Category Archives: Social

Artificial Intelligence Brings Out the Worst and the Best in Us

…He said he was “quite worried” about AI’s dark, dystopian possibilities, despite its great potential for good. The better AI becomes at making decisions, the less we’ll need human judgment — and that, he suggested, will threaten the power structure … Continue reading

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A meteor exploded in the Earth’s atmosphere with 10 times the energy of the Hiroshima atomic bomb

While you were living your life on December 18th, 2018, a giant space rock exploded 16 miles above the Earth’s surface, giving off 10 times the energy of the atomic bomb detonated over Hiroshima. Full article here

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HOW TO ENSURE YOUR DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION STRATEGY IS A HIT

Digital transformation is much more than a technical change; it is also a cultural and procedural change that organisations embrace. Ownership of digital efforts is expanding to the C-suite and cross-functional groups that encapsulate a broad view of the organization. … Continue reading

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Blockchain to improve Australian government efficiency by centralising databases

Government departments the country over manage thousands of databases. A lot of it is our private information. Governments do not have an enviable track record at keeping information private, let alone up to date. Yes, governments are trying new ways … Continue reading

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Corporate Christmas cards under threat from new EU data protection rules

Corporate Christmas cards are under threat because new EU data protection rules mean that companies need permission to send seasonal greetings via email… The Institute for Chartered Accountants in England and Wales has told its members that the cards can … Continue reading

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Volkswagen wants to use quantum computers to optimize traffic

If you’ve ever had your bus show up later than scheduled, here’s a welcome development for you. Volkswagen, with the help of D-Wave, has tapped the power of quantum computing to develop a traffic management system that can better process … Continue reading

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WHAT THE BOSTON SCHOOL BUS SCHEDULE CAN TEACH US ABOUT AI

When the Boston public school system announced new start times last December, some parents found the schedules unacceptable and pushed back… The lessons learned from Boston’s effort to use technology to improve its bus routing system and start times provides … Continue reading

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6 Reason for People to Resist by Roger Halbheer

There are only 6 reasons, why people resist, and they can be summarized by FFUUEE… An interesting model to look at and think about yourself – when are you resisting to do something? Full story here

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What Carl Sagan has to do with regulating blockchain smart contracts

If policymakers seem flummoxed by the rise of cryptocurrencies, wait until they get to smart contracts. Just ask Brian Quintenz, commissioner for the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission. At a conference in Dubai this week, Quintenz expressed a sense of … Continue reading

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European Business Review Magazine October 2018

The brand new issue (October 2018) of the “European Business Review” (EBR) magazine, having as cover theme what has (and hasn’t change) a decade after the global financial crisis. The current edition includes a report on what made 2018 a … Continue reading

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