Innovation

It’s time to think differently about cyber security

Whilst the Fourth Industrial Revolution is opening up new opportunities for organizations to embrace emerging technologies, rethink business models and improve the lives of employees and customers, it also has a darker side – increased security risks. The recent unprecedented WannaCry ransomware attack that affected…

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Millennials’ Ferocious but Fragile Appetite for Viral Stores

SHANGHAI — If you’re planning a short trip to the world’s most populous city, you’ll likely include attractions like the Pearl Tower, the Bund, and Jing’an Temple in your itinerary. If you happen to be young and tuned into social media, you’ll have one more…

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Why robots should inspire hope, not fear

The future of work looks full of promise. Combining human brainpower with artificial intelligence, virtual reality and automatization will revolutionise how we work. Already, robotic enhancement is helping humans exceed their natural capabilities; AI is opening the door to real-time, personalized intelligent services cutting waste…

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This is when robots will start beating humans at every task

Don’t expect to see a human behind the wheel of an 18-wheeler by 2027. Or a set of human hands performing a delicate surgery by 2053. According to a new study from Oxford and Yale University researchers, those are the years artificial intelligence is slated…

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Hungry for innovation? Launch your own incubator

The digital imperative is driving companies to seek new sources of value for their customers, but this mission is difficult within the often cloistered confines and bureaucracy of their headquarters. Seeking to foster a culture that is more akin to startups than the corporate motherships,…

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Cities are struggling to solve their transport problems. Big data is the answer

The future of transport appears full of fun and flashy possibilities. From super-fast hyperloop transport systems, to self-driving cars and hovering taxis, new technology promises to move us further and faster than ever before. Yet for cities facing everyday problems such as congestion, air pollution…

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This gadget makes any room ‘smart’

Researchers have developed a single device that, when plugged in to a power socket, can make any room a “smart” part of the Internet of Things. The plug-in sensor package they’ve developed monitors multiple phenomena in a room, including things such as sounds, vibration, light,…

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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos says we’re living in « a golden age of AI »

AI boon and boom For Amazon founder and Blue Origin CEO Jeff Bezos, artificial intelligence (AI) isn’t something to be feared. Instead, it’s to be celebrated. Speaking at the Internet Association’s annual gala in Washington D.C., the renowned tech entrepreneur told the audience that AI…

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What is Ransomware?

What would it mean if you lost all of your personal documents, such as your family photos, research or business records? How much would you pay to get them back? There’s a burgeoning form of cybercrime that hinges on the answers to these questions. You…

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A generation of tech natives is going to change how we manage money. Here’s why

  I vividly remember the day my dad brought home a first laptop. It was 1990, and I was eight years old. I used it for 10 hours in a row and was so excited I did not sleep the whole night. A few weeks…

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