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AgTech

AgTech: Agriculture’s Digital Transformation

by Augmate | May 31, 2018 | IoT

Agriculture Technology (AgTech) has exponentially changed the agriculture sector. Recent studies have shown that the industry’s output is expected to increase by 60% in 2030. The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) predicts that global food production needs to rise by 70 percent to feed an additional 2.3 billion people by 2050. Here are some technologies…

Artificial Intelligence Protest

Artificial Intelligence Could Predict Violent Protests and Recognize Protestors

by Augmate | May 30, 2018 | IoT

The social media platform, Twitter, has been a tool for organizing and promoting protests in recent times. In many cases, these protests turn violent with activists and authorities clashing. To help combat this issue, researchers from the University of Southern California’s Brain and Creativity Institute are utilizing artificial intelligence (AI) to try predict and prevent…

IoT Toy

Are IoT Toys Endangering or Enhancing Your Child’s Experience?

by Augmate | May 29, 2018 | IoT

Disruptive tech, such as Internet of Things (IoT) and artificial intelligence (AI), is continuing to make its way into mainstream consumer use. In recent months, disruptive tech has begun its integration into the toy industry. As children are particularly vulnerable to the full implications of these technologies in regards to security and privacy, we explore…

WTC

Is the iPhone Set to Replace Your House Keys?

by Augmate | May 28, 2018 | IoT

As NFC technology is still being put to play across tech companies, your house keys are next in line to go hands free using Apple’s iPhone. Apple is rumoured to be rolling out an update for their built in NFC chip next month, the same technology used for Apple Pay. According to The Information “Apple…

AR Apps

5 Best Augmented Reality Apps for iOS and Android Devices

by Augmate | May 25, 2018 | Wearables

Contrary to popular belief, apps that incorporate augmented reality have been available to the public since the introduction of the Wikitude World Browser app in 2008. With the advancements in augmented reality, and the introduction of ARkits, there has been a surge in the creation of these applications. Here are some of the leading apps…

Blockchain Banking

Leading Japanese Bank Announces Switch to Blockchain Payments by 2020

by Augmate | May 24, 2018 | IoT

Japan’s biggest Bank, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG), has partnered with major U.S based cloud delivery platform Akamai Technologies to release a global payment network that will boost the speed and lower the cost of payments. The use of blockchain payment will allow 1 million transactions per second at latencies of less than 2 seconds,…

Connected Car

Disruptive Tech to Change the Driving Experience

by Augmate | May 23, 2018 | IoT

Four of the largest automakers – BMW, Ford, Renault and General Motors have recently announced that they are working together to get blockchain technology into your car. They are among the 30 companies in the Mobility Open Blockchain Initiative, with the mission to speed up the adoption of blockchain, and make sure the industry is…

To Russia with Blockchain

by Dana Farbo | May 22, 2018 | Speaking & Events

After attending the World Blockchain Summit in Moscow on May 19-20, I have come to appreciate the progressiveness of the Russian people. It was my first trip and on arriving, I took an Uber from the airport to the Hotel National, located just across from Red Square. Along the way to the hotel, I saw…

Artificial Intelligence Cancer

Could Artificial Intelligence Cure Cancer?

by Augmate | May 22, 2018 | IoT

The British Prime Minister, Theresa May, has recently stated that the diagnoses of cancer and other diseases could be transformed using artificial intelligence (AI). Experts have stated that by 2033, AI could help prevent over 22,000 cancer deaths a year and help fight diseases such as heart disease, diabetes and dementia. “The development of smart…

Museum-AR

Augmented Reality Transforming the Museum Experience

by Augmate | May 18, 2018 | Wearables

Augmented reality has allowed anyone to design a cultural experience, transforming how people traditionally experience art, impacting museums specifically. Museums are primarily incorporating AR into collections through apps such as Cuseum, Google’s Tango, or Snapchat lenses, letting visitors superimpose their face onto a painting. Mixed reality experiences and activities provide visitors with more information and…