Thought Pieces

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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Creative Innovation 2017 Asia Pacific – Theme Abstract

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Human Intelligence 2.0 – Thriving in the Age of Acceleration

“Things are getting better and better and worse and worse, faster and faster, simultaneously.” Tom Atlee

Never before has one species been able to conquer or impact so many elements on Earth so dramatically. We are accelerating into the future. The rate of change continues to astonish us, and the awesome power of human ingenuity enables us to make what was once consigned to the pages of science fiction novels reality.

But, the increased progress is creating a parallel sense of existential dread. Are we the masters of our future? Will we set the direction for the economy and the environment? Will we set out the nature of the ethical society we want to live in?  Or will events and mistakes overtake us?

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Australia launches machine-learning centre to decrypt the personal genome

Monday, 8 May 2017

Cosmos Magazine

When it made the cover of Time magazine 16 years ago, the human genome project promised a new era of precision medicine: each person’s health care would be customized to their genetic blueprint. Some critics have quipped that so far, the impact on medicine has been minor.

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