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Global Startup Ecosystem Report 2018

Startup Genome published the Global Startup Ecosystem Report for 2018 recently and I wanted to quickly summarise some of the key findings. 

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3 Factors you Must Keep in Mind to Create a Successful Digital Workplace

Creating a successful digital workplace should involve a focus on employee-centred user experience, seamless information sharing, and citizen development support.

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Artificial Intelligence Isn’t the Problem … Greed Is

Make this simple. The issue about the future of work is not about robots (or artificial intelligences) replacing human beings. It is about income security. Most people, when pressed, would be perfectly happy to not have to wake up every day, spend an hour on the road each way fighting traffic, deal with office politics or rude people or insane deadlines.

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Is Artificial Intelligence Antithetical to Democracy?

I’m writing this in response to a question posed to me, one I think is well worth pondering: Is AI antithetical to Democracy?

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Why You Don’t Need Data Scientists

Data Scientists emerged about four years ago as THE must-have employee. Everyone in tech scrambled to brush off the old statistics books from courses they’d taken in college, spent some serious time relearning Python Pandas and R, learned the latest in Machine Learning theory, and bought new lab coats for good measure. I know I did.

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Step by Step Guide to Determine the Cost of a Mobile App

Estimating the project costs for a mobile app is not that straightforward. Especially, when you’re the CEO and not the developer. A Mobile App is built on a number of key factors that influence its development time period and consequently, costs. These factors are determined by the following questions:

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The Software Trades and H1B

Sometimes classifications hit home in an uncomfortable way. Most software developers, if asked about what kind of role they play, will generally identify as being "professionals" in the same way that a doctor or lawyer is a professional. Indeed, this is also the classification the Bureau of Labor Statistics uses for the profession. On the surface, this should be obvious - most programmers have at least a Bachelor's degree, many have credentials, they are involved with creative work, and they work in an office. Indeed, many tend to aspire to being a "scientist" and their perspective is, not surprisingly, academic.