With the rapid evolution of technology, companies and stakeholders are racing to immerse customers in this new world. Google, the most popular search engine, is actively participating in this experience. The company is launching its own Augmented Reality (AR) venture and preparing for an exciting customer journey.

Read more: Google Maps, AR and Our Journey Into the Future

In today's interconnected world, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) globally, including those in Africa, face a growing range of cyber threats that can disrupt operations, compromise sensitive data and harm their reputation. As technology advances, malicious actors continuously adapt their tactics to exploit vulnerabilities. SMEs in Africa play a vital role in the economy, contributing to job creation, innovation and overall economic growth.

Read more: Cybersecurity for SMEs: Safeguarding Growth and Trust

In a fascinating glimpse into the future, emerging research suggests that glasses powered by artificial intelligence may hold the key to bestowing extraordinary abilities upon humans, akin to possessing "superpowers." These groundbreaking glasses are envisioned to possess the uncanny ability to discern whether someone is being deceitful or harboring an attraction towards the wearer, among other remarkable claims.

Read more: AI Glasses Ready to Empower Humans with Extraordinary ‘Superpowers’

Over the past 50 years, the agriculture industry has undergone a significant transformation. Farm equipment has become larger, faster and more productive because of technological advancements, allowing for the more effective cultivation of larger areas. Additionally, substantially enhanced seeding, irrigation and fertilizers have helped farmers boost harvests. Currently, agriculture is in the early stages of a new revolution that is driven by connectivity and data. Emerging technologies like artificial intelligence, analytics, networked sensors and others could boost yields even more, increase the effectiveness of water and other inputs, and foster sustainability and resilience in both agricultural production and livestock rearing.

Read more: Agriculture Makes Way for a Connected Future

Have you recently upgraded your phone? Happy and motivated for its new features? Don’t get too excited just yet, especially when it comes to facial recognition. Though it’s true that facial recognition is widely considered one of the more secure ways of locking your phone and is indeed very hard to dupe, its safety isn't guaranteed across all devices. But for some other systems, this will not be the case. Some smartphones from certain manufacturers have proven susceptible to unauthorized access.

Read more: Stay Sharp: As Printed Photos Trick Our Phones, It’s Time to Rethink Security

Arizona State University (ASU) has made a groundbreaking advancement in the field of human simulation with the introduction of “ANDI,” the world's first outdoor manikin capable of simulating human functions. This innovative creation promises to revolutionize various industries, particularly those focused on enhancing human performance and well-being.

Read more: ANDI, the World's First Outdoor Human-Like Manikin

These days, quantum computing is occupying a huge space in technology discussions and research, due in large part to the ambiguity of many related concepts. This article will provide clarity on the definition, current performance and future perception regarding this topic.

Read more: Computing on the Edge: How Quantum is Shaping the Future

After three years of implementing remote and hybrid work due to the COVID-19 pandemic, work managers have experienced a shift in their perspective on this policy across different industries. While many employees still prefer the flexibility of working from home, some companies are now advocating for a return to in-person office work.

Read more: Office Doors Swing Open as Remote Work Era Ends

In the midst of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR), which is driven by Artificial Intelligence (AI), Africa is increasingly being recognized for its pivotal role. The continent's unique challenges and untapped potential, however, highlight the need to bridge the AI skills gap and establish an inclusive and sustainable digital ecosystem.

Read more: Pioneering AI Progress: Bridging Africa's Skills Gap for Digital Transformation

Enterprise connectivity plays a pivotal role in today's business landscape, enabling seamless communication, data exchange and collaboration. With its numerous benefits, such as real-time decision-making, improved productivity and enhanced customer experience, businesses aiming to leverage connectivity for profitability must overcome certain obstacles.

Read more: Paramount Solutions: Overcoming Hurdles in Achieving Seamless Connectivity

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