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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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Microsoft and other tech companies cannot be compelled to give the US government access to customer emails stored on servers outside the United States, following a landmark ruling by the federal appeals court.
A map that uses data from Earth-observing satellites to calculate the risk of fire catching and spreading has been launched to help countries in Southeast Asia ward off damaging blazes.
A new system for anonymous exchange of digital information promises to address the shortcomings of popular anonymity software Tor while speeding up secure transfer of data files.
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