DoD 5G Strategy May 2020. Automation: A Guide for Policymakers/Brookings. Competing in Artificial Intelligence Chips: China’s Challenge amid Technology War. This special report assesses the challenges that China is facing in developing its artificial intelligence (AI) industry due to unprecedented US technology export restrictions.
A central proposition is that China’s achievements in AI lack a robust foundation in leading-edge AI chips, and thus the country is vulnerable to externally imposed supply disruptions. The COVID-19 pandemic has further decoupled China from international trade and technology flows. Success in AI requires mastery of data, algorithms and computing power, which, in turn, is determined by the performance of AI chips.
Increasing computing power that is cost-effective and energy-saving is the indispensable third component of this magic AI triangle. Trump outlines strategy for securing 5G wireless networks. La souveraineté, enjeu principal du XXIe siècle numérique. Has Europe Lost Both the Battle and War over Its Digital Future? Canadian governments give Huawei millions in funding while debate rages over its 5G role. As it fights for the right to be part of Canada’s future 5G wireless network, Huawei Technologies often cites the fact it has invested hundreds of millions of dollars in this country.
But government statistics show the largesse has flowed the other way, too, underlining the close relationship the Chinese tech giant has forged with at least one province and Ottawa. Canadian governments have provided millions in funding to Huawei and academic researchers collaborating with it, most of the grants designed to enhance the company’s 5G prowess, records indicate.
The support includes a $16-million handout from Ontario’s former Liberal government to Huawei in 2016, augmenting money the company said it would spend on enhancing 5G research in the province. A McGill University engineering professor is receiving $740,000 from a federal funding agency over five years for cutting-edge work with the firm on next-generation wireless. Others are not so concerned. Artificial intelligence, geopolitics, and information integrity. Much has been written, and rightly so, about the potential that artificial intelligence (AI) can be used to create and promote misinformation.
But there is a less well-recognized but equally important application for AI in helping to detect misinformation and limit its spread. This dual role will be particularly important in geopolitics, which is closely tied to how governments shape and react to public opinion both within and beyond their borders. China’s Uneven High-Tech Drive: Implications for the United States. L’Europe va-t-elle (enfin) rattraper son retard dans le domaine numérique ? Nokia to replace chief as doubt grows over 5G strategy. China’s Uneven High-Tech Drive: Implications for the United States. Les universités s’associent au secteur privé pour développer des quartiers d’innovation - MEI. International - 24 février 2020 Le site JLL souligne le rôle grandissant des universités dans le développement des quartiers d’innovation.
Par l’établissement de partenariats avec le secteur privé et les villes, certaines universités s’engagent désormais dans la transformation de leurs espaces de travail et, ce faisant, elles fortifient leur présence dans les communautés. À titre d’exemple, à Philadelphie, la Drexel University s’est associée au promoteur Brandywine Realty Trust dans un projet de développement de 3,5 milliards de dollars afin de transformer des terrains de l’université, les Schuylkill Yards, en un quartier d’innovation. Les travailleurs les mieux payés et les plus éduqués seront les plus touchés par l’intelligence artificielle - MEI. White House throws its weight behind OECD's efforts on AI. EU Police Push for Pan-European Facial Recognition Network.
A police investigator in Spain is trying to solve a crime, but she only has an image of a suspect’s face, caught by a nearby security camera.
European police have long had access to fingerprint and DNA databases throughout the 27 countries of the European Union and, in certain cases, the United States. But soon, that investigator may be able to also search a network of police face databases spanning the whole of Europe and the U.S. According to leaked internal European Union documents, the EU could soon be creating a network of national police facial recognition databases.
Huawei plays star role in new China-Russia AI partnership. U.S. Weighs New Move to Limit China’s Access to Chip Technology. Donner l’appétit d’innover aux PME. Telus to launch 5G network with Huawei gear this year. Telus Corp. says it will begin building out its fifth-generation wireless networks this year with gear from Huawei Technologies Co.
Ltd., even as it awaits the outcome of a federal security review. With this move, Telus is betting that the government will allow Huawei equipment to be used in 5G networks. But if Ottawa decides to ban Huawei in 5G networks entirely, Telus runs the risk of having to rip out costly gear. Telus has long said it prefers to have the option to use Huawei equipment, which it uses for its existing networks and is known to be cheaper than other suppliers’ gear. L'automatisation des entreprises sera une priorité pour IQ. We Need to Talk About ‘Cloud Neutrality’ What we can learn from the controversy around Huawei. Despite US pressure to block Huawei, the UK government has decided to let the firm continue to be used in its 5G networks with certain restrictions.
