Through artificial intelligence and virtual reality, people who have lost loved ones can actively engage with their virtual beings in the form of chat bots, avatars and even holograms.
Critics of fintech—financial technology—suggest that emerging technologies like cryptocurrencies spread socioeconomic biases by limiting accessibility, while proponents tout the social good implications of the many technologies currently in development like blockchain and open banking.
In the past decade or so, society has come to view cities as engines of economic growth, attracting unprecedented levels of attention and investment in emerging technologies that we can employ to make people’s lives more connected.
From an operational perspective, we are living in a choice-enhanced hybrid, multi-cloud world. Hear from Bob O’Donnell of TECHalysis on the challenges, and rewards, of digital transformation.
In its pursuit for innovation, Chicago is considering inclusion from the start. For its smart city efforts to work, government officials and partners are working to include people with disabilities, reading difficulties, language challenges and other barriers on their quest toward digital equality.
One of the world’s largest commercial real estate service firms is offering an intuitive, costumer-like experience in its workplace. Jones Lang LaSalle Inc.’s is using artificial intelligence to complement human capabilities with its AI-powered conversational virtual assistant called JiLL.
Government leaders in places like New York City and San Diego are using data to track things like water quality, traffic and weather. These IoT devices are helping to improve the quality of life for residents while driving urban innovation forward.