Social Innovation

By combining vast amounts of patient data with artificial intelligence, we’re beginning to be able to predict illnesses before they’ve even developed. Discover how artificial intelligence may make some illnesses a thing of the past.
Health
Technology
What does the fourth era of manufacturing – known as “Industrie 4.0” – hold for us and how is this enhancing production?
Technology
The car, the mobile phone and even the tin can. There are some pieces of technology that changed our society and yet no one could predict quite how much. What were the misconceptions at the start and what can we expect from the Internet of Things which is fast approaching its peak of expectations?
Technology
AI is everywhere at the moment. But where did AI come from? And what moments in its history should we remember?
Communities
We look back to the first Industrial Revolution and how the innovations of that era are related to the ‘fourth’, data-driven, industrial revolution we’re experiencing today.
Communities
How does a city become ‘smart’? See how data is enabling all aspects of European cities to become smart and connected.
Transport
As the race to produce the first autonomous car heats up, collaboration between car manufacturers and tech firms is more important than ever.
Communities
At the Hitachi Social Innovation Forum in London, we spoke to Andrew Collinge - ‎Assistant Director at the Greater London Authority; Patrik Sjostedt - General Manager, EMEA-CIS at Hitachi Insight Group and Peter Bjorn Larsen - Director of Hitachi's City Data Exchange in Copenhagen, to hear how they think data will help to transform European cities.
Communities
With payments by card and even phone rooting into our daily lives, you might feel like cash is disappearing out of existence. However, governments are printing more money than ever. Why is this and what else do we not know about our hard-earned notes?
Health
Will doctor’s appointments one day be conducted by virtual reality? Artificial intelligence and big data are inspiring four trends which will transform healthcare as we know it.
Energy
There are lots of misconceptions about solar energy. Here we clear up the top 3 myths!
Transport
Being stuck in traffic is rarely an enjoyable experience, but it causes more harm than just frayed nerves.
Transport
Watch how from the early twentieth century to the present day Hitachi has been pioneering innovation when it comes to the railways