The future of mobility
Published by : Industrial Automation
The annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, USA, is one of the most exciting events held in January, opening the trade fair calendar.
At the 2020 edition, there were many exciting launches of gadgets and gizmos that enthralled the visitors and impressed the technocrats. From automatic household appliances to autonomous cars, the sheer range of products on display – as understood from the scores of press releases received – was mindboggling, to say the least. Not everything on display is production ready. In fact many of the exhibits are prototypes and do not travel beyond that stage. On the other hand, many that were prototypes a year or two ago and seemed too futuristic, are now preparing for commercial launch. Among the more interesting ones is the Samsung Ballie, a small rolling robot designed to act as a personal assistant for the home. The device uses a mobile interface, on-device artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities, voice activation and an in-built camera to recognise and respond to its users, and help them with various household tasks. It responds to spoken demands as a pet might, but can be used as a wakeup call, a fitness assistant, to record moments or to manage other smart devices in the home like TVs and vacuums.
Mobility is the hot topic and all major automobile manufacturers had their latest models and concepts on display. But the most interesting exhibit was the Sony VISION-S Prototype, an electric car that will evolve mobility into an enriching experience. A statement from the company said it is working to thoroughly understand the mechanism of cars – to not only comprehend how they are made and the challenges they present, but also their relevance to society. Exciting times ahead.
Big data comes with bigger responsibilities, or so it appears. Data is now referred to as gold or new oil. There is also talk of data deluge or data garbage. All this is true. With sensors monitoring everything in sight – from remote space satellites to mofussil railway stations – a humongous amount to data is collected every second. Close to 99% of it is useless, hence garbage, but nonetheless it has to be sifted and analysed to find that 1% which is very useful. Enter the Data Scientist. According to a recent news report, data scientist has been named the number one job in the US by Glassdoor for the third year in a row. The report further states that the rise of data science needs will create 11.5 million job openings by 2026. This is a huge number. Instead of lamenting the job loss due to automation, governments and policymakers, together with the academia, should be prepared to cater to this opportunity, which is in fact the result of emerging technologies.
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