Huawei announces a new procurement for the next five years of £3bn to the UK

Huawei Technologies has announced a major new commitment to the UK with a promise of procurement over the next five years of £3billion (€3.38 billion). On 1st February, Madam Sun Yafang, chairwoman of Huawei met with the UK prime minister Theresa May in Beijing, and reaffirmed the company’s long-term commitment to the UK.

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Are we really ready to trust in AI?

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is dividing the world. Heralding the fourth industrial revolution, is AI a force for good, as predicted by PwC boosting the UK economy by 10% over the coming decade, or is it the beginning of the end for a raft of manual and knowledge workers?

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Health service could be saved by robots with artificial emotional intelligence

My new resolution is to be less robophobic, says Nick Booth. There are good reasons to fear these electronic ‘jobsworths’. Robots write apps, books, songs and slaughter chess grandmasters. Worse still, some fiend has invented a prototype robotic reporter.

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TE Connectivity now in exclusive negotiations to acquire ABB’s entrelec terminal block business

TE Connectivity (TE), a provider in connectivity and sensors, announced that it has entered into exclusive negotiations with ABB to acquire ABB’s entrelec® terminal block business. The transaction is subject to the satisfaction of certain conditions including receipt of customary regulatory approvals and prior consultation with employee representative bodies.

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New research confirms cybersecurity is top concern in corporate IoT deployments

BlackBerry Limited announced findings from a new global research whitepaper, which surveyed IT decision makers on corporate IoT deployments.

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AI-Powered chatbots to drive dramatic cost savings in healthcare, saving $3.6 billion by 2022

A new report from Juniper Research has found that annual cost savings derived from the adoption of chatbots in healthcare will reach $3.6 billion (€3.04 billion) globally by 2022, up from an estimated $2.8 million (€2.36 million) in 2017. This growth will average 320% per annum, as AI (artificial intelligence) powered chatbots will drive improved customer experiences

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KYOCERA Technology used to create ultra-small crystal units awarded Inoue Harushige Prize

Kyocera Corporation announced that the company has received the 42nd Inoue Harushige Prize for developing ultra-small quartz crystal units for smartphones, wearable devices and innovative IoT solutions.

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US smart home shoppers favour home protection features over automation, says Strategy Analytics

US consumers are more 12 times more likely to choose Fire Alerts and Emergency Notifications than programming their irrigation systems according to research just released by Strategy Analytics.

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ZTE releases Intelligent Energy Management system based on NB-IoT

ZTE Corporation, an international provider of telecommunications, enterprise and consumer technology solutions for the mobile internet, released its Narrowband IoT (NB-IoT) Intelligent Energy Management System globally.

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China’s ZTE 5G enables subsea VR video transmission and signs 5G and IoT partnership with Telenet

ZTE Corporation, an international provider of telecommunications, enterprise and consumer technology solutions for the Mobile Internet, is to unveil its remote control service for 5th Generation mobile virtual reality (5G VR) underwater vehicles at the 5G World Summit 2017, London.

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Intertrust and LINE Corporation to host conference series on threats and solutions for app security

Intertrust Technologies Corporation and LINE Corporation announced that they will co-host a conference series dedicated to furthering solutions for enhanced application security and data privacy.

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Cyber security concerns are high over personal data safety as survey shows 83% fear financial data hack

F5 Networks has released the results of a new study into the UK’s app-centric society and consumer behaviours. The research reveals over a quarter of Brits (26%) do not check app security measures before downloading them,

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Cisco accelerates digital network transformation with new virtualisation and security technologies

According to a newly released IDC study, organisations around the world are expected to triple the adoption of modern, automated networks over the next two years. To accelerate the journey to these digital-ready networks, Cisco is introducing new technologies that allow customers to virtualise and secure their networks.

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Qualcomm study expects 5G to create 22 million jobs by 2035

Qualcomm Inc.’s subsidiary, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. has released a landmark study, The 5G Economy,examining the potential economic and social impact of 5G around the world.

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BMW to locate its research team to IBM’s Munich Watson IoT HQ

IBM has announced a new collaboration with the BMW Group, through which the companies will work together to explore the role of Watson cognitive computing in personalising the driving experience and creating more intuitive driver support systems for cars of the future.

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Can telematics cut the four in ten business drivers with penalty points driving at work?

Almost four in ten business drivers have been given points on their license from work-related driving offences, according to research from Masternaut.

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