Tag: Technology

Silicon Valley: the NIMBYland

by on July 27, 2018 12:24 am
It is a well-known fact that, much like the treacherous waters surrounding Alcatraz Island, the housing market in the Bay area is a cold and unforgiving place to be if one doesn’t have the means to stay afloat. The price of housing has been increasing steadily over the last few decades, following the boom of… Read more Silicon Valley: the NIMBYland

Blockchain + AI

by on July 25, 2018 7:03 pm
I totally agree with this statement: AI is new productive forces and Blockchain is new productive relations. “AI, Blockchain and the Internet of Things” is the new “Social, Mobile and Cloud”. AI + Blockchain is a very exciting and challenging hot topic. Interestingly, AI and Blockchain have many opposite aspects [1]. For instance, AI is centralized… Read more Blockchain + AI

Cyber Security

by on July 24, 2018 11:48 am
Cyber threat refers to a person who attempts to gain access into a computer system or information without proper authorisation by the use of a data communication pathway. Cyber threats are no unknown devil in the 21st century, private information being shared and leaked around the world is now normal, armies of countries and companies… Read more Cyber Security

The fall of the greats - The Blockbuster Story

by on July 20, 2018 5:20 am
  The fall of the greats – The Blockbuster Story By Victor Moran   If someone had told me back in the early 2000’s that Blockbuster and Toys R’Us that by 2018 both companies would be closing all their stores I would have laughed. I remember a job fair at my campus where lines of… Read more The fall of the greats - The Blockbuster Story

Military Drone latencies

by on July 19, 2018 7:32 pm
The near future in the aviation industry looks to be one hundred percent autonomous. There are already current military systems that are able to control and navigate autonomous systems from nearby bases and unmanned aerial vehicles that possess the power to access remote areas to conduct search operations, deliver potential packages, supply raw materials, scan earth… Read more Military Drone latencies

Hic Sunt Dracones

by on July 19, 2018 4:32 pm
The Space Race started with an early lead by the Soviet Union, which managed to reach a stable orbit with the first ever artificial satellite, the Sputnik 1. This impressive achievement started the so-called “Sputnik Crisis” in the United States, as the West feared that the USSR had surpassed it in space-related technologies, which had obvious… Read more Hic Sunt Dracones

The risks of AI: Reality or Science Fiction?

by on July 19, 2018 1:46 pm
In his guest lecture about the fundamentals of Artificial Intelligence, Craig Martell, Head of Science and Engineering at LinkedIn, pointed out that Artificial Intelligence is often presented in a wrong way. Scenarios in which machines get super intelligent and pose a serious risk to human beings seemed to be rather unlikely to him. This blog… Read more The risks of AI: Reality or Science Fiction?

AI in the Workplace

by on July 19, 2018 9:45 am
In this week’s lecture, Craig Martel from LinkedIn said that there are several billion inputs used in LinkedIn’s job-matching algorithms. These algorithms can create immense value for both organizations and individuals, as each has a high incentive to find ideal matches. Thinking about the amount of investment placed on recruiting, I wondered if companies are… Read more AI in the Workplace

Technology for social good

by on July 13, 2018 10:31 am
As someone with a primarily engineering background, one of the most interesting subjects I learned about through this week’s lectures is entrepreneurship. While the focus of this week was on the technology behind cloud computing, Montse Medina’s summary of lessons learned in entrepreneurship were especially valuable because they highlighted the importance of skills that cannot… Read more Technology for social good

Is AI > Traditional MGMT Consulting?

by on July 13, 2018 6:04 am
In 2011, the blockbuster movie Moneyball—based off of Michael Lewis’ book, Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game—helped the mainstream understand the importance, and ever-increasing use, of analytics for making decisions. While many industries and professions are being disrupted with increased availability and use of advanced analytics and artificial intelligence (AI), Management Consulting is… Read more Is AI > Traditional MGMT Consulting?