Your personal Data is at risk in this multi billion dollar industry

In an increasingly digitized & data-driven world your personal data has become a precious commodity as it is rightly called the "new oil". The security of your personal data becomes paramount with the exchange...

Changing Workforce Demands Diversity and Flexibility

Today’s workforce is changing – not only with younger generations of employees but with all types of workers, especially contractors. For author and consultant Alexandra Levit the changes are important. They are the major trends...

‘Captology’: The Tech of Persuasion

As technology shapes the way we interact every day, our interactions are increasingly shaped by algorithms as well, whether we recognize it or not. The practice of intentionally guiding user behavior is known as "persuasive...

Infographics Digest Vol. 13 – 2018: The Year of IoT and its mega trends

Internet of Things has been a trending term for the past few years & it's finally beginning to go mainstream with the advent of super fast 5G networks which would make the transfer of...

The Hidden Parameter of AI

It is difficult to define concepts such as intelligence and mind as they all consist of ongoing changes to some extent. This is in contrast to other entities, such as biochemical compounds, as they...

Power Moves in an Alternative Economy

I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one thinking it’s absurd for cryptocurrency ventures to replicate existing financial instruments or systems in tokenomics. For those who notice subtlety, a quiet rebellion is developing in the...

Losing Sight in the Digital World

As the famous French author, Gide, once mentioned, "one does not discover new lands without losing sight of the shore." The concept of information has interestingly attracted much more attention than the concept of computation...

Looking Toward Virtual Reality’s Past For Clues About Its Future

By 2020, less than two years from now, one-third of global consumers are expected to be using VR. From the long anticipated Oculus Rift to the HTC Vive to Google Cardboard, today the options...

The New Order of the Mighty Machine: Tyranny or Democracy?

Given the Frankenstein-like scenarios regarding the rise of the machines, we may be in more need than ever to reflect upon whether we can still control the devices of our making – or if...

The Hidden Aspect of AI

Metaphysics always starts from mundane objects in order to make distinctions. The world is full of latent things, systems that remain or are meant to remain below the threshold of the observable. For example,...

The State of Heart and Mind in Our Digital Age

Technology can simply be defined as the application of knowledge to a task. As such, all technology is the product of human design. Yet, there is still the widespread idea as if technological solutions are...

Infographic: Dangers of the Internet of Things

For the 62% on US adults who own at least one connected device, it’s an easy call to say that IoT is the future of connectivity. From Alexa to Smart TVs, almost all IoT...

How to Transform Machine Learning?

One of greatest limitations of machine learning systems is that they are based solely on a statistical interpretation of data. In order to provide responses to the questions of why? and what if? a causal model is required. When...

Infographic: Journey to the Clouds

Smart business leaders understand the value of utilizing the cloud. As data storage needs grow, as they have been growing exponentially for decades, the means in which we manage that data grows as well....

Digital Resiliency

As human beings shape technology in entirely new directions, the number of technological solutions are also increasing in order to keep pace with such rapid development. As Brown & Seely asserted in their piece...

Designing Value-Sensitive AI

There has been a productive period of incredible progress and innovation in the field of artificial intelligence (AI).  AI developers already started to create sophisticated systems that mimic human intelligence which are already capable...

Looking to the Skies for Alpha

We recently discussed how companies such as Quandl are leading this alternative data revolution. Now, quantitative hedge funds are only too willing to spend substantial amounts of time, money and effort obtaining such data,...

Concept of Metadata & Differential privacy

Frankly speaking I was a little confused myself the first time I heard the term Metadata, but thinking about it now, I have come across it so many times not realizing its importance or...

Technological Humans

One way to express our relationship to technology is the religious view. At first glance, religion and technology do not fit together. At the core of Western culture lies secularization which broadly refers to...

Learning the Hard Way with AI

Artificial intelligence (AI) can act as a crucial power for good if related regulations enable its potential to flourish while eliminating its downsides during its integration into our daily lives. As a consequence, we...