Social media gives teens new platforms for self-expression, validation, and even potential fame – but at what cost? Today, thanks to the internet, teens are able to connect and engage with their culture, celebrities, movies, brands – in ways never before possible. But is that real empowerment, or do corporations
The world of AI has been shaken by Google’s dismissal of AI Ethicist Dr Timnit Gebru last week. This behaviour is emblematic of the self-centred attitudes of major tech companies which also results in lack of commitment to democratisation of technology. With Facebook, Amazon and Apple also in the spotlight
While many industries experienced downturns in 2020, CDP growth is booming-for lots of reasons. In the midst of a pandemic, it’s even more important to businesses to use their data intelligently and efficiently. CDPs help them do that by pulling fragmented data from multiple sources into one organized, central location.
Among the many departments and agencies within the United States federal government, the US Department of Energy (DOE) stands out as one of the most science, technology, and innovation-focused. This should come as little surprise to those who know the DOE’s storied history with its breakthrough labs, world-leading research institutions,
The company has taken a user-centric approach to how its customers’ data is used, in line with the IKEA customer data promise based on respect for people and their privacy. Accordingly, any photographs used with the new room design capability can be stored, reduced to just data components, or deleted entirely.
In this interview, Ricardo Arias-Nath discusses the changing roles of CMOs; the influence of digital and social on branding; how marketing is used in B2B distribution channels; marketing analytics; career transitioning from sales to marketing; developing brands with a defined purpose; the future of marketing with respect to predictive artificial intelligence and share of algorithm; and the potential for CMOs to transition to CEO / CDO.
Governments throughout history have always bent technology to their advantage. Today, nation states have built staggering surveillance systems, and continue to exert more control over their citizens. Can decentralized networks like bitcoin help strengthen civil liberties and challenge this consolidation of power? HRF’s Alex Gladstein provides a tour of how technology is being used against us, and shows how it just might be the one thing that can save our privacy and freedom.
We are amidst the 4th Industrial Revolution, and technology is evolving faster than ever. Companies and individuals that don’t keep up with some of the major tech trends run the risk of being left behind. Understanding the key trends will allow people and businesses to prepare and grasp the opportunities. As a business and technology futurist, it is my job to look ahead and identify the most important trends. In this article, I share with you the seven most imminent trends everyone should get ready for in 2020.
As we enter new frontiers with the latest technology trends and enjoy the many positive impacts and benefits it can have on the way we work, play and live, we must always be mindful and prepare for possible negative impacts and potential misuse of the technology. Here are seven of the most dangerous technology trends: