When Apple unveiled the iPhone in 2007, it was easy to dismiss notions that smartphones like it might eventually displace the almighty PC. At the time, PC sales were still booming, and the device was the center of computing.
Technology is bringing about seismic changes to just about every aspect of our modern lives. In 2018 we will see self-driving cars, artificially intelligent doctors and deliveries carried out by drones.
Jeremy Bernard recalls sitting in Los Angeles traffic, a passenger in the car of an increasingly upset driver. His friend was leaning on the horn, blasting out annoyance and impatience in short, angry bursts. “I hate to be preachy, but take a breath,” Bernard told his friend.
You may have heard the term ‘blockchain’ and dismissed it as a fad, a buzzword, or even technical jargon. But I believe blockchain is a technological advance that will have wide-reaching implications that will not just transform the financial services but many other businesses and industries.
First came steam and water power; then electricity and assembly lines; then computerization… So what comes next? Some call it the fourth industrial revolution, or industry 4.
There’s a subtle move in these arguments from saying, reasonably enough, that I might want to reconsider what I care about in the light of evidence, to saying that I’m only allowed, at pain of admitting “stupidity,” to care about doing the most good.
The Coca Cola Company is the world’s largest beverage company selling more than 500 brands of soft drink to customers in over 200 countries. Every single day the world consumes more that 1.
George Bernard Shaw knew that the rich are no better than the poor. But though the argument seemed settled then, it now rages more fiercely than ever
As the year 1976 opened, the Middle East hardly seemed poised for a great transformation. The shah of Iran remained firmly seated on his peacock throne. Off in Iraqi exile, an elderly Iranian cleric named Ayatollah Khomeini nursed his grievances in obscurity.
Even though Walmart was founded in 1962, it’s on the cutting edge when it comes to transforming retail operations and customer experience by using machine learning, the Internet of Things (IoT) and Big Data.
Big Data and the ever-growing access we have to more information is the driving force behind artificial intelligence and the wave of technological change sweeping across all industries. But all the data in the world is useless – in fact it can become a liability – if you can’t understand it.
It has often been observed that a phenomenon like Bernard-Henri Lévy could not exist in America. Lévy can be briefly described as an intellectual, but no American intellectual is famous enough to be referred to only by his initials, like BHL.
I’ve often sung the praises of blockchain technology, which I truly believe has the potential to create great efficiencies across many industries.
President Bush and other Western politicians have taken great pains to make it clear that the war in which we are engaged is a war against terrorism—not a war against Arabs, or, more generally, against Muslims, who are urged to join us in this struggle against our common enemy.
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Bernard-Henri Levy is a French philosopher, filmmaker and activist. His most recent book is "The Genius of Judaism." The opinions in this article belong to the author.
A few weeks back, both Israel and American Jews were betrayed by Barack Obama. By allowing the United Nations Security Council to pass a resolution condemning Israeli settlement building, the outgoing president took the easy way out at their expense.
While there are still several hurdles to overcome before blockchain transforms finance and banking as we know it, the potential cost and labor savings it could create for the global financial market are so appealing that many major financial institutions are investing m
I’ve been posting annual predictions on VentureBeat every year for the past 10 years, and I’m embarassed to say that I missed the mark badly on a couple of my predictions for last year.
One Saturday in mid-September, the Rev. A. R.
COLUMBIA, Md. — The word “equality” carries special meaning in this planned community, nestled in the corridor between Baltimore and Washington.
Yifan Zhang, a 29-year-old entrepreneur who often hears this lament among her friends, has come up with a service that tries to help. When she bought a townhouse in Seattle with her husband last summer, she knew that the spare bedroom could generate extra income on Airbnb.
In retail, supply chain efficiency is essential. Inventory management, picking, packing and shipping are all time and resource-intensive processes which can have a dramatic impact on a business’s bottom line.
Smelly Socks 3.1 is, unrotunately, the one and only Smelly Socks webisode this year. Simply for two reasons: We have zero budget for this and Daniel hurt his knee. But this doesen´t mean Smelly Socks are done! We tried hard and made at least one this year. And we will try even harder to bring you m
This collection of reviews from a lifelong involvement in the intellectual life shows the late philosopher Bernard Williams (1929-2003) at his engaging best: lucid, cultivated and entirely serious in his determination to extract the essence from the matter he is discussing.
NEW YORK – On the day of Donald Trump’s inauguration, I met Philip Roth. This was a surreal experience, given that, in his 2004 novel, The Plot Against America, Roth precisely described the sinister and chilling nightmare in which the United States now finds itself.
Computers have helped us to calculate the vastness of space and the minute details of subatomic particles. When it comes to counting and calculating, or following logical yes/no algorithms – computers outperform humans thanks to the electrons moving through their circuitry at the speed of light.
Keep your head down and your nose to the grindstone. That’s what a lot of us were taught to believe about work. But is it really the best strategy? I’ve gathered up my top 10 lessons you should take to heart now, before it’s too late!
The term “big data” has been around for a while now, but I still come across people who make the same basic mistake when someone asks them to explain what exactly it is. The problem, as I have pointed out in the past, is due to the name.
Every business is inundated with data from every angle. There is pressure to use insights we glean from the data to improve business performance.
