Is blockchain the technology of the future? George Gilder, author of Life After Google, argues that bitcoin and blockchain technology is revolutionizing the Internet. He sits down with Peter Robinson to discuss technology, cloud computing, big data, and the growing role of blockchain in innovating new technologies. Gilder argues that
Some of the hardest changes, are the most important. The massive shift to digitalize industries, sometimes referred to as Industry 4.0 is a great example of difficult, yet critical changes that need to happen. Just as the Internet of Things (IoT) is set to shake up tons of other industries
Thanks to the Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI), and advances in sensor technology, a whole host of everyday products are getting smarter. We have smart TVs and smartwatches. We have smart running shoes – or rather, smart insoles – that gather data on your running performance. You can
Six months ago, on-demand home delivery was far from mainstream – a luxury for those willing to pay for convenience, skewing towards young professionals in major cities. The Covid-19 crisis changed that, almost overnight. Now everyone is ordering everything from household staples to ice cream on-demand. Existing delivery services like
Devastating human rights violations worldwide are committed against women and girls. Gender inequality remains a problem everywhere, especially in India. But social entrepreneurs there are refusing to accept inequality and traditional mindsets. They’re tackling violence against women with the help of technology.
Even in the midst of a global pandemic, there is one thing that’s for sure: people still want to be treated well. This concept is at the core of customer experience – the simple idea of people wanting to feel seen, known, and appreciated by the companies they’re buying from. Even as many companies seek to temporarily halt production of certain items or close their doors to dine-in patrons, they’re finding themselves in a weird place: wanting to stay top-of-mind for customers amidst potential closures, and not wanting to stir anxiety or fear while they do it. In fact, according to a June 2020 survey (1) performed by our team at Futurum Research, which talked to 330 companies in North America and Europe, 57% said their entire business model needed to reconsidered in the wake of COVID-19. Let’s just say that things are about to get a whole lot more competitive and CX may be the thing that keeps you in business.
As the CEO of the world’s most valuable company, one that works with hundreds of millions of customers and employs more than 150,000 people, Satya Nadella has a unique vantage point for observing technology’s role in combatting Covid-19. The Microsoft chief says he is seeing a migration to newer cloud technology in local governments, schools and hospitals that is in some cases skipping multiple generations of tech.
Demis Hassabis will discuss the capabilities and power of self-learning systems. He will illustrate this with reference to some of DeepMind’s recent breakthroughs, including the AlphaZero, AlphaStar and AlphaFold systems, and talk about the implications of cutting-edge AI research for scientific and philosophical discovery.
Way too often, we’re guilty of relying on data to make decisions for us. And who can you blame us? Data is sexy. It’s tangible. It makes it easy to support our argument. But without context, we can’t replicate the successes or fully understand the shortcomings that the data conveys.
For anyone who has ever dreamt of being able to click on any image and buy it, whether it’s Jimmy Fallon’s suit on Late Night or the chair he’s sitting on, Facebook has announced it’s stepping up its e-commerce game with a brand new shopping experience powered by AI.