At IFA 2017 in Berlin, Huawei unveiled its vision for the future of artificial intelligence (AI) with the launch of the Kirin 970 chipset. Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei Consumer Business Group, said the company is committed to turning smart devices into intelligence devices by building end-to-end capabilities that support coordinated development of chips, devices and the cloud.

Read more: Huawei unveils first mobile AI computing platform

With the acceleration of the 5G standards process, the 5th generation mobile network has firmly become the telecom industry's next game-changing development. However, we all know 5G will not be realized overnight. The important, indeed the essential, question therefore is: how do we traverse the distance from our existing network to 5G? This is the question I would like to address here.

Read more: Making 5G happen instead of waiting

Smart Dubai Office sponsored the participation of Emirates Digital Association for Women at the Grace Hopper Conference 2017, held annually in Orlando, USA, to highlight the potential of women in computing, technology and artificial intelligence.

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We all know functional silos of any sort are bad for any organization, let alone in the highly competitive telecom sector where customer loyalty is hard to come by. Silos reduce efficiency, create barriers and add costs to day to day tasks. Your customers see your organization as one entity, yet internally, your employees are divided into departments and geographic locations.

Read more: Why integrating customer experience silos in the telecom sector is a powerful weapon

A new global program to advance research in digital finance and accelerate digital financial inclusion in developing countries, the Financial Inclusion Global Initiative, has been launched by the World Bank Group, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructures (CPMI), with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Read more: ITU, World Bank Group and CPMI launch ‘Financial Inclusion Global Initiative’

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