Artificial Intelligence is developing faster than the ethical issues is raises, as most people seem unconcerned about the impact of data trails and decision-making by algorithms. The response in time is likely to be more regulation.
Author Archive | Michael Collins
5G technology has amazing potential to step-change our lives with lower costs and higher speeds, but security and political concerns could delay, distort and add costs to its deployment.
Favourable economics and greater security foster the sharing of remote IT resources, and it has revolutionised how companies meet their computing requirements. The cloud’s share will only get bigger.
Fintechs want to inject themselves between banks and their customers in the most profitable areas. Most will fail but others will chip away and the banks must respond, while the regulators keep a close watch.
If you’re still getting your head around blockchain, read this quick summary on the potential of distributed ledgers. The technology is not without problems but cannot be ignored.
Consumers are now having a bigger impact on China’s economic growth to the benefit of multinationals, but foreign companies can face boycotts when pursuing Chinese consumers.
The political ramifications of classifying robots as ‘electronic persons’ and the loss of jobs might nullify automation’s economic benefits for society.
The old paradigm that manufacturing will increasingly transfer to low-cost developing countries is being turned on its head by technology advances.
Pressure is mounting on the leading digital platforms to better police inappropriate content before the regulators disrupt the disruptors. There’s still time to put their own houses in order.
The growing world of cybercrime and its increasing sophistication is putting the worth of the internet at stake, requiring governments world-wide to give greater priority to cybersecurity.