5G in 5: Top Tech This Week – August 15

Here’s this week’s rundown of our favorite pieces of 5G news and stories about emerging and innovative technologies. To follow the series, check back here every week and look out for #5Gin5 posts from @Facesof5G.

Fast Forward to 2025 – Digital Trends asked futurists and tech entrepreneurs to predict how 5G will transform our lives and the world around us by 2025. From automotive to healthcare, and cities to homes, their answers covered a lot of ground, but they all agreed: 5G will be a catalyst for dramatic change. Read more here.

5G Firsthand – Samantha Murphy Kelly, a CNN Business Correspondent, put early 5G deployments to the test. While in Chicago, IL she experienced firsthand what 1 gigabit per second speed is like. Recognizing there’s more work to be done before 5G really delivers on its promises, she says, “eventually, we will look back on this time trying to remember what life was like without it.” Read more here.

Education Innovators – Featured as a promising Boston startup and EdTech Breakthrough’s 2019 Next-Gen School Solution Provider of the Year Award, Ambi, an online education platform, is changing the way students engage in the classroom. Read more here and here.

AI for the Networks Too – Much like 5G, the use case potential for AI is huge. 5G networks will even be beneficiaries of this emerging technology. Recent research suggests “53 percent of carriers expect to be using AI in their networks by the end of the year.” With that, Intel and Lenovo announced a multiyear, global collaboration to accelerate the convergence of AI and high-performance computing. Read more here.

Anxious to Get 5G – Is 5G in your area or coming to it soon? Are you eager to be an early adaptor? Here’s a download on 5G friendly phones, hotspots, and other devices. Read more here.