Connected Driving Experiences and Robotics showcased at GITEX Technology

Etisalat launched future technology with it’s ‘Driving the Digital Future’ at the GITEX Technology Week  October 2017

“Etisalat aims to create an unforgettable presence at GITEX Technology Week by showcasing a remarkable array of innovations and concepts driven by its advanced infrastructure, smart apps, and solutions. Our theme this year ‘Driving the Digital Future’ signifies the company’s mission to create a highly connected future for the UAE. GITEX attendees this year are witnessing innovative ideas, concepts and solutions pioneered on through the company’s digital platforms, infrastructure, and communication. To Etisalat, creating a digital future means enabling a connected lifestyle for the people as well as providing a plethora of highly efficient systems for government and business entities alike,” highlighted Dr. Ahmed Bin Ali, Senior Vice President Corporate Communication, Etisalat Group.

From a humanoid robot ‘Sophia’ speaking to visitors to a robot conducting surgery over 5G, robotics is one of the major highlights at Etisalat stand. Robotics makes its presence in retail where a robot assists you to shop and complete your shopping experience. There is robot Einstein, a genius in maths and science and an educational robot chatting with kids on weather, famous people, etc. In healthcare, the 5G robotic surgery is a demo that highlights missing critical use case for use of human skills remotely by using the power of the network.

In Smart home, robots display their skills in cooking and ‘Buddy’ the companion robot that protects your home, entertains kids and helps stay connected with family and friends.

Augmented and virtual reality is making their presence felt in all aspects of life, at GITEX this year; Etisalat highlights the use of these technologies in retail, education and in large-scale industry. In retail, augmented reality technology helps in choosing your favorite design on your shoes, clothes, and merchandise. In education, augmented and virtual reality, collaboration and sharing highlight innovation in the classroom. IoT solutions also use augmented reality interfaces that can be used across industrial applications.

Another technology that has made its presence across the different verticals is artificial intelligence (AI). In technologies for the visually impaired, ‘Drishti’ developed by Accenture has smart glasses that recognizes objects and say what it sees through an audio to the person wearing the glass. AI also showcased in education where a digital library interacts with students to find the answers to their questions. Here the library recognizes the voice and responds back accordingly. In retail, the AI reception welcomes visitors, with a virtual assistant talking to you and a face recognition camera recognizing the visitor.


Further reading

Personal Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Market Outlook and Forecasts 2017 – 2022, Mind Commerce

The Connected Car Ecosystem: 2016 – 2030 – Opportunities, Challenges, Strategies & Forecasts, Signals & Systems

Connected Car Market by Hardware, Application, and Geography – Global Forecast to 2022, Markets & Markets

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