The new nodal point

Data is driving rapid and fundamental change in how our lives are organised, from the workplace to the street. How will artificial intelligence and pervasive sensors change our experience of the quotidian, asks Jason Walsh

We use sensors to track stock across businesses, but how do we use the capabilities of data to make users’ lives better? I look at 5G and think of the connection speed and higher device capacity

Data doesn’t just mean internet search histories, credit reports or customer records. Increasingly, real world data from sensors and Internet of Things (IoT) devices are being collected, collated, sorted and even intelligently analysed to drive decisions in business and the public sector.

Key to the shift is the deployment of next-generation 5G cellular networks. The infrastructure, design and layout of 5G moves away from the traditional network stack toward a software-defined infrastructure that creates new ...