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The dawn of a new Big Tech regulatory era?

January 6th, 2019 at 1:01 am » Comments Off

At the ShellyPalmer Innovation Series Breakfast at CES 2018, I had a Socratic discussion about the influence of the big technology platforms and other emerging technologies on our lives and the need for responsible innovation with David Sapin, US Risk & Regulatory Leader, PwC. We also talked about the growing “techlash” buzz for more industry […]

The welfare state is committing suicide by Artificial Intelligence

January 3rd, 2019 at 12:42 pm » Comments Off

  Denmark is using algorithms to deliver benefits to citizens—and undermining its own democracy in the process. Everyone likes to talk about the ways that liberalism might be killed off, whether by populism at home or adversaries abroad. Fewer talk about the growing indications in places like Denmark that liberal democracy might accidentally commit suicide. […]

India bans ecommerce companies from selling their own products

January 2nd, 2019 at 11:36 am » Comments Off

“An entity having equity participation by e-commerce marketplace entity or its group companies, or having control on its inventory by e-commerce marketplace entity or its group companies, will not be permitted to sell its products on the platform run by such marketplace entity,” the commerce ministry said in a statement. Ecommerce companies can make bulk […]

Elon Musk receives FCC approval to launch over 7,500 satellites into space

December 5th, 2018 at 12:45 pm » Comments Off

The FCC this week unanimously approved SpaceX’s ambitious plan to launch 7,518 satellites into low-Earth orbit. These satellites, along with 4,425 previously approved satellites, will serve as the backbone for the company’s proposed Starlink broadband network. As it does with most of its projects, SpaceX is thinking big with its global broadband network. The company […]

Chinese facial recognition system confuses bus ad with a jaywalker

November 25th, 2018 at 12:34 pm » Comments Off

It illustrates one of the many issues with China’s surveillance culture. There are many criticisms you can level at China’s growing reliance on facial recognition, including its absolute faith in technology: what happens if there’s a false positive? Unfortunately, we just saw an example of that in action. Police in the city of Ningbo have […]

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