Thought Pieces

What The Future of Work Will Mean for Jobs, Skills, and Wages

Friday, 1 December 2017

In an era marked by rapid advances in automation and artificial intelligence, new research assesses the jobs lost and jobs gained under different scenarios through 2030.

The technology-driven world in which we live is a world filled with promise but also challenges. Cars that drive themselves, machines that read X-rays, and algorithms that respond to customer-service inquiries are all manifestations of powerful new forms of automation. Yet even as these technologies increase productivity and improve our lives, their use will substitute for some work activities humans currently perform—a development that has sparked much public concern.

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How Virtual Humans Could Transform The Brand Experience

Thursday, 30 November 2017

The rise of artificial intelligence is bringing with it the advent of a new age of robotic humans. We look at their impact on service and engagement.

For years, marketers have talked about brands as having personalities. Now they have the tools to bring those brands to life – virtually at least.

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AI Now Institute 2017 Report

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Artificial intelligence (AI) technologies are in a phase of rapid development, and are being adopted widely. While the concept of artificial intelligence has existed for over sixty years, real-world applications have only accelerated in the last decade due to three concurrent developments: better algorithms, increases in networked computing power and the tech industry’s ability to capture and store massive amounts of data.

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The Age Wave Is Transforming Longevity—and It’s Just the Beginning

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Do you want to live to be 100?

If your immediate answer was yes, here’s a follow-up question: if you could live to 100, what conditions would you want to accompany your longevity?

You would probably want your healthspan to match your lifespan—that is, you’d want your body to be fit, your mind to be sound, and your friends and loved ones to remain close to you.

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How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci to Unlock Your Creative Potential

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

“You are gifted with virtually unlimited potential for learning and creativity,” said author Michael Gelb.

In a keynote presentation at Singularity University’s Exponential Medicine Summit in San Diego this week, Gelb shared his insights for maximizing that potential—based on lessons from one of the greatest thinkers of history, Leonardo da Vinci.
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Artificial Intelligence, Human Intelligence and the Coming Conflict

Thursday, 16 November 2017

Artificial intelligence and computing are currently as competent (in some areas) as their human counterparts. At what point will they surpass us and what are the consequences?

A Changing Landscape
The advance and implementation of artificial intelligence is a mixed bag. Some applications may never be developed past a robotic machine that operates merely as a repetitive, assembly-line program tasked with making only basic adjustments to accommodate their environment. Other AI uses, however, are on the cusp of exponential growth and may present humanity with a very real rival.

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