AI ‘will have an impact on 70% of jobs’

A new report suggests robots will replace a fifth of China’s jobs in the manufacturing sector by 2030

Western Power Distribution adopts smart grid software

The utility giant has signed a new enterprise licence with Smarter Grid Solutions

Ferry giant smartens up with artificial intelligence tech

Scandinavian firm Stena Line aims to slash emissions with the futuristic software

New tech can smarten up non-smart EV chargers

EO Charging’s ‘eoALM’ device can automatically prioritise EV charging and adjust the power being supplied

Cyber-threats ‘to become more frequent and destructive’

Accenture suggests perpetrators are largely looking to disrupt business operations, make money or conduct espionage

Northern Powergrid starts next stage of smart grid upgrades

A £15 million investment will make the network ready to adopt more low carbon technologies such as electric vehicles

Igloo Energy awarded more than £1m in government grants

The money aims to help it develop software targeting energy efficiency savings

Siemens and software firm launch academy for energy sector

The learning sessions will be spread over three facilities in Germany, the US and China

Level of trust in energy companies regarding smart devices has doubled

Despite this, a survey conducted by PwC shows utilities are facing increasing smart technology competition from other sectors

‘Cost savings are main reason energy firms deploy IoT technologies’

Other important drivers include improving health and safety and increasing automation