your data self?

    15 March 2019 by Antoinette Price
    In 2019, a day of data includes 500 million tweets, 294 billion emails, four terabytes produced by a connected car, 65 billion messages sent over WhatsApp and two billion minutes of voice and video calls made, five...
  • Making IT sustainable

    15 February 2019 by Catherine Bischofberger
    ISO and IEC produce many joint standards which specify how to improve the energy efficiency of information and communication technology (ICT). A number of these publications deal specifically with the excessive energy...
  • Balancing privacy, security and convenience in mobile devices

    15 February 2019 by Alan Hodgson, Chair IEC TC 119: Printed electronics
    Mobile devices have rapidly changed society and the way in which we interact and exchange information. For example, the mobile phone has rapidly evolved from being purely a telephone to the complex smartphone systems of...
  • Digital learning is redefining education

    15 February 2019 by Antoinette Price
    In parts of Asia, North and South America, Europe and Africa, digital technologies are enabling students to learn more effectively and from entirely new perspectives.
  • Women still gotta fight!

    15 February 2019 by Claire Marchand
    Women are still underrepresented in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). According to UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, 29% of those in science research and...
  • Keeping track of things with RFID

    15 January 2019 by Antoinette Price
    RFID plays a key role in streamlining supply chain management applications, as the digitization of industries advances.
  • Rethinking the healthcare ecosystem

    15 January 2019 by Antoinette Price
    Today, for many, technology is an inextricable part of life and healthcare. Friendly robots administer daily medications; algorithms diagnose diseases more accurately than top specialists, and a doctor’s appointment can...

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