Quantum computing: from the qubit to a commercial reality
Quantum computers have been a dream for over 40 years, which comes from harnessing the laws of quantum physics to process information. IDTechEx technology analyst Dr Luyun Jiang explores the future possibilities of this technology, based on her findings at CES 2019.
Bad Strategy Will Kill Some Carmaking Giants Soon
Bad strategy rather than tactics, such as misjudged new models, will kill several major automotive companies. They face a perfect storm of peak car, totally new technology, totally new markets and recession.
Machine learning in action for the humanitarian sector
Governments across the world came together in Marrakesh this past December to ratify a pact to improve cooperation on international migration. Among other objectives, the Global Compact for Migration seeks to use "accurate and disaggregated data as a basis for evidence-based policies." How can machine learning technologies help with deeply polarizing societal issues like migration?
IDTechEx spoke to IBM about their efforts in quantum computing, known as IBM Q.
A new world enabled by speech/voice user interface
The speech user interface landscape is changing, as described in IDTechEx's brand-new report "Voice, Speech, Conversation-Based User Interface 2019-2029: Technology, Player, Market".
Movesense saved customers over three decades in wearable development
Movesense has now shipped over 700 software development kits to teams developing devices for sports, healthcare, entertainment, and industrial applications globally. Ten companies using Movesense are on the market now, with 40 more close to production just one year after its firmware completed beta testing.
Fingernail wearable monitors disease progression
Grip strength is a useful metric in a surprisingly broad set of health issues. It has been associated with the effectiveness of medication in individuals with Parkinson's disease, the degree of cognitive function in schizophrenics, the state of an individual's cardiovascular health, and all-cause mortality in geriatrics.
Learnings from Battery & Energy Day Two
The event Battery & Energy Dec 4-5 Coventry University ended with a second day of presentations and discussion panels.
Record-breaking solar cells get ready for mass production
Sandwiching an oxygen-rich layer of silicon between a solar cell and its metal contact has allowed researchers in Europe to break performance records for the efficiency with which silicon solar cells convert sunlight into electricity. But the challenge now is how to make these so-called passivating contacts suitable for mass production.
IDTechEx interviewed Rohan Sonawane, MD, PhD, Clinical Marketing Manager at Medtronic Diabetes.
Breaking new fragrance ground with AI
Symrise, one of the world's leading manufacturers of fragrances and flavorings, is in partnership with IBM Research developing a method of using artificial intelligence to create perfumes based on digital fragrance models.
Machine-learning system tackles speech, object recognition at once
MIT computer scientists have developed a system that learns to identify objects within an image, based on a spoken description of the image. Given an image and an audio caption, the model will highlight in real-time the relevant regions of the image being described.
Helping to improve medical image analysis with deep learning
Medical imaging creates tremendous amounts of data: many emergency room radiologists must examine as many as 200 cases each day, and some medical studies contain up to 3,000 images. Each patient's image collection can contain 250GB of data, ultimately creating collections across organizations that are petabytes in size.
Dual-layer solar cell sets record
Materials scientists have developed a highly efficient thin-film solar cell that generates more energy from sunlight than typical solar panels, thanks to its double-layer design.