Thought Pieces

Digital Catchup Requires A “Crisis” Mindset: McKinsey

Monday, 4 September 2017

Which 50

For digital laggards it’s time to enter crisis mode, according to a report from McKinsey and Company. Digital disruption is threatening the revenue of organisations that fail to adapt to digitisation, and the threat will only increase, the authors write.

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Civilization Is Breaking Down—Here’s What We Need to Do About It

Thursday, 31 August 2017

Singularity Hub

“I think civilization is fundamentally breaking down today.” These were the opening words of Salim Ismail’s talk at Singularity University’s Global Summit in San Francisco this week. Not the most uplifting intro. But the good news is, Ismail had some pretty unique insight to share about the nature of the problems society is facing, and plenty of thoughts on how to fix them too.

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What’s driving today’s progress in AI?

Monday, 10 July 2017

McKinsey & Co

While the deep-learning technology behind many of today’s AI advances seems new to most, it has been around for decades—simply needing the data and power available today to fuel it.

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How artificial intelligence can deliver real value to companies

Friday, 16 June 2017

McKinsey & Co

After  decades of extravagant promises and frustrating disappointments, artificial intelligence (AI) is finally starting to deliver real-life benefits to early-adopting companies. Retailers on the digital frontier rely on AI-powered robots to run their warehouses—and even to automatically order stock when inventory runs low. Utilities use AI to forecast electricity demand. Automakers harness the technology in self-driving cars.

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Tania de Jong AM on Australian Leadership: “Let’s find leaders who aspire to change the world…”

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Australian Leadership

Tania de Jong talks to Joseph Ghaly and Victor Perton on Australian Leadership. The energetic, vibrant and humorous Tania de Jong AM is the Founder and CEO of Creative Universe, Creativity Australia and Creative Innovation Global. She is the Founder of With One Voice. She is a Soprano who engages her audiences leaving them laughing, inspired and happier.

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Here’s When Machines Will Take Your Job, as Predicted by AI Gurus

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Big Think

While technology develops at exponential speed, transforming how we go about our everyday tasks and extending our lives, it also offers much to worry about. In particular, many top minds think that automation will cost humans their employment, with up to 47% of all jobs gone in the next 25 years. And chances are, this number could be even higher and the massive job loss will come earlier.

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