The Top Ten Emerging Technologies of 2016
AUGUST 16, 2016
The technologies on the list are not new. Artificial Intelligence. The Internet of Things. Autonomous Vehicles. The Blockchain.
Technological Unemployment and the Future of Work
NOVEMBER 3, 2015
This question has been widely discussed for years, but, - at the end of the day, - we don’t really have good answers. Not according to Autor.
Can AI Help Translate Technological Advances into Strategic Advantage?
MAY 17, 2016
Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic,” is one of the most memorable quotes of science fiction writer Arthur C.
Blockchain - Once Again, the Technological Genie Has Been Unleashed from its Bottle
AUGUST 22, 2016
Blockchain Revolution , his 16th book, now explains “How The Blockchain Will Transform Everything From Banking To Government To Our Identities.”.
Payment Technologies: Past, Present and Future
MARCH 13, 2013
The workshop was sponsored by UC Irvine’s Institute for Money, Technology and Financial Inclusion (IMTFI).
Digital Technologies for 21st Century Democracy
NOVEMBER 17, 2011
The focus for this year’s conference was Digital Technologies for 21st Century Democracy. The panel was moderated by Beth Noveck , Professor of Law at the New York Law School , who until recently served in the White House as Deputy Chief Technology Officer and leader of the White House Open Government Initiative. Leaders shape polls.
Technology and the Future of Media
AUGUST 18, 2015
Digital technologies are not only giving rise to more distributed and inclusive models, but are also enabling alternative unilateral-like models.
Five Key Questions
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
MARCH 17, 2011
In its 2010 Speech from the Throne , the Government of Ontario, Canada announced its intention to create an Ontario Online Institute (OOI) to support online learning in the province as part of the Open Ontario Plan. I was asked to provide some initial recommendations for that initiative, in the form of responses to five questions. HRSDC.
The Long Term Impact of AI on Jobs - Some Lessons from History
JULY 26, 2016
Like no other technology, AI forces us to explore the very boundaries between machines and humans. What impact will AI have on jobs?
Should Employees Be Incented to Use Social Technologies?
MAY 9, 2011
Which brings me to the question, “ Should employees be incented to use social technologies ?”. Yes – We Should Incent Employees. And You?
Better Education Through Technology
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
JANUARY 10, 2011
The immediate reaction of the typical Canadian (ie., me) on seeing a sight like this is to suggest that everybody would be better off with a little more investment in technology. But they could instead higher fewer people, pay them more, and use technology to make up the difference. The same could be said of any other technology.
Questions from students at Vancouver Island University
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
SEPTEMBER 16, 2012
I received a flurry of questions on some articles on my website yesterday, questions from students at Vancouver Island University. So that's my first reaction to the question. Finally, my third response to this question is to question the emphasis. This is actually a multi-part question that has no answer.
Blockchain Can Reshape Financial Services… But it Will Take Significant Time and Investment
SEPTEMBER 19, 2016
Today, multiple technologies poised to drive the next wave of financial services innovation are converging in maturity.” DLT is one such technology.
The Internet, Blockchain, and the Evolution of Foundational Innovations
JANUARY 17, 2017
That’s because blockchain is not a disruptive technology, whose impact, once in the marketplace, is often quite rapid.
AI, Automation and the US Economy
JANUARY 10, 2017
Like no other technology, AI forces us to explore the very boundaries between machines and humans. That’s roughly where we are with AI today.
Becoming a 21st Century Digital Tinkerer
JULY 28, 2015
Recominant innovations are all about the creation of new products, markets and industries based on novel combinations of existing technologies. .
Becoming a Data-Driven Business: Challenges and Opportunities
DECEMBER 19, 2016
It’s very hard to anticipate the consequences of disruptive innovations. The dot-com era was famous for its many innovations, but also for its hype.
The Evolution of the Firm
NOVEMBER 21, 2016
Why is this happening? Do we need a different answer to the question Why do firms exist? High-tech companies emerged from nowhere.