Deep learning is the area of artificial intelligence where the real magic is happening right now. Traditionally computers, while being very fast, have not been very smart – they have no ability to learn from their mistakes and have to be given precise instructions in order to carry out any task.
Some years ago, the Royal Irish Academy began a series of lavishly illustrated critical monographs on important figures in twentieth century Irish history. The first three published were on former taoisigh: Eamon de Valera, Seán Lemass and WT Cosgrave.
WASHINGTON — President Trump’s deregulation push got a boost after a federal judge denied an emergency request on behalf of an Obama-era holdover who disputed Mr.
THE GENIUS OF JUDAISMBy Bernard-Henri LévyTranslated by Steven B. Kennedy240 pp. Random House. $28. What is one to make of Bernard-Henri Lévy? He poses a bit of a problem, like the exasperatingly contradictory Maria in “The Sound of Music.
A few weeks ago, Bernard Arnault’s children laid on quite the surprise for their father. “My son Frédéric called to ask me whether I fancied a game of tennis,” recounts the 66 year-old French business magnate. “So I arrive at the court at 7.
Winning and losing are about your frame of mind more than anything else. You can be a successful go-getter working in a mail room just as easily as you can be a loser CEO. By cultivating a winner’s mindset, you’ll set yourself up for greatest success.
PARIS – The world has recently seen a rapid succession of efforts to delegitimize Israel. Earlier this month, the CEO of French telecommunications company Orange declared at a press conference in Cairo his desire to part ways with an American partner that is too closely tied to Israel.
Show me a Catholic not troubled by the circumstances of these days, and I will show you a Catholic asleep. Society’s woes rock his soul, but the historic perils facing Holy Church do so even more. Not only from outside her walls, but more frighteningly, from within.
Building great businesses, achieving massive goals and rising to the top of your profession doesn't just happen by accident. It happens through a ridiculous work ethic and consistently showing up every single day. 5.
When it comes to the possibilities and possible perils of artificial intelligence (AI), learning and reasoning by machines without the intervention of humans, there are lots of opinions out there. Only time will tell which one of these quotes will be the closest to our future reality.
There is a well-worn platitude that we have all heard many times before: it is perfectly legitimate to criticize the actions and policies of the state of Israel or the doctrines of Zionism without necessarily being motivated by anti-Semitism.
Although there’s debate about how long it will take for this statement to come true, since we’re in the midst of the blockchain transformation, most industry experts concur that’s where we’re headed. The impact of blockchain technology will be enormous.
THE European Court of Justice ruled yesterday that the European Union can lawfully suppress political criticism of its institutions and of leading figures, sweeping aside English Common Law and 50 years of European precedents on civil liberties.
Historically, when new technologies become easier to use, they transform industries. That’s what’s happening with artificial intelligence and big data; as the barriers to implementation disappear (cost, computing power, etc.
It’s humans versus the machines. No, I’m not talking about a new Terminator movie, but rather, two models that seek to help address the shortage of data scientists in our industry.
Whenever a band as iconic and deeply influential as New Order decides to release a new album, it’s cause for both celebration and concern.
This year marking the 10th anniversary of the premiere of the television show Lost, and disappearing airplanes being quite (tragically) at the forefront of the international consciousness, and a Lost cast reunion this week burdening us all with the knowledge that Walt "MY BOY" Dawson is now a fully
The phrase “Big Data” has been around for a while and we are at the stage where it has more impact every day, and it’s a trend that is showing no sign of slowing down.
The goal of design thinking, a concept developed by Roth and other Stanford engineers, is to get at the heart of a problem and then fix it, stripping away unnecessary layers of deliberation and hesitation.
Digital transformation is a phrase which gets used often these days. Personally, I prefer “data-driven transformation.” Digital transformation has been going on since the merging of IT and business in the 1970s, or possibly before.
All images: John P. Johnson/HBO Let’s just immediately move the discussion of last night’s hugely important Westworld below the spoiler bar, shall we? Well. One major Westworld theory just got confirmed.
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This post discusses major plot points from the seventh episode of Westworld. Well, the theories were right. As some had predicted, Bernard Lowe, the calm engineer of Westworld, is indeed a robot.
First, through the good offices of Mosaic, let me wish Bernard Lewis, my former thesis supervisor, a happy one-hundredth birthday! Next, let me commend Martin Kramer’s “The Return of Bernard Lewis” to readers present and future.
When you read or hear news stories about the imminent takeover of robots and algorithms that will eliminate jobs for human workers, many times the first examples given are blue-collar jobs like factory workers and taxi drivers.
Acclaimed Northern Irish writer Bernard MacLaverty has taken 16 years to finish his latest novel.
Merryn Somerset Webb interviews economist Bernard Connolly about the democratic deficit in the EU, and the certainty of a new financial crisis. By signing up to any of our free e-letters you consent to receive occasional promotions from us or other companies.
In the 5 in 5 report IBM’s top scientists report on what the world, supported by smart sensing and computing, will look like in five years. Last week, Fast Company previewed the report with the physicist who heads up the research team: Dr.
“There’s a god of this world,” Bernard Hopkins was saying. “Some say the mass media is the god of this world. It’s like a song, like that ‘Happy.’ They shoved it down my throat. At first I hated it. Why I got to be happy? My dog died! But it ended up being one of my favorite songs.