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Cable Congress veils TV woes with futuristic visions of VR and AI

Cable Congress in Brussels this week kicked off in optimistic fashion, with two morning sessions beaming out dramatized videos of utopian futures with a central focus on technology applications relating to artificial intelligence (AI), augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), and self-driving cars; not areas we immediately associate with cable.   The precedent here was that the cable industry has clear opportunities to tap into these markets, instead of these lucrative areas being dominated by the likes of Google and Amazon – but perhaps this optimism is just a bit overstretched.   These videos were nothing more than a distraction to gloss over what was to come next at the show; an overview of IHS Markit research, on behalf of…

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