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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Elon Musk: Automation Will Force Governments to Introduce Universal Basic Income

Recently, Elon Musk had the chance to share his thoughts on universal basic income (UBI) at the World Government Summit in Dubai. At the Summit, Musk had the opportunity to talk about the future, and the challenges...

AI Software Learns to Make AI Software

Currently the way you solve problems is you have expertise and data and computation. Can we eliminate the need for a lot of machine-learning expertise? One set of experiments from Google’s DeepMind group suggests that...

Top 10 Tech Trends Transforming Humanity

We live in the greatest time in human history (despite the negativity you hear constantly). Peter Diamandis wants more people to understand this and to have an Abundance mindset. Read more on the following link. Original Source: Diamandis.com

The Dumbest Business Idea Ever. The Myth of Maximizing Shareholder Value

By Lynn Stout By the end of the 20th century, a broad consensus had emerged in the Anglo-American business world that corporations should be governed according to the philosophy often called shareholder primacy. Shareholder primacy...

Complexity Economics Shows Us Why Traditional Economics Always Fails – Eric Liu & Nick...

By Eric Liu and Nick Hanauer  During 2007 and 2008, giant financial institutions were obliterated, the net worth of most Americans collapsed, and most of the world’s economies were brought to their knees. At the same time, this has...

Competing in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

Until recently, artificial intelligence (AI) was similar to nuclear fusion in unfulfilled promise. It had been around a long time but had not reached the spectacular heights foreseen in its infancy. Now, however, AI...

Why the World Is Better Than Ever—and Will Get Better Still

If you read or watch the news, you’ll likely think the world is falling to pieces. Trends like terrorism, climate change, and a growing population straining the planet’s finite resources can easily lead you...

Advertising Analytics 2.0

One of our clients, a consumer electronics giant, had long gauged its advertising impact one medium at a time. As most businesses still do, it measured how its TV, print, radio, and online ads...

Machines Won’t Replace Us—We’ll Become Their Mentors

“We become what we behold. We shape our tools and then our tools shape us.” –John Culkin (based on Marshall McLuhan’s ideas) Something big is happening in design and engineering. For all of human history, we...

The 6 Ds of Tech Disruption: A Guide to the Digital Economy

“The Six Ds are a chain reaction of technological progression, a road map of rapid development that always leads to enormous upheaval and opportunity.” –Peter Diamandis and Steven Kotler, Bold We live in incredible times. News...

Answers to 4 Big Questions About the Future

I give over 50 keynotes per year. My favorite part is fielding the crazy questions at the end. In fact, I love answering questions about exponentials and abundance so much that I've been encouraging my...

If Robots and AI Steal Our Jobs, a Universal Basic Income Could Help

Some fear that robots and AI will steal our jobs. They probably will (in the near-term, at least half of them). If that happens, what will we do for a living? How will we earn money? In...

The World in 2025: 8 Predictions for the Next 10 Years

In 2025, in accordance with Moore's Law, we'll see an acceleration in the rate of change as we move closer to a world of true abundance. Here are eight areas where we'll see extraordinary transformation in...

6 Tools Entrepreneurs Must Master to Succeed in an Accelerating World

Being an entrepreneur today is vastly different than it was 20 years ago. Today, each of us has access to more capital, more technological tools, more information, more talent, and more computational power than the...

10 Tech Trends That Made the World Better in 2016

2016 was an incredible year for technology, and for humanity. Despite all the negative political-related news, there were 10 tech trends this year that positively transformed humanity. For this “2017 Kick-Off” post, I reviewed 52 weeks...

What Happens When Tech Takes Control of Evolution?

Over the span of a few billion years, diversity of life has flourished on Earth through the process of natural selection. Then, not long ago (relatively), human intelligence evolved. For the first time one species,...

Ray Kurzweil’s Wildest Prediction: Nanobots Will Plug Our Brains Into the Web by the...

I consider Ray Kurzweil a very close friend and a very smart person. Ray is a brilliant technologist, futurist, and a director of engineering at Google focused on AI and language processing. He has also made...

The Brain Tech to Merge Humans and AI Is Already Being Developed

Are you scared of artificial intelligence (AI)? Do you believe the warnings from folks like Prof. Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk and others? Is AI the greatest tool humanity will ever create, or are we “summoning the...

Exponential Growth Will Transform Humanity in the Next 30 Years

As we close out 2016, if you’ll allow me, I’d like to take a risk and venture into a topic I’m personally compelled to think about… a topic that will seem far out to...

Top 10 Hot Artificial Intelligence (AI) Technologies

The market for artificial intelligence (AI) technologies is flourishing. Beyond the hype and the heightened media attention, the numerous startups and the internet giants racing to acquire them, there is a significant increase in...

Artificial Intelligence Timeline

Since the 1950s when Arthur Lee Samuel developed a checkers player capable of learning from experience, IBM has been a pioneer in using artificial intelligence to play and win against top humans in games...

The future of AI? Here’s what Microsoft researchers think

Artificial intelligence is a key topic at this year's World Economic Forum Annual Meeting. For more information watch the Artificial Intelligence session here. Microsoft Research’s female contingent makes their calls for AI breakthroughs to come. Seventeen...

These are the world’s 10 biggest corporate giants

We live in an era where fewer than 10% of the world's public companies account for more than 80% of all profits. These are the world’s largest corporations, compiled by market capitalization (the total market...

This is why China has the edge in Artificial Intelligence

In the past 15 years, the advance of technology has affected all of our lives. The adoption of technology has been so vast and deep that our grandparents and children are all using some...

Knowledge Doubling Every 12 Months, Soon to be Every 12 Hours

Buckminster Fuller created the “Knowledge Doubling Curve”; he noticed that until 1900 human knowledge doubled approximately every century. By the end of World War II knowledge was doubling every 25 years. Today things are...

Forget AI. The real revolution could be IA

This past Spring, AlphaGo — an artificial intelligence (AI) machine — beat the human world champion in a five-game match of Go, an ancient Chinese board game once considered so difficult that a computer...

The Dawn of the Singularity

The following predictions were made by Ray Kurzweil in his book The Singularity is Near. Kurzweil, now the Director of Engineering at Google, had made 147 predictions since the 1990's has maintained an astonishing 86%...

Understanding Machine Learning

We now live in an age where machines can teach themselves without human intervention. This perpetual self-education can produce insights that are helpful in making proper and productive decisions for us across a variety...

Bill Gates: These are the 2 books we should all read to understand AI

The tech world’s book-nerd-in-chief wants you to add two books to your list of summer science reads. To get up to speed on artificial intelligence, Microsoft cofounder and philanthropist Bill Gates recommends Nick Bostrom’s...

IBM Just Posted 5 Predictions About What Life Will Be Like in 2022

IBM is excited about what the future holds for us in terms of technology within the next five years. They predict there will be enhanced medical abilities available to us via our smartphones, devices...

Inside Magic Leap, The Secretive $4.5 Billion Startup Changing Computing Forever

The hottest ticket in tech is an invitation to a banal South Florida business park, indistinguishable on the outside from countless other office buildings that dot America's suburban landscape. Inside, it's a whole different...

What is Competitiveness?

What is competitiveness? There are actually a number of definitions out there. The World Economic Forum, which has been measuring competitiveness among countries since 1979, defines it as “the set of institutions, policies and...