Innovation

Digital Banking: A Trend You Can Bank On

On June 8, International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde warned that the growing presence of tech players leveraging big data and artificial intelligence technology could significantly disrupt the world’s financial system.

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Innovation

AI Is Reinventing Our World

If the tech behind ThisPersonDoesNotExist.com is any indication, AI is going to disrupt the visual sciences. A few days ago, The New York Times wondered if ethical A.I. is even possible. That’s not a rhetorical question given the ability of AI to generate fake visuals as persuasive as ThisPersonDoesNotExist.com suggests.

Just this past summer, we learned that DeepMind’s AI agents were capable of exceeding “human-level” visual gameplay.

That was followed in the fall by the launch of an automated labeling service for Amazon’s SageMaker machine learning tool that promises to greatly speed up the labeling of large data sets to accelerate machine learning.

This week, the folks behind the Halide photo app launched Spectre, an app that uses AI to create stunningly long exposures. Google meanwhile is adding a spelling checker to G Suite that was developed using machine learning.

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Trends

Connected Home

You know that the smart home innovation has arrived when a CES 2017 exhibit hall in Las Vegas is teeming with Alexa-driven or other platform-connected air purifiers, mattresses, refrigerators, toasters,

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Innovation

Blockchain: A Fintech Revolution

While all attention has been focused on the ups and downs of Bitcoin, it’s Bitcoin’s Blockchain innovation that has generated more excitement in financial and technology communities. “Fintech”, as financial

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Smart Cities
Trends

Smart Cities

From the earliest days of the Mesopotamians, humans have been searching for ways to improve shared spaces, usually creating a central square around which other structures were built. But no

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Innovation

Amazon Echo Look

One of the biggest challenges innovation consultants and speakers face is the “tyranny of the installed base” — as legendary founder of Ziff-Davis, Bill Ziff, liked to put it. Retailers

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