For the tech industry, the New Year begins with the annual pilgrimage to Las Vegas to attend the consumer technology show known as CES. According the organizers, CES will bring together over 4 500 exhibitor, 170 000 attendees and 1 100 speakers from over 45 countries.
The G7 summit is about to begin in Biarritz. While it has been criticized for its lack of relevance, one of its topics of discussion still seems particularly pertinent: fighting inequality through digital development and artificial intelligence (AI).
In honour of the Chinese New Year celebrating the Year of the Pig, it is worth remembering some of the most famous pigs in movies and literature. The list includes Wilbur from Charlotte’s Web, Babe, the sheepdog pig from the eponymous movie and Piglet from Winne-the-Pooh. In the Chine
During a recent visit to the IEC, Michael Mulquin, Chair of the IEC Systems committee on Smart cities, shared his thoughts on how we define smart cities, the role of technology and data and the importance of standards.
South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in has welcomed IEC delegates to Busan. “At this General Meeting, I hope to gather insights into the role and contribution of standardization in responding to the Fourth Industrial Revolution,” he said.
In this early part of the 21st century, a growing number of anxieties crystallize around the use of robots and automation, both in the workplace and in our homes. We worry about robots taking our jobs, becoming smarter than us…and eventually replacing us altogether.