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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Russian Startups Create Smart Solutions for Smart Moscow

It is not surprising that PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) included Moscow in the top five megalopolises that are ready for innovation. In the first quarter of 2019, Moscow accounted for $587 million of the total Russian IT export volume, which in turn accounted to $1.2 billion. According to Deputy Mayor of Moscow, Natalya Segunina, Russia's main importers of metropolitan information technologies are the United States, Great Britain, Germany, and Ireland. Last year, Moscow launched a Living Lab di

How Sustainable High-Tech Really Is?

YEREVAN, Armenia -- The current climate change emergency and the mobilization of thousands of activists around the world who demand governments to take the issue seriously has also had an impact on the technology industry. As a result, global technology leaders gathered this week at the 23rd World Congress of Information Technology (WCIT) hosted by Armenia in its capital city, Yerevan, to discuss and exchange ideas on what measures can the information communications technology (ICT) industry ta

WCIT 2019: Rise of the Machines: A Blessing or a Curse?

YEREVAN, Armenia -- The Power of Decentralization: Promise and Peril. This is the theme that kept busy global IT leaders at the 23rd World Congress on Information Technology (WCIT 2019) hosted by Armenia in its capital city, Yerevan. How information and communications technology (ICT) is transforming our lives, and how the industry is preparing for the radical change that Artificial Intelligence is bringing to all sectors took a predominant role in the discussion. For Narayana Murthy, Founder,

World's First AI Concert Opens the WCIT 2019 in Yerevan, Armenia

YEREVAN, Armenia -- The world's top technology and business leaders gather this week in Yerevan, Armenia for the 23rd World Congress on Information Technology. WCIT is organized by the World Information Technology & Services Alliance, the Consortium of ICT associations of 83 countries representing 90 percent of the industry. Running for 40 years, the WCIT is one of the oldest and most prestigious ICT events in the world that brings together CEOs, investors, policy makers, government officials,

Living with Artificial Intelligence

Estonia is a pioneer in digital initiatives. The Estonian government-initiated AI strategy counts with over 20 machine learning-based solutions live in the Estonian public sector. In Estonia, citizens are always the owners of their own data. None of this comes as a surprise, though, in a country which has been named the most advanced digital society in the world by many. Below, the opening to the third annual Tallinn Digital Summit that took place on September 16 - 17. According to the definiti

Human + Machine Collaboration: Work in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

In this age of Artificial Intelligence (AI), we are witnessing a transformation in the way we live, work, and do business. From robots that share our environment and smart homes to supply chains that think and act in real-time, forward-thinking companies are using AI to innovate and expand their business more rapidly than ever. Indeed, this is a time of change and change happens fast. Those able to understand that the future includes living, working, co-existing, and collaborating with AI are s

Global Climate Strike: Scientists and Engineers Join Strikes for Climate Change

In what is going to be known in history as the movement started by children who wanted to change the world, thousands of people gathered in cities all over the world united by the Global Climate Strike. Indeed, in every corner of the planet, thousands of students inspired by Swedish 16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg began a one-week Global Climate Strike that will last from September 20 to 27. But not only students. Children and teenagers are joined and supported by thousands of adul

Roboethics: The Human Ethics Applied to Robots

In the 1940s, American writer Isaac Asimov developed the Three Laws of Robotics arguing that intelligent robots should be programmed in a way that when facing conflict they should remit and obey the following three laws: • A robot may not injure a human being, or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm • A robot must obey the orders given it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law • A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protectio

Smart Cities: From Plastic Pollution to Plastic Roads

World's First Plastic Road Installed in The Netherlands. Smart City developments are rapidly advancing the way we live, work, and commute in our daily life. Smart City infrastructure is currently seeing a high-level of innovation toward a more sustainable future in the Netherlands. Using post-consumer plastic waste PlasticRoad builds sustainable roads of plastic reducing plastic pollution along the way. Consumer plastic waste represents a serious problem that is damaging the environment and many species on the planet. Globally, more than 40 species o

Biohacking: The Art and Science of Upgrading the Human Being

Biohack Yourself to Reveal a Better Version of You. Biohacking, defined as better living though science, technology, and nature, is quickly taking a front seat in the current global growing emerging technology and biotechnology trends. Biohacking is considered a fast track to upgrading one's self. Biohacking is all about making humans healthier, happier, and stronger with the vision of double humans' potential lifespan. The term Biohacking is relatively new. It was coined by Dave Asprey, founder of Bulletproof Nutrition Inc., author, Silicon Val

