This Week in Technology Innovation and Trends

Smart cities will make urban life more accessible to those with visual impairments. Research and advisory firm Gartner released a chart that illustrates the top technology trends to watch. Members of a Bloomberg panel discuss how AI accelerates medical discovery while driving down the cost of care. Myths about edge computing are bad for business. And Intel goes for gold with its newly announced International Olympic Committee partnership.

Smart Cities Could Give the Visually Impaired a New Outlook on Urban Life

Cities can be a daunting place for those with visual impairments. That’s why many cities are beginning to invest in public technology that can guide the visually impaired through urban environments. These smart cities have the potential to revolutionize how all people live, communicate, and shop, but the implications for the visually impaired are far more impactful. Current investment in smart city technology is in its infancy, but it’s expected to create a $2.5 trillion market by 2025.

Gartner: 5 Emerging Technology Trends With Transformational Impact

There’s a lot of hype surrounding the increasing digitization of industry, but with technology moving at such high speeds, it can be difficult to separate fixtures from fads. If only there was a trusted research, advisory, and IT firm that could lay it all out for us. Gartner’s Hype Cycle—a graph that illustrates the maturity, adoption, and application of technologies—points to advanced AI and analytics as one of five emerging trends that’s driving competitive differentiation in business.

The Robot Doctor Will See You Now

AI isn’t here to replace healthcare professionals, but it’s certainly here to assist them. At a recent Bloomberg panel on AI in healthcare, Julie Choi, VP of Intel’s AI Products Group, shared a stage with the CEOs of Enlitic—a company that uses AI to advance medical diagnostics—and CXA Group—a population health platform powered by AI. The big takeaway? AI is accelerating medical discovery while driving down healthcare costs.

10 Edge Computing Myths, Debunked

It’s in our nature to love a good rumor, but the rumor wheel is bad for business. One such example is edge computing, which is shrouded in mystery as people struggle to understand its role in digital transformation. Given the increasing importance of edge computing to the enterprise technology organization, IT leaders must put certain untruths about the edge to rest.

Intel Technology Propels Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 Into the Future

Through a partnership with the International Olympic Committee, the Tokyo Organizing Committee of the Olympic Games, and other partners, Intel will modernize one of the world’s oldest sporting events. Building on the success of the 2018 PyeongChang Olympic Games, Intel plans to raise the bar with world-class technology that will innovate the experiences of fans around the world.