Gartner's top 10 strategic technology trends for 2019
Blockchain, quantum computing, augmented analytics and artificial intelligence will drive disruption and new business models. Although science fiction may depict AI robots as the bad guys, some tech giants now employ them for security. Companies like Microsoft and Uber use Knightscope K5 robots to patrol parking lots and large outdoor areas to predict and prevent crime. The robots can read license plates, report suspicious activity and collect data to report to their owners.
Understanding “virtual” air-traffic control towers
Some airports are closing their most iconic structures and relocating them far away. ONE of the most symbolic images at any airport is the control tower where, from their lofty vantage point, air-traffic controllers monitor flights taking off, coming in to land and taxiing to and from terminals. Increasingly, though, control towers will be shuttered as airports switch to using remote centres to look after flights. These centres will be housed in ordinary low-rise buildings, s
Our connected devices: the greatest privacy threat of all?
Smart-television maker Vizio agreed to pay a penalty this month for spying on 11 million customers. According to the Federal Trade Commission, the company captured second-by-second information on what customers viewed, combined it with their gender, age and income, and sold it to third parties. How much was the fine for Vizio, which has sales in excess of $3 billion? It was $2.2 million — barely a slap on the wrist. These kinds of privacy breaches are increasingly common as
Is the Self-Driving Car the New Big Brother?
If Data and Privacy issues related to Autonomous Cars are not handled properly, they could kill the business. An interesting article first published in Open Mind: The starting gun has already fired in the race for the development of the autonomous car. Running full speed down the track are the big technology companies (Google, Uber or Apple) and the automobile companies (Tesla, Mercedes or General Motors). No firm wants to be left behind. Experts have announced that by 2020 t