The Connected Business, March 2017

Mobile World Congress focuses on the arrival of 5G; Huawei turns its attention to artificial intelligence; Belarus looks to high-tech sector for new industries; why science and computing is a switch off for women; will virtual assistants ease the call-centre staff blues?

Equipment makers may find it hard to deliver on new network’s utopian promise

A former Soviet backwater is trying to reinvent itself as an innovation hub

VR and AI will be integrated into future handsets

Human call-centre agents are still needed for complicated questions

More relevant lessons will help stop girls dropping out of computer science