Merging Humanities with Machines

In the late 2000s, the terms "techie" and "fuzzy" became cultural touchstones: The "techies" majored in engineering and the sciences, the "fuzzies" in arts and the humanities. Polarization between the humanities and the sciences...

Quandl and the Alternative Data Revolution

Alpha, as a measure of active management skills in the fund’s world, gauge the manager’s ability to beat the market. Skills aside, it is also largely related to information sources that the manager uses,...

Infographics Digest — Vol. 5

Artificial Intelligence (AI): Big Data: Blockchain: Bots: Companies: Cryptocurrencies: Cyber security: Data Driven Innovation: Data Science: Digital Transformation: Drones: Economy: Hacking: HealthTech: ICOs: Internet of Things (IoT): Machine Learnning: RegTech: Finace: Stay in touch: Twitter | StockTwits | LinkedIn | Telegram| Tradealike Related Reads:  Info graphic Digest — Vol. 1, Info graphic Digest — Vol. 2, Infographics Digest — Vol. 3 , Infographics Digest — Vol. 4

The Long Path of AI: Destructive or Transformative?

The field of AI (artificial intelligence), to those on the outside, must appear to be an orderly gathering of intellectuals collaborating at the cutting edge of technology. The reality is a bit different. Last...

Co-creating History with AI

A new division of history occurred with the advent of the digital information revolution, the way we now live described as hyperhistory. This new way of living is characterized by certain features: 1) Our technologies are...

From Data-vidual back to Individual: The Art of Authenticity in the Age of Big...

Common in AI research circles of the 1960s and early 1970s was the optimistic idea that everything concerning the operations of the human mind and behavior can be formalized as such an ‘effective procedure’....

Towards A Model of Algorithmic Fairness

In 1986, when Elie Wiesel, the Holocaust survivor accepted the Nobel Peace Prize, he told the assembled audience, ‘We must take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never...

The ABCDs of Fintech

Fintech industry has evolved by leaps & bounds ever since the last Financial crisis of 2008 and the advent of Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies in 2009. These two events actually provided just the right catalyst...

Flourishing through AI

That AI (Artificial Intelligence) will have a major impact on society is no longer in question. Current debate turns instead on how far this impact will be positive or negative, for whom, in which...

Infographics Digest — Vol. 4

Time does fly by... another week gone and I have loads of information packed into these useful infograpahics headed your way. Enjoy the visuals! Artificial Intelligence (AI): Blockchain: Cryptocurrencies: Cyber Security: Digital Transformation: Tech Disruption: Edge Computing: Emerging Technology: Banking: FinTech: Inventions: Internet: Internet of Things: Machine Learning: Economy: Finance: Quantum...

Program or be Programmed?

Algorithms help us make sense of complex issues. Using clear parameters and a set of simple rules, they have become our digital companions, solving real-world problems we encounter at every step, and optimizing the way we make...

Relevance for Leaders in the AI Age

Today’s leaders must constantly update their survival skills if they want to stay on the island. Three capabilities to sharpen in today’s fast-moving digital world are adaptability, continuous learning, and empathy. Leaders who can adapt The...

How to Make AI More Intelligent?

Any question about the future is susceptible to unknown unknowns, futile speculations about things undiscovered. We need examples we can observe and interrogate now. The crux of the AI (Artificial Intelligence) problem is prediction under uncertainty;...

The End of Chaos Narrative in the Age of Creative Economy

Given the breakneck pace of improvements in automation and artificial intelligence (AI), fears about job loss and human obsolescence continue to consume the cultural imagination. The question looms: What is the future of human...

The Most Common Vulnerability Of All

Rethinking Email for Privacy and Security Most of the people I know in the world of cybersecurity rightly focus on deeply entrenched matters: server virtualization and containerization, software sandboxing, and helping to train employees to avoid...

Being Nudged by AI

Personal AI (artificial intelligence) assistants are now nearly ubiquitous. Every leading smartphone operating system comes with a personal AI assistant that promises to help you with basic cognitive tasks such as searching, planning, messaging...

Infographics Digest — Vol. 3

Just a quick thank you note to all for really liking this Info graphics blog. Your support has encouraged me to continue this as one of my regular weekly blogs. And now here's the...

Surviving the Second ‘Era of Big Data’

Information is not new and nor is data – of whatever order of magnitude. This is not the first ‘big data’ era but the second. The first was the explosion in data collection that...

The Algorithmic Way of Fairness

As computer calculations are increasingly being used to steer potentially life-changing decisions, scientists are confronting complex questions about what it means to make an algorithm fair. Researchers who work with public agencies to try to...

Freedom from AI: Micro or Macro Domination?

The concept of domination (a concept taken from republican political theory) provides a useful way of understanding and confronting the challenge of the digital panopticon. Republicanism is a rich political and philosophical tradition. Its essential ideas date...