A US telecommunications colossus has made an exciting announcement in relation to a major pilot program it is set to embark on later this year. Verizon is set to offer fixed wireless '5G' services in 11 markets by the end of June. The pilot program is aimed at defining the parameters for 5G specifications in advance of future standards and will be based on Verizon's 5G Technology Forum (5GTF) which includes heavyweights such as Qualcomm, Cisco, Ericsson, Samsung and Intel.
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Google has announced its plans to launch voice-activated shopping from its artificial intelligence-powered home speaker, which analysts have suggested represents a direct response to the success of Amazon's Alexa.
US tech giants Microsoft have revealed that its virtual assistant will help you remember and ensure you never forget to do anything you promised you would do! Microsoft's virtual assistant Cortana can now hold people to their promises, well in an e-mail capacity that is!
One of America's largest telecommunications conglomerates officially announced the cities in which it will initiate its 5G rollout campaign. AT&T will launch its 5G campaign in the US cities of Austin and Indianapolis. AT&T have named the high-speed network plans as the '5G Evolution' and has indicated that it will we able to provide top speeds of up to 400Mbps - which to put that into context is around 40 times faster than a standard cellular data connection.
Apple has joined a technology industry alliance which aims to establish the best practices for the opportunities and challenges faced within the field of AI. Apple joins Microsoft, Amazon, Google, Facebook, IBM and Google-owned British AI firm DeepMind who last year established the non-profit organization which they called 'Partnership on AI'.
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