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Information and Communications

We connect with the relentless pace of change within IT and how digital services are transforming the lives of people across the globe. We focus on opportunities for engineering and technology. Bringing together experts from industry, academia and government, we deliver programmes of activity, inspired by issues of the day from broadcast to networks and beyond.

Highlights

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New Applied Visualisation Community

IET Sectors are working closely with the Innovate UK-funded High Value Manufacturing (HVM) Catapult Visualisation and VR (VVR) Forum to build a new Applied Visualisation Community at the IET.

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Artificial Intelligence – Machine Learning

Last week saw the end of the historic match between Lee Sedol, one of the world’s best Go players, and AlphaGo, an artificially intelligent system designed by a team of researchers at DeepMind.

Key topics

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Connected Data

We are living in a data explosion where we generate and consume data faster than ever before as a result of the increasing use of computers, sensors, and other digital medians. This volume of new data presents us with additional challenges which the Sector will seek to explore.

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Cyber Security

The growth of the Internet has been the biggest technological change in recent times creating unequivocal opportunity for all. With our increased dependence on cyberspace, we now face new threats that put data and systems at risk of being compromised or damaged, in ways that are hard to defend against or detect.

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Digital Innovation

Digital technology is already impacting society in a big way transforming social, cultural, economic and political landscapes. As societies move towards knowledge-based economies, access to and quality of skills will become increasingly urgent. The Sector will seek to discover the benefits, and if society is equipped to keep pace with our increasing reliance on technology.

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Ubiquitous Computing

The future is already here. Ubiquitous computing envisions a world of fully connected devices. Computers in everyday objects existing everywhere, connected online and constantly available. Ubiquitous computing endeavours to integrate information displays into the everyday physical world that fit the human environment. Topics that the Sector will look at include the internet of things, wearable technologies and beacons.

Videos

News

Pipe-penetrating radar reveals decade-old Hurricane Katrina damage

An innovative ground-penetrating radar technology has enabled researchers to identify damage of municipal underground infrastructure caused by Hurricane Katrina more than a decade ago. 

Borrowing energy from other devices extends battery life of gadgets

A new radio technology that enables smartphones and smartwatches to borrow energy from other larger devices when transmitting data could solve the 'constantly flat' smartphone battery problem. 

Amy Johnson 3D recreation brings dead pilot back to life

Amy Johnson, the first female pilot to fly solo from Britain to Australia, has been recreated with 3D technology by the Glasgow School of Art's (GSA) Digital Design Studio.

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Information and Communication Sector Newsletters

Bringing you all the latest on IET Information and Communications Sector initiatives, partnerships and thought leadership together with details of upcoming events, Sector highlights on IET.tv and opportunities for you to get involved!