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Human Hearts of Smart Cities

Smart Cities

The modern world is moving to cities. Urban population is predicted to reach 66 % from total by 2050. As a result, the cities themselves are evolving trying to meet the new challenges: traffic density, ecological issues, and social unsustainability. The application of innovative technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) and the internet of things (IoT) makes them ‘smart’. And the demands of contemporaneity make the time we live in the age of smart cities. Open and Agile Smart Cities network counts up to 100 smart cities in 23 countries so far, and China is planning 290 by 2040. So, what are they like — those cities of the future?

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How to Tame AI: A Brief Guide for Businesses

AI in business

Business appliance of AI is picking up steam. According to SAS, ⅔ of companies from different industries expect their activities will be shaped by AI within next 5 to 10 years. Though, high enthusiasm is hampered by the lack of organizational readiness. Many hesitate whether it is worth starting now — often discouraged by the cultivated opinion that AI is only for big players. But is it really so?

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Business Californian Way, or What We Can Learn from Silicon Valley Startups

Сalifornia Golden Gate

Silicon Valley is a fruitful soil for new businesses. Yet at the same time, it is one of the most competitive environments in the whole wide world. What makes some startups burst and flourish and the other sink into oblivion? And how the owners of other businesses can benefit from their experience? We have selected several takeaways from recent successful Californian startups and share them with you.

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Well, Sophie Is Clever — So What? Does AI Robotics Have Practical Application?

robot Sophia

“Wow, she is certainly wittier than some of my acquaintances!” That was my thought when I first saw her on TV. AI robot Sophia, a creation of Hanson Robotics, really impresses at first sight. She jokes, she gives speeches, and recently she even announced that she wants a baby! Looks pretty nice, but... what kind of practical value might it have?

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VR: Lives Saved not in Pretense

Virtual reality

With all the joys the technological progress brings, the question sporadically arising is, “What is the point if so many people still don’t live to see their life autumn?”; What kind of joy from a new contraption can a person with cancer feel? Isn’t money spent on tech enhancements spent in vain? Yet, it’s not that bad with those popular high-tech ‘useless toys’ as you might think — even when it goes about such seemingly frolic device as VR goggles.

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Queens of IT: Top 8 Recent Breakthroughs

Women in IT

With International Women’s Day around the corner, it is to the point to dwell on the topic of women’s role in the modern IT world. The theme is especially alluring taking into account a constantly growing percentage of the representatives of the fair sex in this traditionally male-preoccupied realm. But what does it cost to get a foot in the door trying to push ahead a female business in a man’s world?

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Will iPhone X release influence mobile app design?

iPhone X release influence mobile app design

iPhone X release (read as iPhone 10) was timed to the 10th anniversary of the Apple Smartphone. The event was a surprise to Apple fans, breaking the logical chain of releases (where is iPhone 9?), and made all the iPhone admirers wait for the release with even more impatience. While users are counting days until November,3 let’s find out the impact of the big screen and the new Super Retina on iOS mobile app design trends.

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