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Facebook headquarters in 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, United States. Photo credit: Jimmy Baikovicius.
Social media is no longer a foreign concept, at least to more than 3.5 billion people on the internet. Notably, the number of people using any form of social media has been on the rise in the early 2000s. The social media landscape has evolved so much that companies that were prominent earlier are nowhere today in terms of...
Automated Guided Vehicle. Image by: Wolfgang Klein.
A report by the Office of National Statistics of the United Kingdom predicted that close 1.5 million Brits could lose jobs to automation. According to the report, improved functionality of automated guided vehicles (AGVs) could enable them to work as waiters, bar staff, and even shelf fillers. Although such news might paint a bleak picture of what the future...
Solar panel in the Amareleja Photovoltaic Solar Plant, Portugal. Photo by: Vitor Oliveira.
The year 2019 has experienced vicious wildfires in California, Australia, and many parts of the world. In California, experts warn that there is a threat of more fires going forward due to warming climate. On the other hand, the wildfires in Queensland and New South Wales in Australia have been blamed on an abnormally long drought season.
Jean-Francois Gagné, CEO at Element AI, an artificial intelligence software company. Photo by: Via News.
We met with Jean-François Gagné, the CEO at Element AI, a global AI software provider that aims to solve real-world problems. Jean-François Gagné has made a name for itself in the field of artificial intelligence. Element AI is not Gagné’s first enterprise. He launched his first company at 20, selling it years later to create another.
Roche Building 1 / Herzog & de Meuron. Image by: Fred Romero
Biotechnology is a new concept from a scientific point of view. The first serious developments in the industry began to be noticeable in the 1970s. A few years later, it seems biotechnology holds the answers to all problems facing this planet and its inhabitants. Fast forward, the industry is massive. Growth of the industry...
VR glasses by Facebook-owned Oculus VR is one of the leading companies in the VR industry.
Virtual Reality (VR) first emerged as an aspect of entertainment that is focused on taking people away from the familiar environment. Incidentally, VR has grown to find applications in diverse industries. This informs the current surge in interest in VR and its potential by companies all across the globe. The current state of VR...
Manufacturing equipment. Image by: Mixabest.
In the past few years, Artificial Intelligence has been one of the technologies that are growing fast and disrupting almost every sector. Implementation of AI is very vital in defining future growth in various industries and manufacturing will be the most impacted on the industry. Countries and several businesses across the globe have been trying to develop...
Coworking at Hub Vilnius in Lithuania. Photo by: Mindaugas Danys.
The work environment is changing rapidly and it is vital to understand how the changes are defining the landscape. New trends are disrupting the work environment which requires organizations and employees to adopt the trends to be relevant. Technological advancement such as automation and AI, globalization as well as new approaches like working from home or cafes...
Work as a concept is more dynamic today than it has ever been. Just under a decade ago, anyone would feel comfortable in their office knowing that income was secured at least until retirement. But this is no longer the case, especially in the face of fast-evolving technology. While most of the debate around...
Millions of Women face the risk of losing their jobs amidst new trends in the job market. Automation, as well as the emergence of new technologies, is the latest trends posing significant challenges to women in the workforce. Risk To The Female Workforce McKinsey Global Institute in a new report...
People working in a coworking space.
Getting a job has always been the primary point for learning. We all want new skills which we can leverage to get the best paying job to live the best life. But what happens when a machine threatens the job you spend years in school preparing for? Well, that is the future of work.
Sophia, Hanson Robotics Ltd. being interviewed at AI for GOOD Global Summit, ITU, Geneva, Switzerland, 7 - 9 June, 2017. Photo by: ITU/R.Farrell.
Artificial intelligence (AI) has been in development for a long time and the technology is growing relevance and ability to turn whole industries upside down. The AI global market is growing rapidly where it is expected to hit $60 billion by 2025. Considering that the market was only $1.4 billion in 2016, the potential is enormous. This...

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