Lux In The News

Turn On and Plug In: The Evolution of Connected Cars

IOT NEWS - “The connected car marketplace – and the opportunities surrounding it – has changed significantly since its hyper consumer- and leisure-focused infancy,” said Josh Kern, Analyst at Lux Research and the report’s lead author.

5G mostly hype for now but some in Central Florida ready for faster speeds

ORLANDO SENTINEL - “At this time, consumers are holding on to phones longer and trying to pay less for phones,” Schiavo said. “There has been a lot of pushback on increasing prices. It’s going to take time for phones in the mid-range to get this technology and bring costs down.”


Plastic recycling: many technologies available, no winner, says Lux Research

BIO BASED PRESS - In various scenarios, Lux tries to figure out what effect energy and plastic waste prices, as well as the purity of the collected waste, will have on the technology mix. ‘The purity and composition of plastic waste streams are the biggest factors for determining the economics of recycling technologies,’ Charles Willard writes in an answer to my questions.

Crop innovations can protect yields and improve food quality in a changing climate

C&EN - Greener alternatives for making nitrogen would be a boon for agriculture around the world but require significant investments in R&D and capital spending. Unfortunately, industry does not yet have a way to recoup those investments—and that has stymied progress, says Runeel Daliah, an analyst at Lux Research.


Electric Vehicle Battery Bet Looks Set To Pay Off Big For Korea’s LG

FORBES - The increased activity in building battery manufacturing facilities near car assembly factories helps LG Chem stay ahead in Europe, says Chloe Herrera, a research associate at Lux Research.

2020 vision: 3 things that could change the world

CASCADE BUSINESS NEWS - Advanced plastic recycling technologies have been, and continue to be, developed to reduce the scale of this issue. Lux Research placed plastic recycling at the number three spot of its ‘Top 20 Transformational Technologies for 2020’.

AI In Your Future?

CONSTRUCTECH - Despite significant hype, most companies still struggle with how to successfully integrate AI into their businesses, according to a Lux Research report on the state of AI and how companies can improve decision-making around AI.


FOOD BUSINESS NEWS - Personalized nutrition is picking up steam. Start-ups in the space have secured more than $150 million, according to Lux Research, and both Edelman and U.S. News & World Report listed it as a top trend for 2020.

Can You See Beyond the Hype?

INDUSTRYWEEK - McCollum tells IndustryWeek, the key to success is to prioritize quick wins early in the process. “This means investing in use cases where AI is more mature and considering how the challenges of scaling a solution across an organization such as data availability can be overcome,” he says. 

Caution Urged for AI Investment

IDM - The massive amounts of hype and promise surrounding AI and related technologies like machine learning and deep learning, is preventing organisations from making critical innovation and investment decisions, according to a new report from research and advisory firm Lux Research.

No Single Technology Likely To Dominate Plastic Recycling

FLEXIBLE PACKAGING - Lux points to a near-term future where no one technology takes a commanding market lead and where market conditions and global public policy will significantly impact each technology.


In the Future of Plastic Recycling, No Singular Technology Will Dominate

COATINGS WORLD - "The economics of plastic waste recycling are in continuous flux, with political and economic winds impacting the direction of the four main recycling technologies," said Charles Willard, Lux senior research associate and author of the report.

Rival reports paint China as friend – or foe – of innovation

BIV - The opposing opinions come from two U.S.-based research groups: Lux Research in Boston and the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) in Washington, D.C.

Study cautions against investing too much, too soon in AI technology

DIGITAL INSURANCE - Most organizations are still struggling with how to successfully integrate artificial intelligence into their businesses, according to a new report from research and advisory firm Lux Research on the state of AI and how companies can improve decision-making around the technology.

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.

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..."

Edge Computing: Old is New Yet Again

ELECTRONIC DESIGN - According to crunchbase, U.S. venture funding for AI/ML-related companies has gone from less than $100M (less than 50 deals) in 2008 to almost $5,000M (almost 750 deals) in 2017. Likewise, according to Lux Research, AI venture funding in China has gone from less than $100M in 2014 to $3,000M in 2018.

Considering AI: Focus On Outcomes, Not Flashy Tech

MY TECH DECISIONS - Artificial intelligence is grabbing everyone's attention, but technology decision makers should only invest when it actually makes sense, new research says.

Asia to Emerge as Powerhouse; India Lags in Innovation

CXO TODAY - The report by Lux Research titled: “State of Innovation in Asia: Key Industries and Players Shaping Asia’s Innovative Ecosystem,” showed that in 2018, China, Japan and South Korea spent a combined $613 billion on R&D, bagging three of the top five spots globally.

2020: The 5G Revolution Begins

DESTINATION CRM - To show just how pervasive the technology has become, 5G networks claimed the top spot in Lux Research's "20 for 20" report, an annual list of technologies and trends that are expected to transform the way we live, work, and play over the next decade.

Total, cement firm pursue CO2 capture

C&EN - The proposed LafargeHolcim facility would capture CO2 equal to around 9% of emissions from all US cement production. “It is a significant announcement for both the cement and CO2 capture industries,” says Runeel Daliah, an analyst at the technology research firm Lux Research.

SATCOM IoT is Ready for Commercialization

GATEHOUSE TELECOM - Even though most operators rely on the LoRa network, the NarrowBand IoT, or NB-IoT, network is expected to capture over 90 percent of the LPWAN connections globally, according to a report by Lux Research.