Why automation could lead to mass unemployment and how a Universal Basic Income might be the only solution
As editor of a technology title, I receive hundreds of pitches each day on virtually every single conceivable topic. The hype surrounding certain technologies tends to come and go. However one area has been consistently topping the coverage charts for years: artificial intelligence.
AI: Friend or Foe? (Part II)
In the second part of his report, Chris Middleton looks at the strategic challenge of implementing AI systems.
AI: Friend or Foe? (Part I)
In the first of a two-part report, Chris Middleton looks at how organisations are innovating with artificial intelligence – and what the knock-on effects on our lives might be.
Autonomous traffic is coming – but not in the way you expected
Driverless cars are touted as one of the big systemic innovations of the 21st century. But could this supposed megatrend be blinding us to where the real change is going to come from?
Flow vs Agile: The Battle for a Consistent Innovation Method
Most organisations have gone some way now towards implementing agile development techniques. It’s likely as well that they will be using lean in other areas of innovation. The idea that innovation can and should be done as cheaply as possible has taken hold in business as we all seek to innovate more and faster for the sake of survival (and prosperity of course!). Along with it, though, should come the realisation that a lot of what passes for innovation is wasted effort. We are applying methods to a process without asking if the process itself is really necessary or efficient.
Designing for the autonomous generation
Design thinking has become deeply embedded in strategy over the past decade but new challenges are now emerging, not least how to design for a new autonomous generation of devices, interfaces and even vehicles. Anna Haupt is an expert in combining safety and fashion and is now working for NEVS, the autonomous car company. Hack and Craft caught up with her to talk about this new world where design has to make humans comfortable and safe in advanced environments like self-driving cars.
Growing Responsiveness: Designing the Rules of Digital Transformation
CIO or IT Director is a curious title these days, it’s becoming unsure of who it really is. Having held this title in major companies people assume that I am a technical geek of some sort. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Enterprise Efficiencies and The Future of Outsourcing
Corporate IT is in the midst of a transformation that will rip apart today’s long-term outsourcing relationships. Outsourcers have provided essential support for the core systems that make it possible to run a large organisation. But, those core systems are being replaced by SaaS applications, or broken up into cloud services. These new systems based on “Web services” are faster to assemble, more adaptable, and cheaper to maintain.
How Tesla changed the Future of Mobility
When Elon Musk presented the Tesla Model 3 electric car to the public on the 31st of March 2016, the future of mobility changed fundamentally. In the first week after registration opened, customers pre-ordered over 325.000 cars. This not only represents a sales volume of approximately 14 billion dollars for Tesla, but also equals the sum of all electric cars sold in Europe since 2010.
Smart cities – The next tech revolution?
The world as we know it is changing. Gone are the days of isolated point solutions and accommodating technological constraints. We are entering an age of human-technology interaction, where human experience is the driver. An exciting age of intelligent devices, geolocations and algorithms. The dawn of the Smart City.