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Navigate to the next step with wearable cognitive assistance devices

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The tech-human fusion of the future is almost here with wearable cognitive assistance (WCA) devices. With WCA, humans can use wearables to access new capabilities and knowledge, and participate in a future they once could only imagine.

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The power and promise of wearable cognitive assistance

Every so often, a technology comes along that has the power to change how we view and perform in the world. One of those just might be wearable cognitive assistance (WCA) devices. In this episode, David talks with Carnegie Mellon University professor Mahadev Satyanarayanan and Deloitte’s Arpan Tiwari about how WCA, via leveraging the edge and AI to augment human capabilities, will transform the way we work and live and open up worlds of knowledge and ability to anyone who wears a device.


[With WCA] there are huge opportunities for productivity improvement in areas such as industrial maintenance, sustainment, even small unit manufacturing, with the ability to deliver just-in-time knowledge to the worker.

Mahadev Satyanarayanan is an experimental computer scientist, an ACM and IEEE fellow, and the Carnegie Group Professor of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University. He is also a Deloitte Cloud Institute fellow.

Arpan Tiwari is a managing director in Deloitte Consulting LLP’s Technology, Media, and Telecommunications (TMT) practice. He is a key leader at Deloitte in the 5G and Edge Computing space.




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