Technology has been the driving force behind some of the biggest corporate and societal transformations over the past several decades—providing innovative and new approaches to many long-standing challenges. And, as COVID-19 rages on and a ‘new normal’ sets in, technology will once again become a clutch player as businesses rethink and revamp everything from operating models to workplace culture. But, in order to unlock the true potential of what technology can do, it requires both human ingenuity and new skills. For a truly re-imagined business, it’s mission critical that employees can utilize tools and technologies, such as cloud and artificial intelligence (AI), in order to become the true agents of change. The business world has recognized the importance of upskilling and the… Source linkRead More »
Monthly Archives: June 2020
Anthony Biddle – Obituary
Anthony J. Drexel Biddle IV (“”Tony””), 34, of Philadelphia, graduate of Episcopal Academy and Cornell University, influential business leader in the Philadelphia hospitality industry, published writer and frequent expert source for industry journals, and Eagle Scout, passed away December 30, 2019 of complications resulting from a bicycling accident. Surviving are: Karen (nee Erskine) and Anthony J. Drexel Biddle III, of Philadelphia, and Rock Hall, Maryland, sister Cordelia Erskine Drexel Biddle, and brother Nicholas Erskine Drexel Biddle, both of Philadelphia – all of whom he loved dearly. Tony is descended from Nicholas Biddle, president of the Second Bank of the United States, and Anthony J. Drexel, founder of Drexel University, and Drexel & Co., financier of the… Source linkRead More »
Algorithms associating appearance and criminality have a dark past
Using facial recognition software to analyse criminality is commonplace in many countries, but its origin very dark indeed. ‘Phrenology’ has an old-fashioned ring to it. It sounds like it belongs in a history book, filed somewhere between bloodletting and velocipedes. We’d like to think that judging people’s worth based on the size and shape of their skull is a practice that’s well behind us. However, phrenology is once again rearing its lumpy head. In recent years,… Source linkRead More »
Will America Win The Race For Nuclear Fusion?
An MIT spin-out company is planning to cross the commercial nuclear fusion finish line before anyone else, and big money is backing this game-changing tech that will dictate our energy future by promising unlimited zero-carbon energy–the holy grail. By 2025, Commonwealth Fusion Systems (CFS)–an MIT spin-out–plans to see is SPARC project become the first fusion reactor to show “net energy gain” by 2025. By 2030, it intends to make nuclear fusion a commercial reality, disrupting all those nuclear fusion experiments elsewhere in the world that have been working towards this a lot longer, and disrupting energy–forever. Microsoft billionaire Bill Gates believes it. He was the first big backer of CFS. And now, Norway’s oil giant–Equinor–is throwing money behind it. Last… Source linkRead More »