Jonathan Liebenau addresses Huawei’s historical context as a company, and moves on to consider some motives that have brought it under scrutiny. In recent weeks I have frequently been asked about what we should think about the policies and publicity that embroils Huawei. This is because I have been conducting research into them and many other Chinese digital economy companies for some years and have had unprecedented and greatly appreciated access to much of the company’s staff, records and facilities.
The recent interest follows the decision to allow Huawei to sell equipment to UK telecommunications network operators up to a market share of 35%, which has brought relief to the industry as well as anger amongst those who either agree with claims that the company poses a threat or that countering the US position will provoke retaliation. The digital Silk Road - The digital side of the Belt and Road Initiative is growing.
Special reportFeb 6th 2020 edition ONE TROPICAL evening in November, the 9,800-tonne Ile de Bréhat slipped from the quay at Honiara, capital of the Solomon Islands, and steamed out of Iron Bottom Sound.
For weeks the boat had been a familiar sight as it finished its job of laying 4,700km of fibre-optic cable from Sydney to Honiara on Guadalcanal and 730km among the main outlying islands, with another branch heading to Port Moresby, capital of neighbouring Papua New Guinea. Less than a fifth of Solomon Islanders have access to the internet. The Ile de Bréhat is about to transform more lives than any ship since the Los Reyes, the first European vessel to discover the islands, in 1567. Two-thirds of the $93m cost of the Coral Sea Cable System was borne by the Australian government.
Yet Australia has taken its eye off the Pacific in recent years, as China has stolen a march. ExCellThera : six millions pour protéger une biotech québécoise. Canada’s military wants Ottawa to ban Huawei from 5G. Canada’s military wants the federal government to ban Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei Technologies Co.
Ltd. from supplying equipment for the next generation of wireless infrastructure, according to a senior Canadian official with knowledge of the matter. National security agencies, the military and the Department of Innovation are conducting a cybersecurity review to determine whether Huawei’s 5G technology would be a security risk to Canada. The review also examines the costs to consumers and major telecom carriers of restricting 5G equipment suppliers.
The official, whom The Globe and Mail is not identifying because they are not authorized to discuss the subject publicly, said senior military leaders, including Canadian Forces chief of defence staff General Jonathan Vance, have told senior levels of government they believe Huawei would threaten national security. Effets visuels : une multinationale indienne choisit Montréal. Jeux vidéo : “Montréal est un pôle de création unique” — Canada is the only member of the Five Eyes intelligence alliance that hasn't announced whether it will permit Huawei to help develop its 5G wireless infrastructure. Global digital tax talks: All you need to know. Britain gives Huawei limited 5G role but excludes it from network’s ‘sensitive’ parts. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has agreed to allow Huawei Technologies Co.
Ltd. to supply components for his country’s 5G wireless network with some restrictions, setting the U.K. on a collision course with U.S. President Donald Trump. The government announced Tuesday that “high-risk vendors” such as Huawei will be excluded from “sensitive core parts of the 5G and gigabit-capable networks.” It has also put a 35-per-cent limit on the market share these vendors can have in supplying equipment to the non-core parts of the network. Start-ups fall for Barcelona’s tech hub allure. Tech innovation needs a level playing field. Opinion: The Liberals’ touted green tech tax cut for companies comes with uncertainty. AdMare BioInnovations veut unir les forces d'un océan à l'autre. Légère baisse de la production étrangère au Québec. US Senators Propose More Than $1B for Open RAN to Fight Huawei. A bipartisan group of prominent US politicians has proposed investing more than $1 billion in new open radio access network technologies (O-RAN) that could provide a spur to US software companies and an alternative to controversial Chinese kit vendors Huawei and ZTE.
Led by Democratic Senator Mark Warner, who previously founded wireless network company Nextel, the group is proposing new legislation that would require the Federal Communications Commission to channel at least $750 million into O-RAN technologies. The funds would come from spectrum auction proceeds and be managed by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA). Under the proposals, the US would also set up a $500 million Multilateral Telecommunications Security Fund to speed up "the adoption of trusted and secure equipment globally. " Besides Potential Chinese Backdoors, 5G Has Security Problems the United States Doesn’t Want to Fix for Its Own Surveillance Purposes. The security risks inherent in Chinese-made 5G networking equipment are easy to understand. Because the companies that make the equipment are subservient to the Chinese government, they could be forced to include backdoors in the hardware or software to give Beijing remote access.
