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AUS hosts workshop on 5G technology
AUS recently hosted a Nokia Workshop on 5G Technology that examined the innovations and major technological revolutions brought about by Nokia, a global name in telecommunications.
The day-long event brought together faculty, students and information technology experts.
"Technology has an important role to play in managing and delivering highly efficient healthcare systems, energy consumption, food production, public and private transportation, education and manufacturing, as well as minimizing the adverse effects on the environment," said Dr. Assim Sagahyroon, Professor of Computer Science and Engineering and Interim Director of Smart Cities Research Institute (SCRI) at AUS.
"The underlying and enabling technology driving this world will be digital, and there will be more embedded sensors in manufactured goods and more wearable devices used at home and in the workplace. Automated processes and programmable software will improve productivity, quality of services and quality of experience while augmented and artificial intelligence (AI) and robotic assistance will ensure efficient and timely execution and delivery of relevant activities, good and services," he added.
Other important aspects the workshop focused on was the Internet of Things (IoT) services. Dr. Sagahyroon noted that IoT and Big Data are the wave of the future and will impact all aspects of daily life.
The workshop had a number of outcomes including organizing follow-up workshops to pursue the topic. "Revolution through a digital economy requires tight relations between industry and universities. Specifically IoT for smart cities and also 5G as the number of users increases. This can be a good domain to focus on in future collaborations between AUS and Nokia," said Dr. Sagahyroon.