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CES 2022: What consumer innovations are we predicting?
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CES 2022: What consumer innovations are we predicting?

Jan 4, 2022

CES 2022 should be a fascinating event this year, and the team at Cambridge Consultants can’t wait to see what’s new in the consumer product space. As we know, COVID-19 has upended all our earlier forecasts and how we think about the world. In this blog, Ruth Thomson, SVP of our Global Consumer Business, shares her predictions on technology trends that will be showcased at this year’s show.

  • AI & Analytics
  • Augmented reality & virtual reality
  • Connectivity & IoT
  • Digital service innovation
warehouse and logistics automation
Opinion

Facing up the scalability challenge in warehouse and logistics automation

Dec 8, 2021

The rate of innovation and adoption of automation & autonomous systems in non-manufacturing segments is growing faster and investments are pouring in. AMR’s (Automated Mobile Robots) are working alongside people in warehouses and helping in improving productivity. But, is this enough?

  • AI & Analytics
  • Product realisation
  • Robotics
  • Sensing
Opinion

Building firm foundations for effective AI-powered innovation

Nov 22, 2021

The buzz around potential applications for AI continues to grow. The trouble is that the excitement is often not tempered with a solid understanding of the practical requirements for innovating with AI. So let me cut through the noise with a simple but heartfelt message.

  • AI & Analytics
  • Innovation management
  • Strategic advice
From R&D to ROI - opening remarks from AI Summit Silicon Valley 2021
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From R&D to ROI - opening remarks from AI Summit Silicon Valley 2021

Nov 18, 2021

Cambridge Consultants' Ram Naidu, Senior Vice President, AI, welcomes attendees to the Innovation Acceleration stage at The AI Summit Silicon Valley 2021, day one. 

  • AI & Analytics
Digital service innovation can ensure that autonomy fits in with human society
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Digital service innovation can ensure that autonomy fits in with human society

Nov 16, 2021

They are already physically loading our online shopping baskets, vacuuming our homes and maintaining our lawns. But what will it take for automated and autonomous systems to proliferate across industry and society – on the roads, city streets, building sites, fields, factories, and schools?

  • AI & Analytics
  • Cloud/scalable systems
  • Digital service innovation
  • User Experience (UX)
Data analytics is the key to unlocking new revenue streams from carbon farming
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Data analytics is the key to unlocking new revenue streams from carbon farming

Nov 16, 2021

With the Cop26 summit in Glasgow providing a noisy, politically charged backdrop via the mainstream media, there was a real sense of relevance and urgency in the air as I contributed to last week’s virtual REAP Conference, organised by Agri-TechE.

  • AI & Analytics
  • Innovation management
  • Robotics
  • Sensing
  • Sustainability
Our robot navigation algorithm could open up a route to new automation opportunities for industry
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Our robot navigation algorithm could open up a route to new automation opportunities for industry

Nov 8, 2021

It’s a common fallacy that the task of perfecting navigation for robots and autonomous vehicles is relatively straightforward.

  • AI & Analytics
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Robotics
  • Tracking & location
Unlocking Human-Machine Understanding through real-time emotional state monitoring
Opinion

Unlocking Human-Machine Understanding through real-time emotional state monitoring

Nov 7, 2021

The extraordinary potential of what we might term empathic technology promises rich human/machine relationships that are almost unimaginable. 

  • AI & Analytics
  • Digital service innovation
  • Sensing
Opinion

Human-Machine Understanding: how tech can help us to be more human

Nov 6, 2021

So, whatever happened to the revolution? Sally Epstein writes of her passion to see empathic machines that do truly understand us, humans.

  • AI & Analytics
  • Digital service innovation
  • User Experience (UX)
Opinion

Warehouse automation: innovators must take a system thinking approach to scale up successfully

Oct 29, 2021

Fresh from her panel appearance at the recent Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMR) and Logistics Conference in Memphis, Oli Qirko reflects on the need for warehouse automation to ‘get moving’. 

  • AI & Analytics
  • Innovation management
  • Robotics
  • Sensing
Opinion

Neuropathy screening from diabetic retinopathy images – a deep learning breakthrough

Oct 26, 2021

People with diabetes have an increased risk of developing serious health problems, including neuropathy. We’ve developed an AI-based system, in partnership with eminent specialists, to assess the presence of neuropathy from retinal images.

  • AI & Analytics
  • Digital health
Opinion

Start early and think big – how to ensure the security of your automated and autonomous machines can be trusted

Oct 25, 2021

The coming world of automated and autonomous machines will transform how we live, travel, work and engage with the world.

  • AI & Analytics
  • Digital security
  • Industrial design
  • Robotics