Technology is evolving daily with researchers breaking new grounds in technological innovations. From Artificial Intelligence (AI), to self driving cars, to Internet of Things, these grand innovations have definitely changed the way we do things.
According to the sixth edition of OECD Frascati Manual, technological innovations comprise new products and processes and significant technological changes of products and processes. An innovation has been implemented if it has been introduced on the market (product innovation).
Technology in Nigeria in the next 15yrs will be really advanced. Technological innovation will change the way we do everything in this Country. It will cut across every sector, from heatlh to transportation. – @senisulyman #LBSABC2018 pic.twitter.com/wqX3goktIR
— Andela Nigeria (@Andela_Nigeria) March 10, 2018
We will be discussing 5 grand innovations and technological advancements that have affected mankind as a whole.
3-D Metal Printing
3-D printing has been around for decades, it has remained largely in the domain of hobbyists and designers producing prototypes. And printing objects with anything other than plastics in particular, metal has been expensive and painfully slow.
Now, however, it’s becoming cheap and easy enough to be a potentially practical way of manufacturing parts. If widely adopted, it could change the way we mass-produce many products. In the short term, manufacturers wouldn’t need to maintain large inventories they could simply print an object, such as a replacement part for an aging car, whenever someone needs it.
— Aviation Week (@AviationWeek) April 26, 2018
The last few years, metal 3-D printing has become increasingly popular. And rightly so: each material offers a unique combination of practical and aesthetic properties to suit a variety of products, be it prototypes, miniatures, jewelry, functional parts or even kitchenware.
The reason metal 3-D printing is so hot is that parts can be serially 3-D printed for mass production. In fact, some parts created with metal 3-D printing are already just as good, if not better, than those manufactured by traditional methods.
Solar Tiles and Roofs
This invention is one worthy of note because of its importance to the world we live in it’s just an amazing way to move a product forward for greater mass adoption. Many people were apprehensive about putting large solar panels on their roof, but to make the solar into roof tiles is ingenious and makes people appreciate the dual value they provide.
Jim in your video you mentioned solar panels.
Have you looked at Tesla Solar Tiles, they look like ordinary roof tiles but are glass and have the photovoltaic cells embedded in them. So the whole roof every inch becomes a solar panelhttps://t.co/bPmrYSKp3z
— Steve (@SteveLondon79) May 1, 2018
Solar Roof and tiles complements your home’s architecture while turning sunlight into electricity. With an integrated Powerwall battery, energy collected during the day is stored and made available any time, effectively turning your home into a personal utility. Glass solar tiles are so durable they are warrantied for the lifetime of your house. Elon musk the CEO of Tesla first started researching on this many years and now he has made it possible.
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
Artificial intelligence is giving power and senses to machine, A lot of people over the years has expressed concern about this technology, but this innovation has and is going a long way to make our life better, AI is helping machines find their way into our lives, affecting how we live, work and entertain ourselves.
From voice-powered personal assistants like Siri and Alexa, to more underlying and fundamental technologies such as behavioral algorithms, suggestive searches and autonomously-powered self-driving vehicles boasting powerful predictive capabilities, there are several examples and applications of artificial intelligence in use today.
This AI thing is getting real. Do we have any organization or institute in Nigeria that is into A.I research? #Artificial Intelligence
— Mr Victor. … (@vikturino) April 29, 2018
The technology was only what we used to watch in movies but today big companies like Apple, Facebook and Tesla are rolling out ground-breaking updates and revolutionary changes to how we interact with machine-learning technology.
Last year, Google Assistant went head to head with Amazon Alexa, and Apple announced the development of a competing model called HomePod in June. Each of these products have increased consumer familiarity with conversational interfaces powered by Artificial Intelligence. Ordinary people as well as corporations can now use AI to improve their daily lives.
Earbuds That Translate 40 Languages in Real Time
Built by Google the $159 pair of ear buds can translate to 40 languages , called Pixel Buds it works with its Pixel smartphones and Google Translate app to produce practically real-time translation. One person wears the earbuds, while the other holds a phone.
The earbud wearer speaks in his or her language—English is the default—and the app translates the talking and plays it aloud on the phone. The person holding the phone responds; this response is translated and played through the earbuds.
— Patricia Torres-Burd (@patburd) October 6, 2017
Google Translate already has a conversation feature, and its iOS and Android apps let two users speak as it automatically figures out what languages they’re using and then translates them. But background noise can make it hard for the app to understand what people are saying, and also to figure out when one person has stopped speaking and it’s time to start translating.
Fords Vehicle to Everything Car
“Vehicle to Everything” (or C2VX) technology the, C2VX car is like an X-ray vision for your car: it uses a chip in your car that can communicate with other cars on the road and receive data from infrastructure like traffic lights or road signs up ahead, alerting you to problems like an accident or stopped car — even if you can’t see it.
Ford taps Qualcomm to ensure cars can talk to everything else Ford and chipmaker Qualcomm announced a partnership at CES 2018 on Tuesday to work together on cellular vehicle-to-everything (C2VX) tech, designed to validate and ensure a smooth rollout for… https://t.co/iVlG5SonJh pic.twitter.com/3ynTEpbcuv
— Tech Hub (@TechWorldHub) January 9, 2018
This new grand breaking technology is already in its final stage of testing.
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