Eavesdropping is also a risk, although efforts to listen in would almost certainly be detectable. More insidious is the possibility that Beijing could use its access to degrade or disrupt communications services in the event of a larger geopolitical conflict. Since the internet, especially the “internet of things,” is expected to rely heavily on 5G infrastructure, potential Chinese infiltration is a serious national security threat. Automation and labor market institutions. The effect of automation and artificial intelligence (AI) on future employment is a subject of substantial interest. There are some disagreements about future net employment effects of these technologies, but most researchers broadly agree that nearly all occupations will eventually be affected. Less is known, however, about the interaction between automation and key labor market institutions—policies and organizations that shape the operation of labor markets—and how these institutions might possibly evolve in the face of continued adoption of the newest technology.
For example, is the current structure of unemployment insurance programs sufficient for a world with increased job-to-job transitions? What role will private-sector unions play? Près d’un milliard investi au Québec en tournages étrangers et effets visuels. Usinatech reçoit une aide de 3,9 M$ de Québec pour l'achat de robots. How Factories Of The Future Are Leading The Way To Innovation In Manufacturing. By Francisco Betti, Head of Shaping the Future of Advanced Manufacturing and Production, World Economic Forum As the world of production face a perfect storm wrought by the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR), the accelerating climate emergency, raising trade tensions and growing economic uncertainty, manufacturers must develop new capabilities and adapt.
The companies best positioned to successfully navigate this storm are those that embrace advanced manufacturing technologies and solutions across their factories and supply chains, creating value and improving operations while also increasing sustainability. These companies can offer valuable lessons to those at risk of falling behind. Rogers rolls out 5G wireless networks in major Canadian cities. Rogers Communications Inc. is beginning to roll out fifth-generation wireless networks in the downtown cores of several major Canadian cities as the country’s telecom sector gears up for the global race to deploy 5G technology.
Rogers is the first of Canada’s Big Three telecom companies to announce its plan for 5G deployment. On Wednesday, the company said it has switched on its fifth-generation wireless networks in downtown Toronto, Vancouver, Ottawa and Montreal, although consumers will not be able to access them until they have 5G-capable smartphones, which are expected to be available in the coming months. Arythmie cardiaque : un appareil québécois à l'assaut du marché international. Le CardioStat se tient dans une seule main avec ses 15 cm de largeur et 4 cm de hauteur. Ses concepteurs, trois ingénieurs québécois qui ont fondé l'entreprise Icentia en 2012, estiment qu'il serait l'un des moniteurs cardiaques les plus petits au monde. L'entreprise installée dans le Parc technologique du Québec métropolitain veut maintenant attaquer d'autres marchés à l'international et continuer son expansion au Royaume-Uni.
D'après les concepteurs, leur produit est différent des autres. Les appareils d'électrocardiographie ambulatoires de type Holter, par exemple, sont parfois composés de huit électrodes placées sur le torse des patients avec du ruban adhésif médical. Les autres tests pour l'arythmie cardiaque prennent plus de place que le modèle de l'entreprise Icentia.
The U.S.-China Race and the Fate of Transatlantic Relations. 5G Networks. Emerging Technologies and Managing the Risk of Tech Transfer to China. The great US-China tech decoupling: Where are we now? TAIPEI -- For Toshio Nakama, the battle between China and the U.S. for global tech supremacy has been a boon. Last year S2C, the chip design tools company that he co-founded 16 years ago in Silicon Valley and later moved to Shanghai, was bought by SMIT Holding, a Chinese group backed by Beijing's China Integrated Circuit Industry Investment Fund, nicknamed the "Big Fund. " "Previously I had to spend a lot of time caring about operations and finding new investors," Nakama, the CEO of S2C, told the Nikkei Asian Review. Research Collaboration in an Era of Strategic Competition. U.K.’s Boris Johnson says Huawei critics need to suggest alternatives.
Technologie 5G, révolutionnaire ou battage médiatique ? - MEI. How Quantum Tech Could Upend Global Power Structures. Navdeep Bains : « Nos entreprises ont une mauvaise hygiène numérique » US to ground civilian drone programme on concerns over China tech. De grandes opportunités pour l’industrie de l’image en 2020. Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains details priorities for minority mandate. How countries interact with tech and innovation hubs. Chinese technology - With the state’s help, Chinese technology is booming. 2020 Foresight: What’s Ahead in Global Economics. Les enjeux technologiques des nouvelles routes de la soie.