Problems you’ll face in the future thanks to robotics, genomics, and big data

Displaced workers, designer babies, the death of privacy and proliferation of cybercrime… How will you and your business respond to a few of the most problematic issues that the industries of the future are going to raise? “For most of the world’s 7.2 billion people, innovation and globalization have created opportunity the likes of which…

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Three leaders at the vanguard of the next economy

To see what leaders at the vanguard of the next economy are doing, we look to Foxconn’s CEO, one of the world’s biggest investors in robotics; to the leader of PGDx, a cancer genomics startup; and to the CEO of MFS Africa, a Pan-African FinTech company.   Dr. Luis Diaz fights cancer with revolutionary genomic…

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The next economy: A new wave of innovation is on its way

Famed American technology policy expert Alec Ross presents a panorama of the most important innovations set to drive economic and societal change for the years to come. 2017 will mark the eighth anniversary of Uber’s founding and the 20th anniversary of the victory of the chess-playing computer Deep Blue against the world’s reigning human champion,…

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3 managerial practices that are often missing in large groups

Faced with technological breakthroughs and jostled by disruptive startups, large companies wonder constantly how to update their practices. The ideal is not, however, radical reinvention, but instead to combine their own inherent impressive strengths with the agility of startups. Some companies have adopted a novel approach of reverse mentoring, based on the exchange of best practices between “start-uppers” and…

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Looking to startups to boost your agility

Faced with technological breakthroughs and jostled by disruptive startups, large companies wonder constantly how to update their practices. The ideal is not, however, radical reinvention, but instead to combine their own inherent impressive strengths with the agility of startups. Some companies have adopted a novel approach of reverse mentoring, based on the exchange of best…

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Think like the best Forecasters

How can you better understand and respond to the confusing world around you? From 2011-2014, the American intelligence community sponsored a forecasting tournament that brought together over 20,000 participants from a wide variety of backgrounds and domains. A study of this tournament reveals the methods and traits that anyone can learn to navigate uncertainty more…

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Rocket Fuel: a pioneer of AI and machine learning [interview]

Rocket Fuel Inc. is a leading ad technology company in the United States that is pioneering the use of AI and machine learning to connect companies and customers. George John explains the company’s use of these technologies and how they are working to create transparency around their data-driven approach to business. Rocket Fuel Inc. is…

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What to expect from Machine learning

With its capacity to enhance talent management, optimize operations, and drive connections with customers, machine learning is an increasingly critical business asset. The first step? Taking a closer look at these technologies and their implications for organizations. Machine learning is not new. Learning algorithms and approach¬es have been used since the 1990s to perform tasks…

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The internet and capitalism: what does the future hold?

Are we witnessing the demise of the capitalist era and the dawn of a new model of society based on zero-marginal costs and a collaborative economy, as suggested by the futurologist Jeremy Rifkin? Although analysts have differing views on how radical the changes are and hold different visions of the future, they all point to…

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The digital revolution, according to Gilles Babinet

The digital revolution is underway, and “there’s no turning back the tide”! According to Gilles Babinet, the stakes are high: upheavals created by digital technology are likely to topple some of our civilization’s most fundamental principles. As the old models begin to crumble, Business Digest encourages you to explore the different futures made possible by…

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