#5G: In last week’s newsletter I shared a video about how 🇨🇳 China is running ahead of the rest of the world on IoT. They are also moving ahead in 5G, but that’s just on the consumer side. The critical measure for China & operators in ALL countries is whether they be successful in the enterprise market. That’s where the 💲money💲 is at!
#IoT: The latest Industry 4.0 research from McKinsey & Company. 94% of respondents told us that Industry 4.0 had helped them to keep their operations running during the crisis, and 56% said these technologies had been critical to their crisis responses.
#AI #FacialRecognition: “What Clearview does is mass surveillance and it is illegal,” said Canada’s privacy commissioner. Expect many more stories in 2021 about the legality of facial recognition software - my hope is that we see more governments and regulators defining what is “acceptable use” so the industry has a baseline to work with.
#SocialMedia: Well, that didn’t take long. Access to US app Clubhouse was blocked in China on Monday. If you haven’t heard about Clubhouse, the audio-based social media app, you will soon. It seems well suited for the B2B space and could transform they way the industry accesses experts.
#AI #Automation: We are on our way to a more automated world - and workplace. Two-thirds of respondents i the latest McKinsey survey say they are at least piloting the automation of business processes in one or more business units or functions.
#SmartCities:Kearney’s latest city ranking index is out! Four of the top 10 cities are in Asia, including Tokyo (#4), Beijing (#5), Hong Kong (#6) and Singapore (#9). Looks like it’s time for me to update my Charles Reed Anderson PERFECT Smart City Ranking - or my C.R.A.P. Ranking for short.
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