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Unlocking the blockchain dilemmas facing utilitiesOctober 16, 2019
Blockchain brings some immense opportunities to the utilities market. A good number of use cases are widely acknowledged with various consortia and startups progressing towards their realization. Households and companies can, for instance, produce solar energy and sell it to the grid during the day then consume from the grid overnight. Electric cars and advances in battery technology make distributed private…
Drone miniaturization – a journey toward smart dustOctober 12, 2019
Microdrones and smart dust Smart Dust is defined as a swarm of free-flowing micro-electromechanical systems. A subcategory of smart dust is the dust that is self-propelled. In this case, the user has control over where the individual particles/motes go, making them easier to recover for clean up or reuse. Basically, this is a swarm of airborne micro-drones! What…
Why utilities adopting AI should put ethics firstOctober 11, 2019
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is becoming vital for today’s increasingly complex utility business. In an earlier blog post, I discussed how digital technologies, such as AI, are essential to addressing the sustainability challenge. Franck Freycenon recently published a blog exploring how AI can help energy and utility companies. Franck ended his post by noting that AI also brings with…
The outstanding expansion of the IoT landscapeOctober 9, 2019
The Atos Experts Convention in Madrid in September was a packed event with over 400 top Atos experts, our sponsoring technology partners, and selected start-ups in attendance. It was great to attend it, learn through the various sessions, and exchange with experts across the board. As mentioned in my previous blog post, I hosted the Technology Trends and Insights…
Industry 4.0 – The Use of Drones in IndustryOctober 8, 2019
Drones are “hip”. This is the impression you get nowadays with them being used for spare time recreation, but also business and research purposes. The former sometimes creating massive problems for the public as being observed last year, when the London Gatwick Airport needed to be closed for 3 days because air traffic was endangered by…
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