The (Uneven) Digitization of the US Economy
JANUARY 19, 2016
Digital technologies are all around us, - increasingly ubiquitous and commoditized. But, are they a major source of competitive differentiation ?
The Coming Robotics Revolution
MARCH 8, 2016
Hi, Robot: Work and Life in the Age of Automation , reads the Hamlet-inspired cover of the July, 2105 issue of Foreign Affairs.
10 lessons for Giving Days, and one question: How can we make them more sustainable?
SEPTEMBER 30, 2014
10 lessons for Giving Days, and one question: How can we make them more sustainable? Click to see the full infographic. by Bahia Ramos.
The Rise of the Platform Economy
FEBRUARY 9, 2016
This embrace of platforms by established firms raises a number of organizational and governance issues. trillion.
The President’s Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity
MAY 23, 2016
The Commission is composed of twelve individuals from the world of business, technology and academia. Today, money is mostly intangible.
Corporate Survival: Lessons from Biology
JANUARY 26, 2016
Complex Systems Economic Issues Education and Talent Innovation Management and Leadership Smart Systems Society and Culture Technology and Strategy
Man, Machine, and Work
JUNE 30, 2015
The June, 2015 issue of the Harvard Business Review includes a spotlight on Man and Machine: Knowledge Work in the Age of the Algorithm.
Disruptive Innovation Revisited
JULY 9, 2014
The disruptive potential of exponential technologies is amplified when they interact and combine in innovative ways. Today, the largest U.S.
Skills and Jobs in the Digital Economy
JANUARY 27, 2015
Technological revolutions are highly disruptive to economies and societies. million people.
The Datafication of Business and Society
JUNE 9, 2015
Digital technologies are now permeating just about every nook and cranny of the economy, society and our personal lives.
“Flexible Security”: A Sensible Social Policy for our Digital Age
JULY 7, 2015
The authors have a very clear answer to this question. notes the article in its opening paragraph. What should we do?
The Future of Jobs in the Digital Economy
DECEMBER 19, 2012
Since the advent of the financial crisis around five years ago, we have been searching for answers to these very important questions.
AI, Robotics, and the Future of Jobs
SEPTEMBER 3, 2014
Computers will disappear and ordinary objects will become magic,” said John Markoff , senior technology writer for the NY Times. .
Learning to Apply Data Science to Business Problems
DECEMBER 29, 2015
Complex Systems Data Science and Big Data Economic Issues Education and Talent Innovation Management and Leadership Technology and Strategy
Why People and Companies Die While Cities Keep Growing
JANUARY 5, 2016
Prior to joining the SFI in 2003, he was the leader and founder of the high energy physics group at Los Alamos National Lab. Amazing.
The MIT Second Machine Age Conference
SEPTEMBER 24, 2014
Like steam power and electricity before it, the explosion of digitally enabled technologies is radically transforming the landscape of human endeavor.
Will technology harm or help young people’s brains? A highly nuanced debate
FEBRUARY 29, 2012
Pew Internet & American Life Project’s latest study on the future of the internet examines how young people will be affected by technology. Rather, they are learning more and they are more adept at finding answers to deep questions, in part because they can search effectively and access collective intelligence via the internet.
Securing the Foundations of our Digital Economy
JANUARY 2, 2017
Technological complexity creates vulnerabilities. At the same time, Internet threats have been growing. The attacker has the advantage.
Blockchains: the Promise of More Frictionless, Trusted Economies
OCTOBER 11, 2016
Technology innovations helped overcome inefficiencies. Why do firms exist? However, markets are not perfectly fluid.
The Big Data Era Is Here
FEBRUARY 2, 2015
We can now leverage science and technology to help us better understand people-centric, sociotechnical systems. Representativeness.
What Will Digital Life Be Like in 2025?
JULY 30, 2014
Transformative technologies have downsides as well as benefits. Let’s discuss a few of the theses.
How to avoid being “nextflixed”: 5 questions for Saul Kaplan
JUNE 25, 2012
Every new technology is seen as a way to make the existing business model stronger rather than enabling entirely new ones.