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Semantic technology to influence boardroom decisions soon

Digitalization is rapidly transforming the world we live and work in and acting as an enabler for advantage and growth, says a new report by Atos, the digital services provider.

The report, entitled Ascent – Views from our digital future (opens in new tab), explores how digital is touching all areas of our life from its potential influence in boardroom decisions through to making our cities safer and even saving lives by reducing the time and cost of bringing new drugs to market.

It also shows how digital is transforming the way we communicate, connect and work. It includes a feature on the five digital apps you might never have thought of - such as “Edible tech” - and a column on the tech terms - that are or soon could be infiltrating our everyday language, for example, sensoration for putting sensors in things.

Among the topics covered in the report are the influence of semantic technology, and the life-saving effects of virtual reality.

Semantic techniques bridge the gap between information and knowledge. Atos illustrates the potential benefits of semantic technology through two exclusive short stories by Flinn Mack, US bestselling author of technology thriller Qubit. Both stories are set in the year 2020. In ‘Glitch?’ a company is struggling to understand how it has been outwitted by a rival with the use of semantic technology. In ‘Sunshine!’ we meet a second company as they celebrate a game changing insight.

Virtual reality was presented through medicine. It can currently take up to 10 years to bring a new medicine to market. Digitalization could help speed up the process, enabling a faster response to crises such as the major Ebola outbreak that struck West Africa in 2014.

Sead Fadilpašić is a freelance tech writer and journalist with more than 17 years experience writing technology-focussed news, blogs, whitepapers, reviews, and ebooks. And his work has featured in online media outlets from all over the world, including Al Jazeera Balkans (where he was a Multimedia Journalist), Crypto News, TechRadar Pro, and IT Pro Portal, where he has written news and features for over five years. Sead's experience also includes writing for inbound marketing, where he creates technology-based content for clients from London to Singapore. Sead is a HubSpot-certified content creator.