These resources include reports on trends and future prospects for information technology. Topic areas include computing hardware, software, IT services, communications, semiconductors and cross market strategies.
Twenty years ago, we obsessed about Y2K and wondered if that dreaded digital anomaly would brick our devices and hurl us a figurative 100 years back in time. While the tech industry accelerated in the 1990s and then temporarily stalled out in the dawn of the twenty-first century, even futurists failed to anticipate the opportunities and disruption brought about by exponentially expanding digitization. “What—you’re not using your electric toothbrush’s remote toothpaste dispensing app on your iPhone 27 XLS?"
This report is the first in a new series from WIPO tracking the development of technologies through the analysis of data on innovation activities. It reveals trends in patenting of artificial intelligence (AI) innovations, the top players in AI from industry and academia, and the geographical distribution of AI-related patent protection and scientific publications. Its findings are accompanied throughout by commentary and industry perspectives from more than 20 of the world’s leading experts in AI, making it of particular interest to business leaders, researchers and policymakers.
Artificial intelligence is transforming all sectors of the economy, but there’s no reason to fear that robots will replace all human employees. In fact, companies that automate their operations mainly to cut their workforces will see only short-term productivity gains, say the authors. Their research, involving 1,500 firms in a range of industries, shows that the biggest performance improvements come when humans and smart machines work together, enhancing each other’s strengths.
Artificial intelligence (AI) can transform the cost of prediction based on the views of Rotman School of Management professor Ajay Agrawal. In his book "Prediction Machines: The Simple Economics of Artificial Intelligence," Agrawal discusses the implications of AI for business. The increasing importance of data, judgment, and action to businesses is also discussed.
The article reports on the migration of Google's virtual desktops to a cloud environment. It mentions the planning phases that preceded the migration, the implementation of the technical details including test rollouts, and the actual process of migrating users and the lessons learned from the process.
The article highlights some of the Internet of things (IoT) and industrial Internet of things (IIoT) trends that will surge in 2018. It is said that many organizations are already incorporating IoT technologies into products, processes and workflows. Neil Barton, chief technical officer of data infrastructure automation specialist WhereScape, says that IoT capabilities will continue to expand rapidly due to technological advancements with sensors.
This paper reviews the recent literature on the use and abuse of personal data to identify relevant trends and issues.Findings It is likely, whether through blockchain technology or some other means, that individual consumers will be able to monetize their data.
The article reports on the involvement of J.P. Morgan Chase in developing a blockchain technology. It mentions the comments of chief executive officer Jamie Dimon on blockchains, the work of developers Amber Baldet and Patrick Mylund Nielsen on the code for Zcash and its distributed accounting ledger Quorum, and Chase's future plans for blockchains.
The Age of Google, built on big data and machine intelligence, has been an awesome era. But it's coming to an end. In Life after Google, George Gilder--the peerless visionary of technology and culture--explains why Silicon Valley is suffering a nervous breakdown and what to expect as the post-Google age dawns.
Robots, artificial intelligence, and driverless cars are no longer things of the distant future. They are with us today and will become increasingly common in coming years, along with virtual reality and digital personal assistants. As these tools advance deeper into everyday use, they raise the question--how will they transform society, the economy, and politics?
When systems running on Artificial Intelligence can drive our cars, diagnose medical patients, and manage our finances more effectively than humans it raises profound questions on the future of work and how companies compete.
Through a series of case studies and examples, this book demonstrates the benefits of a new analytics mindset that includes superior access to information, quicker insights, and the ability to spot trends far ahead of your competitors.
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The collection features thousands of full-text journals, dissertations, working papers, key business and economics periodicals. Country-and industry-focused reports, and major news sources like the Wall Street Journal. Its international coverage gives researchers a complete picture of companies and business trends around the world.. 1971-present