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Is voice driving better product performance?

Out of the endless opportunities presented by AI, machine learning, and analytics, voice recognition software may be a business’ best prospect when it comes to understanding – and vastly improving – digital experience for users.

But what are the opportunities surrounding voice in testing environments, and on the flip side, what are the challenges companies must look to overcome when looking to get the most out of voice recognition from a testing perspective?AI, ...

Predictions for the design industry in 2018

This year has proved to be another eventful one in the embedded systems space with far-reaching DDoS and ransomware attacks such as WannaCry; the onward advance of driverless cars, with greater uptake of trials around the world; and further mega-mergers in the semiconductor industry.

Brexit and UK Manufacturing?

Brexit negotiations continue to limp along with the European Parliament just casting their vote that there has been insufficient progress. And, things look a little bleak, with European Commission President, Jean-Claude Juncker stating that, “We cannot talk about the future without any real clarity.”

Metrology for nanotechnology

Brian McLay, metrology business manager of precision measurement specialist, Starrett, examines how precision metrology will support the rise of nanotechnology.

It’s hard for software developers to imagine life without GitHub

The software development platform and code sharing repository GitHub celebrates its 10th birthday in early 2018. Already, it’s hosted tens of millions of projects, racked up an enviable customer list and become home to what it claims to be the world’s biggest developer community, with 22million and counting.

MEMS shut out by Century-old sensor

A few weeks ago, I joined a friend to see the San Jose Sharks play the Edmonton Oilers in the Stanley Cup ice hockey playoffs. At each seat, as a fan appreciation gift, the Sharks had placed a PixMob LED bracelet. When the arena lights dimmed, the bracelets started to sparkle.

Three things industry can learn from the BSI robotic standards

The British Standards Institute (BSI) recently released a new set of standards for the ethical design of robots and robotic devices. The standards highlight the growing need for guidelines on robotic safety, contact with human beings, robotic deception, addiction and possible sexism or racism exhibited by self-learning artificial intelligence (AI) systems.

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