Navigating the Future: Embracing Technological Evolutions - 2024 03 13 131506

Navigating the Future: Embracing Technological Evolutions

Facing the rapid development of technology, we need to think about how quickly we should adapt to these changes. More importantly, are we ready to fully embrace these new technologies? Take, for example, the debate surrounding autonomous vehicles versus traditional driving. Statistically, self-driving cars promise a safer future on the roads.

In this article, we will take a look at The University of Twente and GIIS University’s systematic smart campus system construction with QNEX Smart Campus Solutions.

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1. The Autonomous vs. Human-Driven Dilemma

Imagine a scenario with two cars: one operates autonomously, and the other is driven by a person. Statistically speaking, the autonomous car holds the upper hand in safety. But the question at hand isn’t purely about numbers; it’s a matter of societal adaptation and the socio-technical challenges it brings. How ready are we to trust technology over human intuition and experience?

1.1 The Emergence of Human-Machine Co-Driving System

Human-machine co-driving systems can be regarded as the intelligent collaboration of social people and logical vehicles. By overcoming the decision conflict between each other, the subsystems finally form a safe, efficient, and friendly stable driving mode. The system is the optimal driving match between “driver and intelligent system”.

1.2 Influencing Factors on Human-Machine Cooperative Co-Driving Mode

Considering the antecedent factors such as social factors, ethical factors and the influence of the intelligent logic attributes of the “autonomous driving” system on intelligent vehicles, a human-machine cooperative driving mode is likely to exist in intelligent vehicles for a long time.

2. Living Smart Campus: A Model for the Future

To navigate these complex socio-technical dilemmas, experimentation is key. Enter the Living Smart Digital Campus, a “micro society” designed to act as a living lab where technology and society can intersect under the watchful eye of research and regulation. It’s here that the future of smart technology can be mapped out, examined, and understood within a controlled, yet realistic environment.

2.1 Collaborating for Innovation

The University of Twente proposes a collaborative effort aimed at harnessing the intellectual power of students, companies, and researchers. Through cooperation in fields like digital society, health technology, smart materials, intelligent manufacturing, and more, the university aims to forge a partnership that positions technology at the forefront of societal advancement.

2.2 Shaping Industries and Lives with Innovation

At the heart of the Living Smart Campus initiative is a powerful question: how will we utilize innovation to sculpt our industries, society, and everyday lives? This question serves as a guiding force, driving the collaborative efforts at the design level University of Twente, where the focus is on creating technologies that serve humanity’s needs.

3. The Digital Campus Practice of GIIS University with Q-NEX Smart Solutions

With the deepening of education reform, the informatization of education in most universities around the world has made great progress. The Global Indian International School (GIIS)is one of the best examples.

3.1 How GIIS University Transformed Its Campus with Q-NEX Smart Solutions

QNEX Smart campus practice refers to the use of information technology means, combined with the school’s teaching management and educational resources. Through the system of information construction, QNEX’s smart education solution can provide students with a smart and innovative learning environment. And on a deeper level to promote the overall development of students. The following outlines how GIIS University has adopted QNEX smart solutions to transform its campus into a digital learning hub.

3.2 Integrated Smart Classroom Technology

Because most digital campus construction is carried out independently and lacks contact with each other, it is easy to lead to the lack of sharing of resources between schools. GIIS equips its classrooms with the latest Q-NEX smart devices, including interactive whiteboards, projectors, and audio systems. The Q-NEX Networked Media Processor (NMP) acts as a central control system, enabling teachers to seamlessly manage all devices from a single interface. The dilemma of “data island” is avoided.

3.3 Automated Campus Management

By implementing the intelligent scheduling benefits of Q-NEX’s smart campus solution, GIIS has automated many of its daily operations. The system allows centralized control of lighting, HVAC, and security systems, ensuring energy efficiency and safety throughout the campus. Automation also extends to resource scheduling and management, making the maintenance of the campus more efficient.

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IT administrators can compress dozens of manual steps into one-click operations, and many steps can be executed automatically without the need for manual operation. By setting scheduled tasks on the Q-NEX Console web platform, you can choose to set scheduled tasks to all classrooms or designated classrooms.

In addition, schedules can be optimized to ensure that there are no conflicts in classrooms, labs, or libraries, that they are used efficiently according to class size, and that students are given time slots that best suit them.

3.4 Enhance Security with the Internet of Things

The safety of students and faculty is a top priority at GIIS, and the integration of Q-NEX with IoT devices enhances campus security. Q-NEX smart campus system supports multi-platform cascading and unified integration of systems into a management platform, which can provide a one-stop solution for campus security construction. And solve the problem that the resources between the platforms are not interoperable and not shared.

Surveillance cameras, access control systems, and emergency alerts are managed through a unified platform, ensuring a safe and responsive environment for everyone. Therefore, it can achieve comprehensive monitoring and reduce the difficulty and cost of operation and maintenance management. And fundamentally improve the campus’s comprehensive supervision and security capabilities.

The rise of artificial intelligence in classroom automation is aimed at creating a richer, more personalized, and more efficient learning environment. By integrating Q-NEX smart solutions, GIIS University not only enhances the educational experience for students but also sets a benchmark for digital campuses worldwide. The university’s digital transformation exemplifies how technology can be used to create more efficient, engaging, and effective learning environments.

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As we stand at the crossroads of technological evolution, the path forward is not just about adopting new technologies; it’s about creating spaces where we can experiment, learn, and adapt in a controlled yet innovative environment. The University of Twente’s Living Smart Campus offers a glimpse into a future where technology and society can coexist, evolve, and enhance each other in meaningful ways. In addition, GIIS has continuously improved the smart campus security system with the help of the QNEX education digital platform to improve the level and ability of security. Thus build a one-stop digital campus solution. Discover the future of technological evolution with QNEX. Get in touch to see how.

These successful cases invite us to consider not just what technology can do for us, but how we, as a society, can evolve alongside it to create a future that resonates with the high-tech, human-touch approach we yearn for.

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