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Tuesday, 6 August 2019
CSIRO Data 61
This report explores plausible futures using methods of strategic foresight pioneered at CSIRO’s Data61. We explore the coming decade of digital disruption through the lens of six interlinked megatrends using a Venn diagram to emphasise their interconnectedness.
A megatrend is a significant shift in environmental, economic and social conditions that will play out over the coming decades. The concept was introduced by US professor John Naisbitt in his best-selling book of the same title in the early 1980s. Today’s megatrends are widely used by large organisations, particularly in the technology sector, to describe trajectories of change taking us toward a new and different future.
Wednesday, 5 June 2019
Listen: ‘Robots’ are not coming for your jobs. I hope we can be very clear here—at this particular point in time, ‘robots’ are not sentient agents capable of seeking out and applying for your job and then landing the gig on its comparatively superior merits. ‘Robots’ are not currently algorithmically scanning LinkedIn and Monster.com with an intent to displace you with their artificial intelligence.
Nor are ‘robots’ gathered in the back of a warehouse somewhere conspiring to take human jobs en masse. A robot is not ‘coming for’, or ‘stealing’ or ‘killing’ or ‘threatening’ to take away your job. Management is.
Monday, 6 May 2019
The New York Times
This country is rigged in favor of making the very wealthy even wealthier. That’s what Democrats keep saying on the 2020 campaign trail. And it’s what some of the people who have reaped the rewards of this rigged system think too. Abigail Disney, granddaughter of Roy Disney, is one recent high-profile example. On Tuesday, she called out the “naked indecency” of the $65 million in compensation that goes to Disney’s chief executive, Bob Iger. That figure, she noted, is “1,424 times the median pay of a Disney worker.”
Friday, 26 April 2019
The Digital Innovation Festival (DIF), is a unique initiative to develop, demonstrate and promote technology innovation across every sector of the economy and society. DIF2019 runs over two weeks from 23 August to 6 September.
Tuesday, 16 April 2019
Ci2019 Social Media Team
For the 8th time in a row, I attended the award-winning Creative Innovation Conference at the Sofitel Melbourne. It never fails to stretch my mind, but this felt like a total upgrade to Human Intelligence 2.0!
Whilst there was an extraordinary array of speakers, the talk that stirred me the most, as it brings things closer to home, is the presentation made by Seckin Ungur, an associate partner in McKinsey Australia’s Public Sector practice. Read the full article
Monday, 8 April 2019
Artificial Intelligence (AI) has the potential to increase productivity, create new industries and provide more inclusive services. For Australia to realise these benefits however, it will be important for citizens to have trust in the AI applications developed by businesses, governments and academia. One way to achieve this is to align the design and application of AI with ethical and inclusive values.