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A two-minute read alerting you to the latest trends from around the world advancing technology and innovation and building the workforce of the future, curated by the NMTC's Technology Education Committee. (TEC)

 Technologies we are tracking this calendar quarter are (suggest ed by members to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):

3D and 4D Printing
Artificial Intelligence
Autonomous Vehicles
Battery Technology


Cloud Technology
Cybersecurity Hyperautomation
Machine Learning
New Materials
 

Predictive Analytics
Robotics
Synthetic Chemistry
TeleHealth
Voice Search Technology

 

WHAT IS IT?

Risks increase as the world becomes more digital, regulated, and interconnected, but businesses can take steps to reduce their impact. Cyber security will always be a work in progress. The key to effective risk management is having proactive visibility and context across the entire attack surface.

WHY IMPORTANT

Since the pandemic the cyber world has become a far riskier place. Even more alarming is that these attacks are happening despite businesses doubling down on their cyber security spend.

Cyber security is at a critical inflection point where five mega trends are making the threat landscape riskier, more complicated, and costlier to manage than previously reported. To better understand the evolution of this threat landscape, let’s examine these trends in more detail.

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WHAT IS IT?

Creating a framework for communicating the hybrid workplace in your company.

WHY IMPORTANT

McKinsey predicts nine out of ten organizations will combine remote and on-site work in the coming years. As hybrid working becomes the permanent way of working, we must ask whether companies are ready for the massive changes this will have on HR processes, leadership practices for engaging a global workforce, and the design of the office of the future.

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How to tell if artificial intelligence is working the way we want it to

WHAT IS IT?

Explaining feature attribution methods to show what the AI model pays the most attention to when it makes a prediction, using interpretability methods.

WHY IMPORTANT

The AI models are so enormously complex, even the researchers who design them don’t fully understand how they work. This makes it hard to know whether they are working correctly. With so much uncertainty swirling around these so-called “black-box” models, this puzzle has led to a new and rapidly growing area of study in which researchers develop and test explanation methods (also called interpretability methods) that seek to shed some light on how black-box machine-learning models make predictions.

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Weaving the Automation Fabric - Why you can’t afford to ignore the rise of holistic automation

WHAT IS IT?

Automation Fabric combines process automation with IT infrastructure automation to connect processes and orchestrate work across the entire enterprise.

WHY IMPORTANT

At this point in time, many organizations have found themselves drowning in digital complexity and technical debt. IA 2021 report by Forrester lays it out succinctly, “tactical, cost-focused automation disconnected from digital transformation goals” has resulted in:

  • Siloed automation (what Forrester refers to as “Islands of automation”)
  • Overreliance on a single automation technology
  • A short-term approach to automation whereby “pockets of inefficiency are patched up” but long-term modernizations investments are avoided

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WHAT IS IT

Japan Has Shattered the Internet Speed Record at 319 Terabits per Second


 WHY IMPORTANT

It is compatible with modern-day cable infrastructure. This could literally change everything. Crucially, the novel four-core optical fiber possesses the same diameter as a conventional single-core fiber, where integrating the new method into existing infrastructure will be far simpler than other technological overhauls to societal information systems.

This is what makes the new data transfer speed record really shine. Not only have the researchers in Japan blown the 2020 record out of the proverbial water, but they've done so with a novel engineering method capable of integrating into modern-day fiber optic infrastructure with minimal effort. We're nearing an age where the internet of the twenty-teens and early 2020s will look barbaric by comparison, in terms of signal speed and data transfer. It's an exciting time to be alive.

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WHAT IS IT?

Hyper automation: 4 emerging technologies to have on your radar

WHY IMPORTANT

Gartner, in its “Emerging Technologies and Trends Impact Radar: Hyperautomation” report, published in the beginning of 2022, named a list of emerging technologies in hyperautomation based on time to adoption. Of the more than a dozen technologies predicted to make an impact in the next 0–8 years, four stick out to our digital transformation experts.

This link describes a breakdown of four hyper automation trends Hyland believes will help create the most impact for your organization in the coming years.
#1: Low code
#2: Process mining and discovery
#3: Intelligent document processing
#4: Cloud ERP suites for product-centric enterprises

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WHAT IS IT?

Robotic Process Automation (RPA) and Hyperautomation Market Trends, Business Overview, Industry Growth and Forecast to 2028|IBM, Microsoft, SAP

WHY IMPORTANT

Major Highlights of the Robotic Process Automation (RPA) and Hyperautomation Market report study:

  • A detailed look at the global Robotic Process Automation (RPA) and Hyperautomation Industry
  • The report analyzes the global Robotic Process Automation (RPA) and Hyperautomation Market and provides its stakeholders with significant actionable insights
  • The report has considered all the major developments in the recent past, helping the users of the report with recent industry updates
  • The report study is expected to help the key decision-makers in the industry to assist them in the decision-making process
  • The study includes data on Robotic Process Automation (RPA) and Hyperautomation Market intelligence, changing Market dynamics, current and expected Market trends, etc.
  • The report comprises an in-depth analysis of macroeconomic and microeconomic factors affecting the global Robotic Process Automation (RPA) and Hyperautomation Market
  • Market Ecosystem and adoption across Market regions
  • Major trends shaping the global Robotic Process Automation (RPA) and Hyperautomation Market
  • Historical and forecast size of the Robotic Process Automation (RPA) and Hyperautomation Market in terms of Revenue (USD Million)

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WHAT IS IT?

Autonomous prediction and synthesis of novel magnetic materials

WHY IMPORTANT

In materials science, candidates for novel functional materials are usually explored in a trial-and-error However, the approach is time-consuming and requires expertise. Now, researchers have used a data-driven approach to automate the process of predicting new magnetic materials. enabling a faster development of next-generation electronic devices.

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