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Testing artificial intelligence for emotions
New research has shown that in order to create human-like artificial intelligence, the technology must be able to make emotional assessments. A Russian professor has proposed a way to achieve this.
IoT driving innovative sensors growth
Investment in innovative sensors has tripled over the past decade, according to a new report that has identified the technology as one of the niches set to benefit most from IoT growth.
Data logger with multi-user access
Bestech Australia has introduced the ALMEMO 500 by Ahlborn with simultaneous multi-user access via Wi-Fi and tablet control.
Online tool for specification of service valves
IMI Critical Engineering has launched the Valsiz 9.0CV tool, which it claims to be the world’s first truly intelligent specification tool for severe service products.
Car-makers “cannot wait for perfect” self-driving technology
U.S. regulators believe that the Tesla autopilot crash should not slow the deployment of self-driving technology.
Artificial intelligence creates trouble in China
The iPhone’s word-predicting software has stirred up trouble in China, causing many users to lash out against the U.S. technology.
Samsung buys $450 million stake in Chinese electric car firm
Samsung Electronics is to pay 3 billion yuan ($450 million) for a stake in Chinese automaker and rechargeable batteries firm BYD, the Chinese company said in a stock exchange filing this week.
Automotive grade positioning and connectivity modules
u-blox has announced the expansion of its product offering with automotive qualified product variants added to its range of positioning and cellular wireless connectivity modules.
Businesses deploying IoT despite lack of understanding
According to a report from Strategy Analytics, commercial use of the IoT is on the rise, however there are concerns about the fact that many businesses do not seem to understand how to use the connected system to their benefit.
The top 10 emerging technologies of 2016
An infographic about some of this year’s emerging technologies, courtesy of Visual Capitalist.
Hybrid safety block I/O safety module
Turck has introduced its TBPN safety block I/O module, which it claims is the first I/O block module to combine both standard and safety inputs/outputs in a single device.
IoT network launched in Sydney
A public access open data network has been launched in Sydney, connecting the city to the Internet of Things (IoT).
High-voltage power converter
STMicroelectronics has introduced a high-voltage power converter that allows designers to build a low-consumption, cost-effective Switched-Mode Power Supply (SMPS) with a 5V output voltage.
Energy efficient cooling solution
Schneider Electric has introduced the second generation of the InRow DX (direct expansion) 600mm as the latest edition to the InRow product line.
Australia’s first IoT Centre of Excellence
Estrella Resources has announced that it is investigating an opportunity to collaborate with Deakin University and Unisono to launch Australia’s first Internet of Things (IoT) Centre of Excellence
Documentary details history of Kurnell Refinery
An historic documentary capturing the 58-year lifespan of the former refinery at Kurnell in New South Wales has been released by Caltex Australia as a tribute to the site, the people who worked there and the Sutherland Shire community.
Industry group aims to help Australia benefit from IoT
A not-for-profit group consisting of Australian businesses, researchers and government agencies aims to ensure Australia receives the benefits of the IoT.
5G technology to reach 24M subscribers by 2021
According to a study from Ovum, 5G technology will reach 24 million subscribers by the end of 2021, with the US, Japan, China and South Korea expected to be the most advanced markets.
Scientists one step closer to creating invisibility cloak
Scientists at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have reached a milestone in “invisibility” research which could be useful in industrial applications.
High precision USB
Futek Advanced Sensor Technology has announced its redesigned USB520 and USB530.