How Lenovo is building a positive future | So Good News
NORTHAMPTON, MA / ACCESSWIRE / October 31, 2022 / In our uncertain times, technology remains a positive force with the potential to bridge digital divides and open new opportunities for people around the world. Lenovo leads the way in technology to transform the way we live and work, providing innovative solutions to enrich workplaces, cities and people’s everyday lives.
Lenovo’s continued investment in innovation and increased commitment to research and development will change the way we live and work today and for years to come. These innovations must progress in harmony with our planet and its inhabitants, which is why we prioritize corporate citizenship, from net-zero emissions research to global philanthropy. From cities with edge computing cabinets that help stop traffic accidents, to “Cyberspace” rooms where people interact with life-size objects on transparent screens, our whole idea of computing is changing. The real and virtual worlds are colliding – not metaphorically, but in a very real way.
You can find new efficiencies in the workplace with AI assistants or collaborate in a virtual environment like Metaverse with augmented reality optimized for the enterprise. The object you control can be real and virtual at the same time – for example, a digital twin of turbine blades in a distant wind farm.
Lenovo’s technical innovations are helping to change the way our customers work by raising expectations about where the “real” world ends and the “virtual” world begins.
The explosion of data around us means that computing devices cannot keep up with the computing needs of consumers or society at large. That’s why Lenovo is putting technology at the edge to increase access to computing, from sensors next to railroad tracks to augmented reality glasses in fancy shopping arcades.
A shopper in Barcelona looks through augmented reality glasses while a private shopper far away offers her fashion items to view at the Mercat de la Boquera. At this very moment, an autonomous bus is moving around the streets, relying on data collected by cameras across the city.
The Smart City pilot project offers a glimpse of the future, powered by fast 5G connections and a network of robust server cabinets located on the streets. While the devices would normally talk to a distant data center, the cabinets (designed to withstand Barcelona’s summer temperatures) provide fast, local services for everything from industry to education.
The Smart City project shows how real innovation can change the lives of millions – improving road safety, boosting tourism and paving the way for future innovations.
New ways of working
Lenovo’s Cyberspace blurs the lines between the real and the virtual, empowering business leaders and educators to deliver powerful messages anywhere.
Enterprise-focused XR devices like these already pave the way for a future of an open metaverse, where technologies and ideas are traded freely and break down barriers instead of erecting them.
Technologies like cyberspace offer a vision of what the hybrid workplaces of the future will look like: more human and more natural.
Technology is bridging the physical and digital worlds, with Internet of Things (IoT) sensors near railway tracks helping engineers to quickly carry out repairs while passengers sleep.
In one city, Lenovo revolutionized road maintenance by keeping trains running on time – and it’s been so successful that the technology could soon be exported around the world.
In industry, Lenovo’s “digital twins” have boosted safety and productivity at a major Chinese steel plant, with cameras and sensors keeping production on schedule and workers safe.
IoT and AI will shape the workplace of the future – enabling engineers to access sites remotely, teams to work securely with more data and insights, and collaboration with intelligent robots.
A fixed attitude
Technology and innovation should not only increase productivity and create economic value. All of us on this planet share a responsibility to make the world a fairer, more affordable place and preserve it for future generations – and that’s a responsibility Lenovo takes seriously.
Sustainable innovation requires a holistic approach to the carbon impact of everything from manufacturing to transportation.
Around the world, Lenovo is innovating ways to improve sustainability – from using biofuels in our supply chain to environmentally friendly liquid cooling systems for computers like the MareNostrum 5 in Barcelona, and pioneering new initiatives around sustainable manufacturing.
At one Lenovo factory under construction in Tianjin, China, Lenovo is pushing the limits of low-carbon manufacturing with thousands of square meters of on-site solar panels and even solar-powered street lights and trash cans. Lenovo has also pioneered a low-temperature soldering process that dramatically reduces energy consumption and has saved nearly 10,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide over the past five years.
Rebuilding the future
From smart cities to smart industries, from augmented reality to meta-video, Lenovo’s innovations extend far beyond devices to the workplace and the world around us. People expect computing to be a utility, like water or electricity, reliably available on demand. Technologies like artificial intelligence, augmented and virtual reality, and edge computing are helping to take computing to places it’s never been before—driving the future of sustainable innovation.
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