Did you like this song? Wish you could ask the singer, Amper, for an autograph? I am sorry to disappoint you, but you can’t. Because Amper is a not a person. Continue reading
How does experience influence the fact of being a good leader? And what role can education play in forming a good leader?
These seem pretty obvious questions, because of course both experience and education go hand in hand to create a good leader. The true question is, however: is it all about it? Is it enough to pair good education to a significant experience to automatically have a good leader? The answer is not as straight as it ought to be. Continue reading
Humans are still evolving, So, where will evolution take us in 1,000 years? Chances are we’ll be taller. Humans have already seen a boom in height over the last 130 years. We may also merge with machines that can enhance our hearing, eyesight, health, and much more.
Will we be cyborgs, monsters or Martians?
One of the principles of Jugaad innovation is to include the margin. This means enabling people living in remote areas with the same (or almost the same) tools as in the more advanced countries.
A smart way to apply this principle is telemedicine. Specific medical instruments are already been designed to connect the patient in a village or far-flung area to the physician in town, who can remotely check the patient and diagnose diseases in real time, reducing costs and still giving proper assistance.
An article published on the Harvard Business Review brilliantly explains how telemedicine is used to remotely assist astronauts who spend months in the space and might experience the need for medical care. Continue reading
The World Economic Forum launched yesterday the Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2017 in the port city of Dalian, in China. This year’s edition will focus on the challenges related to the development of an “Inclusive Growth in the course of the fourth industrial revolution” and on all those policies, strategies and tools designed to successfully implement it.
The 2017 AMNC gathers government experts, representatives from academia and civil society with the aim of exchanging views and ideas about crosscutting political, social and economic challenges, whose global impact must be timely tackled. Continue reading
I’m not worried about artificial intelligence giving computers the ability to think like humans. I’m more concerned about people thinking like computers without values or compassion, without concern for consequences. That is what we need you to help us guard against. Because if science is a search in the darkness, then the humanities are a candle that shows us where we’ve been and the danger that lies ahead.
This is how Apple CEO Tim Cook addressed MIT graduates a couple of weeks ago, in his commencement speech. The full transcript of the speech is available here. A profound and heartfelt reflexion upon the impact of technology in our lives.
What is the border between being social online and being alienated from the real world? What is the one between being well informed and misinformed due to fake news? What is the ultimate purpose of all this? Continue reading