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. 

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Killer Robots Could Cause Mass Atrocities

Robots will be used as soldiers in the future. Robots will be used as soldiers in the future. In fact, some robots as well as drones are already being deployed by the military. Intelligent and autonomous robots programmed by humans to target and kill could commit crimes in the future. Unless, there is a treaty for robotics and Artificial Intelligence (AI) to be responsibly used. Having the technology that can build robots that kill available does not mean we have to use it. As Spiderman's uncl

The Rise of Collaborative Industrial Robots in Advanced Manufacturing

Mechanical creatures and concepts similar to robots can be found in history from about 400 BCE. The first real industrial robot was used in 1937; it was a crane-like device with five movement axes, a grab hand that could turn around its own axis and was powered by one electric motor. The first patented robot was produced by the American company Unimation in 1956. Back then, robots were also called programmable transfer machines since their only task was to move objects from one point to another

Nokia Announced Private 5G SA for Industry and Manufacturing

Nokia has announced the global commercial availability of its new industrial-grade standalone 5G (5G SA) network solutions for private enterprise. Nokia's 5G SA provides a roadmap to fulfill the needs of the most demanding industrial, robotics, and manufacturing use cases. The Finnish company also announced a new contract with the mining division of Swedish tool manufacturer Sandvik for the deployment of Nokia's 5G SA network at its test mine in the city of Tampere, Finland. The deal with Sandv
European Space Agency (ESA)
Campfires: First images of the Sun from Solar Orbiter (2020).

Solar Orbiter’s First Images Reveal Tiny Campfires on the Sun

ESA's Sun-explorer Solar Orbiter reached its first perihelion, the point in its orbit closest to the star, on June 15, 2020, getting as close as 77 million kilometers (47.8 million miles) to the Sun's surface. On July 16, ESA revealed the first close-up images that Solar Orbiter took of the Sun during an online press announcement. For the first time, the scientists discussed the first close-up images of the Sun, which we can see here below. Solar Orbiter is a space mission of international col

Drone Regulations Go into Effect in the European Union

As from December 31, 2020, national rules in European Union Member States will be replaced by a common EU regulation. This basically means that once a drone pilot has received a valid authorization from their state of registry, they will be allowed to freely circulate within the European Union. As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic the European Commission has decided to postpone the implementation on the rules and procedures of the operating UAS, allowing the current national drone operating rul

Augmented Reality: Mobile AR Applications

Mobile Augmented Reality (AR) is AR that goes with you wherever you go with your smartphone. Augmented Reality technology --also known as spacial computing-- has been around for some decades already. However, AR technology has only been considered an emerging technology and included on technology trends lists during the past few years. Yet, the first AR technology was developed at Harvard University back in 1968, when electrical engineer, computer scientist, and pioneer of computer graphics Iv

Finland Launches National Artificial Intelligence Program: AuroraAI

The promise of Artificial Intelligence (AI) is no longer a concept taken from science fiction. Businesses around the world are taking advantage of AI and automation, moving the enterprise right at the center of digital business transformation. Similarly, Government AI is not just a trend but a response from governments around the globe to the current state of Artificial Intelligence evolution, societal implications, enterprise disruption, and industry adoption. National Artificial Intelligence

The Future of Food: Finland Might Become a Vegetarian Nation

As meat eating begins to decline in Finland and the role of food of animal origin begins to be questioned more openly, Finnish researchers have started a heated debate on how the way Finns eat impacts the environment. The impact of food that is of animal origin has started to show up in statistics. It seems like a new turn in the way Finns pick their food supports both the environment and a healthier nutrition. One of the biggest global trends in contemporary societies has been the increasing t

How the Automotive Industry Is Employing in-Car AI-Assisted Customer Support

Audi A3 vehicles. These vehicles are some of the most popular premium cars in the world Conversational AI is a form of Artificial Intelligence that allows people to communicate with applications, Websites, and devices in everyday, human-like natural language via voice, text, touch, or gesture input. Conversational AI allows a fast interaction between users and the application using their own words and terminology. According to a Mordor Intelligence report on Chatbot Market: Growth, Trends, and

Digital Citizenship: Building Digital Skills, Becoming Digital Literate, and Mastering Netiquette

Building a digital society means its citizens must learn how to become good digital citizens. But, what does it mean to be a good digital citizen, and what digital citizenship really is? Digital citizenship is not a new concept. However, the recent global crisis, which has demanded social distancing and prioritized work from home, has brought the topic of digital citizenship back into a front seat; this is due to an increase of people working from home rather than from the office. Virtual envir

