Microsoft released a new book, The Future Computed: Artificial Intelligence and its role in society, which provides company’s perspective on where AI technology is going and the new societal issues it has raised. The book tries to answer tough questions such as: How do we ensure that AI is designed and used responsibly? How do we establish ethical principles to protect people? How should we govern its use? And how will AI impact employment and jobs?
In 2014, the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Communications networks, content and technology (DG CONNECT) launched a reflection around new trends in evidence-informed policy-making, as one important element of Public Sector Modernisation. This report has been prepared in the context of: “Data for Policy: A study of big data and other innovative data – driven approaches for evidence – informed policymaking” The Data4Policy study was completed in 2016.
Strategic technology trends have significant disruptive potential over the next five years. Gartner’s top trends for 2018 underpin the digital platform and set the stage for business innovation. Artificial intelligence, immersive experiences, digital twins, event-thinking and continuous adaptive security create a foundation for the next generation of digital business models and ecosystems.
Imagine a world where it is possible to implant a magnet that detects electrical current or utilize an exoskeleton to enhance strength. Now consider the potential abuses of requiring employees to have chip implants before they can work. Human augmentation has the potential to use technology to
The digital revolution today is an age of human empowerment: rapid advances have created a people centric technology environment where the power lies with people to shape technology as they see fit. The 2017 Accenture Technology Vision report showcases the top five disruptive IT trends and innovations shaping the business landscape in 2017 and beyond. Accenture has identified five trends that underscore the importance of focusing on ‘Technology for People’ to achieve digital success. Tomorrow’s leaders are taking these trends on board and executing strategies to secure their clear digital advantage.
Cities have always been hubs of technological experimentation, shaped by the people who inhabit them and the tools they use. We can still see the marks, both charming and garish, from technologies of years past — from old aqueducts to telephone booths to the damage done by cars.
This report, published by U.S. Government Accountability Office, presents the results of a forum on recent developments in the area of data, analysis, and innovation—and key implications for related economic opportunities, challenges to realizing such opportunities, new pathways to societal benefits, and privacy concerns.