Trends and predictions

AI hype has peaked so what’s next? | TechCrunch Year 2017 has been the year of AI, reaching a fever pitch of VC and corporate investment. But, as with any hot technology, AI is outgrowing this phase of experimentation and hype. According to research firm Gartner, we’re past the “peak of inflated expectations.”  Next up is a necessary recalibration of the space—one that

Future cyber security threats and challenges: Are you ready for what’s coming? | CSO Online The world is changing, and with it so is the internet. Or perhaps it’s the other way around. The internet continues to create new business and social opportunities that massively scale and widely interconnect. The increasing depth and volume of personal and corporate data make it a more rewarding target for cyber crooks and

Make the Web Better for Everyone – IEEE Spectrum The Web has serious problems: peddler of unreliable information, haven for criminals, spawning ground for irrational conspiracy fears, and tool for destructive people to broadcast their violence in real time and with posted recordings But surely you agree that the Web disappoints as much as it delights. Now the hard part—what to do about

Finland’s Welfare State Has a Massive Baby Problem – Bloomberg You know you’ve got a problem when even the best don’t have the solution. Finland, a first-rate place in which to be a mother, has registered the lowest number of newborns in nearly 150 years. The birth rate has been falling steadily since the start of the decade, and there’s little to suggest a reversal in

Kristoffer Lawson talks about a future where you zoom into work | TechCrunch Kristoffer Lawson created Solu, the social computer. His tiny device uses a unique UI and UX to allow you to connect with friends and collaborate using an icon-based OS that lets you zoom in and out of work. Lawson speaks about the future of computing and how his ideas – and the ideas of other

What is edge computing? | Edge computing is poised to boost the next generation of IoT technology into the mainstream. Here’s how it works with the cloud to benefit business operations in all industries There is much speculation about edge replacing cloud, and in some cases, it may do so. However, in many situations, the two have a symbiotic

Tech companies spend more on R&D than any other companies in the U.S. – Recode Tech companies lead top U.S. companies in R&D spending. Amazon is No. 1. That’s notable because spending on research and development is a key indicator for U.S. productivity, a measure of how well our economy is doing, and productivity has been decreasing lately. Amazon, Alphabet, Intel, Microsoft and Apple, tech companies spent more on research

Today’s Surveillance Society Is Way Beyond Orwellian, Says Brad Templeton | Big Think Here is an interesting video: Brad Templeton (former chair of EFF) argues that we’re all a part of a surveillance apparatus that would even be beyond the imagination George Orwell. The problem, he says, is the belief that privacy and security are mutually exclusive.