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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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Mobile World Congress 2016 with The IET

Mobile technology is growing and developing at an exceptional rate and this year’s congress provided in-depth coverage of the current and future mobile industry with over 100,000 people attending. Highlighting specific areas of growth as well as the latest technological developments, next generation services and growth strategies, some of the major themes were predictable like 5G, IoT, and VR

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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

5G spectrum space freed up by FCC in USA

The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is set to discuss new rules to identify and open spectrum for next-generation high-speed 5G wireless applications.

Glastonbury festival installing WiFi-enabled hedges

Glastonbury Festival is installing WiFi-enabled hedges around the site so that revellers can get their social media fix sharing photos and video of the event.

Bluetooth 5 announced: quadruple range and double speed

Bluetooth 5 has been unveiled, boasting quadruple the range of the previous iteration, double the speed and an 800 per cent increase in data broadcasting capacity.

Events

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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!