The Cebit trade fair in Hanover has seen the tide of visitors die down over the years — numbers were down by two-thirds, to just 200,000. But this year, it looks like Cebit is paddling hard for a new wave.
In a desperate bid to secure its future and reinvent itself, Europe's biggest digital tech expo is trying a new format, turning itself into a technology festival and organizing the event in early summer.
Artificial intelligence and robotics are the biggest talking points at this year's CEBIT in Hanover. While some sound optimistic about the data-driven digital revolution, others warn about its negative implications.
The robots are back, and they're even more networked. The possibilities of automation are growing as this year's Hanover industry fair shows, and more companies are collaborating on AI. Steven Beardsley reports.
"Let others invent" was the Spanish slogan for a long time. However, the Spaniards are taking an unlikely lead in the latest digital revolution, becoming a focal point in Blockchain technology and the Internet of Things.
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