Science and technology represent some of the fastest fields of evolution in modern times. The Mobile World Congress (MWC) is an annual exhibition that seeks to showcase the latest developments in mobile technologies. Business executives, sales persons, technologists, and business owners regularly participate in the MWC with the intent to promote commercial co-operation, view the latest gadgets and devices, launch new products, explore new concepts, and boost economic outcomes. We will examine some of the top technology trends that emerged in Mobile World Congress 2018 (MWC18) in the paragraphs below.
5G technologies represented one of the major attractions at Mobile World Congress 2018(MWC18). This suite of wireless technologies promises to deliver significantly higher rates of wireless connectivity and revolutionize the user experience on mobile platforms. Experts note that 5G systems can deliver wireless speeds that are an estimated 100 times faster than current 4G technologies. Emerging technologies such as virtual reality, remote medicine, artificial intelligence, and the Internet of Things can attain their full scope in a world where 5G technologies are commonplace.
Smartphones represent immense scope for scientific and technological innovation. Certain phone manufacturers have displayed the pop-up camera at MWC18. These cameras currently reside on prototype smartphone models and allow smartphone manufacturers to create larger screens unencumbered by front camera lenses. This is an example of useful innovation that may soon appear in mainstream smartphones. This innovation can help address the privacy concerns of users in modern times.
Artificial intelligence technologies are gradually making their presence felt in modern mobile phones. Some exhibitors at MWC18 demonstrated the use of artificial intelligence in enhancing the end-user experience. This technology can power new analytics processes designed to boost the performance of cameras embedded in smart phones, offer deeper customization in mobile devices, and enhance the battery performance on board these devices. Additional research in this domain may multiply the scope of application of artificial intelligence in future mobility devices.
Top carmaker BMW is working to harness the potential of artificial intelligence technologies to create the ultimate driving experience. The brand is working with Internet businesses such as Google and Amazon to embed personal digital assistants inside its vehicles. This strategy may help the carmaker pull ahead of the competition while offering its customers a digitally empowered riding experience. This can be manifest in the use of speech to navigate future vehicles and enable climate controls per user requirements. BMW may include additional digital technologies in the future with a view to boost in-car infotainment options for travelers.
Artificial intelligence technologies emerged in a big way at MWC 2018. Google announced a software framework designed to enrich the Android experience for carmaker Porsche and FC Barcelona. The Internet giant is also working to introduce artificial intelligence technologies specifically designed for use in connected mobile platforms. German automobile maker Mercedes Benz created a public unveiling for a mobile app powered by artificial intelligence technologies that allows drivers of heavy trucks to access vehicular information such as fuel levels and tire pressure. A top executive from Mercedes Benz stated, “The use of artificial intelligence is a central future topic for the Group, be it in development, production or the use of vehicles and in mobility services.”
A German company called Sikur launched a smartphone that is designed to protect data and cryptocurrency from unauthorized hacking attempts. The new device, SIKURPhone, features an in-built cryptocurrency wallet that is designed to safeguard digital currency units of the phone owner. Sikur reportedly paid professional hackers to electronically invade the smartphone. These attempts failed; they testify to the high levels of digital security built into the SIKURPhone. The manufacturer plans to sell only 20,000 SIKURPhones each retailing at an estimated $799.
Innovators are adding excitement to personal technologies every year. PureLiFi demonstrated wireless receiver technology that enables devices to receive the Internet through light waves. This proprietary technology uses the visible light spectrum (instead of radio frequencies) to enable wireless data communications at high speeds. The firm is working to miniaturize the technology and integrate it into future models of smartphones and connected mobile devices. This technology can create a paradigm shift in terms of using light waves to boost the mobile Internet.
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