Agricultural Robots Are Coming to a Farm Near You

Actually, farming robots are already here. But the upcoming generation of robotic systems is capable of creating changes that will reverberate throughout the world. We are about to experience a “perfect storm,” as agricultural robots draw on artificial intelligence, big data, ubiquitous low-cost sensors, and autonomy to help deliver on a vision of Precision Agriculture that will both benefit us all and fracture business models and employment. 

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The Future of Connected Farming, AgriTech, and the Internet of Things

The world is moving beyond standalone networks, systems, and devices into a new era in which virtually everything of value is connected. The Internet of Things (IoT) refers to this concept of connectivity in which real-world “things” (electronics, equipment, appliances, and other assets) communicate with each other and also with computing resources for purposes of monitoring, recording, and controlling things.

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The Global Fingerprint Sensors Market to Near $13 Billion by 2023

The global fingerprint sensors market is expected to hit $12.82 billion by 2023, growing at a CAGR of 15.7%, according to a new market research report by BIS Research titled Global Fingerprint Sensors Market, Analysis, and Forecast 2017-2023. The massive proliferation of smartphones on a global scale, the increasing adoption of biometrics by various governments and law enforcement agencies, and the provision of second or third level security with the fingerprint authentication devices are driving the tremendous growth of the market.

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The Rapid Rise of Retail Cloud Computing

Cloud computing allows end-users to utilize a network of remote servers hosted over the internet to store, manage, and process data instead of relying on a local server or system. With the emergence of cloud-based technologies, the retail industry has undergone tremendous transformation.

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New Augmented Reality Apps Change the Way People Use Smartphones

Augmented reality is getting a huge market thrust from Apple and Google after its initial success with Pokemon GO. Google and Apple are using augmented reality (AR) in their new devices and have embedded AR into current online software.

Augmented reality markets are positioned to further modify consumer thinking and consumer behavior, create new user experiences, and generate thousands of opportunities for businesses to reach potential customers in a more immediate manner than is now possible.   

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Artificial Intelligence in Cars: What to Expect from 2017 to 2021

Self-driving cars represent the next generation of personal vehicles. Self-driving cars with artificial intelligence are starting to be used in 2017 and will gain more use in 2018.

By 2021, all the new personal vehicles being sold will have autonomous capability, which has the potential to increase performance and safety dramatically. 

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The Convergence of 5G, Artificial Intelligence, Data Analytics, and Internet of Things

There is an ongoing convergence of four key technologies that are poised to transform the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) ecosystem. Those technologies are Fifth Generation (5G) cellular, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Data Analytics, and the Internet of Things (IoT).

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Artificial Intelligence Market Forecast, Plus Top Companies

Many of the world’s largest corporations are investing in artificial intelligence. Advancements in AI could give these companies “an unbelievable advantage,” according to the MIT Technology Review.

A concept once associated mostly with science fiction, AI is now being applied to everything from web search and personal assistants, to industrial robots, self-driving cars, and autonomous weapons.

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How Amazon Changed the Hosting Cloudscape

Unquestionably, the leading infrastructure as a service (IaaS) cloud hosting service provider is Amazon Web Services (AWS). The company began offering data storage services in 2006, launching Amazon S3 (Simple Storage Service) in March of that year, and Amazon EC2 (Elastic Compute Cloud) in August.

The service has now been operating for over 10 years, and starting in the first quarter of 2015, Amazon began reporting AWS as a separate segment. In its 2015 Annual Report, Amazon disclosed that AWS net sales expanded from just over $3.1 billion in 2013 to nearly $7.9 billion in 2015. AWS’s revenues have continued to expand rapidly, with the segment experiencing average quarterly growth of 12.5% over the period between Q1 of 2014 and Q2 of 2016, and its revenues for the first half of 2016 already nearly match the first three quarters of 2015.
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8 Helpful Articles on Breakthrough Technologies

New and emerging technologies have the potential to disrupt and transform a variety of important industries. Mind Commerce, a trusted source for research and strategic analysis, has written a series of articles highlighting new, influential trends in digital technologies and telecommunications. Here, we’ve compiled eight Mind Commerce posts that received the most page views. Click to the posts that interest you to gain valuable new insights from an experienced market research firm.

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