China launches world’s first 6G satellite into orbit

South China Morning Post published this video item, entitled “China launches world’s first 6G satellite into orbit” – below is their description. China has reportedly launched the world’s first 6G satellite from Taiyuan in the northwestern province of Shanxi. A Long March-6 rocket lifted off on November 6, 2020, with the satellite, which weighs about … Read more China launches world’s first 6G satellite into orbit

How Taiwan Plans to Go 5G Without China

Bloomberg QuickTake News published this video item, entitled “How Taiwan Plans to Go 5G Without China” – below is their description. The wireless industry has long hoped that the arrival of 5G-enabled devices, including Apple’s flagship iPhone, will fuel a massive upgrade cycle. Taiwan plans to go 5G without components from mainland China. Shenzhen-based Huawei … Read more How Taiwan Plans to Go 5G Without China

How far will electric transport take us? | FT

When it comes to getting from A to B, the future is electric. From autonomous cars in tomorrow’s smart cities, to e-scooters and flying taxis, the FT’s Daniel Garrahan looks at just how far electricity will take us. Read more at: https://on.ft.com/38zGROf See if you get the FT for free as a student (http://ft.com/schoolsarefree) or … Read more How far will electric transport take us? | FT

Telecommunications with 5G

Former CEO of BEA Systems and Veritas Technologies Bill Coleman is interviewed by instructor Ernestine Fu. 5G will bring much faster wireless broadband speeds to smartphones and other devices on mobile networks. This will undoubtedly bring massive change to industries such as gaming, video streaming, and remote work. The speakers dive into the state of … Read more Telecommunications with 5G

Data Privacy, Ethics, and Policy

Former Click Fraud Czar of Google Shuman Ghosemajumder, Director of Frontier Technology Research at Asia Society Heather Evans, and Professor of Political Science Rob Reich are interviewed by instructor Ernestine Fu. As AI starts integrating into all aspects of our daily lives, the questions that surround its ethical use are increasingly becoming more difficult to … Read more Data Privacy, Ethics, and Policy

Smart cities in the wake of Covid-19

As the Covid-19 outbreak continues to spread, especially in Latin America, it’s becoming clear that this pandemic has radically altered the way we interact and think about our cities. In this edition, we tell you how mobility players in particular need to prepare for the new world ahead. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live … Read more Smart cities in the wake of Covid-19

AI/ML, New Algorithms and Machines, Connected Devices

Member of National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence Gilman Louie is interviewed by Linus Liang. These days, the term “artificial intelligence” is used all the time; individuals use the phrase to mean different things and in different contexts that it has lost a lot of its meaning. In this video, the speakers try to bring … Read more AI/ML, New Algorithms and Machines, Connected Devices

The Future of Medicine

Former CEO and Chairman of Varian Medical Systems Richard “Dick” Levy, Managing Director of Sanderling Ventures Tim Mills, and School of Medicine Professor Mildred Cho are interviewed by instructor Ernestine Fu. In the last 50 years, we have seen incredible innovations in medicine. We have been able to eradicate smallpox, learn how to transplant organs, … Read more The Future of Medicine

Smart Cities and Urban Mobility

Founding Director of Hyundai Cradle John Suh, Partner at Playground Global Laurie Yoler, and Professor Juan Alonso are interviewed by instructor Ernestine Fu. The speakers discuss what the city of the future may look like, the technologies that will help get us there, and the possible positive and negative effects. Course Description: The next wave … Read more Smart Cities and Urban Mobility

The Future of Energy

Former Acting Under Secretary of Energy Arun Majumdar is interviewed by Professor John Weyant. The United States has been delivering electricity in the same way for over a hundred years – exposed power lines on poles over vast distances. The system is outdated, overloaded, and under-maintained, leading to unfortunate events such as power outages and … Read more The Future of Energy

Entering the New Era of Globalization

Former Chief Scientist of Xerox Corporation John Seely Brown is interviewed by instructor Ernestine Fu. The two discuss entering a new era of globalization with technological, economic, and sociological change. Topics include how society will change due to new emerging technologies, navigating a white water world, adapting to disruption, understanding national state powers and global … Read more Entering the New Era of Globalization

The future of cyber security | FT

Around the world, cyber crime is on the rise. By 2050, smart cities and homes will be the norm. Your fridge will tell a drone to pick up fresh milk when you run out and lampposts will change the intensity of streetlights when your smartphone is nearby. In this hyper-connected world, the threat cyber-criminals pose … Read more The future of cyber security | FT

Planning the African Cities of the Future – Vanessa Watson

Africa and Asia are currently the world’s fastest urbanizing continents. Predictions are that Africa’s urban population will double over the next 20 years and triple over the next 40, although this is highly variable across the continent. Some 43% of the urban population lives below the poverty line, 62% live in slums and 60% of … Read more Planning the African Cities of the Future – Vanessa Watson

“Smart Cities, Smart Home, Smart Mobility” – Professor Carlo Ratti

Smart cities, smart homes, smart mobility . The label ‘smart’ – a vaguely annoying anglicism – is now used everywhere, a bit like the word ‘green’ until a few years ago. What is it? A clever marketing operation or something more? Beyond the fashions of the moment, it seems that the phenomenon reflects profound dynamics, … Read more “Smart Cities, Smart Home, Smart Mobility” – Professor Carlo Ratti

Smart Cities: New Technologies Building a New Sense of Community – Cristiano Radaelli

One hundred years ago, one in seven people was living in a city. Today more than 50% of human beings are living in a city and the percentage is constantly growing. Cities are today the most interesting human laboratories and a privileged place to develop a new sense of community. Already today and even more … Read more Smart Cities: New Technologies Building a New Sense of Community – Cristiano Radaelli