Interested in, and writing about the following: 

Artificial Intelligence (AI), Augmented Reality, Biotechnology, Blockchain, Cleantech, Consumer Electronics, Cryptocurrencies, Cybersecurity, Education, Energy, Enterprise Software, Fintech, Health tech, Industrial Internet & IoT, Internet of Things (IoT), Machine-to-Machine (M2M), Manufacturing tech & Materials, Med tech & Pharma, Mobile, On-demand Services, Retail tech, Robotics, Space Technology, Supply Chain, Electronics Supply Chain, Logistics, Transport & Automotive, Electric and Autonomous Vehicles, Aerospace tech, Smart Cities, Travel, Virtual Reality, Wearable Technology. 

Find below just a few samples of articles I have written on those topics. 

If you wish to commission an article, blog, or whitepaper please use the contact form you can find from the drop down menu on the right. Thanks. -Susan 

Baldwin Wallace Builds Network Infrastructure to Support Remote Instruction

“The idea is to design a classroom where an instructor can see both worlds — the virtual class and the physical class.” That is how Greg Flanik, Chief Information Officer at Baldwin Wallace University (BW) in Berea, OH, summarizes how its 3,400 undergraduates and graduate students, in addition to hundreds of faculty and staff members, experience higher education in the post Covid-19 era. "I think it is important to remember that there is a significant difference between a course designed to be

How Colleges and Industry Are Teaming Up to Tackle Tech Job Pipeline - Part 2

Higher education and industry are teaming up to tackle the challenges colleges are currently facing to fill the new technology jobs talent pipeline. By sharing with others what they are doing, universities and businesses can inspire others to do similar things, and to start similar programs to both re-skill current employees and help train new college graduates. "From the employer perspective, if there would be enough graduate students graduating every year with computer science degrees then we

Colleges are Facing Challenges to Fill the New Tech Jobs Talent Pipeline - Part 1

Higher education has been one of the most impacted and disrupted segments during the Covid-19 pandemic. More than ever, there is a need to activate the discussion in higher education on how the future workforce may look like going forward. In the 2030s, jobs are going to be rather different from the ones that exist today. Many of those future jobs do not yet exist. As exciting as it sounds, it also represents a great challenge. At the recent digital CES 2021, a panel discussion representing ac

New Applications of Photonics for Artificial Intelligence and Neuromorphic Computing

The University of Exeter explores the future potential for computer systems by using photonics in place of conventional electronics. Photonics, the science of generating, controlling, and detecting light, is now playing a paramount role in the future of Artificial Intelligence and Neuromorphic Computing. Just in the same way that the 20th century depended on the electron to witness advances in electronics and electricity, the 21st century relies on the photon to propel many scientific breakthro

Unique Planetary System Defies Theories of Planetary Formation

The theories of Planetary Formation will never be the same. ESA’s exoplanet mission, Cheops, revealed a unique planetary system in which five of its six exoplanets are locked in a rare rhythmic dance as they orbit their central star. The sizes and masses of the planets, however, don’t follow such an orderly pattern, challenging current theories of Planet Formation. Scientists rely on the discovery of increasing numbers of planetary systems to continue to improve the understanding of how planet

Destination: Malta — Malta Digital Nomad Association Fosters the Growth of the Remote Work…

The year 2020 will be known in history as the year when the whole planet Earth’s inhabitants spent more time staying at home than any other year, fighting the pandemic caused by Covid-19. Almost a month into 2021, new vaccines developed in a fraction of the time it normally takes bring new hopes. Slowly, as the world starts to recover, promising fresh initiatives arise in the horizon almost as if they were coming out from a lethargic extended dream. As Malta fast approaches the announcement of

The Future of Driving: Mercedes-Benz’s Smart MBUX Hyperscreen with Onboard AI

To get to the most important applications on the MBUX Hyperscreen, the user does not have to scroll through submenus or enter voice commands. This is why Mercedes-Benz calls the system a zero layer. The most important applications, such as navigation or telephone, are always offered situationally and contextually on the top level in the field of vision. More than 20 other functions — from the active massage programme to suggestions for the to-do list — are automatically displayed with the help

Autonomous Military Robots as Warfighters

For several years, the United States Army has been planning and developing its Multi-Domain Operations (MDO). The Army expects this to be ready by 2028 as the first step in their doctrinal evolution. The Multi-Domain Operations describes how U.S. Army forces, as part of the Joint Force, will militarily compete, penetrate, disintegrate, and exploit their adversaries in the future. Social human behavior is extremely fluid and, at times, irrational. When designing autonomous agents that will perf

Conversational Artificial Intelligence Trends for 2021

In 2021, Artificial Intelligence (AI) is emerging stronger in both the short-term and the long-term. Artificial intelligence (AI) is having a paramount impact on the future of virtually every industry and every human being on the planet. A few years ago, Artificial Intelligence was already established as the main driver of emerging technologies such as big data, robotics, autonomous vehicles, and the Internet of Things (IoT). Moving forward into 2021 and beyond, Artificial Intelligence will con

