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.
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).
Some Puzzling Questions about Innovation in the Digital Economy
FEBRUARY 26, 2014
But now, digital technologies are making up for our cognitive limitations, augmenting our ability to solve tough problem and make complex decisions.
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?
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.”.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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. .
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 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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Is There a STEM Crisis or a STEM Surplus?
AUGUST 9, 2016
Their answer, as is often the case with such complex questions, is that both sides are right. It all depends. workforce. level (e.g.,
Skills and Jobs in the Digital Economy
JANUARY 27, 2015
Technological revolutions are highly disruptive to economies and societies. million people.
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.
“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?
Lines are being drawn.over learning technology standards and specs?
JANUARY 26, 2011
Interesting article in today's Chronicle of Higher Education's Wired Campus about a growing shitstorm around learning technology standards. Per Jeff Young, author of article in question: "The issue centers around a single line of the 53-page grant guidelines for the. Business Higher Education LMS News Technology Trends
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.
The MIT Inclusive Innovation Competition
MARCH 14, 2016
Over time, these same disruptive technologies and innovations led to the transformation of the economy and the creation of new industries and new jobs.
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
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 Work with Our Increasingly Smart Machines
JUNE 6, 2016
Where will this leave lawyers, nurses, teachers, and editors?”. Part of the answer is that most jobs involve an amalgam of tasks or processes.
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.
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.
The Future of Financial Services
JUNE 23, 2015
Beyond technology, the evolution of FS will be influenced by a variety of economic, social and political factors. Rapid Change/Many Suppliers.
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.
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.
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.
The Rise of the T-Shaped Organization
DECEMBER 15, 2015
Brown offers a very good answer to these questions. Why are these soft attributes so valued in today’s business environment?
Leadership in a Changing World
FEBRUARY 2, 2016
They must carefully consider a few fundamental questions about each: Speed. Is the change evolutionary or revolutionary in nature?
Anticipating the Future of the IT Industry
MARCH 22, 2016
Computing has constantly changed shape and location - mainly as a result of new technology, but often also because of shifts in demand.”.
Realizing the Potential of the Digital Economy
SEPTEMBER 8, 2015
Technology advances keep expanding the benefits of the digital revolution across the planet. Let me summarize what I wrote.