How Engineers Can Embrace Change When AI and Automation Take Their Jobs

Engineering has always been considered an evolving industry that helps businesses transform. Keeping up with the evolution of engineering means that engineers must keep themselves actively embracing change, industry evolution, constant and consistently learning new skills, and always actively ready to move their careers forward when times of change come. Resisting change in times of rapid technological advancement and innovation has never been a good option for anyone. Let alone for engineers i

How Artificial Intelligence Is Going to Transform the Engineers' Jobs

An engineer checking and controlling welding robotics automatic arms machines in an intelligent industrial automotive factory using a monitoring system software used to belong to the science fiction realm. However, this is the reality of digital manufacturing operations in today's Industry 4.0 smart factories. Industry 4.0 is a concept that originated in Germany and is related to the integration of Internet of Things (IoT) and Machine-to-Machine (M2M) technology with networking and analytics wi

The Three Types of Artificial Intelligence: Understanding AI

According to a Gartner Survey of over 3,000 CIOs, Artificial intelligence (AI) was by far the most mentioned technology and takes the spot as the top game-changer technology away from data and analytics, which is now occupying a second place. AI is set to become the core of everything humans are going to be interacting with in the forthcoming years and beyond. Robots are programmable entities designed to carry out a series of tasks. When programmers embed human-like intelligence, behavior, emo

5G Gets a Head Start in Asia

In 2020, 5G, the so much expected next-generation of wireless network technology, is finally coming onto the market. Analysts have anticipated that 5G revenues are going to reach $672 billion by the end of 2020. According to mobile technology trends association GSMA, 5G connections are forecast to reach 1.2 billion by 2025, accounting for 14 percent of the total connections at the time. By 2025, the number of 5G subscriptions is projected to reach 2.61 billion, according to Statista. Forecasti

Güvenç Özel Creates Robotic Installation Controlled by Virtual Reality

Architect, technologist and researcher Güvenç Özel uses Artificial Intelligence (AI), Virtual Reality (VR), sensor technology, 3D-printing, and other emerging technologies in his architectural practice. The result is at the intersection of art, architecture, technology, virtual studies, media, and research on urban culture. "I think that 21st Century architecture is going to have a different set of priorities. I don't think that it will be about using technology to build more complicated buildi

Refik Anadol: The Leonardo da Vinci of the 21st Century

Media artist Refik Anadol's meditative data sculptures address the merging of cutting-edge technology and art. Using buildings as a canvas, his innovative approach used in his Melting Memories installation transforms the physical world into a dreamscape of archived dreams. He has been called the next Leonardo da Vinci and the great inventor of our time. Refik Anadol's installations mirror the artist's preoccupation with the study of human memory, from Ancient Egyptians to Blade Runner 2049. "I

Smart buildings of glass

Whether you are arriving to or departing from Helsinki Airport, the first thing you notice is the glass around you and the characteristic Finnish design. If you pay attention, you will find yourself believing there are some forest elves watching you. The impressive structure features glass that playfully illuminates the wood present everywhere. A little walk in London will have you looking up in awe. Skyscrapers like the famous Shard, designed by famed Italian architect Renzo Piano in conjuncti

Smart buildings of glass

Glass in architecture has been recently used more intensively thanks to developments in its manufacturing Whether you are arriving to or departing from Helsinki Airport, the first thing you notice is the glass around you and the characteristic Finnish design. If you pay attention, you will find yourself believing there are some forest elves watching you. The impressive structure features glass that playfully illuminates the wood present everywhere. A little walk in London will have you looking

Startups Bring Disruptive Innovation to CES Asia 2019

SHANGHAI, CHINA -- CES Asia 2019, running from June 11-13, was packed with the latest innovations in technology trends that are shaping the way we live and work. Startup Park, a hall dedicated to over 100 startups from around the world, featured the debut of new products that are expected to disrupt several industries. Innovation Norway and swissnex are two of the organizations bringing startups together to represent their countries. 22 top Swiss startups focused on innovation and development.

What We Saw at CES Asia 2019

SHANGHAI, CHINA -- After three intensive days, CES Asia 2019 has come to an end. Transformative technologies took over the Exhibition Center in Shanghai, China giving attendees a glimpse of what will revolutionize the Asian marketplace, disrupting industries, and improving lives around the world. The three-day conference program featured a full schedule with sessions from over 150 executives from global brands including APTIV, IBM China, Mobvoi, Deloitte, WeRide, and SAP. Top executives covere
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