Thought Pieces

How the human brains stands up against freaky, super smart machines featuring Dr Alan Finkel

Thursday, 29 January 2015

By: Rebecca Merrett
CIO Magazine

While it might seem like the ever-increasing advancement of artificial intelligence will eventually reach a point where it exceeds human intelligence and control, there’s something to remember: The human brain is the most complex machine in the known universe. Click here to read the article!

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Technology Repaints the Payment Landscape

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

By Nanette Byrnes
MIT Technology Review

As technology-driven payment ideas give cash a run for its money, the big winners could be established banks and credit card companies.

In developed economies, money has been digitizing for decades. Few Westerners touch a paycheck anymore. Through direct deposit, digital money is transferred electronically from our employer to our bank account every pay period. A similar process moves contributions into our 401(k) accounts or zaps money over to pay the rent, the utility bill, a student loan, or any other expense.

Read the full article here!


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OurCrowd CEO Jon Medved On Bloomberg TV’s “In The Loop”

Thursday, 22 January 2015

On his recent visit to the US, OurCrowd CEO Jonathan Medved was featured on Bloomberg Television’s “In The Loop” in three separate segments.

In the interview, Jon speaks with Rupert Stadler, CEO of Audi, and Bloomberg’s Trish Regan, about the outlook for autonomous cars, the revamped Q7 sport-utility vehicle and the U.S. luxury-car market.

Watch the interview here

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Put disruption to good use

Monday, 12 January 2015

By: Tania de Jong

ONCE-POWERFUL industries – retailing, print, television, music, the post, insurance, taxis, travel agents, even parts of governments – are in a state of upheaval and strategic uncertainty as they grapple with swarms of nimble, low-cost digital disruptors stealing chunks of their business or rendering them increasingly irrelevant. Many people are predicting this will be the year of disruption.

Read the full article here!

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Disruption by Design

Monday, 5 January 2015

By: Todd Olsen

Proposing that design innovation – not technological innovation – is what disrupts business and industries.

The idea of disruptive technology has been with us since Clayton Christensen released The Innovators Dilemma in 1997. Since then, we have seen not only major companies disrupted, but entire industries. We have observed incredible disruption in a very short time, but can we learn from this history how to reliably cause disruption?

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8 Reasons Why Your New Year’s Resolution Will Fail

Monday, 5 January 2015

By: Tansel Ali

A new year has begun. New goals, dreams and vision of a better self are on the cards. Yet most resolutions end up as illusions, as millions fail in the bid to achieve what they initially wanted to. A new beginning, a better ‘me’, ends up being the same old tune sung every year.

Here are 8 reasons why your new year’s resolution will most likely fail. Miserably.

Read the full article here!

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