Computers were once seen as more or less infallible machines that simply processed discrete inputs into discrete outputs, whose calculations were never wrong. If a problem ever arose in a calculation or business process, it was definitionally caused by human error, not the computer. But as machines encroach on ever-more
One of the world’s toughest challenges during the height of Covid pandemic was the timely allocation of vaccines to the people and areas that needed them most. Italy, like so many other countries, worked hard to address this daunting optimization problem. One major Italian city decided to introduce a web
Web3 is being touted as the future of the internet. The vision for this new, blockchain-based web includes cryptocurrencies, NFTs, DAOs, decentralized finance, and more. It offers a read/write/own version of the web, in which users have a financial stake in and more control over the web communities they belong
AS the COVID-19 crisis has made crystal clear, agility is key to survival in the face of disruption. Those organizations foresighted enough to have digitized, automated, and cloud-enabled their back-office processes have been able to pivot toward recovery. Those still pushing paper and working with on-premise systems have struggled. In
Data has never been more valuable – or more fraught. In a time of turmoil and uncertainty, how can businesses and people come together to create shared principles for society and a better data-driven future for everyone? Billions Of Digital Footprints The COVID-19 crisis has cast the data dilemma into
From pre-made meals to cribs that automatically rock babies to sleep, products that help caregivers are meant to make it easier for people to help others. But new research has found that the people who would most benefit from these products are often the least open to trying them. This
It might be hard to believe, but people used to have a limited amount of sources and channels from which to get their information and entertainment. They’d get their news from the daily paper, they’d get their entertainment from the radio or TV, and they’d get their local gossip at
Data has never been more powerful than it is right now. 2018 saw some of the largest data breaches in history come to light, including the Marriott hotel group breach and the Cambridge Analytica scandal, both of which had troubling implications concerning international relations.