2018 was a great year for technical development, and the beginning of 2019 is the best time to cover the hottest advancements.
A month ago, one of the biggest global events took place: the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2019.
Four days, 10 pavilions, 170,000 participants, 198 countries and territories, and an endless amount of amazement.
This year became the 32nd meeting of the congress and the 13th time it was held in Spain. Every year, Barcelona brings together global giants and young, innovative market players of the mobile industry: mobile operators, device manufacturers, technology providers, vendors and content owners.
1,120 speakers highlighted the most relevant topics and problems of the industry — and mapped a path for market development. The list of keynote speakers was headed by Jorg Reimann (CEO of ChargeNow/ParkNow, founder of BMW i Ventures), James Forese (president of City), Dieter Zetsche (chairman at Daimler AG and Mercedes Benz), Jeff Dean (from Google), Guo Ping (a rotating chairman at Huawei), Satya Nadella (CEO of Microsoft), Nick Read (CEO of Vodafone Group) and others.
“Future is here and now” — a slogan was seen over and over at various companies’ booths: smart city concepts, virtual reality, robotics, 5G networks and the latest achievements of the automotive industry. The most innovative and unique mobile devices were presented by Samsung, Huawei and Microsoft.
However, the largest share of the exhibition was given to technology startups — 600 exhibitors out of 760 in total.
As it was expected, artificial intelligence was the hottest feeding frenzy of the event. Representatives of the industry demonstrated the latest developments in the processes of automation, machine learning, machine vision, natural language processing and robotics for security, health care, business, education, financial institutions, law enforcement and manufacturing.
One of the hottest technologies is facial recognition. It is not a totally new technology nowadays, but the capability of the systems equipped with this tech has skyrocketed. All the industries are eagerly awaiting suitable solutions and want to stay current with the times. However, people still do not know how to implement all the features and solutions provided by this technology.
ORBL took part in the congress for the first time. We, as a technology startup focusing on AI software development, presented our advanced facial recognition cloud platform.
The interactive and informative presentation attracted representatives from all spheres of business as well as developers. Most of the audience heard about ORBL’s solutions for the first time and were astonished by this new kind of increasingly available data. Those who were acquainted with the platform for facial recognition technology that was presented were surprised with its capability, accuracy and easy integration provided by its open API.
At the Mobile World Congress, ORBL presented the identix.one cloud with free access for developers. The cloud allows making proof-of-concept and trialed integrations without requiring any additional investments.
The Mobile World Congress was an important milestone in preparing the path toward business development — and during the weeks following the congress, ORBL has begun several trials all over the globe and has been establishing partnerships.
Do not wait until the next year to see us again at MWC, get acquainted with our technology today!
In the coming months, we will have more announcements and details to share. We look forward to sharing them with you.