NeXThing #010

NeXThing #010

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The Future of Mobility, Fuelled by Artificial Intelligence and Distributed Ledger Technology
What opportunities exist for AI and Distributed Ledger Technology in Mobility and how can emerging companies capture the short and long term value? The digital transformation in the Automotive Industry is creating more data than ever before. According to a study conducted by McKinsey, the value pool of car-data-monetization could be as large as $750 billion by 2030. According to the study, the opportunity for auto manufacturers hinges on their ability to 1) quickly build and test automotive data-driven products and services and 2) develop new business models built on technological innovation, advanced capabilities, and partnerships that push the boundaries of the automotive industry. Given these two goals, auto manufacturers will be creating a myriad of opportunities for technology developers, startups, insurance providers, data management servers and many more stakeholders. Read

Keiichi Matsuda explores dystopian future of the workplace in new film Merger
London-based designer Keiichi Matsuda suggests how augmented reality will define the workstation of the future, in a short film that explores the growing obsession with productivity in the workplace. Called Merger, the four-minute, 360-degree film presents a near-future reality where the virtual and physical worlds have meshed together in the workplace of a young accountant. Read

Face-scanning A.I. can help doctors spot unusual genetic disorders
Facial recognition can help unlock your phone. Could it also be able to play a far more valuable role in people’s lives by identifying whether or not a person has a rare genetic disorder, based exclusively on their facial features? DeepGestalt, an artificial intelligence built by the Boston-based tech company FDNA, suggests that the answer is a resounding “yes.”. Read

CES 2019: Trends and takeaways from the annual consumer tech extravaganza.
It’s a truth that any brand today increasingly needs to think of themselves as a tech company,” said Adam Gerhart, CEO of Mindshare US, at a closed-door talk about the future of media. Indeed. Launches on show at CES Las Vegas 2019 came from sectors as diverse as food, beauty, fashion, luxury and more. Meanwhile, the definition of what constitutes tech innovation became more nebulous, with launches spanning technical fabrics to new food types. Read

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