At the turn of the century, China would not have been considered a leader in either the Artificial Intelligence (AI) or the robotics industries. But one technological revolution later, and times have changed; China is reaching the top.
Our eyes are the next battleground for technology dominance. It’s not because of what’s happening now. It’s because of what happened in the past, and what’s coming next. Roughly 40 years back, the first PC was launched. Since then, several battles for technology dominance ensued.
During my discussions with friends and a variety of people about equality, I always find it fascinating to listen and understand the different perspectives that people have with regards to the topic. Some people don’t believe in the importance of gender equality and believe that we should prescribe to our (traditional/societally imposed norms). Whereas, others believe what that equality is a growing problem of our time and needs to be addressed more within our society. All in all, along the spectrum you get so many different people who all view equality in different ways.
Despite lightening up our world, the energy industry is facing big challenges. Our world is made up of gadgets and appliances that constantly need to be powered up with some form of energy, be it electricity, petrol, cooking oil, or anything else. So, the production of energy never stops, and the requirement of more energy is unlikely to go down as well.
Bitcoin has recently hit a new all time high, shattering the $5,000 barrier climbing up to over $5800 before settling back in the $5500s. Only two months ago, bitcoin went through a fairly big hard fork, in which a second currency was created: Bitcoin Cash. If you held bitcoin before August 1st, then you technically also hold an equal number of bitcoin cash coins. Bitcoin Cash is an alternative currency, though, and does not share the same value nor market capitalization that bitcoin does.
As concerns about Big Data proliferate, laws are being proposed to address them in all major economies. While the EU is counting down towards the implementation of the GDPR, the U.S. is not yet on board with its own comprehensive law. India also does not yet have a concrete law in place on privacy.
The use of internet browsing data to profile a possible customer facilitates instant appearance of Ads. It is a double-edged sword. The consumer does not have to go and search for what they need, rather everything they need is brought to their attention. On the other hand, it is also a constant bombardment of ads that may no longer be relevant, or just take up too much of your attention, when you are trying to do something else. This is the new reality in the age of digital transformation.