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Artificial Intelligence Community Insights

Four Reasons Most Service Robots Fail

So far service robots have seldom succeeded in business and our homes. There is still a mismatch between what robots can do and what we need and expect them to do.   More

Business Community Insights

Why Blockchain Still Matters

Blockchain will have a huge impact on our lives—and business. The author, a tech expert, punctures some popular misperceptions about blockchain.   More

5G Community Insights International Affairs

Facing the Huawei Threat

The authors explain why the U.S. must work thoughtfully with allies to build alternatives to Chinese-manufactured—and -financed—communications equipment.   More

Community Insights Net Giants Opinion

Kirkpatrick Critiques Facebook on Keen’s Podcast

On his podcast Keen on Democracy, Andrew Keen entitles his interview with Techonomy's founder "Why David Kirkpatrick Turned on Facebook." Whether he did is debatable, but Kirkpatrick does not mince words here.   More

Artificial Intelligence Community Insights E-Commerce

AI is Shrinking the World—and Driving Business

Artificial intelligence is helping small- and mid-sized businesses compete more effectively, and globally, writes eBay's chief strategy officer.   More

Business Community Insights Leadership

How to Manage Power at the Top

Learning to use power for good is a noble, delicate endeavor – one of the most inspiring journeys we can take as humans. Here are a few things to consider.   More

Community Insights Government Net Giants

Congress Must Go Further to Rein In Big Tech

The unchecked power of tech giants works against society's interests. Congress has made a welcome start, but has much more to do to evaluate and regulate the real and potential harms these companies cause.   More

Community Insights Tech & Society

Big Data Isn’t Removing Tech’s Bias. It’s Worsening Social Problems.

Collecting more data doesn’t actually improve diversity, fairness and justice. It increases how much people are surveilled by poorly regulated tech companies.   More

Business Community Insights

To Advance Humanity, We Must Retool Tech

A Duke University business professor explains how – and why—it’s time to reform tech.   More

Community Insights From the Magazine Tech & Society

Tech Workers are Rising Up. The Industry Must Change.

The tech industry faces growing pressure to prioritize people over profits. Much of the scrutiny comes from the emerging tech worker movement.   More

Community Insights

Business Growth is Actually Good for People. Here’s Why.

This entrepreneur disagrees with anti-growth comments "Team Human" author Douglas Rushkoff made at our NY conference. Here, Reisman argues that we cannot and should not stop growing.   More

Community Insights Cryptocurrency

A New Dawn from a Trust-less Web

One of the world’s top blockchain engineers explains how the London-based company she runs, Parity Technologies, aims to bring trust back to the internet.   More

Analytics & Data Community Insights Tech & Society

How to Manage — and Remove — Bias in AI

We have a tremendous opportunity to design fairness and transparency into our decision-making systems.   More

Community Insights Sustainable Development Goals

How Social Design is Helping Build the ‘Internet for Everyone’ in Africa

A small company in Nairobi, Kenya is succeeding where giant technology companies have failed. It is connecting rural Africa to the internet. The key is a different approach to design.   More

Community Insights Net Giants Opinion Security & Privacy

A Zucker-Wolf in Privacy-Sheep’s Clothing

Despite his supposedly "Privacy-Focused Vision," it seems clear that Zuckerberg will not voluntarily go where he must. So we must force him to make needed changes in the core Facebook business model, one way or another.   More

Artificial Intelligence Community Insights

If You’re Not Already in AI, You’re Behind

It's a massive economic driver, and no company in the world can afford to ignore the realities. We are entering the AI-Take-All economy.   More

Community Insights Internet of Things Net Giants

Real Customer Service Can’t Happen Yet on Smart Speakers

It’s easy to imagine a world in which companies collaborate to provide voice-enabled customer service through virtual personal assistants. In fact, it could be a major economic enabler. But Amazon Alexa and Google Home aren't smart enough yet.   More

Community Insights Jobs Managing

To Build a Skilled U.S. Workforce, Change Systems – and Stigmas

By overvaluing expensive and elitist education and failing to innovate around existing skills-focused models, we are boxing out low-income Americans.  It’s time for new systems to empower all Americans to thrive in a changing workforce.   More

Community Insights Net Giants Society

Google Search Results Are Dumbing Down

Google is not the source it once was, argues analyst Kay. Advertising considerations have undercut its previously less-biased approach to information, as is happening across the net. This is a major cautionary tale about where we're headed. And it makes him nostalgic for print, where nothing ever goes away.   More

Community Insights Managing

Tech CEO: How We Won in the M&A Game

Tech mergers and acquisitions are famously difficult to pull off. This tech CEO has led his share and taken away a key lesson: it's the cultural integration that will make or break the union.   More