The Internet of Senses: Digital Aroma

The consumer predictions about the Internet of Senses (IoS) are among the highlights in the ninth edition of the Ericsson ConsumerLab Hot Consumer Trends report throughout 2030. The report is based on data from an online survey of 46 million early technology adopters, and on Ericsson ConsumerLab's global consumer and industry research activities in 15 cities around the world. The research was conducted in collaboration with renowned industry organizations and world-leading universities. Accord

The Internet of Senses: Any Flavor You Want

How would you like to have the ability to share what you taste with your friends? By 2030, 38 percent of consumers anticipate that this will be possible. The consumer predictions about the Internet of Senses (IoS) are among the highlights in the ninth edition of the Ericsson ConsumerLab Hot Consumer Trends report. The report is based on data from an online survey of 46 million early technology adopters, and on Ericsson ConsumerLab's global consumer and industry research activities in 15 cities

How Technology and the Internet Have Changed Christmas

In the 19th century, Christmas was hardly celebrated. It was not before the end of the century that it became an annual celebration that started to spread around the world. Since then, transformation, adaptation, and the influence of important technological advancements have reshaped the Holiday Season. In England, the change is attributed to Queen Victoria, who married German-born Prince Albert in 1840. Prince Albert introduced some of the most prominent aspects of Christmas along with his inf

Sweden: World's First Cashless Society

How does a country become the world's first cashless society? Sweden, one of the most technologically advanced nations on the planet, is leading the way. Sweden is paving its way to becoming the world's first cashless society by March 2023. By then, by March 24, 2023 to be precise, in Sweden, cash will no longer be accepted as a means of payment. In general, cash is already a no-go in Sweden. There is a unique law in Sweden that enables merchants to make customers pay electronically in spite of

Bill Gates' Holiday Book Recommendations for A Lousy Year

December is usually a month when many take time off from work due to the holiday season. This is the perfect time to curl up in a comfortable armchair, sip a cup of a hot beverage of your choice, covered by a warm, soft blanket. And of course, in the company of a good book. We can all agree upon the fact that this has been a particularly stressful year for us all. There is an urgent need to take a break; to sit, relax, and think about something completely different than what we see in the news.

The Internet of Senses: Sounds Like Me

The Internet of Senses (IoS) is part of the emerging technologies that are going to take over and reshape our life during the next decade. The Internet of Senses is one of the main emerging consumer technology trends for 2021 and toward 2030. By 2030, the Internet of Senses will create new applications and enhance the performance of others that already exist. The IoS will be enabled by technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), 5G, and auto

What Caused the Ice Ages? Tiny Ocean Fossils Offer Key Evidence

Woolly mammoths lived during the Pleistocene until their extinction in the Holocene epoch. The last million years of Earth history have been characterized by frequent glacial-interglacial cycles; these are large swings in climate that are linked to the growing and shrinking of massive, continent-spanning ice sheets. These cycles are triggered by subtle oscillations in Earth's orbit and rotation. Yet, the orbital oscillations are too subtle to explain the large changes in climate. According to

Themis: ESA's First Stage Flight toward 2030 European Space Fleet Roadmap

What do Greek Mythodoly and space exploration have in common? A lot! The European Space Agency (ESA) is taking the first steps toward the in-flight demonstration of a prototype reusable rocket first stage from 2023 onwards. ESA's reusable rocket is called Themis. In Greek Mythology, Themis was the Goddess of Justice. She was one of the Titans, a Titaness, daughter of Uranus and Gaea. Themis was the human-like representation of the natural and moral order. She was the second wife of Zeus. The

Ethics by Design: Steps for the Responsible Use of Technology

From Artificial Intelligence (AI) to Blockchain to Quantum Computing, the explosive growth of new digital technology defines the current Fourth Industrial Revolution. New technologies can be both powerful tools to help organizations in their digital transformation or tools that bring adverse and unwanted ramifications. Ethics by Design is an organizational approach to responsible use of technology, which details steps organizations can take for the ethical use of technology. “Ethics will be cr

The Internet of Senses: Your Brain Is the User Interface

The term Internet of Things (IoT) was coined by British technology pioneer Kevin Ashton. The innovator and consumer sensor expert, defined the IoT back in the year 1999. He used the Internet of Things term to describe the network connecting objects in the physical world to the Internet during his work at Procter & Gamble. Ashton, who was working in supply chain optimization, wanted to attract senior management's attention to a new exciting technology called Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID)

California Academy of Sciences Added 213 New Plant and Animal Species to the Tree of Life

Researchers at the California Academy of Sciences added 213 plant and animal species to the tree of life, providing deeper insight into the rich biodiversity of planet Earth, and helping to inform global conservation strategies. The new species include 101 ants, 22 crickets, 15 fishes, 11 geckos, 11 sea slugs, 11 flowering plants, eight beetles, eight fossil echinoderms, seven spiders, five snakes, two skinks, two aphids, two eels, one moss, one frog, one fossil amphibian, one seahorse, one fos
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