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Lux Take on News: Weekly Round-Up January 24, 2020

Our researchers evaluate news based on potential importance ranking developments from Truly Disruptive to Ignore. Every week you can check out their thoughts on the week's top emerging technology and innovation headlines across all industries.

Cutting Through the Hype of AI

CDO TRENDS - The report by advisory firm Lux Research looks at the current state of artificial intelligence and offering some tips on how organizations can make their AI projects a success. Of note is the assertion by the report that integrating AI can be a gamble for many companies.

Four key indicators to identify virtual power plant markets

SOLAR BUILDER - Surveying the examples where VPPs have been successfully deployed, we at Lux Research have identified four key indicators companies should look for when evaluating new markets to deploy VPPs.

Can Innovation Stop a Global Pandemic?

There is an unfolding medical drama in the Chinese city of Wuhan, in which a previously unknown coronavirus has infected hundreds of people in the region. This leads us to ask the question: Can innovation stop this global pandemic? Let's look at some of the opportunities for tech to intervene.

Chemicals and Materials in the Spotlight at Davos

Chemical and materials firms have been throwing themselves into efforts to deal with plastic waste and build out recycling capacity, touting efforts to promote diversity, and signing on to statements about business promoting the interests of all stakeholders.

A Realistic Framework for AI in the Enterprise

INFORMATION WEEK - "Given the massive amounts of hype and promise surrounding AI and related technologies like machine learning and deep learning, it's become increasingly difficult to make critical innovation and investment decisions in the space," writes Lux analyst and lead report author Cole McCollum.

Robots for cannabis production? Why growth potential is high

HORTIBIZ - “The development of state specific cannabis regulations remains in flux,” Josh Kern, an analyst for autonomous systems with Lux Research in Boston. “While we expect states to slowly pass industry favorable legislation, it still remains a fragmented industry..."

The Future of meat is... protein

Alternative protein investment, innovation momentum, & product sales are on the rise, but it’s still a difficult space for companies to navigate. Those wishing to maneuver in the alternative protein space need a thoughtful approach.

Lux Research Identifies the Key Impacts Digitalization Is Having on the Food Industry

Through a series of data-backed use cases, Lux's new report, "The Digital Transformation of the Food Industry," identifies a framework that agrifood industry players should use to evaluate and implement digital tools for solving specific business issues.

Fueling the 5G Frenzy: New Materials in High Demand to Meet Rapid Rollout of Technology Across the Globe

$2.3 Billion Market Created for High-Frequency Substrate Materials as 5G Infrastructure Rolls out Worldwide. From consumer cell phones and wireless networks to the technology arms race taking place between global superpowers, carriers are implementing 5G networks at breakneck speed. 

Tech’s New Frontier? Oil and Gas

According to a new report from Lux Research, the oil companies of the future may resemble the tech companies of today. Moreover, if these companies fail to adapt to the changing digital landscape faced by all industries, they could be left behind.

Tech to Change the World: Lux Research Releases Annual List of Transformational Technologies

Lux Research's "20 for 20" list highlights the technologies and trends that will transform the way we live, work, and play over the next decade. The annual report combines the power of insights from technology experts with proprietary data science tools to better guide innovation decision making.