5G : Progress and Prospects for a Connected Future
12:00 PM IST
The world’s digital connections are about to become broader and faster, providing a platform for every industry to boost productivity and innovation. The new capabilities would include vehicles which will communicate with infrastructure, other vehicles, and networks ,more seamless and personalized in-store experience as offerings by retailers, connectivity-enabled innovations which an make it possible to monitor patients remotely, use AI-powered tools for more accurate diagnoses and others. Delivering connectivity enhancements will come at a cost. Participants who attend this lecture series will be able to appreciate the 5G technology, the different use cases and also the challenges for a better inclusive world.
5G is the fifth generation of cellular networks, bringing new capabilities that will create opportunities for people, businesses and society. In this introductory talk, apart from Chronological evolution of mobile technologies, topics such as differences between 4G and 5G, use cases of 5G, what does 5G mean for businesses and consumers, how would 5G affect the global economy would be covered. An overview of the underlying technologies with simple block diagrams and how 5G will boost the commercialization of IoT devices would also be a part of the talk.
This talk will cover the brief history of autonomous vehicles and discuss the underlying technology in very simple terms. There are different levels of autonomous vehicles and the system capabilities for these levels would be conveyed during the talk. The different manufacturers who have ventured the autonomous vehicle sector would also be mentioned along with their technologies. Safety of such cars and the possibility of mass production along with the Future of Self-Driving Cars and their deployment would be a focal point of the talk.
Augmented reality and virtual reality are two of the ways that tech can change the way we look at the world. New VR and AR technologies and products continue to come to market, making new environments accessible to the masses. This talk will discuss the difference between AR and VR, the underlying technologies and the gadgets used for these applications. Rather than provide a fully immersive virtual experience, augmented reality enhances the real-world with images, text, and other virtual information via devices such as heads-up displays, smartphones, tablets, smart lenses, and AR glasses. IKEA created an AR app that helps shoppers visualize what certain products will look like in their home before they purchase them. Companies in aviation, automotive, healthcare, travel and tourism, and more are developing augmented reality solutions. Augmented reality technology can enhance travelers’ experiences. All these would be discussed with relevant examples.