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Top 10 AI technology trends for 2018

Learn about the artificial intelligence advances that will have the most impact.

Commercial drones proving their worth in disaster relief

Insurers and utilities are using emerging tech to meet incredible demands.

To truly scout emerging technology, stop thinking like an executive

Inspiration for your next innovation might just be found in the movies.

Blockchain is poised to disrupt trade finance

How the technology is upending conventions that have been in place for 5,000 years.

7 Day Yield: Digital labor and RPA defined (video)

The terms may be confusing but the bottom line is saving time and money through software automation.

7 Day Yield: Blockchain and fintech trends (video)

Which industries are most ripe for tech disruption?

Scouting emerging tech: the advantages of university relationships

Looking within universities for innovation is win-win.

What women leaders bring to tech—and how to bolster their ranks

Making the case for female CEOs and directors as we reflect on International Women’s Day.

The rise of robotics and AI (infographic)

No longer the domain of science fiction, robotics and artificial intelligence are becoming important business drivers. Our timeline looks back at how we got here.

Artificial intelligence: A tipping point for digital business

Is AI the shot in the arm that today’s transformation efforts need?

Four trends to watch at Mobile World Congress 2017

Multiple hot topics will surface at Mobile World Congress, including fresh applications for updated and emerging technologies.

Real-world AI: lessons from the field

Everyone’s talking AI at Mobile World Congress. See it in action—and saving money—in field service.

Stuck in traffic? Waiting on a tarmac? Drones may help.

Among their many other applications, drones have the potential to transform transportation infrastructure.

Connected cars: Where are we headed?

How do consumers feel about autonomous cars and other innovations? And what does that mean for business?

Digital twins beyond the industrials

How AI-based virtual replicas can help financial institutions better predict customer behavior

The blockchain problem is a trust problem

Is 2017 the year that financial consumers, leaders, and regulators begin to embrace the technology?

Getting a grip on fulfillment robotics

Yaro Tenzer of RightHand Robotics explains how the future of robotics is arriving at the warehouse, one product at a time.

Robots take the field (literally)

Ben Chostner of Blue River Technology explains why and how robotics represents the future of farming.

Humans and machines: Collaborative robots open a new automation frontier

Cobots put robots alongside human workers, reduce up-front investments, and improve flexibility.

Are you keeping up with your tech-savvy customers?

Vala Afshar of Salesforce on the new rules for delighting—and keeping—your customers in the digital age.

Transform your culture to reboot productivity in the era of IIoT

Why it’s the first step in digital transformation and three principles for success.

Five technologies for delighting connected customers

Consumers and business buyers expect emerging tech to change their experience with your company.

A primer on blockchain (infographic)

How the technology invented for bitcoin and cryptocurrency transactions is changing the way we do business

Talking about human-machine conversations in the industrial IoT

This new dialogue will offer manufacturers new ways to improve—and more.

Three ways to get ahead of IoT cyber-risks

The recent DDoS-fueled internet outage reminds us why an IoT risk strategy is key.

More signal, less noise: Reducing false positives in the industrial internet of things

By incorporating human input into the feedback loop that informs their analytics models, companies can improve the IIoT, increase efficiency, and reduce costs.

The yin and yang of AI and blockchain

Artificial intelligence is the yin and blockchains are the yang of digital business.

From the internet of things to the collaboration of things

Most people don’t realize it yet, but blockchain could clear a path for “the collaboration of things.”

Embarking on a mission to explore emerging technology

Companies that expect and embrace disruption don’t wait for a particular business problem to solve before they begin experimenting with emerging technology. They dive in.

The wildcard in the IoT: Humans

If you don’t create cultural and process changes to accompany the internet of things, it’s just a bunch of connected devices.

The coding craze isn’t a fad

What coding teaches besides just how to build software: problem solving, the elegance of simplicity and teamwork.

Augmented reality: A catalyst for the coming cognitive revolution

Augmented reality can extend humans’ cognitive potential, reduce cognitive burden, and provide a new view to business operations.

The foresight that saved Pokémon Go

What you can learn from Pokémon Go: Be prepared for massive success so you can scale to match customer demand.

The DNA of digital disruptors

Businesses need to understand that incremental innovation and radical innovation with digital requires two different approaches and mindsets.

Say goodbye to your mouse

The journey to creating human-computer interfaces for 3D spaces is only beginning, and it promises to be an exciting ride.

Six ways drones are revolutionizing agriculture

Drones have brought a number of benefits to agriculture—and their potential to impact other industries is significant.

The wearables future is being designed now

Why adoption of wearable devices has doubled in two years: efficiency, versatility and so many possibilities.

Intelligent, context-aware data and analytics technologies widen the decision-making aperture

These four innovations can help companies achieve an optimal mind-machine balance when it business decision making.

AI is the new electricity

Six reasons why artificial intelligence is a lot like electricity, starting with, ‘You plug it in – and it works.’

CIOs wanted for innovation expansion

companies are converging technology, data and product design to expand innovation.

Drones as a data service

How drones used to collect aerial data augment on-the-ground techniques and help a Chinese company better serve customers.

Robotics competitions build stem skills

Things you learn when forward and fast is the only option and failure is par for the course.

3-D printing: How to pivot from prototyping to production

For 3-D printing to become ubiquitous, the devices must be decoupled from the raw materials used to create prototypes.

Cloud computing’s underground club

Cloud providers can boost business by deeply discounting capacity during off-peak times. Welcome to the “cloud underground.”

A CIOs guide for engaging the board

Given the pace of technological change, how can boards really be on top of their game?

Why machines need humans to learn

Devices get smarter all the time, but to become truly intelligent, humans must create the models for gadgets to “learn” from.

Demystifying machine learning part 4: Image and video applications

Some firms are using machine learning to process large amounts of unstructured data, but it’s not widespread—yet.

Contacts

Chris Curran

Principal and Chief Technologist, PwC US Tel: +1 (214) 754 5055 Email

Vicki Huff Eckert

Global New Business & Innovation Leader Tel: +1 (650) 387 4956 Email

Mark McCaffery

US Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT) Leader Tel: +1 (408) 817 4199 Email