Healthcare Science

Counselor Shortage Threatens Genome-based Diagnostics

As genomic testing becomes more popular, it is outstripping the industry's ability to provide experts to interpret the results. The shortage of trained counselors highlights a paradox — rapid adoption can be just as big of a threat to the future of the field as too slow adoption.   More

Cities Partner Insights

Smart Cities Initiatives Gaining Momentum

With half of the world’s population expected to live in urban environments by 2030, now is the time for technology leaders to think about how to make cities smarter, more efficient, and more enjoyable. This piece, prepared by our partner, Celestica, looks at some of the progress so far toward making our cities smarter.   More

Artificial Intelligence Community Insights

Stay Curious to Win In the Age of AI

As AI remakes every industry, workers with the human traits of creativity, emotion, judgment, and the ability to make strong relationships will be in more demand than ever.   More

Community Insights Innovation

China Will Probably Out-Innovate the World

While China is poised to become an innovation challenger, will it out-innovate its global competitors? The answer is a qualified yes. On its current path, China could develop transformative innovations on a global scale; it is already getting good at developing short-term, consumer-focused innovations.   More

Artificial Intelligence Techonomy Events

How AI Took Center Stage at Techonomy

The Techonomy community has been grappling with the promise and potential perils of artificial intelligence as the technology has moved from science fiction to reality. Follow the conversation and check out our infographic that breaks down the numbers.   More

Techonomy Events

More NY Speakers Confirmed: BlackRock, Samsung, J&J, Jana Partners, Future\Perfect Ventures, and NY Chef Eric Ripert

A Techonomy conference is consciousness raising for a time when our brains are overwhelmed by changes wrought by tech. Our dialogues are for anyone who wants to better grasp the times we're in and how to navigate them. Here's what to expect on May 8-9.   More

Community Insights Innovation Media & Marketing

Facebook’s Failures Invite an Entirely New Industry

In the wake of the Facebook data breach, a new industry will emerge, one that truly puts our data to work serving us.   More

Opinion Society The Internet

Why Facebook Fails at Creating Real Community

Facebook has created a lot of good in the world, and its mission remains admirable. But with its size, it has lost insight into its community--and it's ability to fulfill that mission.   More

Security & Privacy Society The Internet

Why We’re Obsessed With Facebook

In 2016 Mark Zuckerberg famously stood on our stage and declared that the idea of fake news on Facebook influencing the election was "crazy." Techonomy from its founding has been closely attentive to Facebook and its impact. Here we chronicle the path that led to Zuckerberg's testimony to Congress this week. We've written numerous stories, hosted company executives on stage, and published important opinion from outsiders.   More

Bio & Life Sciences Community Insights

Happy 15th Birthday, Human Genome Project

This month marks the 15th anniversary of the completion of the Human Genome Project. While the main goal of the project has not been fully realized, we are closer than ever to reaching it. Meredith Salisbury walks us through the ongoing benefits.   More

Community Insights Healthcare Innovation

Wearables Are Nice, But Not Ready for Serious Healthcare

Wearable technologies have the potential to revolutionize health care—but to reap the benefits devices need to be more accurate, doctors need to be more receptive to using the data, and systems need to be deeply integrated.   More

Community Insights Healthcare Science

Is DNA Testing the New Life Hack?

Consumer DNA testing has great consumer appeal, but a nuanced understanding of how to put findings into context has been lost in some of the hype.   More

Bio & Life Sciences Q&A

Genomic Medicine’s Racial Inequality Problem: A Conversation with Malia Fullerton

The medical benefits of genomics go disproportionately to white people, while people of other ethnicities are more likely to receive inconclusive results because scientists don’t know enough about their genetic variation. We spoke with Malia Fullerton, a bioethicist and population genetics expert, about what can be done about it.   More

Global Tech Government Opinion Security & Privacy

How the FTC Could Have Prevented the Facebook Mess

The FTC issued a 2011 consent order against Facebook to protect the privacy of user data. But the Commission never enforced the order, even as Facebook disregarded its provisions. If the order had been enforced, there would be no Cambridge Analytica story.   More

Media & Marketing Security & Privacy Society

Facebook, GDPR, and the Perils of Online Advertising

The revelations about how Cambridge Analytica exploited Facebook raise a host of questions about both companies. Most pressing for users of Facebook: its lack of oversight and transparency betray a company that seems to care more about its business partners than its users. The problem is not unique to Facebook.   More

Partner Insights

IBM Has Led In U.S. Patents for 25 Years: Five Lessons It Learned

Earlier this year, the United States Patent and Trademark Office announced that IBM was awarded more U.S. patents than any other company for the 25th consecutive year. We asked Manny Schecter, IBM’s Chief Patent Counsel, to explain some things the company has learned about managing intellectual property. This article was prepared in partnership with IBM.   More

Arts & Culture Media & Marketing

Techonomy@SXSW: Advocating for Quality Journalism

In a time when the integrity of the press is more important than ever, major organizations are taking steps to combat fake news and improve news literacy. This discussion from SXSW explores how brands and marketers can build more informed communities.   More

Artificial Intelligence Arts & Culture

Techonomy@SXSW: When AI Takes Over the Arts

Get a taste of SXSW with this discussion on the relationship between technology and the arts. It gets at the heart of what it means to be human -- and if that is, in fact, uniquely human. Will technology augment the creative process or replace it?   More

Business Security & Privacy

GDPR Will Expose Brands That Don’t Care About Their Customers

The scramble by companies everywhere to comply with Europe's General Data Protection Regulation has largely been about avoiding the risk of being fined. But instead, it should raise questions about what values companies apply to their interactions with customers.   More

Healthcare

An Aging Japan Inspires Next Generation MedTech

Japan is one of the oldest societies on earth-over 25 percent of its citizens are over 65-and most project that it will continue to age rapidly in the coming decades. As a result, MedTech entrepreneurs are developing innovative medical technologies designed specifically for eldercare.   More