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top 10 Artificial Intelligence trends for 2020

May 21st, 2020 at 11:05 am » Comments Off

The rise of artificial intelligence in the workplace to enable and sustain the digital workforce is an apparent trend for 2020. Artificial intelligence, machine learning, neural networks or whatever other fancy terms industry is coming out with for what is defined as the sophisticated computer technology that is becoming widely utilized to understand and improve […]



The future of movie theaters might look a lot like an apple store

May 20th, 2020 at 10:15 am » Comments Off

From the people who brought you the iPhone: a whole new theatrical experience. It’s no big secret that the movie theater industry is facing an existential crisis, with serious challenges coming from streaming platforms developed by technology giants like Apple, Netflix, and Amazon, and now a pandemic that’s forced cinemas to shutter around the globe. […]



Get me out of here! Americans flee crowded cities amid COVID-19, consider permanent moves

May 17th, 2020 at 12:01 pm » Comments Off

  Ben Greenzweig is itching to move his wife and three kids South, a plan that may get accelerated due to the coronavirus pandemic. The CEO and co-founder of conference company Momentum Event Group, says he’s looking to move to either North Carolina or South Carolina from the New York City suburbs in Westchester County, […]



10 technology trends to watch in the COVID-19 pandemic

May 15th, 2020 at 12:31 am » Comments Off

The coronavirus demonstrates the importance of and the challenges associated with tech like digital payments, telehealth and robotics. The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated 10 key technology trends, including digital payments, telehealth and robotics. These technologies can help reduce the spread of the coronavirus while helping businesses stay open. Technology can help make society more resilient […]



Top 10 technology trends for 2020

May 12th, 2020 at 1:07 pm » Comments Off

  Strategies and things that will change the way we think and work Television shows of the 1960’s like The Jetsons predicted that the 21st century would be filled with flying cars, and airborne robots would be a part of our everyday lives. October 21st, 2015 marked the point in time in which Marty McFly […]



9 predictions for 2020–2029

May 11th, 2020 at 1:08 pm » Comments Off

The world as we know it is about to change fast. I like to think about the future a lot, so this year I decided to make some predictions. My predictions for this decade Federated Learning will unlock value from previously inaccessible sensitive data. Deepfakes will impact democracy and bring about a need for publisher […]



Why Coronavirus will Accelerate the Fourth Industrial Revolution

May 11th, 2020 at 12:59 pm » Comments Off

The pandemic’s silver lining is the chance to experiment with technologies and co-operative approaches across borders that could lead to safer, more sustainable and more inclusive global futures. The theory of punctuated equilibrium, proposed in 1972 by biologists Stephen Jay Gould and Niles Eldredge, holds that populations of living organisms tend to experience a significant […]



Universities are expecting 230,000 fewer students – that’s serious financial pain

May 9th, 2020 at 2:25 pm » Comments Off

Without government support, universities will struggle to provide the education people will need to rebuild their lives after Covid-19 Our universities are a vital and unique part of our society with an importance that far outweighs their considerable economic value. Yet research into the impact of Covid-19, conducted by London Economics for the University and […]



10 ways COVID-19 could change office design

May 8th, 2020 at 11:48 am » Comments Off

COVID-19 has upended working life, changing how and where people do their jobs.  Millions of people in China have returned to work, and other countries are considering easing lockdowns in phases. Organizations should plan how to adapt offices to comply with social distancing rules. Real estate company Cushman & Wakefield has designed an office where […]



All the things COVID-19 will change forever, according to 30 top experts

May 6th, 2020 at 11:16 am » Comments Off

Tech exec, VCs, and analysts—from WhatsApp’s Will Cathcart to AOL cofounder Steve Case—on the pandemic’s lasting impact on how we live, work, and think. We’re four weeks into the massive time-out forced on us by coronavirus. Many of us have spent much of that time trying to get used to the radical lifestyle change the […]



How futurists think we will be working after the coronavirus pandemic is over

May 5th, 2020 at 11:21 am » Comments Off

Gerd Leonhard says the pandemic has led to the widespread adoption of remote work practices. The speed with which the world of work has changed since the introduction of coronavirus restrictions has been breathtaking, even for futurists whose job it is to anticipate developments ahead of the pack. Key points: Even futurists are having to […]



Bursting the bubble : Why sports aren’t coming back soon

April 28th, 2020 at 11:05 am » Comments Off

The NBA, NFL and MLB are dreaming up ways to play amid a pandemic, with talk of isolating players in Arizona or Las Vegas or maybe on the moon. It all sounds great, until you talk to people who actually know science. The proposals multiply almost as fast as the coronavirus: The NHL can play […]



Five Scenarios for a techno apocalypse