KrattAI: Estonia's National Artificial Intelligence Strategy

"Organizations which design systems are constrained to produce designs which are copies of the communication of these organizations." -Melvin E. Conway, Computer Scientist, Conway's Law, 1967 In Estonia, there are around 30 Artificial Intelligence (AI) solutions deployed in the Estonian public sector that were identified as active as of the beginning of June 2020. The Baltic nation aims to have at least 50 AI use cases by the end of 2020. And that is just the beginning. Estonia's AI strategy i

Self-Driving Vehicles for Urban Mobility Deployed in European Smart Cities

The autonomous bus revolution has arrived. Urban mobility is changing the lives of commuters and the face of five European smart city streets. An autonomous public transit service has already started its testing and will complete tests in real conditions in five European countries under a European Union initiative, part of the Horizon 2020 EU Research and Innovation Programme, between April and October 2020. The autonomous vehicles will be tested in real-life traffic conditions with all the shu

Workplace Revolution: Work from Home Etiquette

In what is being called a workplace revolution, workers might get legal right to work from home rather than being forced to go back to their physical workplace after lockdown. Global companies, including Google and Twitter, have acknowledged that their staff performed very well --in cases better than in the office--when operating remotely during lockdown. For some workers, working from home means the discovery of a newly found life-work balance that before seemed to be just a dream. Enjoying m

Contact Tracing Solutions Can Help Monitor Individuals Who Have Contracted or Have Been Exposed to COVID-19

Syndromic Surveillance is the process of collecting, analyzing, and interpreting health-related data in order to provide an early warning of public health threats, which require immediate public health action. Syndromic Surveillance can be carried out through various mobile applications. These applications are used to track and trace individuals potentially infected with a virus. Public Health England, for instance, is using real-time Syndromic Surveillance to issue weekly summaries highlightin

Snow Mass Estimates and The Future of Ski Resorts

A report from the European Space Agency's Climate Change Initiative has unveiled the first reliable estimate of snow mass change. This has helped to identify different continental trends. And new data analysis predicts that the Arctic Ocean could become ice-free by 2050. Human influence on the climate system is evident. Greenhouse gases are the highest they have ever been in history. The implications and consequences of the results can potentially transform life on the planet as we know it. Ski

Thermal Cameras at Airports: The Future of Travel and Airport Health Security

Thermal scanners are becoming crucial as a first line of defence against infectious diseases. Symptoms such as fever, shortness of breath, and cough are indications of COVID-19 and other infectious diseases, according to the Center for Disease Control. Although not visible, when infected, the body's immune system response triggers heat as a strategy to kill invading bacteria and viruses. Detecting an elevated body temperature can prevent mass infection. During and after the pandemic, public bu

A History of Vintage Electronics: The Guglielmo Marconi Collection and the History of Wireless Communications

One of Marconi's first radio receivers (c.1896) (left), microphone used for first radio broadcast in 1920 (right) One of Marconi's first radio receivers (c.1896) (left), microphone used for first radio broadcast in 1920 (right) ©Museum of the History of Science, Oxford Guglielmo Marconi's wireless technology is the technology that has shaped the modern world. At the start, the major purpose for wireless was meant for sending individual messages in Morse code, with much greater flexibility than

A History of Vintage Electronics: The Game-Changer ZX Spectrum Celebrates Its 38th Anniversary

April 23rd marks the 38th anniversary of ZX Spectrum. This is a day of excitement for many software engineers, retro-gamers, and computer enthusiasts out there. The ZX Spectrum was the first personal computer accessible to many around the world. The ZX Spectrum played a significant role in the technological revolution, video game development, and the future of personal computers. A brief history of the ZX Spectrum The Sinclair ZX Spectrum was one of the most popular home computers in British h

History of the Tulip: From Turkish Love Affair to Dutch Tulipmania Obsession

The history of the tulip takes us on a journey that goes from Central Asia to Turkey to The Netherlands. How did this precious flower go from being a Turkish love affair to a Dutch obsession that triggered the Tulipmania, the world’s first speculative economic bubble in 1637? Turkey and The Netherlands are two distinctively different countries in every imaginable way. Yet, they have something in common: The tulip. From being a pretty wild flower in the east to becoming an exotic, priceless, ext

Cambridge Developed a 90-Minute New Test for COVID-19 Patients and a Test for Frontline NHS Workers

A new diagnostic testing solution for viral infections called SAMBA II is capable of diagnosing an infected patient in under 90 minutes. The new test, developed by a University of Cambridge spin-out, is currently being deployed at Cambridge hospitals, in England, ahead of being launched in a number of hospitals across The United Kingdom. The SAMBA II is a connected platform for infectious disease management. The SAMBA II machines, will be used by healthcare workers at point-of-care in order to
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