WASHINGTON, DC – What does the near future look like? That's the question CableLabs and the NCTA tried to answer at the Near Future Conference in the nation's capital this week. The idea was to show what massive bandwidth and computational power can enable, including everything from virtual, interactive models of cities to AI-powered holograms. Stay tuned for more from Light Reading on how the event turned out. But in the meantime, click through below for a visual tour.
In the future, you won't need physical models to explore and design buildings, cities or, let's say, an infrastructure deployment; you'll only need a Microsoft HoloLens and software from Taqtile. In this picture, the inset photo at bottom left shows an empty table and a gentleman about to don a HoloLens headset. The larger image shows the virtual, interactive model of a city that appears on the empty table when viewed through the HoloLens gear.
Michelle, User Rank: Light Sabre 4/29/2017 | 3:13:38 PM
Your delivery bot has arrived It looks like there were a lot of exciting products at this convention! I'm still unsure about the real life advantages to drone delivery. What about physical security of the drone itself? Do they come equipped with sleeping gas to knock out a would-be-robber?
Light Reading is spending much of this year digging into the details of how automation technology will impact the comms market, but let's take a moment to also look at how automation is set to overturn the current world order by the middle of the century.
Understanding the full experience of women in technology requires starting at the collegiate level (or sooner) and studying the technologies women are involved with, company cultures they're part of and personal experiences of individuals.
During this WiC radio show, we will talk with Nicole Engelbert, the director of Research & Analysis for Ovum Technology and a 23-year telecom industry veteran, about her experiences and perspectives on women in tech. Engelbert covers infrastructure, applications and industries for Ovum, but she is also involved in the research firm's higher education team and has helped colleges and universities globally leverage technology as a strategy for improving recruitment, retention and graduation performance.
She will share her unique insight into the collegiate level, where women pursuing engineering and STEM-related degrees is dwindling. Engelbert will also reveal new, original Ovum research on the topics of artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, security and augmented reality, as well as discuss what each of those technologies might mean for women in our field. As always, we'll also leave plenty of time to answer all your questions live on the air and chat board.