Here’s what Happened at the Austin Forum in May
Thank you to everyone who attended our event at the Central Austin Library and to our speakers Fawzi Behmann, Arun Ghosh, and Amber Gunst for sharing their insights and views on the 5G revolution.
Congratulations to Jeffry Z for the question that won him a SXSW Interactive 2019 badge.
"What are the cyber security concerns associated with 5G and how are those being addressed before they become a problem?"
Jeffry will be enjoying all that SXSW Interactive has to offer in March 2020 including tracks on Blockchain & Cryptocurrency, AR/VR/MR, Cities, Government & Politics, Coding, Intelligent Future, and more.
Join us next month for your chance to win a 2020 SXSW Interactive badge. Find out how at the June event.
Missed the event? Catch up on these:
Top 5 Takeaways
1. 5G will be much more than simply faster downloads. It will be a fusion of communication network, sensor network and edge computing that allows greater speed (to move more data), lower latency (to be more responsive), and the ability to connect a lot more devices at once (for sensors and smart devices). The unprecedented performance of our 5G network will change the way we work, live and play.
2. Applications of 5G that could make our world better, safer, and more fun include:
-- eHealth and remote surgery
-- autonomous cars and vehicles that reduce traffic
-- public safety and critical communications (such as 911 and police & fire stations)
-- drones (monitoring of critical systems like power & water supplies or dangerous occupations like oil fields, etc)
-- Virtual reality and augmented reality in order to chat in real time over long distances
3. 5G enables rural and underserved populations access to the highest speed internet available to date. Now, more people will be able to connect with better bandwidth. More bars in more places on more devices will help these populations to connect to school, work, and community services in places that were previously underserved or non-existent.
4. Smart cities will utilize 5G networks to gather and process data collected by IoT devices throughout cities to improve safety, transportation, communication, city services, and housing needs. 5G video/audio-enabled devices can help police respond faster to gunshots or auto accidents. Video analytics can be quickly assessed and AI can be added on top of that to make the city a safer place.
5. Is 5G safe?? There have been many credible studies that state 5G is no more harmful or dangerous to human health than heatwaves and other radio waves. Check this out.
Special thanks to Trifecta on 3rd for another great after-party! Our attendees have shared they enjoy keeping the conversations going after our presentations and networking receptions, so keep an eye on our website for info on future after-parties with food, drinks, and connection.
Join us on May 14, 2019 for AI: THE POWER, PROMISE & PRAGMATIC POTENTIAL with Ganesh Padmanabhan, AI expert, and Shay Sabhikhi (CognitiveScale), Usman Shuja (SparkCognition), and Luke Wilson (Dell Technologies and Vizias).
Tuesday, June 11, 2019
Austin Central Library
710 West Cesar Chavez Street
Austin, TX 78701
5:15pm — Check-in and refreshments
5:45 pm – Doors open for seating
6:15 pm – Presentation
7:30 pm – Networking
8:15pm - Post-event networking at Trifecta on 3rd
We welcome your participation! Please send us your questions, answers, and prognostications in advance.
Admission to the Austin Forum is always free.
HELP US CLOSE AUSTIN’S DIGITAL DIVIDE
The Austin Forum accepts donations of used smart phones and tablets at all our events. Donated devices get a factory reset and are set up as new by the team at Austin Pathways’ nationally-recognized “Unlocking the Connection” initiative, which connects every public housing resident with a digital device, digital literacy, and a free or very low-cost internet connection. Your donated smart phone can change lives and help close Austin’s digital divide, thanks to Austin Pathways.