Accenture Technology Labs Blog
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Robots can perform tasks 24 hours a day, every day–without getting tired or bored. They can do certain tasks faster and with more accuracy, too, whether that is a remote-controlled milling machine, a robotic arm that picks and packs parts, or a ...
Aircraft engines that repair themselves. Robots that collaborate with factory workers. Tires that give turn-by-turn instructions to save on fuel consumption. Cars that take care of your insurance bill. A universe of “intelligent” products is alr...
Yan B. Gao
How can cellular towers detect a mobile phone user’s mobility?
Mobile phones communicate with a cellular tower through which they connect to the rest of the world. During voice calls and data transfer, the mobile phones exchange signaling data ...
Tauren Dyer, David Nguyen and Alex Kass
Robotic avatars –devices capable of supporting a kind of mobile remote presence – are now available from several vendors at a range of price points. Should you care? Why might they matter now – or in the future?
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As log files are mined, a multitude of information can be gleaned such as: frequency of information, events, alerts, anomalies, and so on. When mining log files for information there may be evidence that events recorded in multiple locations are...
Brian Landry and Diana Munoz
Open Brand API means giving external developers the ability to develop applications or services using functionality or content from the brand. This topic is part of the PSFK Future of Retail Report. In particular, the report revolves around how ...
Smart Grid Big Data Management Team
Accenture Technology Lab’s Smart Grid team has been working on developing a big data analytics/services solution which will help the utilities to do monitoring, analysis and prediction on power grid situation and take action in a better way. The...
Reymonrod G. Vasquez and Brian Walker
Many are aware of the ubiquitous presence of Big Data in technology news today and how companies are extracting insights out of their large structured data sets using Map Reduce. More recently though, businesses have begun to explore potential ins...
Bo A. Fu
In 2011, the urban population overtook the rural population in China, with the urban population estimated to reach 60 percent by 2020. Accenture’s Intelligent City strategy has drawn considerable attention in the Chinese region to help resolv...
Ling Ming and Hou Fang
Recently I read a New York Times best-selling book The Third Industrial Revolution: How Lateral Power is Transforming Energy, the Economy, and the World, by Jeremy Rifkin, a famous economist and writer.
In his book, Jeremy Rifkin explores how i...